AfD's application for tax cuts unanimously rejected

Tonight, the main and finance committee unanimously rejected the AfD's request to lower property taxes. Mayor Thomas Kerkhoff had previously expressed major concerns. "Such a decision would tear a structural deficit of six million euros in our budget," said Kerkhoff and asked the AfD in return for a cover proposal. "We are currently [...]

Majority rejects the formation of a youth parliament

Yesterday, the main and finance committee, with the votes of the CDU, FDP and the mayor, rejected the creation of a children's and youth parliament in Bocholt, which was requested by the social list. There are already enough opportunities to participate, said the chairwoman of the youth welfare committee, Elisabeth Kroesen (CDU). Lukas Behrendt went even further. Young people should rather [...]

Ideas for an attractive city center

Bocholt (PID). Bocholt citizens can submit good ideas for an attractive city center that they can think of while taking a walk in the fresh air. A small city center map with a "walk" of approx. 2,7 km in length serves as a guide, which also contains a small quiz with questions about eight distinctive places. The urban [...]

Picnicking is always possible - even and especially in winter

Picnicking is always possible - even and especially in winter. In order to bring the people of the Münsterland a cozy picnic atmosphere into their own four walls and at the same time to support local trade, the Münsterland eV has launched the campaign “Give a picnic”. The idea behind it: Numerous city marketing companies in the Münsterland even provide picnics with all kinds of local [...]

IHK safely conducts 3.400 trainee exams

Around 3.400 apprentices from companies in the Münsterland and Emscher-Lippe region took their final written exams at the Chamber of Commerce this week and last. "It is a huge stone from our hearts that everything went smoothly," says Carsten Taudt, Head of Education and Skilled Workers Management at the IHK North Westphalia, relieved after today [...]

Lantern damaged

Bocholt (ots) - A stranger drove a car against a street lamp on Wednesday night in Bocholt. The accident occurred between midnight and 10.00 a.m. in a parking lot on Wiesenstrasse. This resulted in property damage of around 5.000 euros. The polluter had left without fulfilling his legal obligations [...]

Scammers fake love affairs

Bocholt (ots) - They manipulate the feelings in order to get the money of their victims: Fraudsters have brought a Bocholt several thousand euros. The perpetrators used the Internet to sneak into the man's trust. Typical for this scam of “love scamming”: The perpetrators built psychologically skillfully over a long period of time [...]

Drug test is positive

Bocholt (ots) - A 21-year-old's car trip came to an involuntary end on Wednesday night in Bocholt. Police officers had checked the driver while he was driving on the street “Im Osteresch”. A drug test showed positive results for the cannabis active ingredient THC. The officials forbade the journey and made a report and a report to the road traffic authority. One […]

Burglary in the city library fails

Bocholt (ots) - You are unlikely to have been after reading food: In Bocholt, intruders wanted to force their way into the city library. The perpetrators had tampered with a door in the back of the building on Hindenburgstrasse. However, the strangers did not succeed in levering it. Employees discovered the damage on Tuesday morning. The police asks [...]

NABU demands: "Bocholt, finally protect your trees !!!"

By BERTHOLD BLESENKEMPER “Bocholt, finally protect your trees !!!“: With this appeal, the nature conservation association in the Borken district reacts to the felling of a large population of trees on the site of the former Knuf restaurant on Heutigsweg, but also to the felling of individual trees on the Reygers - or Jahnstrasse. “In the past few days, almost everywhere in the urban area, the [...]

Hohenzollernstrasse closed on one side

Bocholt (PID). The Hohenzollernstrasse becomes at the level of the house no. 49 in the period from Monday, December 7th, 2020 until Friday, December 18th, 2020, blocked on one side. A sewer house connection will be created. The sidewalk remains usable. Press contact: Mayor's office, press and information service, Amke Derksen, phone +49 2871 953-209, email:

City library will reopen on Thursday after renovation

Bocholt (PID). The Bocholt City Library at Hindenburgstrasse 5 will open its doors again on Thursday, December 3, 2020 after a break of several weeks. Citizens can then borrow books and other media at the usual opening times. Due to the corona pandemic, however, special regulations apply to protection against infection. So only 20 visitors at the same time can [...]

Culture podcast “Mission White Flamingo” discovers St. Josefshaus Art Church

The white flamingo took off again - and this time landed in Wettringen, more precisely in the art church St. Josefshaus: There Anna-Ida Almus visited the artists' community Wettringen (KGW) with her culture podcast “Mission Weißer Flamingo”. The podcast maker not only looked behind the scenes of a place, but also of a community. Because their place of creation is [...]

District Borken cancels the New Year's reception

Borken district. A New Year's reception is primarily used for the exchange of opinions and ideas among many people who come together for the purpose in a sociable manner. However, this is exactly what the coronavirus pandemic does not allow for now and in the coming weeks. Therefore, the district of Borken unfortunately had to cancel its New Year's reception, which was actually planned for January, announced the district press office. In the […]