In a press release, the Nationalist Party has revealed that they will be presenting a parliamentary motion this afternoon to call on the government to reverse legal notices which extends the time that establishments in certain streets in the capital city.
The legal notice was introduced in the past week, and will allow bars, restaurants and other entertainment establishments in Valletta streets to play until 1am.
A list of nine streets was presented as the areas exempt from the ban on late-night music which comes into force after 11pm, unless the condition of keeping the music at moderate level is met.
‘The parliamentary group declared that it believes that the notice does not recognise the unique characteristics of Valletta as our capital. The Nationalist Party believes that it is a mistake to keep music playing until 1am instead of 11pm’ read the statement.
The streets in question are: Merchant Street, Old Bakery Street, Old Theatre Street, Republic Street, South Street, St Lucy Street, Strait Street, Archbishop Street and Saint Ursula Street.
The motion was also discussed by PN MP Darren Carabott on social media, who explained that many residents, as well as deputy colleagues Mario de Marco and Paula Mifsud Bonnici, spoke to him about the issue.