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The cheapest hours of electricity collide with the noise ordinance in Valencia and there are fines of up to 6,000 euros




«It is forbidden to carry out work, repairs and other domestic activities likely to cause noise and vibration disturbances at night from Sunday to Thursday, from 10:00 p.m. to 08:00 a.m. and on Friday, Saturday and the eve of holidays from 10:00 p.m. to 09:30 a.m. the next day except when strictly necessary for urgent reasons ”. In the case of serious offenses, due to recidivism, the The penalty can be up to 6,000 euros.

This is one of the strictest regulations in Spain, since in the Madrid and Barcelona City Councils, the highest fine is 3,000 euros. In any case, in the capital of Turia, this maximum amount applies only to cases of recidivism, while in the event of possible inconvenience caused during the call ‘valley hour’, residents face financial penalties of between 60 and 600 euros for a minor offense.

It is the section of the municipal ordinance against noise pollution of Valencia in which the prohibitions on neighboring farms are detailed. This provision marks the restricted hours to, for example, turn on appliances that can be noisy, such as the washing machine, which hurts the most vulnerable. A quadrant that now coincides with the cheapest sections of the new electricity price.

It is precisely what the Citizen spokesperson in the Valencia City Council denounces, Fernando Giner, who criticizes the “dead end” in which the inhabitants of the city can be seen, forced to avoid the sections in which electricity is more expensive so that their bill does not skyrocket.

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“At this time of crisis, with the new rate imposed by the Government and accepted by its partners, many Valencians may be forced to breach the municipal rule itself”, to which the mayor Joan Ribó, “must find a solution because the coexistence problems or the infractions of the ordinance can multiply ”, has demanded Giner.

File image of the spokesperson for Ciudadanos in Valencia, Fernando Giner
File image of the spokesperson for Citizens in Valencia, Fernando Giner – MIKEL PONCE

In addition, the municipal spokesman for the orange formation has warned that in Valencia there are more than 22,421 households with more than four people living together and more than 7,000 with more than three children. “The large families they will be, once again, the most affected since they will add to the complexity of staying up late to do the laundry or ironing, the forced rise in hours of maximum pricing due to the use of technologies for the study of their children “, has regretted.

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