CCC meets Flea Market vendors

The Castries Constituencies Council (CCC) held a meeting Tuesday with Flea Market vendors as part of a programe of consultation with vendors in the City.

The Flea Market vendors were recently relocated to the lower part of the John Compton highway adjacent to the Vendors’ Arcade.

But the move proved problematic with Taxi Drivers threatening protest action, asserting that the Saturday Flea Market prevented them from accessing their designated parking area.

There were also complaints about traffic congestion and concerns expressed that the CCC had no consultation with affected parties.

CCC Press and Communications Manager, Jason Hullingseed, said after discussion with the vendors and the Mayor of Castries a decision has been taken to  move the vendors to Jeremie Street until the end of this year.

“We will be speaking with them further in terms of how we improve the structure, how we improve the setup,” Hullingseed stated.

He said the meeting with the vendors was important to address their concerns about matters including safety, sales and traffic.

“Vendors are very pleased with the new decision that they be relocated on Jeremie Street,” Hullingseed explained.

He said another meeting with the Flea Market vendors has been scheduled for next week in a continuing thrust to address their concerns.

Hullingseed said the CCC will be implementing a system of identification cards for the vendors as well as numbering each Flea Market tent.