New public pressure group over Tenbel area

Photo: Tenbel Tower Area Facebook page

Updated 30 June 2017: It’s over a year since I posted this story about what police and local security forces were calling “the severe decline of the Tenbel area of the Costa del Silencio”. Clearly in this past year nothing much has improved, and when it comes to the Tenbel tower area itself, it goes from worse to worse. Now there is a new Facebook page, in English, Tenbel Tower Area, set up by locals in frustration and anger at the deterioriation that is being allowed to continue.

The question is “by whom is it being allowed to continue”, and this is something the newly formed action group is determined to find out, with appointments set up with anyone who might have something to do with the situation, or who might be able to do something about it. The new page is HERE, and it seems that it is already garnering attention from the media. Locals will hope that it garners equal attention from those who can make a difference and help the area recover from what is a shocking neglect.

Original post 5 March 2016: Police sources and local security forces are expressing increasing concern over what they call the severe decline of the Tenbel area of the Costa del Silencio. Some of the more colourful are extending this to cover the whole of Arona, calling it a hotspot of crime of all sorts, but what unites them is frustration at what they say is a lack of resources, and ill-considered public investment.

As an example of this they look no further than the last 24 hours, in which Los Cristianos has kicked off its carnival after being transformed into old Havana for the duration, while trees burnt, again, in Damon Park near the tennis courts in Tenbel, an arson which is the product, they say, of bored youth for whom there is no investment.

Naturally, the new council would argue, with some justification, that they are still cleaning up the mess left behind by years of corruption, and that funds have to be prioritised towards tourism in a borough where tourism is the economic mainstay, but police themselves say that the Tenbel area has been “abandoned to its fate”.

The above photos were taken around midnight last night, and they are not the only fires or vandalism lately. Police say that it was pure luck that the fire did not spread to areas where people live. What the answer is, no-one seems to know, but plenty are arguing for greater investment in local security forces, if not the Tenbel area itself.


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  2. To Joss
    Just use a vpn then.Its very easy ??

  3. If you are in certain countries, for example in Belgium, you cannot see the Facebook sites without be a Facebook member and without be connected on your Facebook account…

    If you have not accepted the cookies
    AND have not an activated Facebook account
    AND are not connected to your personal FB profile,
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  4. Maybe it’s not accessible for me because i’m not in Spain.

  5. Tenbel Tower Area FB page does not seem to exist… I would like to be part of the “pressure group”.

    1. Author

      It exists, and the link works for me. Maybe you’re trying on a tablet or something which doesn’t allow the connection?

  6. How sad this is ,, we lived in Las Galletas 2001 what a lovely little village ,, I remember there been a huge first then in Tenbel ,, but we loved living there xx

  7. Perhaps it would help if the owners of the trees removed the dead vegetation which “decorates”many of the palm trees and is very inflammable it would also improve the appearance of them many look as this has never been done for years if ever in many cases

  8. Sadly the town of Las Galletas has also been blighted by an upsurge of crime, I had my wallet stolen, and my account accessed with money taken even after my card was cancelled at the Banca March.

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