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NEWSLETTER – June 2015


ENVIRONMENT: Aerial images of Buleben Industrial Estate extension

Professional photographer and artist Daniel Cilia gave his support to our campaign by sending us the aerial images which we are publishing below. 

Mr Cilia has been a member of Wirt iż-Żejtun for the past years and was always of assistance through his profession to our organisation.

The imagery produced below is based on what was stated by Mr Karl Azzopardi, CEO of Malta Industrial Parks in an interview on TVM news on the 27th January 2018, titled: Bulebel industrial area extension leads to commotion among farmers.   He said that with the project, the Bulebel industrial estate will increase by around 120,000 square metres, which will be used for new industries however trees in the fields will be retained, particularly carob trees which are protected.

If you want to save this green open space, kindly print and sign this petition and get others to sign it.  Send it by post to Wirt iż-Żejtun, PO Box 25, Żejtun.

The area shown in colour is the land which was marked on Plan ZN3 of the South Malta Local Plan (2006) as “Area for further study – (Policy SMZN02)”. This area measures approximately 120,000sqr metres.  Farmers within this area were served with an eviction order.

Top: The agricultural land as is today showing the existing industrial area in the centre and Gebel San Martin residential area on the lower left corner. Bottom: Artistic impression of how the area identified in the South Malta Local Plan as a possible extension to the Buleben Industrial Area could look like after being built for industrial use. A cluster from the existing carob trees has been left unbuilt. (Important note – this is an artistic impression produced for Wirt iż-Żejtun since Malta Industrial Parks plans have not been made public yet).



EVENTS: Walk from Munxar to the Lighthouse in Delimara



The beauty of the natural habitat of the South of Malta is rarely appreciated, even by residents who live in the vicinity. In an attempt to rectify this, Wirt iż-Żejtun, on 31st March, organised walk of discovery around this part of the southern coast of Malta.

The walk started from Munxar in St Thomas Bay and ended at the lighthouse in Delimara where we had an opportunity to visit the saltpans at Tal-Gidien. During this walk those attending learnt more about the area in general as well as about the places of historical interest which are found in the environs.

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NEWSLETTER: December 2015 – Issue No. 19

Issue No 19 of our newsletter is being published.  The newsletter is published in Maltese and should you wish to read it in PDF format click here.


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NEWS: The logo to commemorate the 5th Anniversary

Wirt_Zejtun_Logo_jpegThis is the logo which will be used by Wirt iż-Żejtun during the coming months to commemorate the 5th Anniversary since its foundation.

The logo was designed by the Gozitan artist Mr Marvik Muscat and was chosen following a competition held during the summer months


NEWSLETTER: September 2015 – Issue No 18

The September 2015 newsletter, Issue No 18 has been published.  Should you wish to read this newsletter please click here.

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NEWSLETTER: June 2015 – Issue N0. 17

Issue No 17 for June 2015 of our newsletter, “Biex inżommuk infurmat” has just been published.  Should you like to read it, kindly click here.

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EVENTS: Remembrance Day

On Sunday 23rd November, Wirt iż-Żejtun commemorated remembrance day. This year’s special commemoration was given to Clement Tabone.

Mass was celebrated at St Catherine’s Parish Church and was attended by the local civil society and the Zejtun Scouts and Guides group.  Following mass a cortege proceeded towards St Clements Chapel where the executive committee of Wirt iż-Żejtun laid flowers.  This chapel was built by Clement Tabone.



NEWS: Restoration of St Gregory’s Statue

DSCN5186The restoration and conservation works on the stone statue of St Gregory, located in the piazza in front of the old parish church, has started today and will be completed within a month’s time.

This is an important statue and has a high artistic value since it is one of the few sculptural works done by the Nazarene Movement in the first half of the 19th Century.

L-istatwa ta' San Girgor fiz-Zejtun_FionaWirt iż-Żejtun has lately launched an appeal for donations from individuals and commercial entities to support the carrying out of this project.  Any one who would like to make a donation can do so by sending a cheque payable to Wirt iż-Żejtun to our postal address: Wirt iż-Żejtun, PO Box 25, Zejtun.  An official receipt will be issued for each and every donation, and benefactors will be duly acknowledge during a ceremony which is going to be held in the evening of the 22nd April 2014.


NEWS: Green Light from MEPA for the Restoration of St Gregory’s Statue

HPIM8672MEPA has approved the application submitted by Wirt iż-Żejtun for the restoration of the stone statue of St. Gregory which is found in the open space in front of the Old Parish Church of Zejtun.

The works on this statue are planned to start soon and will be completed before the feast of St Gregory, which will be celebrated on the first Wednesday after Easter Sunday.  The restoration will involve the cleaning of the stone from deposits, whilst making sure that the patina is retained, re-pointing of open joints and repairs to broken moldings.  The works will be carried out by a restoration technician qualified in masonry heritage skills.

At the moment Wirt iż-Żejtun is looking for a sponsor in order to assist us in the expenses involved.  Anyone interested in giving some help should contact us by email on


NEWS: Official Logo for the 4th Century Anniversary

Zejtun 1614 Logo FinalThis is going to be the official logo which will be used by Wirt iż-Żejtun to commemorate the 4th Century Anniversary of the 1614 Ottoman attack on iż-Żejtun.

This logo was designed by graphic artist Daniel Spagnol.  The logo shows the victory of the Zejtun citizens over the attack by the Turks in 1614.    The sword which is a representation of the Turks, is presented in red tonalities and rough brushed strokes, portraying blood and death.   On the other hand the ribbon in green tonalities representing the locality’s flag is wrapped around the sword emphasizing the victory over the Turks.

This logo will be used by Wirt iż-Żejtun during the activities and initiatives being planned for this year to commemorate this anniversary.


EVENTS: Remembrance Day

???????????????????????????????On Sunday 10th November Wirt iż-Żejtun held its annual Remembrance Day with the celebration of Mass at the Zejtun Parish Church, followed up with a corteo, lead by the Zejtun Scouts and Guides group and with the participation of the local societies.

This year, Wirt iż-Żejtun, commemorated the memory of Mikiel Cachia by planting a carrob tree at the Ġnien tal-Kmandant, one of the gardens which was designed by Cachia under the British rule.