The district's crisis team deals with the highly dynamic infection process

Borken district. The crisis team of the Borken district dealt today (23.10.2020) under the direction of district regulatory officer Dr. Elisabeth Schwenzow with the highly dynamic coronavirus infection process in Westmünsterland. In addition to District Administrator Dr. Kai Zwicker and District Director Dr. Ansgar Hörster as well as senior employees of the district administration from the health, regulatory, social, youth and school sectors, representatives of the rescue service, the hospitals, [...]

Work on the Lernwerk and on the “Sunken Bridge” is progressing

The foundation and securing work is currently underway for the cube that will shape the facade of the future learning center in the former spinning mill building. The foundations for the concrete pillars are being prepared and will be poured over the next few days. They should cover the cuboid part of the building (18 meters wide, 15,5 meters deep and - from the foyer floor - 21 meters high) [...]

Lecture on "Systemic Consensus"

On Thursday, October 29, 2020, the Volkshochschule Bocholt-Rhede-Isselbug invites you to a lecture entitled “Systemic consensus - making sound decisions together”. The event begins at 19:30 p.m. in the training center, Stenerner Weg 14a. You can register online at or in person at the training center. The event costs 5 euros. In the lecture Josef Hülkenberg explains, [...]

Meanwhile 13 corona infections in the Vredener hospital

The results from the further test series of the patients in the St. Marien-Hospital Vreden are now available. Contrary to expectations, they are associated with further positive results. A total of four other patients were found to be infected with the coronavirus. Two of the patients are already in the isolation ward in Ahaus, to which they, as a precaution, like all other patients [...]

Bocholter mostly very satisfied with their city

Bocholt (PID). Bocholt citizens are mostly very satisfied with their city and feel comfortable and safe. This is a result of the recently evaluated citizens' survey by the Institute for Democracy and Participation Research (IDPF) at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, which was carried out as part of the “City of the Future 2030 + […] project” funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Keynote speech on appreciative communication is canceled

Bocholt (PID). The keynote lecture planned on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 under the title “Simply understand each other better - Seven secrets of appreciative communication” has been canceled due to the current developments in the corona pandemic. This is communicated by the municipal equal opportunities office. Press contact: Mayor's office, press and information service, Amke Derksen, phone +49 2871 953-209, email:

Wolfgang Nikolaus reports on operations in crisis areas

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the Volkshochschule Bocholt-Rhede-Isselburg invites you to a lecture by Wolfang Nikolaus about the German participation in international peace operations. The lecture begins at 19 pm in the media center, Hindenburgstrasse 5. The number of participants is limited. Registrations are possible via the website or in person at the training center, Stenerner Weg 14a. The lecture is free of charge. [...]

77 more people infected with corona within a day

426 people are currently infected with the corona virus in the district. That is 77 more than yesterday. In Bocholt the number increased from 65 to 80 within one day. The value of the “7-day incidence” calculated by the Borken District Health Office, ie the number of new infections reported per 100.000 inhabitants in the last 7 days, is 68,1 today. [...]

Cyclist slightly injured in accident

Bocholt (ots) - On Thursday, a 78-year-old from Bocholt rode his bike on the Osterstraße cycle path towards the city center and intended to turn left into Südwall. He overlooked the 61-year-old driver from Bocholt, who was also driving on Osterstrasse in the same direction, so that the two vehicles collided. Rescue workers brought the slightly injured person with an ambulance to [...]

Pedelec stolen

Bocholt (ots) - Thieves were targeting a pedelec on Thursday morning in Bocholt. The black electric bike from Riese & Müller had been locked on the wall of a café on Blücherstrasse - there the theft occurred between 08.30 a.m. and 08.35 a.m. The police asks for information to the criminal investigation department in Bocholt: Tel. [...]

Pedelec rider evades and falls

Bocholt (ots) - A pedelec rider suffered minor injuries in an accident that occurred in Bocholt on Thursday. The 50-year-old from Bocholt was on the bike path on Winterswijker Straße towards Barlo at around 11.55 a.m. when the car of a 26-year-old Bocholter came out of a property entrance and crossed her path. The Bocholter had to evade [...]

Broke into four other BMW brand cars

Bocholt (ots) - In the night of Thursday, unknown persons in Bocholt (Büssinghook, Zum Bürgerzentrum, Biemenhorster Weg and again Hermann-Dickstein-Weg) opened four more BMW cars. The perpetrators removed steering wheels and the on-board systems, among other things. In one of the cases, the door was damaged in order to get inside the vehicle. In three cases there were no signs of break-up [...]