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Safety comes first at fiesta 

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San Juan de la Rambla intends to step up security for the annual fiesta and romeria of San José.

The team of stewards for the 18th edition of the pilgrimage on September 14this being increased to 35.

A safety board has been set up consisting of local police, the Civil Guard, Canary Police and Civil Protection.

Around 7,000 people are expected to attend the festivities and the council wants to ensure everyone’s safety and that the day and evening goes off without a hitch. All regulations will be looked at, including regarding the animals, fireworks and the decorated wagons.

Last year, organisers were delighted there were no incidents and want this to be the same in September.

The Mayor, Tomás Mesa said San Juan de la Rambla was known for being a friendly, safe and responsible place but “you could never be too careful”.