Salobreña shuts down ‘hazardous’ Friday market

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SEVERAL safety issues have forced the Salobreña local government to shut down the market held every Friday during the summer season at the fairground.
The decision has been taken after analysing several negative reports released by municipal experts and local police, which concluded that the most sensible measure was to cancel this weekly event.
Amongst the hazardous problems reported at the market included the dangerous state of the site, unpaved and with no source of water or electricity, or toilets. Neither are there any emergency alarms or fire extinguishers.
Finally, besides the stall owners who had a permit to carry out sales in the area, there were other illegal stall holders which had been seen selling counterfeit products and other items which could represent a hazard for the public.
“All these issues have forced us to make a decision, although difficult, but we must preserve the safety of our citizens and protect local businesses and the authorised market traders who carry out their profession with honesty and professionalism,” said town mayor, Maria Eugenia Rufino.

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