Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Electric scooters for elderly persons in Sliema

Elderly residents with mobility problems in Sliema will have the opportunity to drive electric scooters to do their chores as part of a pilot project by NGOs which will commence in June. 

This is a very good example of community empowement through a public-private partnership involving volunteers, NGOs, Local Council, Government and business.

Times of Malta coverage of this can be read here

Skills space for persons with disability opens in Sliema

A skills space for persons with disability has opened in Sliema. It is run by Agenzija Sapport and is situated near Nazzarenu Church.

Read Times of Malta coverage of this here and here.

Sliema Arts Festival cancelled due to late issue of Government call

The Sliema Local Council has cancelled this year's edition of the Sliema Arts Festival as the Cultural Fund for Local Government events and activities was being issued too late.

Read Times of Malta coverage on this here.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Amend Constitution to make local councils more effective, says EU body

Times of Malta reports that according to the EU Chamber of Local Authorities, Malta still faces numerous challenges in the context of conformity with the provisions of the European Charter of Local Self-Government.

You can read more on this here.