Urban budget deficit lower than feared

Bocholt (PID). Good news for Bocholt: The budget deficit for 2021 is lower than previously estimated. The reasons are higher key allocations from the state and a lower district levy. This is communicated by the municipal treasury. When the budget was brought into the council meeting in early October, a deficit of 11,4 million euros was forecast, taking into account the […]

Otto-Kemper-Ring closed for two weeks

Bocholt (PID). The closure of the Otto-Kemper-Ring in the area of ​​Sauerbruchstrasse announced in the press release of October 21st will be brought forward: The Otto-Kemper-Ring will be closed from Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 until Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 Fully closed in the area facing Sauerbruchstrasse. Sauerbruchstrasse will be closed on one side. Sewer works are taking place. Pedestrians and cyclists can [...]

Collection campaign in front of the town hall for the Rotary project "lid on it"

Tomorrow, Wednesday, the Rotary Club Bocholt will collect lids with a trailer on the market square in front of the old Bocholt town hall on the occasion of "World Poliotag" from 14:00 pm to 18:00 pm. All hard-working collectors are called upon to bring both small and large quantities of lids to the marketplace during this time. To explain the project in more detail: [...]

Project: Knit yourself a "climate hat"

Borken district. As part of the knitting project “Climate hats for the district of Borken”, two knitting evenings will take place with the Lavesum artist Gabi Bücker. Since climate protection is a joint task, despite Corona, knitting should be done together with artistic support in compliance with all hygiene requirements. The knitting workshops will take place on Friday, November 6th, 2020 and on Friday, November 27th, 2020, [...]

Break-in at the Westend roundabout

Bocholt (ots) - On Tuesday night, unknown perpetrators broke into a clothing store on Westendkreisel. The burglar (s) had pried open a skylight and then broke open an office door inside the building. It is not yet clear whether something has been stolen. The police are looking for witnesses. Please send information to the police in [...]

Chewing gum becomes a "bee feeder"

Since September, a “bee feeder” has been hanging on the fruit stand on the Slütter farm in Bocholt. In the converted chewing gum machine, there are flower mixtures in capsules that are specially used as feed for bees. The Dortmund-based Sebastian Everding came up with the idea of ​​converting the disused machines to "make the world a little more fun and at the same time something ecologically meaningful [...]

Burglars steal camera and flashlight from storage room

Bocholt (ots) - Burglars have broken into the storage room of a company in Bocholt in the past few days. The perpetrators gained access to the building on Don Bosco Street in an unknown manner. Inside, the strangers searched several rooms. According to initial findings, they took along an Olympus digital camera and a flashlight. The time of the crime is [...]

Cyclist slightly injured in collision

Bocholt (ots) - A young cyclist suffered minor injuries in an accident in Bocholt on Monday. The ten-year-old had driven on Neustraße around 07.30 a.m. in the direction of Markt - between 22.30 p.m. and 08.00 a.m. the Neustraße, which is otherwise a pedestrian zone, is also open to cyclists. At the intersection with Königstraße the [...]

Weber remains chairman of the CDU in Bocholt

The strongest parliamentary group in Bocholt's city council will continue to be led by Burkhard Weber in the years to come. The 23 members of the CDU parliamentary group re-elected the 49-year-old as their chairman on Monday evening. The Biemenhorster has held this office since 2018. Looking back on the election, the new and old parliamentary group chairman says: "The Bocholters gave us [...]

Bocholt is to receive 8 million euros more in grants from the state

The state government has announced the preliminary model calculation for the Community Financing Act (GFG) 2021. With the publication it is clear which allocations the municipalities in North Rhine-Westphalia can expect from the state in the coming year. Bocholt is expected to receive around 2021 million euros in 22,2. That is eight million euros more than in the current year. The member of the state parliament for Bocholt declares [...]

Three corona deaths in one weekend

As the Borken district announced today, three people died at the weekend in connection with a coronavirus infection: a 49-year-old Gronau resident, a 91-year-old Gronau resident and an 80-year-old Ahaus resident. This means that 45 deaths have now been recorded since the pandemic began. 544 people are currently infected in the district. That is 29 more than yesterday. In Bocholt [...]

Accident, traces of oil, false alarms: busy day for the Bocholt fire brigade

When the watch changed in the morning, the fire and rescue services were alerted to a traffic accident on the B 67. There was a traffic accident with a motorcyclist. Shortly after this mission was completed, a fire truck had to move out as a first responder to a medical emergency due to the high number of emergency services. Around 12:30 p.m. the fire brigade was at [...]

Is Flender going to Carlyle for $ 2,4 billion?

The rumors are growing that Flender will be sold and yet not be listed on the stock exchange. As the news service Bloomberg reports, the US buyout company Carlyle is said to have offered 2,4 billion dollars for the Bocholt-based transmission manufacturer. The agreement could be announced in the next few days, it said. The companies involved do not want to comment on the message. Source: Bloomberg