A warm welcome to all, residents and visitors alike. I would like to give a short message to highlight what is happening in Pissouri Village District from the standpoint of the Pissouri Community Council.
The E.U. is going through turbulent times, and this means that hard decisions have to be made, not always to the liking of everyone. Here at the village level we also have decisions that may or may not be popular, for us mostly driven by funding and safety issues. Funding is difficult, as Council revenues are depleted due to reduced applications for construction etc., a backbone funding source for most Councils. These are the times, and we must deal with what is in front of us and assign funds on a priority level.
We are blessed with a beautiful spot here in our wonderful island nation, Nature has provided us with an immeasurable wealth. It is up to us to make the best of that gift.
I believe in four corner-posts:
- Transparency. Transparency leads to honesty, and honesty to achievement and peace of mind. In all our Council dealings, the populace and visitors should be aware of details pertaining to the management of the Village District, and also of our future projects.
- Collectivity. Only together with a collective effort can we achieve what we want in the shortest possible time. Everyone, from all walks of life, has something to offer, whether procuring ideas for the collective benefit or making those ideas a reality.
- Equality. For us to succeed, we must all be on an equal footing. Nothing can be achieved unless the opportunities are available to all, regardless of nationality, belief, or connections.
- Planning. We cannot achieve what we want without the correct planning. As a Council, when we apply for funding, we must plan well and have all details covered prior to the application, such as licenses and plans. If we do not plan well, we will be sent away to acquire what is needed, allowing others to leapfrog us in on the funding ladder. This takes time, but we will be prepared!
We are working hard to improve the safety and beauty of the Village district, and to provide amenities in keeping with the vision that we have for a continually improved Village and Bay area, from a hiking trail connecting to Petra tou Romanou, to farm road repair, to parks and structural improvements.
I would like to thank you all for participating, and we wish us all a healthy, prosperous, and healthy future TOGETHER.
Pissouri Council Chairman