A Brief History

A number of historic silos were discovered in Mtarfa in October 1973.

In the Roman period, Mtarfa was a suburb of Melite, and it contained a Temple of Proserpina. The ruins of the temple were destroyed in the 17th and 18th centuries and the stones were reused in other buildings. Substantial remains of the suburb itself, including the arrangement of the streets and many tombs, survived until the late 19th century. In 1890, British military barracks began to be built in Mtarfa, destroying most of the Roman remains in the process.

A chapel dedicated to St. Lucy was first recorded in 1460, and is still standing to date. It is not currently in regular use.

A clock tower, now a prominent landmark of Mtarfa, was built in 1895. A naval hospital, RNH Mtarfa, was built during World War I, and it has now been converted to a state secondary school, named after Sir Temi Zammit.A chapel dedicated to St. Oswald was built by the British after the end of World War I.

The British left a prominent impact on the most visible architecture in town by the building of the St. David’s Barracks.[9] After the British left Malta, the barracks were reused for multiple purposes, primarily social housing, and the town expanded further more into other modern residential areas.In 1988, architects Keith Cole and Joseph M. Spiteri were commissioned to modify the barracks and convert them into homes for a roughly 2,000 people.[7]After completion they were appointed to designed other new apartments, as one building, on site provided by the Housing Authority.

 

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Daniel Attard

Mayor

Christianne Mifsud

Deputy Mayor

Kyle Mifsud

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Simon Fenech

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Marica Sammut Dimech

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Your Local Councillors

Daniel Attard

Daniel Attard

Mayor

Christianne Mifsud

Christianne Mifsud

Councillor

Kyle Mifsud

Kyle Mifsud

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Simon Fenech

Simon Fenech

Councillor

Marica Sammut Dimech

Marica Sammut Dimech

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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 ‘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