The newly created Association of Residents of Santos and Nightclubs at 23:00, due to the noise and the area of the capital, created for the purpose undersigned.
In statements to the agency, the vice-president of the Association of Residents of Santos, Teresa Fraga as desperate people with the one from Monday to Sunday, with people around the noise cars, vandalized and gathered until Monday to Sunday, with people around who are car-friendly, vandalized and huddled together until Sunday.
“We knew that there were clubs on 24 Julho and that it is an area with bars, but with the post-covid-19 pandemic, the situation worsened. I’ve lived here for 14 years and it’s never happened that we can’t sleep. We have this every day until morning,” she said.
According to Teresa Fraga, the residents are very harmed and cannot lead a normal life. “Not doing the day-to-day life. People cannot sleep, have a car on the street, get to the door of their house, the unbearable smell of urine and vomit and also for safety reasons. There are mass displacements of people, there are no rules. Noise measurements must also be taken and are not”, outline.
Therefore, the residents of Santos will create an association and continue with one of the bars and clubs, otherwise “it will be impossible to continue living in the neighborhood”. “The undersigned will then be delivered to the Lisbon City Council because he is the one who can limit delivery to the bars and restaurants in Largo de Santos. This is a residential area,” said Teresa Fraga.
Asked by Lusa about the situation in Santos, the president of Freguesia da Estrela, Luís Newton (PSD), confirmed that, among others, the problem is mainly due to the opening hours of some establishments.
It does not seem appropriate for establishments to function as a true restaurant all of a sudden, as a result of the permissiveness of classification of some establishments that our law currently provides, they can turn into real bars that work well into the night well beyond normal opening hours. restaurant,” he said.
For Luís Newton, initiatives should be taken with a view to regulating a set of behavior in the public space. “For example, what is urgent is the fact that people can circulate on public roads with alcohol or alcohol for consumption. the logic of moved clearly has to end. If there are areas of the city where this is compatible with the surroundings, others are not”, she underlined.
The president of the Estrela Parish Council also highlighted the need, in the city itself, to define the form of clear areas with different timetables. “Maybe there are historic areas of Lisbon that should be residential areas and two other reasons for reasons and other non-night entertainment. It should be case by case,” he said.
Luís Newton also highlighted the issue of noise interference, which he considers more complex. “There is a more complex upstream problem. It demonstrates a problem of organization of the State itself and of correct and careful legislative preparation. It’s just that it’s not enough to just create financial conditions and build laws for these laws to be enforced. Municipal and PSP equipment do not have in their possession what is to do the correct inspection to do what is something that concerns us ”, he said.
Luís Newton said that there are several levels of intervention that have to be implemented to solve the problem, arguing that part of this should pass to the management of the Parish Council.
“It was important that it was the Parish Council to establish itself or the time limit for the territory to operate. We are how many a few will be expected to correct the community they address, those to whom we are addressed. We are usually the most frustrated because we can only be a sounding board with other entities. (…) We want to have a word about the commercial and restaurant activity in our territory and this does not only apply to licensing, but also to opening hours”, he underlined.
Luís Newton stressed that the Board “does not want to prevent people from having fun”, but rather that it be done safely and that it does not harm the freedom of others.