Sunday, June 23, 2013

Council disputes minister's statement on parking scheme

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 08:15

Sliema Council has denied that that the locality's parking scheme was introduced on the basis of a legal notice issued on the eve of the general election, or that there was no trial period.

Both claims were made in parliament last week by Transport Minister Joe Mizzi, when replying to a parliamentary question.In a statement today, the council said that Legal Notice 200 of 2009 was actually enacted in 2009, and not on the eve of the General Election, in order to regularize the position of all Local Councils which had Transport Malta permits for the implementation of timed controlled parking schemes within their respective localities. Sliema Local Council started to implement this scheme, for a trial period of six months, according to this Legal Notice, in January 2013.

"Accordingly, the Sliema Local Council maintains that the Cabinet effectively suspended the trial period of the controlled timed parking scheme which is regulated by LN 200 of 2009. The Council also maintains that, as such, this suspension is ultra vires, in that the mentioned Legal Notice is still in force," the council said.

"The trial period was being implemented in order to study the implementation of the system on the ground, receive feedback from the various stakeholders involved, and amend the system as necessary so that it is updated to the new circumstances."

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Courses for Children and Adults at Sliema Local Council

Nutrition (for adults)

Tuesdays from 9.00 till 10.00.
2nd July - 27th August

2nd July: Basics in nutrition
9th July; Reading food labels
23rd July: Steps to decrease your weight
30th July: Diet for a healthy heart
6th August: Controlling high blood pressure through diet
13th August: Diabetes, what can I eat?
20th August: Diet to decrease cholesterol
27th August: Managing
Irritable bowel symptoms

Fee 10 Euros for the whole course

First Aid Course -also including First Aid for Child and Baby- (for adults) by St John’s Ambulance

9 sessions in all.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am – 1pm
Starting Thursday 11 July
Fee 10 Euros for the whole course


Drama courses for kids (up to 13/14 years of age)

Fridays 9.30am-11am (5th July - 20th September)
Fee - 10 euros for the whole course

iKids - Computer courses for children during Summer.

More details at
Apply within Sliema Local Council or through
Course is free

All courses held at Sliema Local Council
For more info, and to apply, please contact Sliema Local Council

Note: Sliema Local Council will announce more courses, including those under the Lifelong Learning scheme, in the coming weeks