A Brief History

 

Pembroke owes its origin to the Knights of St John of Jerusalem who built two Watch Towers on its coast, which served as a means of defence for the Grand Harbour due to Pembroke’s strategic position. However, the British Services were instrumental in the development and fortification of Pembroke.

The first principal barracks were constructed between 1859 and 1862 and were named after England’s Patron Saint – St George’s. Other barracks were built later and named after Ireland and Scotland’s Patron Saints – St Patricks and St Andrews. Fort Pembroke was built between 1875 and 1878 to serve two defence purposes, namely to safeguard the seaward approach towards the Grand Harbour and to defend the right flank of the Victoria Lines. Later, Pembroke Battery was built between 1897 and 1899 to serve the same purposes.

Various regiments served in Pembroke and the last soldiers left Pembroke in 1979. During the Second World War, German Prisoners of War were imprisoned in Pembroke and during their stay, built a small chapel which served the needs of the British Services.

Since then, all the land which had been purchased by the British Services on their arrival in Malta was handed over to the Maltese Government. For a few years, Pembroke was neglected but in the mid 1980’s, the barracks were converted into private residences, offices and a holiday complex. At the same time, the Government issued plots of land for sale and the first residents settled in 1986.

During the coming years, Pembroke is set to see a greater influx of residents as a housing expansion programme is under way.

By virtue of the Local Councils Act (1993) Pembroke was one of 67 localities to have its own Local Council. The first election was held on Saturday 19th March 1994. Since then, eight more elections were held in 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2013 and 2019. The next election is due in 2024.

Your Local Councillors

Dean Hili

Mayor

Omar Elaref Arab

Deputy Mayor

Désirée Vella Brincat

Councillor

Carmel Cesare

Councillor

Raymond Lanzon

Councillor

Kevin Borg

Executive Secretary

Your Local Councillors

Dean Hili

Dean Hili

Mayor

Omar Elaref Arab

Omar Elaref Arab

Deputy Mayor

Désirée  Vella Brincat

Désirée Vella Brincat

Councillor

Carmel Cesare

Carmel Cesare

Councillor

Raymond Lanzon

Raymond Lanzon

Councillor

Kevin Borg

Kevin Borg

Executive Secretary

Council Services

Collection of Domestic Refuse

Please click on the button below to view the collection schedule for domestic refuse.

The days of the week when to take out the Black, Grey and Organic bags, ready for collection.

Bulk Refuse Collection

For bulk refuse collection, please click the ‘request’ link below.

Simply fill in all relevant details and submit the request. We will contact you with collection date.

Collection of Recyclable Refuse

Full details for collection days are included in the same schedule as domestic refuse.

For the schedule of glass waste collection, please click the link below.

Street Sweeping

By using either a mechanical or a person street sweeper, we are ensuring the up-to-date tidiness of our streets.

Click on the REPORT IT! button below, should you see that an area has been overlooked

Cleaning of Urban Areas

The fast mechanical cleaning of urban areas is done on a very regular basis.

Click on the REPORT IT! button below, should you see that an area has been overlooked

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