CDU wants higher fines for garbage sinners in Bocholt

Anyone who illegally disposes of waste could in future have to reckon with significantly higher penalties and levies. This provides at least the last week published new fine catalog of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The CDU faction Bocholt now wants to know from the administration, whether she plans to raise the penalty and Verwarngelder also in Bocholt accordingly. "Due to the increased use of disposable packaging and disposable cups has the careless plastic littering in Bocholt in various places such as the station, bus stops, in parks, in parking lots or on roadsides. Any plastic part, whether plastic bag, disposable cup or candy paper that is disposed of incorrectly, gets into the environment, crumbles into ever smaller parts and then becomes microplastic. We have to fight against this development, "the CDU city councilors Barbara Fölting and Thomas Eusterfeldhaus justify the request. The revised penalty and censure catalog provides decision-making authorities with the competent authorities with authority to punish administrative offenses in the field of environmental protection. Thus, the new fine catalog of 100 Euro for the unlawful disposal of individual smaller (household waste) items such as cigarette butt, disposable coffee cups, paper plates, fruit and food leftovers or beverage cans up to 50.000 Euro and more for the intentional commercial deposition of larger quantities environmentally hazardous substances. The previous recommendation for the prosecution of such and similar administrative offenses was only 10 to 25 Euro. "The significantly higher fines and cussing money show the garbage sinners that society does not tolerate further if they carelessly pollute our environment. Together with adequate controls, they could be an effective remedy against the increasing littering, especially with plastic parts ", explain Fölting and Eusterfeldhaus. For this, however, the city administration would have to raise the penalty and Verwarngelder in Bocholt accordingly. Because the new penalty and Verwarnungsgeldkatalog is not binding, but only a recommendation for municipalities that individually decide on the amount of the fines. Against this background, the CDU Group would like to know from the city administration on the one hand how they are the current situation in the city Bocholt assessed on the contamination of public transport areas. She also asks whether the administration intends to follow the new recommendation of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia and to increase the fine in Bocholt accordingly. If not, the CDU would like to know the reasons against this increase. The question will be discussed at the next session of the city council meeting at the 12. Be June. [...]

Two rioters taken into custody

Bocholt (ots) - The night of Monday ended in a police cell for two rioters. Against 01.40 clock a heavily intoxicated 46-year-old man in a restaurant on the Europaplatz had rioted and ignored a place reference. To enforce the eviction and prevent crimes, police officers took the very aggressive man to the guard and locked him in a cell. This also happened to a heavily intoxicated 26-year-old Bocholter, who was involved in a brawl against 01.50 after testimony. He aggressively confronted police officers and refused to reveal his personal details. [...]

Advertising community calls for "investment-friendly" conditions for the city

Bocholt. The Bocholter Werbegemeinschaft welcomes the request of CDU, SPD, free Greens / the left and the city party with the suggestion to implement short-term city center measures. In the last board meeting of the Bocholter Werbegemeinschaft the executive committee and the advisory board commented positively. "First short-term measures, such as preparing the benches, installing new bike racks and installing game points, do the job and are a positive sign to all citizens and us as a dealer. They show that something is happening, "says Matthias Funke, second chairman of the Bocholter Werbegemeinschaft. As short-term actionable measures are also still new trash cans / new ashtrays, redesign of greening in the pedestrian zones and the establishment of a professional WLAN by the BEW demanded by the policy. "Only to, it has not been invested too long in our downtown," adds Matthias Funke. The implementation of a customer journey from routing via the parking guidance system into the city via the pedestrian guidance system in the city center to the city center information system is urgently required, according to the board, in order to make the journey and orientation as easy and attractive as possible for the customer. Park, pedestrian guidance system and inner-city information system were then to be designed in a uniform design of the new inner-city figure (Altstadt, Neustadt, Ravardiviertel), which a large part of the executive board also designed in the workshops on area management. As a third point in the application of the policy called the transformation of the vine road called incl. Furnishings and the demolition of the old pavilions. "Here, too, the advertising community sees urgent need for action, because the demolition of the pavilions or The redesign in this area of ​​the vine street is stimulated for many years by many sides or Mechtild Brüske, chairman of the advertising community and also active in the ISG Nordstraße.Auch if the advertising community is very positive about this application, the board points out at this point urgently, that in the long term much more done by the city administration for the city center should be. The reason for this is the investment in the city, which has been deferred for years. Therefore, the advertising community considers it essential to prioritize the inner-city measures in the integrated urban development concept. From the point of view of the advertising community, the car park development in the northern city center should be very high in the prioritization. The dilapidated underground car park Europaplatz is in poor condition. Other parking spaces are tight and inflexible during the parking period. In addition, the Gasthausplatz, the St. George Square and the Ravardistrasse should be redesigned at short notice and the necessary Städtebauför-Means be applied werden.Bei these streets and squares, it is necessary to increase the quality of stay, for example also to promote gastronomy. For this, among other things To reduce traffic, it is necessary to work on the reduction of parking spaces. "We need investment-friendly conditions in our city center for trade and gastronomy, we need to improve the experience for the customer, we need new settlements!", Mechtild Brüske. "This is not about actionism, but about action," adds Matthias Funke. "This is also the case in 2.0 area management and in the mobility concept, but speed is also required here." It would also be desirable to convert it into multifunctional spaces for events. Especially in the Ravardistraße should a space design be implemented at the stele, should the ideas of the restaurateurs for outdoor and day catering quickly be granted positive - so stimulates the advertising community and thus complements the political application. Retail is to lead in middle-class cities always more challenging. The members of the advertising community are aware that each individual must work on their own concepts and advertising strategies. However, Bocholt must once again be working on a basic attractiveness in order to attract customers from the surrounding area, who are currently shopping in surrounding cities or online. The redesign of Neutor Square is an important element, but the inner-city streets themselves should not be forgotten. Only when the conditions are right again, customers come to the city center and only then do business, commerce, service providers and gastronomy have a chance in Bocholt. The first positive signs have been applied for; now the measures and concepts have to be decided, planned and implemented swiftly. [...]

