The nocturnal and noisy gatherings on the public highway, mainly in Bayonne, Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye are in the sights of the prefecture
Whether on the beach or in the city center, groups of young people after dark, in the city or on the coast, are in the sights of the Prefect of Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Which took a decree “prohibiting the distribution of amplified music on the public highway, from 11 pm to 6 am, in certain sectors of the municipalities of Bayonne, Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye”, this Wednesday July 28 .
A decision based on the observations of the police forces according to which “the use of amplified musical devices generates groups of young people from nightfall until the early hours of the morning, conducive to mass gatherings that are difficult to control, to the outbreak of brawls over background of consumption of alcohol and narcotics, as well as noise nuisance which disturbs the tranquility of residents. “
Up to 800 in Biarritz
In Biarritz, observations made it possible to count up to 800 people on certain evenings, 300 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
In addition to the direct inconvenience, the decree recalls the unfavorable evolution of the health context, justifying “the implementation of measures aimed at limiting risky contacts and interactions during high-density gatherings. “