The mayor agrees to receive all merchants to study a location that is “final”
The vendors of the weekly market in Torre Pacheco will continue to fight “until the end” their demand that the definitive location of the 120 stalls that have a municipal license be once again the area around La Rambla, in the urban area of the city. A group of these professionals, supported by family and friends, and with the institutional support of the CC OO union and the Association of Squares and Markets of Cartagena, gathered yesterday in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, coinciding with the plenary session.
The sellers recalled that in May 2020 the Consistory provisionally moved the Saturday market to the parking lot of the Ifepa fairgrounds, “which has caused economic losses to sellers, whose number has dropped considerably, and also to merchants in the center of Torre Pacheco ”, pointed out Sonia Martínez, the association’s spokesperson.
Now, as a definitive location, the City Council proposes the El Radar area, slightly away from the urban area, while the vendors demand to return to their original location “because it is the best for everyone and because that is how the local government committed itself in its day.” .
The mayor, Antonio León, left the plenary session and went out to the square to engage with the vendors to receive them and listen to their arguments before making a decision that is “final.”