Gates cut off access to the Passeio Ribeirinho de Faro

Gates were installed this Monday, August 8th

Photo: Mariana Carriço | Sul Informação

The riverside promenade Faro, next to the Hotel Ibis, was again blocked yesterday, August 8th, this time by gates, preventing the passage of all those who use the route daily for leisure or to go to work. 

At stake will be the old disagreement between Valter Alfaiate, owner of the land located on the west side of Parque Ribeirinho de Faro, and the City Council, linked to the land sale process. Apparently, it was the alleged owner who had the gates installed.

On Tuesday morning, the 9th, the Sul Informação was at the scene and spoke with several users who were trying to pass the route, but who came across the cut.

Simão Costa, a citizen who uses the road daily, was very unhappy with the situation, revealing that, during his run, there were dozens of people he saw passing there and that they had to turn back.

Like Sul Informação realized in 2014, when, allegedly, Valter Alfaiate destroyed the path, preventing the passage, it was public that the disagreement was related to the value of the deal with the Chamber of Faro. The municipality was only willing to pay 190 thousand euros when the potential owner wanted the 450 thousand that the Chamber of Faro and the Municipal Assembly admitted to paying, in 2011.

O Sul Informação already contacted the Chamber of Faro to try to understand the developments in the situation and what is being done to return this route to the population, but has not yet received a response.