The Tallinn Property Department announced the first phase of a two-part public procurement this week, titled "Procurement and Installation of Generators for Independent Electricity Supply, Part I." This marks the initial step in creating resilience centers in Tallinn and developing backup power systems.
Tallinn's 2024 budget allocates a record €39.9 million for cultural activities and investments, focusing on ensuring everyone can partake in cultural life, irrespective of special needs or economic barriers.
In the first week of January, the Tallinn Welfare and Health Care Department will move to new premises, and most of the staff will be working remotely during this time. From January 8 onwards, the department will be located at Endla 8.
Tallinn invites everyone to welcome the New Year at Freedom Square, where the celebration will feature a concert with performances by ensemble LAINE, folk-infused beats of Trad.Attack!, rapper nublu and an innovative light show titled “New Beginning.” Due to the concert, there will be traffic closures in the area and rerouted public transport lines to accommodate the festivities.
In the last quarter of the year, the Tallinn Strategic Management Office, in collaboration with PrügiBinGo, undertook a thorough inspection of mixed domestic waste containers to understand the current state of waste sorting among the city's residents. This survey, which randomly examined 900 such containers over ten observation days, primarily targeted households that have been authorized by district governments to compost at the source.
86 collection points across the city for environmentally friendly disposal of Christmas trees now open, with collection lasting until January 31, 2024.
Starting January 1, 2024, Tallinn Card prices will be updated to ensure the sustainability of the service. The new pricing considers changes in the ticket prices of museums and attractions, VAT, marketing costs, and distribution shares paid to partners.
Starting Tuesday, January 2, reconstruction works will begin on Koidula Street, between Poska and Koidula 34a, to install utilities for the new orangery in Kadriorg Park.
This year in Tallinn, 11 streets, a lake, and a harbor received new names. The naming commission, following established practices, preferred historical and culturally significant names.
On New Year's Eve, due to a concert at Freedom Square, the area will be closed to traffic and bus and trolley lines passing through will be rerouted. To ensure everyone can conveniently return home, key public transport lines in the city will operate until 3 am on January 1.