Higher fines for garbage sinners in Bocholt?

Anyone who disposes of waste illegally could face significantly higher penalties and warnings in the future. At least, this is what the new catalog of fines of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, published last week, foresees. The CDU faction Bocholt would now like to know from the administration, if she plans to raise the penalty and Verwarngelder also in Bocholt accordingly. ?? By the increased use of disposable packaging and disposable cups has the careless plastic littering in Bocholt in various places such as the station Bus stops, in parks, on car parks or on roadsides increased greatly. Any piece of plastic, whether a plastic bag, disposable cup, or candy paper that is disposed of incorrectly, gets into the environment, breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, and then becomes microplastic. We have to fight against this development ??, the CDU city councilors Barbara Fölting and Thomas Eusterfeldhaus justify the request. The revised penalty and custody money catalog provides decision-making authority to the competent local authorities to punish offenses in the area of ​​environmental protection. Thus, the new 100 Euro fine catalog is sufficient for the unlawful disposal of individual smaller items (such as cigarette butts, disposable coffee mugs, paper plates, fruit and food residues or beverage cans) up to 50.000 Euro and more for the deliberate commercial dumping of large quantities of environmentally hazardous substances. The previous recommendation for sanctioning such and similar violations ranged from only 10 to 25 Euro.??The significantly higher fines and custodial charges show the garbage sinners that society no longer tolerates carelessly polluting our environment. Together with appropriate controls, they could be an effective remedy for the increasing littering, mainly through plastic parts, "Fölting and Eusterfeldhaus explain. However, the city administration would have to raise the penalty and Verwarngelder in Bocholt accordingly. Because the new penalty and Verwarnungsgeldkatalog is not binding, but only a recommendation for municipalities that decide individually on the amount of the fines. Against this background, the CDU parliamentary group wants to know from the city administration eineinen how they related to the current situation in the city of Bocholt on the Pollution of public transport areas. She also asks whether the administration intends to follow the new recommendation of the Land North Rhine-Westphalia and increase the fine and cashing in Bocholt accordingly. If not, the CDU would like to know the reasons against this increase. The request will be discussed at the next session of the City Council on 12. Source: pixabay.com/photos/m%C3%BCll-environment-waste-1260833/ [...]

17 year old with dummy weapon in the fast food restaurant

Bocholt (ots) - On Saturday, a guest of a fast food restaurant on the street in the Königsesch against 17.45 watch a young man, who apparently had a weapon with him - sometimes in the waistband, sometimes wrapped in the jacket. The witness informed the police who were checking the young man (17 / Bocholt) and his companion (16 / Bocholt). The weapon was a fine weapon, which was secured. A criminal case for violation of the weapons law has been initiated and the youth is handed over to the care of a relative. [...]

Bocholter is the victim of a trick thief

Bocholt (ots) - On Saturday morning, a still unknown man in the presence of an 75-year-old Bocholter against 10.00 clock apparently unintentionally dropped a ring and involved the Bocholter in a conversation. He pretended to be a Pole and to be in financial distress. The Bocholter finally agreed to buy the ring for 20 Euro and opened his wallet. That was exactly the moment the offender was after: he distracted his victim by pretending to give him something from inside the ring wanting to show and stole as clever as unnoticed by his victim several hundred euros. The injured party noticed the theft later. The ring is worthless after the first assessment.Deterious description: About 160 cm tall, slender, high forehead, spoke with a slight accent.The police are looking for witnesses. Please contact the Kripo in Bocholt (02871) 2990.And you will be warned against the very clever trick thieves. Keep your valuables safe, be suspicious, do not be distracted or grab anyone's wallet. [...]