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COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF
KORAKOU
Politistikou Kentrou , 10
2836, Korakou
Tel: 22932903, 99337983
Fax: 22933470


 
 
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EMBELLISHMENT PROJECTS

The Community Council has taken on the widening of the street and the construction of a stone wall with flower gardens on Arch Makarios III (next to the house of Costas Iacovou). A stone flower garden was built next to the church dedicated to Saint Mamas. Along the street where the cultural centre is located, the road was widened and low stone walls were built. Additionally, all supporting walls along the above mentioned street, were embellished with stone.

PARKING PLACES

Creation of a parking place next to “Yiotis” coffee-shop and next to the house of Pavlos Virides.

COMMUNITY PLAYING FIELD

The Community Council was funded by KOA (CSO) with the amountof 25 thousand CP so as to complete the construction of the locker rooms.

CULTURAL CENTRE

It is regarded the district cultural centre that hosts theatrical performances, concerts, events, lectures, fests and district meeting throughout the year.

NEW ROADS

The following new roads have been constructed:
-Road from Katalanos farm leading to the house of Andreas Gregoriou.
- Road from the house of Yiannis Christofides leading to the school.
- Road from the house of Christos Katsellis leading to the farm of Vicotria Rodosthenous.
- Road from the house of Polyvios Savva leading to Katselli farms. Road from the abattoir leading to the playing field.

UPGRADE OF ROAD NETWORKS

The following roads have been widened and became asphalts:
-Korakou-Agios Epiphanios road, leading to the main road towards Marathassa.
-A road connection two areas (serves many people on a daily basis) and can be developed in the area of “Agroulasou”.
-Korakou-Phlassou road, that passes through river Karkotis. It is a picturesque road covered in green, connecting the two villages and serving all inhabitants.
-Korakou-Tempria road (next to Tempria cemetery); its width reached 7 meters.
-Road towards Ap. Loucas and the cemetery. The road was widened and a supporting wall 110 meters long was built. Additionally, flower gardens were created along the road.
-Road from Panayia Eleousa leading to the house of Argyris Petrides. The road to Hantara
-The road next to the house of Renos Constantinou was also widened and supporting wall was built---
-Road next to the house of Andreas Efthyvoulou.
-Road leading to the Primary School.

CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHER WALLS

Along the following roads higher walls were constructed:
-Korakou-Evrychou road
-Road leading to the Community Playing Field

CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CEMETERY

A plot worth £6,000 CP was bought next to the first cemetery. After offerings and the approval of architectural plans were completed, began its construction.

LAND PURCHASE

The Community Council bought a piece of land (6 scales) near the abattoir area for 35 thousand CP. Its worth today is estimated to be more that 80 thousand CP. The Council also has a piece of land (1 scale) that was donated by Mr. Charalambos Zenonos Christodoulou, in the loving memory of his father Zenonas Christodoulou.

EXPANSION OF WATER SUPPLY NETWORK

The water supply network was expanded:
-from the house of polyvios Savvas to the house of Christina Kalianoti
-from the abattoir to the field
-from Karalanos farm to the house of Andreas Gregoriou

BORE FOR WATER-POTABLE WATER

After the bore for water located in the playing field, we achieved to attain the amount of 110 thousand CP and a special machine was connected with the water tanks of the community. In this way, the serious problem of lack of water noted especially during summer was resolved.

EXPOLITATION OF NON-POTABLE WATER

Non-potable water is exploited with its use for irrigation purposes (gardens) and in stock farming. This water is not only cheaper but also its use helps spare potable water. It must be noted that the C.C. of Korakou has the titles of “VASSILIKOS” spring and the plot as well.

EXPANSION OF SRTEET LIGHTING

Street lighting was improved in the following roads:
-Road from Evrychou to Korakou
-Road to Agrouladou
- Eleon Street
-Road leading to Ap. Loucas
-Road towards Karkotis Street

PROTECTIVE FENCES

Protective rails were place in the following roads:
-Road next to the house of Phylakti Michael
-Road next to the house of Marios Gregoriou
-Road next to the house of Andreas Zenonos
For the protection of the pedestrians and especially of children, many other, smaller projects have been completed.

SCHOOL

After a series of attempts on behalf of the Community Council, the time honored and historic Primary School is being improved. At the same time, the building was upgraded and completed according to modern prerequisites as far as earthquakes are concerned. A new classroom was added and new toilettes as well.  Architectural plans regarding supporting walls and fencing have been completed. The height of the fencing of the school’s playing field will be 6 meters. It must be noted that the president of the community council insisted that two women from our community work on a permanent basis at the school, and are responsible for its cleanliness.

SUPPORTING THE FOOTBALL TEAM AND THE YOUTH CENTRE

The Community Council supports AEK Korakou, the football team of the village and manages to financially support it with the help of government departments and private companies as far as sports equipment is concerned. Additionally, it contributes to the organisation and programming of the Youth Centre events.

SOCIAL OFFER

The Community Council organizes lectures on agricultural topics, thermal insulation fundings, AIDS, diabetes, cancer, healthy diets and drugs.

BLOOD DONATION

The Council encourages the inhabitants to become blood donors. The President and Members of the community council are blood donors.

