TRADERS IN PAVIA PLAZA REQUEST POLICE SURVEILLANCE
Kevin Reardon / 2012-07-24 17:20:04
The Association of Merchants of la Plaza Pavía has sent a letter to the Mayor of Almería, Luis Rogelio Rodríguez-Comendador, asking that a police post be established at the market by the local police department during market hours. The request was approved by the Association during a special meeting held last week.
At this time, the city of Almeria is carrying out a major refurbishment of the accommodation where there are approximately 180 street vendors operating from Monday to Saturday. While the work is being carried out many trading positions have had much of their security, walls and doors, removed. As such consumers are able to walk around much more freely, hence the need for a permanent police presence to deter the possibility of theft from these open positions.
The association reminded the mayor that at the market in la Plaza Pavia "there was always a police unit that was removed by city officials a few years ago, but at some other much smaller markets, such as Los Ángeles, the police attendance still continues.
Traders say that their market needs policing to improve security, prevent the illegal sale of goods and regulate access. The presence of two uniformed officers would undoubtedly achieve this.
"We believe this neighborhood and this market deserve the same respect and dignity as many other municipal markets."