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Corfu's Flora and Fauna / Re: Birds of Corfu
« Last post by Trisa on Today at 03:23:22 PM »
A cormorant?
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Corfu's Flora and Fauna / Re: Birds of Corfu
« Last post by Bob on Today at 01:22:39 PM »
I've been puzzled for a few days by a bird I cannot identify. We are down by the sea in Roda and we have a very black bird feeding in a freshwater stream. It has jet black plumage and a jet black beak. The beak is quite long and slightly down-curving. In size & shape, it is a water rail, but the colour is wrong. Any ideas?

The only bird that I have seen recently have been Hooded Crows at Astrakeri.
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General Discussion / Re: The Corfu Rubbish Situation.
« Last post by Trisa on December 09, 2018, 06:54:30 PM »
Latest recycling times....

Don't forget you can take all your plastic bottle tops to your nearest recycling centre.

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Corfu's Flora and Fauna / Re: Birds of Corfu
« Last post by Steevw on December 09, 2018, 06:36:47 PM »
I've been puzzled for a few days by a bird I cannot identify. We are down by the sea in Roda and we have a very black bird feeding in a freshwater stream. It has jet black plumage and a jet black beak. The beak is quite long and slightly down-curving. In size & shape, it is a water rail, but the colour is wrong. Any ideas?
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General Discussion / Re: The Corfu Rubbish Situation.
« Last post by Steevw on December 09, 2018, 06:27:25 PM »
I understand there are now eight or nine recycling centres up and running, and the one in Roda should open soon.
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General Discussion / Re: The Corfu Rubbish Situation.
« Last post by Trisa on December 09, 2018, 05:17:07 PM »
Education, education, education!
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General Discussion / Re: The Corfu Rubbish Situation.
« Last post by maria.smyth on December 09, 2018, 11:25:29 AM »
To be fair they are continuing to remove both rubbish and recyclable material in the Kanoni area plus Mr Kaloudis (now in charge of cleaning and waste removal) came to a meeting of the Kanoni Cultural Association and admitted to many failures on the council's part but was keen to get more bins into areas and to work for better recycling.  Μr Nerantzi  (Ολοι μαζι για την Κερκυρα) was also there and explained how various local recycling centres could be set up as in Sinies, Spartillas and Liapades.  This is going to take time and needs co-operation and concerted efforts from council and citizens alike.  Here's hoping!!
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General Discussion / Re: The Corfu Rubbish Situation.
« Last post by Trisa on December 08, 2018, 04:47:09 PM »
A further update - https://goo.gl/T23Bkb

Municipality urges people to sort at source

The Municipal Cleansing Services issued a public announcement in which it says it aims to reduce the amount of waste going to Temploni and increase recycling.


The announcement

****With good coordination and the marvellous efforts of the personnel along with the utilisation of all means available to us to a great degree the piles of rubbish on the roads have been cleared up.

With the gradual restoration of refuse collection the Cleansing Services will ensure that there is a sufficient number of waste bins and at the same time remove those that are damaged or destroyed.

Our main aim is to restore the collection of recyclable materials and increase the percentage. In this way we will be able to reduce the amount of waste going to Temploni.

We will follow two main course of action in order to encourage sorting at source:
- We will increase the number of blue bins on the main roads where there are businesses so as to collect purely recyclable materials as much as we can.
- We will work with the communities, local councils and organizations to set up recycling collection points.

For this reason we would like to ask all businesses and members of the public to help by separating recyclable materials from the rest of the waste, reducing the bulk by tying them up and placing clean containers in the blue bins.



****That is a big fat lie! It may be reducing in some places and thank goodness for that but there is still a huge amount of rubbish along roadsides and in some villages.




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General Discussion / Re: The Corfu Rubbish Situation.
« Last post by Trisa on December 08, 2018, 11:32:34 AM »
Two updates - 1) 6.12.18  https://goo.gl/enzpgt   (Photo in link)

Council of State: Another 2,000 tons of waste can be taken to Lefkimmi landfill

ATHENS. The Council of State has given the green light for the transportation of waste bales to Lefkimmi to continue.

The Council of State decided that another 2,000 tons of waste can be deposited at Lefkimmi residue landfill until 5 June 2019. At the beginning of the summer the Council of State had given temporary permission - until the appeal on 5 December - for up to 8,000 tons to be transported and deposited there.

Although the appeal to cancel the decision of the Decentralized Administration to temporarily allow bales to be deposited in Lefkimmi was discussed yesterday, the decision of the Council of State will require at least another three to four months. Thus an extension was given allowing another 2,000 tons to be transported until 5 June 2019. It is absolutely forbidden to go above this limit.

Source: ERT Corfu


2) 7.12.18   https://goo.gl/6hyEmp

No more waste to be deposited at landfill until Lefkimmi representatives have another meeting at the Ministry of the Interior

Athens.This time the Mayor, Regional Governor and SYDISA representatives will be present.

Representatives from Lefkimmi (Cultural Society, Initiative and the Attica Association) were adamant that they won't tolerate any actions that aren't constitutionally legal at yesterday's meeting at the Ministry of the Interior. They met with the Minister Alexis Haritsis, the General Secretary Kostas Poulakis, the General Secretary for Waste Management Evaggelos Kapetanios and the Minister for the Environment Socrate Famelos.

There was a long discussion and the Cultural Society Secretary Yiannis Pandis told Enimerosi that it was agreed to hold another meeting at the Ministry in the near future, but this time the Mayor, the Regional Governor and SYDISA would also be present. A 'round table' in other words, with all the involved parties present.

A date wasn't fixed but Mr. Pandis, who considered the meeting to be 'positive', said that the Minister promised that the Council of State decision to allow another 2,000 tons of waste to be deposited at the landfill wouldn't be enforced before the next meeting.

Mr. Pandis said that they also brought up the matter of the riot police (MAT) in Lefkimmi and their demand that they be withdrawn. The Minister seemed willing to work with the Minister for Civil Protection Olga Gerovasili and that her promise to withdraw the police within 2 weeks be carried out. The 2-week deadline that she gave has already, of course, been and gone....




I'm not saying a word.
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General Discussion / Lovely Scent at Mon Repos
« Last post by Frodo on December 08, 2018, 07:18:09 AM »
What is the lovely scent you smell as you walk through the grounds of Mon Repos?
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