That turn-out for the first FGT of the season is not really very surprising at all - - - as, if you check Pete's list of those Forum members who have given their holiday dates at rodaonline.proboards.com/thread/4990/booked-2015 there is absolutely no one listed for this week !!!
Has any thought ever been given to holding FGT’s at the often forgotten/unknown Acharavi end of the village?
This question does have a personal root to it, as my family ran a bar at that end (Blue Bay, which became Gallery and is now a travel shop next to Spiros Banos’ supermarket). We often had people that would wander along on rainy days and would tell us that they didn’t realise that there was anything beyond the bridge (i.e. past Harbour Bar). I realise that the centre is the heart of the village and that the likes of Brandy Shop and The Boathouse are small but expect they could still accommodate FGT’s at the beginning or end of the season.
Aside from this I have long since thought that another groin should be put in the sea further down that way and I found it quite distressing seeing how little road there is left near Nino’s. I spoke with Andreas (Harbour Bar) about this and he hinted that there are local politics within the council at the heart of this.
This is just a friendly suggestion and is certainly not written with any malice (I wouldn’t want another post going off in a confused tangent).
I couldn’t agree with you more, Antony - that area of Roda, which is known as Perama, deserves a lot more support. I think The Boathouse has done a lot to get people to return once they have found it, and the new terrace at Jon & Michelle’s bar is a very popular spot.
The first thing to say is that we only hold FGTs at venues that support RodaOnline and, beyond the bridge, there is only Nino’s & Venus. The same problem applies to other supporters such as Tropicana, Melinda, Metallinos and Oasis, but we have asked members before if they would attend FGTs at these places. Unfortunately, no one wants to venture far out of the village centre.
Again, I agree about extra groynes and we can already see the effect this year of what is there now. How much of the problem is politics and how much is down to cost, it is hard to say. One day, maybe ...
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2
kaz: Nights are drawing in...curtains closed.....lights on.........just not looking forward to a long Winter again ( it comes round so quick!!)...Just Xmas to look forward to now, then the New Year and THEN holidays in Roda
Sept 25, 2019 20:15:16 GMT 2
artisans: Be so good to see you again kaz ...
Oct 4, 2019 9:32:09 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Steve.........hope I get to make it to Roda??
Oct 4, 2019 12:14:36 GMT 2
johnreig: Has anyone got Spiros Banos apartment (Roda) details
Oct 8, 2019 14:15:36 GMT 2
artisans: Details on the thread ....
Oct 11, 2019 22:46:07 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Steve...has sent you email this evening ok
Nov 16, 2019 19:21:05 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - have replied twice now ..
Nov 21, 2019 8:03:35 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - we have what you wanted
Nov 21, 2019 15:03:35 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz your tea is on its way to the UK, will be posted when it gets there
Dec 3, 2019 10:31:47 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Jan n Steve....sorry, not been on 'puter for a while but sent you an email to-day.....will let you know when parcel arrives ok, thanks a lot for going to all the trouble for me...take care love Jan n Rosie xxxx
Dec 7, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz we'll sort it out when I know the postage etc
Dec 10, 2019 11:45:57 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz, are you OK?
Jan 14, 2020 12:41:51 GMT 2