The Board of Spokespersons agrees to suspend the municipal market in Foietes and outside gym areas


January 27, 2021
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The Board of Spokespersons has agreed to suspend the Foietes Municipal Market that takes place on Wednesdays at the Mercasa site every week. This has been communicated by the Councilor for Commerce, Lorenzo Martínez, who explained that “this measure is adopted in view of the latest Covid-19 measures issued in a decree by the Generalitat Valenciana and that, among other aspects, limits the meetings social in public spaces and following the recommendations of the technicians ”.

"In principle, this suspension will be maintained while the latest measures issued by the Generalitat Valenciana are in force," Martínez said. Thus, from the outset, the market will not be installed on Wednesday, the 27th, nor on 3rd and 10th February. As of that date "the reactivation of the market will be subject to the instructions issued by the Generalitat depending on how the health crisis evolves."

The mayor of Commerce has transferred that "already during the first wave of the pandemic the activity of the market was suspended", and recalled that "for its resumption, once it was normatively possible, important measures were adopted to guarantee compliance at all times of hygiene measures and social distance with the adaptation of the enclosure to the new demands ”. In the same way, it has affected that "the reactivation of the activity was made progressively, prioritizing the assembly of food stalls". In fact, the textile stalls returned to the Foietes municipal market on 2nd December.

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Benidorm City Council has also decreed the closure of the bio-healthy areas (outside gyms), children's playareas and calisthenics located in different parts of the city, according to the mayor, Toni Pérez, after the agreement unanimously adopted by the Board of Spokespersons. Some measures that also include the 'skateboard park' in the Parque de la Séquia Mare and the four sports courts located in the Parque de l'Aigüera, Benissa street, facilities adjacent to the 'Antonio López football fields, and La Huerta, along with the all sports facilities located on the sandy beaches of Benidorm.

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