Thursday, April 26, 2012

Talks on Health

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Talk on Alcoholism

Alcoholics Anonymous will be giving a talk in Maltese and English on Alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous. Wednesday 2 May, 5pm At the Sliema Local Council, Depiro Street For more information: Tel 71239264 email web:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Construction in Sir Arturu Mercieca Street / Pavements in Guze Howard Street

Following my initiative, Sliema Local Council has taken action on new pavements Guze Howard c/w Sir A Mercieca which were damaged during the recent construction works being carried out in Sir A. Mercieca Street. Attached photo shows the damage done by a contractor, who has been asked to re-instate the pavement by the end of this week and to pay a bank guarantee by end of this week to cover any damages done to the surrounding corners. Well done to Local Council staff and contracts manager.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sliema Fun Run

Sliema Local Council will be participating in a healthy fun run on Sunday 20th May, 9am, starting from Qui-si-sana gardens. I will be taking part. The public is invited to participate. More details will follow

Friday, April 20, 2012

Responsibilities as local councillor

I have now been assigned education as one of my responsibilities as Sliema Local Councillor.

I am now responsible for education, maritime affairs, coast and beaches, air and noise pollution.

Feedback and volunteers for subcommitee purpose are more than welcome.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ex-Galaxy construction, Depiro Street (2)

With respect to the inconvenience caused to residents near the ex-galaxy development due to lack of proper hoarding, the Building Regulation Office within the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs has informed the Sliema Local Council as follows:

"We have instructed our inspectors to check on this site. On the first visit, it transpired that scaffolding with dust netting was in place along Depiro Street and a small section on the side road that faces Belmonte Heights. This means that a substantial part of this side road was not protected with the required scaffolding and netting. The Contractor was required to block this missing part.

On a second visit to ensure that Contractor was taking the necessary action, his representative explained that they were about to start shifting the existing small section to a next section. This was still not acceptable and he was instructed to block all the remaining part of the side road. This work will be taken in hand next Monday and Tuesday where some of the scaffolding along Depiro will be dismantled and used to block the side road completely. This is acceptable as all finishing works on that area are complete and only the fixing of apertures and railings is outstanding. The Inspectors will be returning to the site either Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning".

Together with fellow councillors, I will be making necessary pressure to defend residents' rights.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ex-Galaxy construction, Depiro Street

The development at the ex-Galaxy site has been causing inconvinience to residents for quite some time.

Currently, the ex-galaxy developers are breaking the environment regulations every day as there is no hoarding on development side which is opposite rear side of belmonte heights. This is not to mention inaccessible and broken pavements. Works are resulting in lots of dust to the great inconvenience to resident

The Building Regulations Office at the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs has been informed about this matter.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sir Arturu Mercieca Street Construction

Residents have asked me about the status of the tower crane in Sir Arturu Mercieca. It is to be removed by 31 July 2012.

No parking signs in the construction zone are to be removed by 30 April 2012.

Residents also complained on the mess at Eastgate developments PA 153/11 Triq Sir Arturu Mercieca. The developer organised a clean-up.

I am following up other complaints in the area.

Dingli Street Construction

Alot of dust from demolition of building in Dingli opposite St Helen Street was causing inconvenience to residents.

Following complaints to the Sliema Local Council, the Building Regulation Office (BRO) received the report on the matter and immediately instructed the Inspectors to visit the construction site in question.

It was confirmed that the Contractor was not taking adequate precautions to minimise the dust nuisance during the demolition stage. Also a similar situation had occurred during the loading on site of the resulting debris/material on to the trucks to be carted away.

Inspectors subsequently confirmed that the Contractor had cleared and removed all demolished material and debris from the site.

Complaints related to Construction & Littering

Complaints related to construction fall within the remit of Construction Site Management Regulations and fall within the remit of the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs (MRRA)

Contact numbers for complaints:
22997608 (During office hours) and 79074334 (After office hours)

For littering : 80076608.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Responsibilities as local councillor

In the first official meeting of the newly elected Sliema Local Council, I was assigned responsibility for maritime affairs, coast and beaches, air and noise pollution, and historical sites.

In the near future I aim to set up a subcommittee for this purpose. Volunteers are more than welcome.