EU Funds for restoration works at St Joseph Band Club – Ħal Għaxaq

19 May 2021

Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds, Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi visited the St Joseph Band Club in Ħal Għaxaq to see the ongoing restoration works on the Club’s prominent dome, funded by the EU’s LEADER programme and obtained by the Club through the assistance of Servizzi Ewropej f’Malta. SEM CEO, Mandy Falzon, EU Funding Director, Darren Grasso and Club members were present during the visit.

The current premises of the St Joseph Band Club, built between 1985 and 1990, features a prominent dome, which is a unique feature not typically found in local band clubs.  Along the years, the dome suffered structural damage, duw to its exposure to natural elements and the lack of proper ventilation.  As a result of this, the decorations and the paintings that adorn it internally, have also been damaged.

The band club committee sought SEM assistance to embark on a project to restore the dome through EU’s LEADER funding, with repairs focusing on restoring the physical integrity of the structure. Following the implementation of activities as part of LEADER funding, the band club will then move on to restore the dome aesthetically, including the decorative designs and re-attaching the restored paintings.

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