With an investment of € 1 million, a long-enclosed garden located in an alley of Triq il-Missjoni Taljana will be regenerated in Kalkara. This will be the first carbon neutral garden in Malta. Work on the regeneration of this garden began with Parks Malta. The Mayor and the councilors have been working for the last few months with the ministries and entities concerned so that this garden can be returned to the general public in a better state than it is today. Glad that in the near future we will have another open space in Kalkara.
Successful concept of
"READING TOGETHER" sessions
these are sessions that are being held for children up to the age of 5 on Wednesdays from 9am to 10am but everyone is free to come when they want.
For more information call councilors
Maria Sultana on 99863300 or the person in charge of the library Josette Ciantar on 21808156.
rendez-vous by the Snop
has half-price offers!
the food waste!
We wish all Cottonera residents, friends and followers a romantic Valentine's Day celebration!
If you are still looking for a unique and original local gift for your loved one, we recommend:
"Birds of Love"
a limited edition of this artisanal cake from Rendez-vouz by the Snop pastry chef is made. Can be ordered here: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9945 4825!
Happy Valentine's Day!
4 days re-opening delay of
Rende-vouz by the Snop in Senglea
OPEN AGAIN on 5th of February!
- starting from Friday 11 December at midnight -
Travellers from these countries must present a swab test taken within 72 hours of their arrival in Malta:
The Kalkara local council collaborated with the Kalkara Heritage Association to permanently affix 15 stainless steel plaques with historical information as part of a Heritage Trail project in Kalkara. The Wirt il-Kalkara Association is carrying out this project co-financed under the LEADER Program of the Rural Development Program (RDP) 2014 - 2020, led by the South East Gal of which our council is part.
Martina Livori (Senglea) is the winner of the National Volunteer Award.
Martina Livori gives others a lot of time to beautify and advance society. She is active in many voluntary organizations and has tasks, especially in the Senglea Salesian Youth Center, in the Coding Team, in the Clean & Green Team, in the Salesian Pastoral Youth Service (SPYS) and in the Youths Engage. in Senglea (JA), in the SYM environmental team of the Salesian Green Alliance, in the parish choir, in the youth department of Senglea, in the Legion Maria (at local and national level) as well as in the Association for Linguistics and University Language Technology among others. Congratulations!
Birgu Local Council
published the official date for the Birgufest 2021
Before and after the restoration works on the vent at St John Almoner Bastion of the Santa Margherita Lines, Cospicua. Works are being carried out under the direction of the Restoration Directorate.
Dr José Herrera, Minister for National Heritage, Arts and Local Government together with the Senglea Local Council, inaugurated the renovation project in the 4th of September Square with an investment of € 85,000.
Among the work done in this square, paving was done, new benches along with plants to beautify this square.
Congratulations to KINETIC DANCE ACADEMY for their qualification in the Malta's Got Talent Final. These young people gave a brilliant performance and made it to the next final stage. The management of the academy and many members are from Birgu. The premises themselves are located in Fgura / Zabbar
Congratulations to the final!
Santa Margerita Windmill
Built by Cotoner in 1674. In use till appr. 1916. For the last 30 years in a very bad state. Its mechanism was dismantled to restore the Ta' Xarolla windmill in Zurrieq during the 1970s. The windmill is located near Firenzuola Bastion (part of Cottonera Lines) and is now going to be restored by the Restoration Directorate.
After flowers were given to all residents in Kalkara, some of the flowers from the Valletta Green Festival have now gone to Birgu. Here, however, they were not given away to the residents but planted with the help of several volunteers in various public places in the city.
Tonight in Kalkara!
On the initiative of Powerhouse - Audiovisuals & Events, Mayor Wayne Aquilina gave a suggestion to join Kalkara tonight in the #lighttheskymalta campaign so that as a village we can say a symbolic thank you to those who are working against the Covid19 pandemic. Thanks to Dr Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando who immediately accepted the proposal. On behalf of the Maltese council for science and technology the colors of hope will be light up at the historic building Villa Bighi
Senglea Community Music Project
"When you are smiling the whole worls smiles with you"
created by residents from Senglea
FORT ST ANGELO during Covid-19
Some of the jobs being done by Fort St Angelo's staff behind closed doors are cleaning, grass-cutting, wooden apertures maintenance, paintwork, stocktaking, conservation of exhibits ...
with the support of the maintenance and repair team at Heritage Malta!
INQUISITOR's PALACE during Covid-19
While the doors of the museum are closed to the public, work continues inside the museum. In the past few weeks, museum staff have been busy with maintenance work and restoration programs that have been carefully implemented as part of the necessary health measures.
The restoration work on the rear facade of the palace is currently underway with the support of Heritage Malta
"Tieqa fuq l-Istorja" - "A Window on History"
In view of Covid-19, Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna has launched a new initiative to adapt its museums and the attractiveness of cultural heritage to the new situation. One of the doors to the street at the Malta at War Museum in Birgu will be transformed into a permanent exhibition window that passers-by can view free of charge without having to enter the museum. The new exhibition space enables exhibitions to be held that focus on certain aspects of Maltese heritage. In this case, a focus is placed on the connection with Cottonera.
The new initiative was called "Tieqa fuq l-Istorja" - "A Window on History" and funded by the Kottonera Foundation. The first exhibition takes place already in May and lasts four months. It is then replaced by other exhibitions, each of which focuses on different topics related to Cottonera.
The visitor area of the L-Isla Local Council has been redesigned. The room divider made of glass in the office is not a temporary measure because of Covid-19 Its a general permanent redesign which in this case will also help with Covid measures & security.
(photo: council members Mrs Gellel and Mrs Baldaccino)
A boundary wall is being built for one of the beach entrances in Rinella bay Rinella. This access was previously a danger without this wall, so measures have been taken to change it, and this work is being carried out by Clean Malta - Cleansing and Maintenance workers, led by Ramon Deguara, supported by the Deo Debattista Parliamentary Secretariat at the Ministry of Tourism and consumer protection led by Julia Farrugia Portelli.
-Valletta Green Festival Flowers go to Kalkara-
The Kalkara Local Council is giving a flower plant to each household in Kalkara, after Mayor Wayne Aquilina collaborated with Valletta Cultural Agency for giving away some of the plants from the "infjorata" event held at Valletta, last weekend.
Senglea Day 2020
Dear residents today we cannot meet as we do every year. But I would like to take this opportunity to thank the previous Mayors and Councils for the work they have done. Personal thanks to Guiseppe Casha former Mayor of Senglea for his work and that I was fortunate to be a grateful Deputy Mayor who is building on his good.
Thanks to Deputy Mayor Twanny Bonavia, Councilor
Joeline Attard, Malcolm Gatt, Corinne Buhagiar and Council employees working to pull one rope to see the results.
I am proud to be the Mayor with a team that today I consider like a family that where there is unity there is a big heart.
We look forward to achieving success for Senglea together.
Clive Pulis (Mayor L-Isla)
Please note the risk of confusion
Due to some complaints we have received today, we would like to point out that our website www.cottonera.info and also our facebook page are in no way related to the facebook groups "Friends of Cottonera" or "Real friends of Cottonera". Please send any complains about the behavior of group members to the relevant group itself or the group administrator directly.
We very much regret that such differences arise within the community and hope that the members of both groups will calm their minds again, even if different points of view are represented. Ultimately, we all want only the best for the Cottonera region. Thanks!