local residents exasperated by unsanitary conditions in the Château Rouge district of Paris

local residents exasperated by unsanitary conditions in the Château Rouge district of Paris
local residents exasperated by unsanitary conditions in the Château Rouge district of Paris

In Paris, residents of the Château Rouge district are warning about hygiene problems and blaming the businesses.

Streets cluttered with waste, meat placed on the ground… Residents of the Château Rouge district in Paris complain about the dirt at the foot of their building.

“I live above a butcher’s shop, it’s just disgusting, there are pieces of meat on the stairs,” says a resident.

“We can’t reach the street because there are street vendors…” she continues.

“On Saturdays we can’t move around,” says another local resident. “It’s filthy, the shops are filthy. Up to the 6th floor there are smells of meat and carrion coming up, it’s obvious that there has a problem.”

To express its fed up, an association started posting photos on social networks. She denounces the illegal practices of street vendors and certain traders, particularly certain butchers, in terms of hygiene.

“We are very angry with the town hall and the inadequacies of the town hall’s action,” declares the president of the “La vie Dejean” association, Yveline Piarroux, at the microphone of BFM Paris Île-de-France.

“We hear a lot about the municipal police but we very rarely see them. When we see them, they issue fines for improper parking of scooters and not at all for the hygiene problems posed by the stores,” says she indignantly.

“There are very regular health inspections,” assures the town hall

The tone sometimes rises between traders and local residents. A situation denounced as unacceptable by the town hall, which claims to be on the case.

“There are very regular health inspections with key closures so that establishments comply with health rules,” assures Jean-Philippe Daviaud, Paris councilor and deputy mayor of the 18th arrondissement in charge of commerce.

“We are in discussions with all the traders on rue Dejean to reorganize the displays, because the way they work at the moment is not suitable at all,” he continues at the microphone of BFM Paris.

Still according to the town hall, procedures are underway, but they are taking longer than expected.

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