Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Falmouth mayor warns of pending vendor removal from Water Square

Vending at night in Water Square, Falmouth.

Vending at night in Water Square, Falmouth.

Falmouth Mayor, Colin Gager, is warning that the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) will be moving with haste to wipe out the resurgence of illegal vending in Water Square, Falmouth in Trelawny.

Gager, who is also chairman of TMC, indicated that the campaign to remove illegal vending from the historic Water Square will commence soon after the beautification programme now underway in the area is completed.

He explained that assistant wardens will partner with the municipal police to ensure compliance in the designated no-vending area.

Falmouth Mayor, Colin Gager.

"After the completion of painting up of the area, we will be having an enforcement drive to remove selling out of town," Gager said.

He argued that the vending has contributed to the destruction of plants and fencing in Water Square.

In December 2016, after he was sworn in for his second stint as Mayor of Falmouth, Gager warned that vending will no longer be tolerated in Water Square, which is a pedestrianised area.

There are, however, areas in the town where some fruit vendors are authorised to do business.

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