The Castries Constituency Council (CCC) met on Wednesday with William Peter Boulevard, Castries vendors, to address overcrowding.
“There have been a few complaints of overcrowding with the vendors,” CCC Operations Manager Nicky Calderon explained.
He disclosed that some ideas came out of Wednesday’s meeting with the vendors.
The CCC official said that, hopefully, the ideas could undergo implementation.
The meeting with the Boulevard vendors came ahead of the busy Christmas season.
” Christmas, we’ll be extending to them, that is the Constitution Park, where persons can extend from the Boulevard into that area and hopefully next year we can implement some new ideas,” Calderon stated.
But he said there was a need to first discuss the ideas with Castries Mayor Geraldine Landor-Gabriel and the CCC.
Business owners in front of whose premises vendors have set up shop have complained about the practice.
Pedestrians have also complained that in some areas, they have to walk on the road because vendors encroach on sidewalks.
The CCC has said that it wants to assist vending on the William Peter Boulevard with due regard for safety while considering the interests of various stakeholders.
Headline photo: Flashback to December 2022 when Castries Mayor Geraldine Lendor-Gabriel and a CCC team visited vendors on the William Peter Boulevard.