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Mepa stops Naxxar circus

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has issued a stop and enforcement order against the operators of the circus in Naxxar after the 30 day period for the temporarily use of the land outside the Trade Fair Grounds  elapsed.

The Authority explained that last October it had not objected to the Circus being put up in the parking area of the former Trade Fair Grounds in Naxxar. The Local Council had given its consent for this temporary activity for a 30 day period.

"As from today, the circus must stop its operations in this and any other site unless the necessary clearances are issued. The police have been informed that any operation of the circus as from today is not according to law. So far, the Circus operators have collaborated with the MEPA Enforcement Officials," Mepa said.

Naxxar Local Council has informed MEPA that it will not be issuing any permit for the operation of the circus to be extended.  

The circus had been expected to continue till early January.

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