Con­struc­tion of stalls at Russell Square un­der­way -com­plete re­lo­ca­tion of Stabroek wharf ven­dors ex­pected within two weeks

Stabroek News Sunday - - REGIONAL NEWS -

Weeks after sign­ing an agree­ment with the Mayor and City Coun­cil (M&CC), ven­dors from the Stabroek Mar­ket Wharf have started con­struct­ing their stalls in prepa­ra­tion for their re­lo­ca­tion.

At present, ap­prox­i­mately 10 stalls are un­der con­struc­tion at Russell Square, Stabroek, where the ven­dors are be­ing tem­po­rar­ily re­lo­cated. The works are be­ing done un­der the su­per­vi­sion of staff from the City Engi­neers Depart­ment.

Within the next two weeks, vend­ing at the lo­ca­tion is ex­pected to com­mence. How­ever, some ven­dors re­main at the wharf ply­ing their trade.

Act­ing Town Clerk Sharon Har­ryMun­roe told this news­pa­per that the M&CC will com­pletely close off the wharf once the ven­dors have fin­ished con­struc­tion and have all been re­lo­cated.

A Me­moran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) be­tween the ven­dors and the M&CC out­lines the man­ner in which they will oc­cupy and op­er­ate at the

lo­ca­tion. In the MoU, it was out­lined that the coun­cil had agreed to erect lights and in­stall san­i­tary fa­cil­i­ties at the site. While the in­stal­la­tion of the lights are yet to com­mence, the con­struc­tion of the san­i­tary fa­cil­i­ties is nearly com­plete.

In Septem­ber, Town Clerk Roys­ton King had led a team to cor­don off the col­laps­ing wharf. Ven­dors had been re­quired to cease op­er­a­tions on Septem­ber 14, after a cease and de­sist no­tice was served due to the per­ilous state of the wharf.

This stall is nearly com­pleted

Work­ers be­gin­ning the con­struc­tion of one of the stalls at Russell Square.

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