Just wondering if the garbage collection had been resolved yet. I know the Roda volunteers have given their time and put a lot of effort in 👏🏻 But wondered what the situation was overall now the season is beginning?
The situation is that the landfill issues are still not resolved and unlikely to be soon as elections are due. However the garbage is nowhere near as bad as last year. There are now over 20 recycling centres around the Island run by volunteers including the one in Roda (on the road behind the Pegasus Hotel) and one in Acharavi. The impact of these is considerable and as the word spreads the more they are used. Meetings have been held with business owners invited to encourage them to sort their rubbish and save for recycling; as they are busy there is a collection service for them.....I guess more businesses will sign up to this once they open fully for the season.
In Roda and most places there are new rubbish bins. These are labelled in greek to indicate recyclables and non-recyclables. It is the green bins that have the recyclables as you can see by pictures on the labels. I don't think there are enough bins but they will suffice if more businesses use the recycling centre and if those who use the bins fold up carboard boxes and crush plastic bottles before putting them in the bins.
Around the Island you still will see the odd overflow of rubbish or some piles on the roadside but in most areas they are being removed slowly. Other places have places where rubbish can be put that is not so evident or visable on the main roads.
I am sure that you will notice a big difference from the situation we had last summer and although the season hasn't really started I don't think it will be anywhere like it was last year.
IN Roda/Sfakera we have had two mornings of cleaning the beach and the roads and they are looking nice and clean as the season starts. The seaweed has yet to be removed but there is not so much as there was last year. On Wednesday there were several people not only sunbathing but also swimming. The road up towards Sfakera has been partially cleared and we plan to finish this on Saturday morning.
ronster: Sorry I meant RODA
Jul 22, 2020 14:32:50 GMT 2
janiemou: The bars, cafe's and restaurants are almost all open, and the one or two still closed are opening imminently. So don't worry.
Jul 23, 2020 11:24:39 GMT 2
ronster: Thank you janiemou
Jul 23, 2020 11:54:11 GMT 2
ronster: Can anybody advise the current exchange rate in Roda for the GBP please,
Jul 30, 2020 11:41:30 GMT 2
janiemou: Just reported it as 1.06-1.07€ to £1 probably about the same as this time last year.
Jul 31, 2020 11:27:01 GMT 2
janiemou: Just to say that Dani (Nino's) is back home and in an electric wheelchair to get around as he also has an arm in a sling.
Aug 3, 2020 12:02:35 GMT 2
maudy: Hi Jan just wondering if you have any way of clearing all the old threads so it’s easier to get straight to the latest one's
Aug 12, 2020 16:52:00 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Maudy, when you look at a thread, at the top there should be numbers in boxes. Just click on the highest number and you will find the latest post.
Aug 13, 2020 16:12:53 GMT 2
maudy2: Still got my fingers crossed to get to Roda on Saturday .fingers and toes crossed actually now hubby is having chirporactic treatment due to hurting his back and having a herniated disc and I have vertigo which i usually have for a week
Aug 25, 2020 19:09:10 GMT 2
maudy2: should make a hilarious start for the other passengers holiday though if Tony cant get up the plane steps and I'm spinning around in circles trying to catch him
Aug 25, 2020 19:10:53 GMT 2
janiemou: It might provide a welcome comic moment . Look forward to seeing you out here.
Aug 26, 2020 13:14:47 GMT 2
maudy: Well that’s a strange Vietnamese thread that’s been started on the forum 🤔
Aug 26, 2020 16:36:11 GMT 2
maudy: On the online photo gallery
Aug 26, 2020 16:37:03 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Maudy it was spam have banned the sender and deleted it. Either Dave or I catch them quickly, but not this time
Aug 27, 2020 8:40:19 GMT 2
maudy: Jan why is Danny from ninos in an mobility scooter ? Has he had an op ? I keep seeing him up and down
Sept 2, 2020 21:49:33 GMT 2
janiemou: Maudy, Danny was injured when a car went into his scooter. He had to go to the mainland for surgery on his hips and legs also his arm was in plaster. His little girl just escaped with grazes.
Sept 6, 2020 8:12:03 GMT 2
maudy: OMG poor Danny but a blessing that his little girl wasn’t hurt more
Sept 8, 2020 11:35:15 GMT 2
janiemou: Danny has progressed to crutches, but he does seem to love whizzing about in his electric wheelchair!
Sept 16, 2020 10:53:50 GMT 2
maudy: Those Vietnamese persons that keep posting are annoying 😤I keep thinking I’m going to see some more photos but it’s just them trying to lure people to a gambling site 🤬 can’t they be blocked ?
Sept 24, 2020 17:22:17 GMT 2