Yesterday, July 15, the Councilor for Commerce, Yolanda Castaño, the Chief Commissioner of Police, José Mercader, directors of the Association of Street Trade of the Region of Murcia, Sonia, met at the Torre Pacheco City Council.
Martínez and Jonathan Rabadán, the Torre Pacheco Market Manager, Felipe Guillén, the Employment technician, Lucía Jiménez, as well as, Torre Pacheco merchants and residents.A meeting that was attended by members of the Association of Street Trade of the Region of Murcia, created in recent months to deal with the situation of helplessness of the sector during the health crisis.
The Association is holding meetings with the heads of Markets of the municipalities of the Region in order to transfer the demands and proposals of the merchants.The Torre Pacheco City Council, a pioneer in supporting the street vendor sector, wanted to show its commitment to the sector, listening to the inconveniences they face daily, due to the current situation in which we find ourselves, caused by COVID- 19.
The Department of Commerce, from the first moment, has been working to transfer solutions to merchants, likewise, on continuous occasions, it has transmitted to the Autonomous Community its concern about the situation that street vendors are experiencing, in addition to the presentation to plenary session of a Motion of support to the sector, a priority at the moment for the City Council.Promotion with advertising spots in regional media, media campaigns, free urban bus for the movement of users to the market, as well as the creation of an online sales website, have been some of the actions launched by the City Council de Torre Pacheco to encourage the purchase in the Weekly Markets, and that from the Association of Street Trade of the Region of Murcia they appreciated and valued.In addition, the Association conveyed its thanks to the City Council for the interest shown and the willingness to work collaboratively and for the benefit of street vendors.
As well as, being the first municipality that worked to adapt the protocols for the Torre Pacheco Markets to open with all merchants and with all preventive measures, guaranteeing the safety of both vendors and neighbors, highlighting the commitment to continue working collaboratively for the good of the sector.Likewise, and after analyzing the pros and cons of the provisional location of the Torre Pacheco Market, they called for a next meeting, in early September, in order to assess the situation and study possible changes and improvements in the Market.
Weekly on Saturdays in Torre Pacheco, such as the change of location.The Councilor for Commerce, Yolanda Castaño, appreciated the work carried out by the Association of Street Trade of the Region of Murcia, underlining the importance of the union between all vendors in order to achieve improvements in the sector.
In addition, she transferred the municipal interest in getting the Torre Pacheco Market to re-establish itself as the most important in the area.
Reiterating once again that the promotion of local commerce is a priority for the Torre Pacheco City Council.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Torre Pacheco