Protest to Vera Council
There is very little time left to protest about the anti-naturist Regulations being brought in by Vera Council - if you are interested in the freedom to practice the naturist lifestyle at Vera Playa please add your voice to the protest against these regulations - before 4 May 2005.
The real danger is that the "official naturist zone" as
defined by Vera Council may turn out to be much smaller than has been
popularly thought - there does not seem to be a published plan of
the extent and boundaries of the naturist zone. The Council may even claim
that it is only the areas within the naturist urbanizacions which constitute
the naturist zone and that it does not include some or all of the streets
and other areas in between the naturist urbanizacions - for example, "Hotel
Street" has always been understood to be outside the naturist zone
even though it runs between a naturist urbanizacion and a naturist camp
site and to a naturist hotel. So what about Avenida Tortuga Boba which
runs between naturist urbanizacions on one side and, on the other, an
urbanizacion which started as naturist and became - at the whim of its
developer - a textile urbanizacion. So is the whole street naturist? Or
to the middle of the road? Or none of it?
You can send your own letter or fax or you can use the model letter in
Spanish which has been prepared by Fran Clemente, the President of the
Naturist Association for Vera Playa. You can download Fran's letter -
in Microsoft Word .doc format
or rich text format
- click on the format you prefer. Please add your own details in the places
indicated and then send it - ideally deliver it by hand to the Town Hall
at Vera, or send it by recorded delivery mail. If neither of these is
practicable you can send it by fax to (0034) 950 393 144 which
is the fax number of the Mayor/President of the Council.
If you want to get the gist of the model letter in English put it through
Please don't do nothing - even a
couple of sentences such as "I wish to state my strong objection
to the proposed Regulations which would make it an offence to be naked
outside the area defined as naturist by Vera Council. Any such regulations
would be in breach of my rights under the Spanish Constitution and under
the European Human Rights Convention." would be much better than
doing nothing at all. Also, give your full name and your NIE or NIF number
if you have one, or passport number if youhaven't and give your home address
and indicate whether you are a property owner or a visitor to Vera Playa
(otherwise Vera Council may ignore your objection as not being authenticated).
And please do it before 4 May!
If you visit the website of FEN (The Spanish Naturist Federation) there is an excellent leaflet on your rights to be naked in Spain - it is in downloadable form (PDF format) and is at http://www.naturismo.org/docs/legal_fen_english.pdf