SUPPORTING THE ELDERLY

The Council takes care of the elderly and enlightens them as far as their rights are concerned. The president of the community council makes it easy for the elderly with kinetic problems to transport and help them to be served at home. He provides all necessary papers and helps them to fill in all forms required.

CULTURAL EVENTS

Korakou is the fist community that hosted the European Days of Cultural Heritage in September 2004. During the event, a photography exhibition was organized as well as an exhibition of old objects, tools and embroidery. Additionally, after a projector presentation of the historical wealth of our village, a tour around the community took place. A buffet was opened with Cypriot delights and treats.
-We hosted first the Athena program, which includes winter and summer events, such as concerts, dance nights, Cypriot nights, theatrical performances, some of which were dedicated to the children (puppet plays).
-The Cypriot Theatrical Organization successfully staged a theatrical play (‘Os pollate arkontinamen’) on the 30th of June 2004. our community is the first in Solea area that hosted a performance of the antional theater.
-On the 23rd of July 2006 an Event for both Greek- and Turkish- Cypriots was successfully took place in our community. The Greek-Cypriot band “Vassilitzia” and the Turkish-Cypriot band “Toufad” took part. The public embraced the event, sending a message of peace to all Cyprus.

CLEANLINESS

The Community Council has provided for the cleanliness of the community. The garbage places near the areas of “Kamares” and “Hantares” were cleared. The old Turkish-Cypriot cemetery was cleaned. The Community Council takes on the trimming of trees and the cleaning of the village when necessary. Additionally, the Community Council has purchased large and small garbage cans. Korakou was awarded with the B’ Cleanliness Prize in Nicosia District the last two years.

FUNDING FOR PERMANENT INHABITANTS

Funding for the permanent inhabitants of the village was approved and according to the plan, couples that plan on building their permanent house or wish to restore their houses are also entitled of a fund.

 

THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS ARE SCHEDULED

RESTORATION OF THE CENTRAL SQUARE OF THE VILLAGE

An amphitheatre and toilettes will be constructed for the embellishment and restoration of the square. Benches and lighting will be added, as well as a parking place and a green place. What is more, the roads next to the square will be paved with stone. This project will cost 600 thousand CO and will be funded by the European Union.

 “VICTORIA PARK”

The farm belonging to the family of Victoria Rodosthenous will be turned into a Park (playground, recreation centre, games, benches, flower gardens, fencing, and toilettes). The farm is right next to the house of Georgios Makrides.

MULTI SPORT FIELDS

Two small playing fields will be constructed in the piece of land purchased by the community council from Charalambos Zenonos. These two fields have already been approved for funding by CSO.

SPORTS CENTRE

A close sports centre is being constructed on a piece of land bough by the Council. CSO has regarded this development positive and will place it under consideration the following year.

NEW INDEPENDENT ACCESS TO KORAKOU

We have made all necessary so as to attain new access to Korakou. The new road will take place behind Evrychou Hospital.

RENOVATION OF THE WATERMILLS

One of our main goals is to save our cultural heritage. We have talked to the owners of the old watermills and managed to attain the buildings. The renovation of the watermills is funded by the European Union.

NATURE TRAILS

We enlisted two trails of exquisite beauty. In cooperation with the Forest Department we have decided to develop them and list them on CTO charts. Our goal is to attract local and foreign tourism.

VIEW POINT

The Ministry of Agriculture has approved the creation of a “view point” near the area of “Moutti tou Kalogirou”, on the hill above the playing field. A large telescope will be place at the view point as well as kiosk, benches, garbage cans and signs. One can view the sea and the mountain from the hill. This point is unique in the area of Solia, and this will attract many people. This project is wholly funded by the European Union.

STONE WALLS AND FLOWER GARDENS

We are trying to embellish our community by construction stone walls and flower garden.

ENRICHMENT OUR WEBSITE

We are trying to gather pictures so as to enrich our web pages.

KORAKOU COMMUNITY FIELD

We have decided to plant grass in the community field. When this project is completed, gradines will be constructed.

NEW ROADS

New roads are scheduled:
-From Andreas Papavasiliou’s farm, leading to the river, Christoforos fountain.
-From Andreas Kyprianou’s farm, leading to Korakou-Ag. Varvara road (next to Georgios Kattos’s farm)

ROAD WIDENING AND ASPHALT

Asphaltising and Road Widening are planned for the:
-Road from the house of Yannis Christofides leading to the primary School
-Road from Katalanos farm leading to the house of Andreas Gregoriou
-Road leading to the cemetery
-Korakou-Tempria road.

CLEANLINESS

Constant provision for the cleanliness of the community.
Afforeastation and clearance of the “Alonia” area has been planned.

ELECTRICITY POLES

Korakou is the only community that has managed to move electricity poles from an inhabited area. These poles will be transferred behind the mountain located opposite our village.

STREET SIGNS

The locations requiring street signs have been enlisted and the funding for this project was raised by District Administration. The project will be completed in a year.

MISSING PERSONS’ MONUMENT

We are searching for the most suitable location for the construction of a monument to honour the missing persons of our community.

FINDING A SUITABLE LOCATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF OUR NEW CHURCH

We need a new church that can host more people. For this reason, the Community Council is trying to find the best possible location for the construction of our new church.

 

 

 
 
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