A Brief History

 

Swieqi (Maltese: Is-Swieqi) is a town in the Northern Region of Malta. It is a residential area just 15 minutes by bus from Sliema and within walking distance of Malta’s nightlife and entertainment centres Paceville and St. Julian’s. As the town developed, residential buildings took over farmland. The town’s name means “water channels”, a reminder of the region’s past.

It has an official estimated population of 14,452 as of 1st January, 2019.

Overview

The municipality of Swieqi assimilates Swieqi, Tal-Ibraġ, Madliena and St. Andrew’s. Madliena and St. Andrew’s originally formed part of Ħal Għargħur. The hamlet of Madliena owes its origin to the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalen, which was built in the 15th century. Tal-Ibraġ is a newly developed hamlet which, over the past decades, has almost reached its maximum development potential. St. Andrew’s is on the outskirts of Swieqi at the border with the locality of Pembroke. The town’s coat of arms features a red and gold zig-zag motif indicating the valleys and fields of Tal-Ibraġ, blue waves indicating the watering courses (swieqi in Maltese) and a silver saltire. Madliena is indicated with the red letter M. Swieqi has its own local council, and in 2007 it had its own postal code instated (SWQ….). The town fell under the jurisdiction of St. Julian’s, Birkirkara, San Ġwann, Naxxar and Ħal Għargħur at different times in its history.

Your Local Councillors

Noel Muscat

Mayor

Mary Ann Abela

Deputy Mayor

Rowena Scicluna

Councillor

Paul Fenech

Councillor

Anna Pisani

Councillor

Theresa Valentino

Councillor

Edgar Rossingnaud

Councillor

Matthew Bonello

Councillor

Alexander Chetcuti

Councillor

Your Local Councillors

Noel Muscat

Noel Muscat

Mayor

Mary Anne Abela

Mary Anne Abela

Deputy Mayor

Rowena Scicluna

Rowena Scicluna

Councillor

Paul Fenech

Paul Fenech

Councillor

Anna Pisani

Anna Pisani

Councillor

Theresa Valentino

Theresa Valentino

Councillor

Edgar Rossignaud

Edgar Rossignaud

Councillor

Matthew Bonello

Matthew Bonello

Councillor

Alexander Chetcuti

Alexander Chetcuti

Councillor

Council Services

Collection of Domestic Refuse

Please tap HERE 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 tap HERE.

Outdoor Services

By using REPORT IT! you will be assisting the Council to maintain a continued better service in the locality.

Please tap the button below to submit a report directly to the Council.

Other Services

Payments may be settled at the Council office, including LESA fines, permits, land rent payments, trade licences, MTA payments, etc, and are accepted till noon (Monday to Friday) and Saturday till 11:00. In the case of LESA, MTA & Lands, due to the current Covid19 situation, the banks have requested that payments in person be made only by cheque (not cash), with card payments soon to be implemented. Alternatively, they may be paid online through the respective entity’s website.

Limited Social Services: Thursday 09:15 – 12:00

Prescription clinic from our offices every Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00, & Friday from 11:30 – 12:45.

Speech Therapy sessions: Monday 07:30 – 15:00, Tuesday 07:30 – 09:30 & 11:30 – 15:30

Health Clinic (Berga): Tuesday 10:00 – 13:00am & Friday 11:30 – 12:45. Those without appointment are to come early.

Tai Chi: Monday & Thursday 08:30 – 09:30 & 09:30 – 10:30

Pilates: Monday 11:30 – 12:30 & 12:30 – 13:30
Step-Up for Parkinson’s: Tuesday & Thursday 18:00 – 20:00

Line Dancing: Wednesday 09:30 – 10:30 & 10:30 – 11:30

Musical Theatre: Wednesday 11:30 – 13:30
Zumba: 19:30 – 20:30

Square Dance (Chinese Fitness Class for all Ages, men and women): Thursday 16:00 – 17:00

Swieqi Music Academy for Violin, Viola and Cello: Friday at 16:00

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