A Brief History

There are different versions of the origin of the name Dingli

Acording to research conducted by Fr. Alexander Bonnici, Dingli is derived from the name of an English knight, Sir Thomas Dingley, who had settled in the area in 1540. Dingley had asked the Order for some land in the area to build a hunting lodge, after being stripped of his wealth by King Henry VII, who had detached himself from the Catholic Church.

The motto of the village is “Non Segnis Quies Ruris”, which may be translated as “Rural quietness is not laziness”, or as Fiott translates it, “Farm solitude is not indolence”.

The emblem for Ħad-Dingli is segmented diagonally in four triangles: two light blue, facing each other horizontally and two red ones facing each other vertically. All separated by a white band.

The local dialect, especially that of the older generation, remained intact throughout centuries of its existence. Different cultures have moved to Ħad-Dingli recently, but the dialect is still healthy in the village core. Language dialect is an example of cultural heritage that needs to be preserved by locals for future generations.

The population in 1615 was 338 persons in 75 households. This rose to 580 in 120 households by 1667. This increase could have been the result of the amalgamation between two hamlets. The population of Ħad-Dingli shot up in the early 1980’s, when new social housing schemes started to overflow from Ir-Rabat. The schemes attracted young couples to reside and start their families in Ħad-Dingli.

 

Your Local Councillors

Raymond Schembri

Mayor

Sandro Azzopardi

Deputy Mayor

David Vassalo

Councillor

Paul Mamo

Councillor

Ryan Tanti

Councillor

Shawn Tanti

Executive Secretary

Your Local Councillors

Raymond Schembri

Raymond Schembri

Mayor

Shawn Tanti

Shawn Tanti

Executive Secretary

Sandro Azzopardi

Sandro Azzopardi

Deputy Mayor

Dario Borg

Dario Borg

Data Protection Officer

David Vassallo

David Vassallo

Councillor

Paul Mamo

Paul Mamo

Councillor

Ryan Tanti

Ryan Tanti

Councillor

Mission Statement

To continue to strive to create the right atmosphere and to develop the infrastructure to the best needs of our residents, whilst keeping in mind that unlike other localities, Ħad-Dingli is purely a residential area.

This will not be in conflict to encourage business opportunities, which would be identified as beneficial to the local residents, especially when such business could generate part of the required funds to restore and maintain our Histoic Heritage.

We will also seek to control the present development by co-operating with the Planning Authority, thus:

a) Representations will be made whenever it is felt that certain projects will ill-effect the residents or the community at large.

b) We also forward suggestions so that certain buildings of historical or characteristical value are included in the list of Protected Property.

c) The Planning Authority Enforcement section will be summoned to intervene whenever the need arises.

Finally, the participation of the residents will be encouraged so that they will have a say in all decisions taken, since sooner or later, these will affect their way of thinking.

Values

The Values for the forthcoming years are:

a) To maximise the benefits of our community as a whole whilst respecting the needs of individuals and specific sectors.

b) To respect the environmental and cutural heritage of the community of Ħad-Dingli.

c) The just and open administration of all Council business.

d) To instil more civic pride in each and every resident.

To promote through education a co-operative and tolerant society.

Town Twinning

Our Locality is proudly Twinned with Monte Isola, an island in the Northern part of Italy.

This Twinning is based on 5 common themes:
• Gastronomy
• Traditions
• Tourism
• Education
• Sports/NGOs

This Friendship between the 2 localities started on 1st Sept 2018.

Council Services

Collection of Domestic Refuse

Please click on the button below to view the collection schedule for domestic refuse.

The days of the week when to take out the Black, Grey and Organic bags, ready for collection.

Bulk Refuse Collection

For bulk refuse collection, please use the REPORT IT! form by clicking the ‘request’ link below.

Simply fill in all relevant details and submit the request. We will contact you with collection date.

Collection of Recyclable Refuse

Full details for collection days are included in the same schedule as domestic refuse.

For the schedule of glass waste collection, please click the link below.

Street Sweeping

By using either a mechanical or a person street sweeper, we are ensuring the up-to-date tidiness of our streets.

Click on the REPORT IT! button below, should you see that an area has been overlooked

Cleaning of Urban Areas

The fast mechanical cleaning of urban areas is done on a very regular basis.

Click on the REPORT IT! button below, should you see that an area has been overlooked

Day Centre

Address

14, Triq il-Parroċċa

Ħad-Dingli

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

07.00am till 15.15pm

Public LIbrary

Address

118, Main Street

Ħad-Dingli

Opening Hours

Winter

Wednesday – 14.00pm till 16.00pm

Saturday – 10.00am till 13.00pm

Summer

Wednesday – 11.00am till 13.00pm

Thursday & Friday – 09.00am till 13,00pm

Saturday – 10.00am till 13.00pm

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