3 May, 2013 @ 11:09
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A GROUP of local residents have got out their paintbrushes to paint their town white.

The Tarifa residents, many of them expats, are giving the town a Spring spruce up in a bid to help tourism.

“There has been a real lack of maintenance in the town, but now we’ve started the project it looks how a real Andalucian pueblo should,” said organiser Dutchman Henk Post, 47 who has lived in Tarifa since 1986.

The group has managed to get financial support from local businesses and hotels including the Hurricane, Dos Mares and Turmares.

They have also succeeded in securing a law which will oblige those living in the old town to paint their houses white each year.

The new law was pushed by local politician Carlos Nunez who, like the group, believes the town hall should focus more on its tourism sector.

“Tarifa is in transition from a military and fishing town to one geared around tourism and sport. This is a step in the right direction,” added Post (pictured above).

The group is now planning to replant gardens in the town after it finishes painting.

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