Contact & Activities

Participating city

San Lawrenz Local Council
500 inhabitants

Local contact

Department for Local Government
Sarah Formosa
22A, Lady of Sorrow, San Lawrenz
++356 79563556

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
The Local Council will launch the week of activities by disburse e-bicycles (won in the 2017 permanent measures) and a bike ride with a informative/historic our will take place around San Lawrenz. Afterwards, refreshments and a light lunch will also be provided. Publicity will be made well in advance for those who wish to rent a bicycle (free of charge) with the Council. Our bikes will all be disinfected as per current Covid-19 prevention measures.
Our e-Van (won in the 2017 permanent measures) will also be available throughout the week for any appointment or errand so that our residents will be participant in the zero emission measure.
17 September
Launching and distribution of an informative leaflet among the whole locality promoting the importance of zero emission awareness by increasing walking and cycling.
18 September
Another edition of “Walking to School” will be launched this year. From today, children will be encouraged to walk to school and to join their friends to go to activities such as ‘Skola Sajf’ and other extra curricular activities. At the end of this activity a momentum will be given to the San Lawrenz Primary School for their contribution in the organisation of such activities and for contributing with the local council’s last year initiative in the campaign “Walking to School”.
This initiative which the Local Council introduced in 2014, was set to encourage children not to let their parents to take them to school or to the football nursery by car. There was such a good response for this competition that almost all local children started walking to school.
19 September
Today prominent people in the locality (eg. The mayor, councillors, parish priest, etc) will be making use of different modes of transport like, cycling, public transport and going to work on foot thus encouraging the locals to follow their example. All participants will be able to make use of our e-VAN and e-Bikes won at the 2017 Permanent Measure Competition.
20 September
The Pjazza San Lawrenz, Cangura Street and Trejqet l-10 t’Awissu wil be all closed to traffic to host Swejjaq. 'Swejjaq' is the Maltese word meaning 'a small market'. The aim of the event is that on Sunday morning, San Lawrenz Square - which has been recently renovated, will be transformed into a small market selling crops, artisan food and other products. There will also be games for children, dance and folk music. The idea is for the square to offer the experience of an artisan market and quality time for the family. This will give encouragement to all citizens to make intelligent and better use of Public Spaces and give ideas on how events can be brought on with zero emission. A shuttle service with our e-Van will be available to those that wish to come to the event from various localities. The e-bikes will also be available for hire. Those present will also have the possibility to either take a breakfast or lunch made with sustainable products with the help of local NGO’s. All Covid-19 safety measures will be taken, such as attendants in charge to make sure that social distancing is observed, people are wearing masks and tables are at a safe distance from each other.
21 September
A promotional campaign will lead to this day were those that use ways of transportation with the least amount of emissions; titled ‘Zero Emission Travelling,’ can take a selfie showing the flow of different kinds of trips and upload it on the Local Council Facebook page. Those with most ‘likes’ will be awarded.
22 September
Today a special seminar will be launched at the Regenerated Square for all the community. The results of the survey won as part of the 2017 Permanent Measures will be discussed with the public. A talk will also be given by the Mayor on how San Lawrenz will be preparing for the future in regards to the improvement of air quality and the how the citizens can contribute towards climate change and sustainable urban planning. The Mayor shall be taking public suggestions in this open talk and they will be implemented in the next Council meeting. Social distancing and other essential Covid -19 measures will be in place during the meeting.