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ENVIRONMENT: Wirt iż-Żejtun clean-up @ Wied iż-Żrinġ

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Today the 22nd April is Earth Day and around the world a number of people in various communities commemorated this day by volunteering in a clean-up action.  This clean-up campaign was also held in Malta in various localities on the … Continue reading

NEWS: A declaration to safeguard our heritage


We spend most of our lives within the built environment, be it at home, at a place of work, or whilst participating in education, business or relaxation. The state of the built environment has a major impact on the quality of life of all the citizens of these islands.

Rapid changes are taking place, dramatically and irreversibly transforming the distinctive architectural character, streetscape, and skyline of our towns and villages, which have evolved harmoniously over several generations, and which are now being severely compromised and even at risk of being lost. We are now witnessing indiscriminate demolition of built and other cultural assets, and a general impoverishment of the quality of our urban areas.

We must stand up to this onslaught. Today, a group of 22 entities have come together to sign a declaration calling for the preservation of our built heritage.
We chose today as it is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, and the theme for this year is “Heritage for Generations.” The Declaration we are signing is titled: Our Legacy – Wirtna. Our fundamental message is that how we treat our heritage is the legacy we leave for future generations.

Wirt iż-Żejtun is one of the entities supporting this declaration.

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ENVIRONMENT: The “triq taċ-ċawsli” will soon be lost

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Some people thought that the drought of the past months was the reason why most of the mulberry trees in Bormla Road, or what is commonly known as “it-triq taċ-ċawsli”, have remained bare and without leaves. Last week we have … Continue reading

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NEWS: Buleben saved for ever

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It has just been confirmed at the Parliament’s Environment and Planning Committee that the area which was zoned for industrial development, pending detailed studies, in the 2006 South Malta Local Plan is being reversed to an area Outside Development Zone. … Continue reading

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NEWS: Proposal for a new Fuel Station in Żejtun

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Few weeks after the closure of the successful campaign by Wirt iż-Żejtun on the proposed extension of the Bulebel Industrial Estate, we are again being faced with further development proposals which if approved will take up further green open space … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Folklore at the traditional feast of St Gregory

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On the first Wednesday after Easter Sunday, at Żejtun we celebrate the traditional feast of St Gregory.  This starts with a votive procession at Żejtun in the morning and ends up in a large picnic at Marsaxlokk in the afternoon. … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Iż-Żejtun Barokk trail

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Notwithstanding the drizzling rain of this morning, a good group joined Iż-Żejtun Barokk trail  held this morning. All started from Misraħ Carlo Diacono where a short overview about the development of Baroque architecture in Malta was given as an introduction to … Continue reading

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VIDEO: WIŻ at the Environment and Planning Parliamentary Committee


If you would like to follow the discussion held by the Environment and Planning Parliamentary Committee on the 5th March 2018, which discussed the proposed extension of the Bulebel Industrial Area we are providing the link below.

Wirt iż-Żejtun presentation starts at 01:33:32.

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EVENTS: Distribution of educational game BELTNA

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The educational game BELTNA which was produced by Wirt iż-Żejtun in 2013 through funding by the Small Initiatives Support scheme and MEPA, was distributed to the Year 4 students at the Żejtun Primary School. This game was designed in order … Continue reading

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Issue No 28 of our newsletter has just been issued.

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EVENTS: Iż-Żejtun Barokk

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Iż-Żejtun Barokk will be the next heritage trail which will be organised by Wirt iż-Żejtun.  This will take place on the 19th March, a public holiday, and will start from Misraħ Carlo Diacono at 9:30. The trail will take us … Continue reading

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NEWS: We have saved Buleben for our future generations

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Wirt iż-Żejtun, the local NGO which expressed a national voice during the past weeks welcomes the statement made today by the Economy Minister Chris Cardona and Environment Minister Jose’ Herrera that government will be committed to reverse Buleben land from potential … Continue reading