The Almuñécar Plenary Meeting of the Town Council on the 30th of last month rejected the call to forbid the sale of fruit and vegetables on the market stalls. However, according to the CA opposition party, this decision is prejudicial to local greengrocers.
The governing party, the PP, together with its coalition partners (Ciudadanos, Más and the IU) rejected the two amendments put forward by the CA, which were as follows.
A) Progressively reduce the number of stalls permitted at the Friday Market by eliminating a stall space when a stall holder no longer wants it and also preventing it being sold on to a third party.
B) The prohibition of the sale of fruit and vegetables on the Friday Market stalls, as the CA considers this unfair competition for local greengrocers and food shops.
Editorial comment: If there is an unfair competition in Almuñécar it is the Fería del Día, but, of course, as the Town Hall rakes in money from this and the people that participate with stalls are political parties and Easter Brotherhoods, you will not hear Benavides or any other party leader call for it to be stopped.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)