The largest public park in Veliko Tarnovo, Sveta Gora, is currently under reconstruction after years of neglect and is expected to be ready for everyone to enjoy by June this year. The total cost of the project is expected to amount to 1 million euro. This is said to be only the first stage of the thorough transformation of this favourite place of past years. A Ferris wheel, just like the one which was once perched on top of Sveta Gora hill will be reinstalled during the next stage of reconstruction; the panoramic views from the observation wheel are said to be unique. Also a Fairy-tale house will be set up; kids will be able to meet their favourite cartoon characters and to have hours of fun among them. An open-air reading room will also be available.
Two entrepreneurs have studied in Germany to find a new healthy way of providing snacks to their children and the rest of Veliko Tarnovo. They have learned how to transform nuts, seeds, cracked millet and honey into delicious alternatives to wafers and chocolate. Many of the ingredients are sourced locally and provide a great source of energy. The couple studied in a pastry school in Germany which has given them the skills to set up and transform a former bakery and grain store in the village of Musina. They are adamant that all of the ingredients are natural and the new health bars don’t contain any glucose or other additives to sweeten or bind the mixture. Other natural ingredients include pistachios, cranberries, almonds, apple, pecan and plum. They have chosen their current location as it is more cost effective to produce the new healthy bars in Musina rather than in the centre of Veliko Tarnovo. Similar foods are already produced or imported into Veliko Tarnovo, but this has a negative effect on cost and guarantee about the source of ingredients.
Every year we see the storks revisit their nests around the municipality of VT, but do we ever really know where they have been and the distance they travel? Well now experts of “Green balkans” have placed transmitters and rings on 2 young storks born this year in Polikraishte. There first few tentative flights tracked them to neighbouring roofs and electricity pylons, but since have flown to Varbitsa, 20km east of their nest. After this first tandem voyage they have split up opted for completely different routes. One has headed north, 95km near Rousse and the other south across the Balkan mountains near the town Yambol.
The transmitters will allow the opportunity to follow the path of young storks, witnessing their dangerous and long journey south, and with even greater hopes of their return. The name of the study is called “White Stork and is funded by the European Business Congress to promote conservation. This project is being implemented simultaneously in also Russia, Armenia, The Czech Rebulic and Slovenia.
The hottest day of the year and Veliko Tarnovo workers continue to improve the city. They are currently repairing streets and pavements around the city battling the high temperatures. At a rapid pace they are repairing pavements on ‘Nikola Gabrovski’ and fixing the area around ‘Vasil Nevski (The Palace of Culture and Sport’.
The ‘Road Construction Crew Veliko Tarnovo’ continue to work hard work applying the second layer of asphalt on streets” Ceres “Tver”, “Toledo” and “Asti”.
As many of us flee to nearby swimming pools, air conditioned malls and other shady areas – stop and applaud the hard work from the various construction crews who are helping to make our city look as lovely as possible.
Complaints are flooding in about Blue Zone parking in Veliko Tarnovo. Residents are resenting having to pay for parking outside their own homes. The largest problems are occurring in the old part of town and directly in the centre. The local administration explained that tourism brings in trade and therefore tourists must have somewhere to park close to amenities and attractions.
There is a petition from locals demanding that there are alternative solutions as to where to park their cars. There was a possibility of a small parking lot in front of Tsaravets, but there is an ongoing discussion about this issue. Further to this point is an option to build new underground and surface parking lots, including multi-storey car parking to alleviate problems with the battle for car parking spaces.
A bakery in Veliko Tarnovo is distributing FREE bread to anyone who maybe in need. The euro initiative project is setting up mobile teams to visit the districts of Veliko Tarnovo and the villages around the entire municipality. Anyone can apply to receive the free bread supplies but the main beneficiaries are the poor and those with social benefits. The initiative will last two weeks starting from today. There is already an established schedule of locations and times to promote the “Campaign of free Bread”