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General Discussion / Re: The Corfu Rubbish Situation.
« Last post by Trisa on June 15, 2019, 11:23:53 PM »

An update regarding Friday's meeting with the newly elected Mayors.

The four newly-elected Mayors agreed to work together and they had similar views on most of the issues that were brought up at Friday afternoon's meeting. The new Mayor for Central Corfu Meropi Ydraiou had called the meeting and invited Kostas Lessis, Georgios Mahimaras and the re-elected Mayor for Paxos Spyros Vlachopoulos.

On the major issue of waste management during the interim period until there is an Integrated Waste Management facility and a new residue landfill there was initial agreement that each municipality will handle its own refuse as the law requires. Each Mayor will decide with their own team how the matter will be handled in the 2 - 3 years at least that the interim period will last.

Mayor of South Corfu Kostas Lessis told Enimerosi that there wasn't an agreement on waste management but an initial update similar to that given by Kostas Nikolouzos.

Yet again it is the issue of the rubbish that is going to test the relationship between the Mayors and the endurance of the public.

On Tuesday 18th Ms Ydraiou and Messrs Lessis, Mahimaras and Vlachopoulos will meet with SYDISA (Solid Waste Management Association) and on Thursday with Mayor Kostas Nikolouzos for an update on the situation with refuse collection, which is becoming a matter of concern in the town and around the island.

On the subject of DEYAK (Public Water Company) the Mayors decided to divide the service into three.

They agreed, however, that there should be a single body for tourist promotion. Regarding DOPAP (Municipal Organisation for Culture, Sport and the Environment) and cultural organisations, each municipality will responsible for the funding of the Philharmonic Societies and other organisations in its own area.

It was also agreed that meetings with all the Mayors should be held regularly - not just in the transitional period this summer but also after September 1 when the new local authorities will take over.
General Discussion / Re: The Corfu Rubbish Situation.
« Last post by Trisa on June 14, 2019, 03:14:26 PM »
A petition!

Petition for the removal of waste from Corfu

Temploni Association has produced a video with the harsh reality of the waste problem in Corfu.

The 'naked truth' is shown in the new video produced by Temploni Cultural Society which accompanies its petition for the immediate removal of waste from Corfu. The video has images from last summer which have remained etched in the memories of locals and visitors. There are photographs, videos, reports in local and national media which show the distressing images not only of the piles of rubbish but also from the clashes between the riot police and Lefkimmi residents.

The petition was set up by Temploni Cultural Society along with the following voluntary Green Spots - Temploni, Potamos, Dassia, Vitalades, Kalafationes, Gouvia, Nissaki and the Corfu Society for the Protection of the Environment.

Sign the petition here

See the video here or scan the QR code below with your mobile device. (See the link to Enimerosi for the QR code)
General Discussion / Re: IKEA delivery
« Last post by Brent on June 11, 2019, 08:39:13 AM »
There is a link on the IKEA Greece website to the transportation costs and the courier companies websites (different couriers for different IKEA stores).   In the case of Ioannina, it is is AMF - their website is and they have a contact phone on it, so you could try giving them a call.
General Discussion / Re: IKEA delivery
« Last post by Bob on June 10, 2019, 11:46:17 PM »
Whereabouts are you? We are in Loutses and I know IKEA deliver to Peritheia. Many years ago I went to IKEA in Athens and ordered several wardrobes. They delivered the goods to Axonas, a transport company in Athens who have a depot here on the road into Acharavi. They subsequently delivered to our house. If Ikea won't deliver to you, this might be an alternative.
General Discussion / IKEA delivery
« Last post by livwolf on June 10, 2019, 10:24:52 PM »
Hi all,

I'm sure this topic has been done to death, but I wanted to ask you all something

We're planning on ordering a load of stuff from Greek IKEA on the mainland and then getting it shipped over to Corfu. Anyone have any idea how to go about that? (the website is proving super unhelpful)
We can't have it delivered to our house because it's up the mountain, so is there any way of just getting it delivered to a depot?

Thanks in advance!
General Discussion / Another rubbish topic
« Last post by Frodo on June 07, 2019, 01:15:46 AM »
Well, I got cheap flights from Ryanair (God belss them) so I', comign to Corfu in late June.

My wife asked me if they had sorted out the rubbish situation.  I told her, yes they are sending you a bag to put it all in.  She laughed.

It was a bit of light relief after watching England lose 3-1 to the Netherlands in the UEFA nations cup. 

I obviously had far too much to drink.  Roll on the trip and see you in Kassiopi for a beer.
General Discussion / Re: swimming pool
« Last post by jrk on June 06, 2019, 12:54:20 PM »
Jan may I take you up on this kind offer this year if it is still Available?
Movies and Theatre / Christmas theatre
« Last post by Wynne on June 06, 2019, 12:20:36 PM »
I know it's early but the best seats go quickly! We usually plan a theatre trip when the family are together at Christmas.  In the last two years we've seen two fabulous productions of A Christmas Carol, the first featuring an excellent performance by Rhys Ifans at the Old Vic (last year the role of Scrooge was taken by Ian Tomlinson who also received very good reviews). Last December we went to see the Simon Callow one man version and he was outstanding.

This year two recently announced shows have taken my eye. The musical White Christmas will be at the Dominion theatre and though I prefer the film version of Holiday Inn it sounds like perfect festive fayre.  I'm also drawn to The lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, not least because it is at what has become our favourite London theatre, The Bridge.
General Discussion / Re: Powerboat training
« Last post by Peterd1 on June 05, 2019, 06:43:04 PM »
Thanks Jeremy, we are just towing our boat over to start something all the way from ribs to motor cruisers so hopefully we can make a go of it
General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by jrk on June 05, 2019, 05:58:09 AM »
Most of anti-Brexit Change UK Party 11 MPs, including chief spokesman Chuka Umunna and  leader Heidi Allen have quit the party. Anti-Brexit campaigner Anna Soubry now in charge.  Wonder where Chuka and his small band of Remainers will go now? Is there no limit to this group of MPs spinelessness and self-interest?
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