Javea’s market traders not happy about social distancing

JAVEA MARKET: Social distancing means fewer stalls, credit: Javea town hall

STALLHOLDERS at Javea’s weekly open-air market are bitterly opposed to the new arrangement where they work only alternate weeks.
First to return were the fruit and vegetable stalls and, with a definitive end to lockdown, traders selling clothes, shoes and other items assumed that they would return to their usual routine.
Marta Bañuls, councillor responsible for Markets explained that anti-coronavirus procedures had obliged the town hall to relocate the market so that stalls were sufficiently far apart, ensuring that numbers could be controlled with only one entry and one exit to the site.
Stallholders refused to set up last week in protest at the new measures but in the meantime are hopeful that an arrangement can be reached and that the town hall will agree to their suggestion that they could all be allowed to trade in the Placeta del Convent.

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Linda Hall

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