THE mayor of Motril Flor Almón Fernández has reacted very quickly to complaints received from shopkeepers in the centre of Motril concerning a ban on traffic.
It was on Thursday December 22, 2016 that a decision was made to restrict traffic during commercial hours, except for residents (people who live in the area, merchants and access to garages) as well as public services.
Just one week later, on Thursday December 29, the mayor received a complaint that 90 per cent of the shopkeepers within the area affected by the traffic restrictions had requested that the ban be temporarily lifted due to the loss of sales in they had experienced in that week.
The mayor, acting within the powers in her possession immediately decided to accede to their request and temporarily lifted the ban except for any closures due to town Christmas celebrations which had already been planned.
In taking this decision, the mayor recognised the importance of good relationships with those adversely affected and the fact that their commercial contribution is important to Motril.