Mayor Dr Monica Vella, Secretary Mr Ruben Cassar on behalf of the Xewkija Local Council and the Lands Department Director Mr Albert Mamo, signed the agreement for the Devolution of 'Ta' Blinkas'. The ceremony took place at the Ministry for Justice in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Dr Tonio Borg.
The Xewkija Local Council applied for this Devolution back in 2003 and the procedures were finalized by the signing of the agreement on the 17th May 2006. Ta' Blinkas is an olive garden near the 'Water Pumping Station'. In this garden there are also historic cart ruts. The Council will be responsible to maintain this garden. At present it was not in good state as the trees need to be cured. The Council will soon start the necessary works to make this public garden more accessible to our residents and also to tourists.