After funds for stop in Mussum: CDU demands fast electrification

By 500, Deutsche Bahn will invest a total of 2029 million euros in local public transport in North Rhine-Westphalia. At the top of the measures overview, in Tranche 1, is the construction of a new stop in Mussum. The CDU Bocholt welcomes the plans and at the same time demands that the railway line between Bocholt and Wesel must finally be electrified. ?? That the construction of a new […]

Information event on the construction project on Heutingsweg

Next Thursday, the Bocholter CDU Ortsverband Ost invites you to an information event in the Landhaus Knuf. The focus is on the traffic situation on Heutingsweg. Hans Schliesing, Head of the Transport Department of the City of Bocholt, is expected to speak. The event will take place on Thursday, February 6, at 18 p.m. in the hall of the Landhaus Knuf, Heutingsweg 60, […]

CDU Bocholt Ost names council candidates

Last Thursday (January 23.01.2020, 13), the local branch east named the candidates for the local elections on September 19, which will be officially nominated on March 7 at the city party convention. Lukas Behrendt is running again for the constituency 2014. Lukas Behrendt, who is also chairman of the Junge Union, has been representing the constituency in the city council since XNUMX. For the electoral district […]

Unland moves into the city council

Joachim Unland will move into the city council of Bocholt for the CDU for the new year. As a direct representative, he will take the place of Christina Herbrand. At yesterday's meeting, the city council announced that it would resign from the council for private reasons at the end of the year. Group leader Burkhard Weber explains: ?? We regret the […]

CDU Ortsverband Süd-Ost sets the course for the municipal election 2020

In their last open board meeting, the CDU local association Bocholt South-East nominated its candidates for the city council and district council unanimously. For the electoral district 10 20-year-old Lina Henzen was nominated. The trained technical modeler is deputy secretary of the local association, member of the city association board of the CDU Bocholt and assessor on the board of the Junge Union Bocholt. Focusing on [...]

Using synergy effects: CDU demands not to wait with the redevelopment of the east wall

Private investments worth millions are currently creating attractive new buildings on both sides of the east wall. In the foreseeable future, the city wants to revise and optimize traffic management in this area. However, since this measure is only listed on position 26 of the priority list, it is missing in the current budget for the year 2020. The CDU wants to do this within the [...]

CDU puts pressure on Nordring

For the Westringteile III and IV and the Nordringteil I is to achieve building maturity as soon as possible. This is what the CDU Group calls for in the context of budgetary discussions. In addition, the administration should develop 2020 viable financing models by the middle of the year and submit them to the decision-making authorities. Here also the possible new building sites should be considered. The CDU parliamentary group leader Burkhard Weber explains this: [...]

CDU applies for 500.000 Euro for digital city hall

With 500.000 Euro, the CDU Group wants to renew the IT structure in the city hall next year. She made a request in the context of the budgetary consultations. Our city administration is available to all citizens as a contact point for questions and concerns of all kinds. Many Bocholders appreciate this personal contact. But in this day and age, [...]

Town Hall Rehabilitation: CDU calls for clarification and brings deletion of individual measures into play

The emerging cost trend in the renovation of the town hall, the CDU Group is of great concern. In this context, it does not exclude the possibility of deleting individual redevelopment measures, as Johannes Dyhringer, city councilor and CDU spokesman in the Building Committee, emphasizes. It is important that in the end the citizens have a functional city hall at their disposal.??We are very concerned about the current developments in town hall renovation. Already 2018, we have therefore proposed to fix the budget for the renovation. Unfortunately, this has not been supported by all parties, "said CDU leader, Burkhard Weber. For the CDU, it is now important that the ongoing cost calculations be completed and submitted to the city council. It may also be examined to what extent the additional costs can be compensated by the monument protection by means of subsidies. Johannes Dyhringer explains: "Only on this basis can we assess whether individual remedial measures are meaningful and economical. For the CDU, it is not excluded to cancel individual planned remedial measures. Decisive may be solely that the citizens at the end again have a functional city hall with cultural center and the employees meaningfully equipped workstations are available. He also called for a review of whether there are delays in the timetable as a result of the current developments. In the opinion of the other parties, Group President Weber said: "In order to find a quick and sensible solution now, we must act together. It is not enough to say that this is not the case without suggesting an alternative solution. With such a big and important project like the Town Hall refurbishment, we have to tackle the upcoming challenges across the board! "Regarding the other urban buildings and structures, the CDU faction once again highlights the need for ongoing entertainment. "It must not happen again that the single-city building is so neglected in the conversation over the years!" Concluded Weber. [...]

CDU North-West receives well-launched Kerkhoff and nominates council candidates

On Tuesday evening, the local association Bocholt North-West received the designated CDU mayor candidate Thomas Kerkhoff for an information evening in the restaurant "Zum Pitt" in Suderwick. The 30 attending members and guests, including the CDU chairman Lukas Kwiatkowski and the CDU parliamentary group leader Burkhard Weber, experienced a well-established candidate for mayor. He used the opportunity to present himself in detail. Afterwards, Kerkhoff was available to answer numerous questions. He convinced the audience with clear statements on topics such as digitization, economy, mobility, climate change and agriculture. He also positioned himself on current issues such as residential space development and skills shortage. He always received encouragement and praise from the ranks of the audience. Kerkhoff also has a clear opinion on controversial topics such as the development of the Ewibo or the Kubaai project. Kerkhoff replied with the following question from a member, whether he also speaks Platt: "In Velen and Ramsdorf dot wi proeten, do not screw! "At the latest now Kerkhoff had arrived at the present members and guests, which they expressed with applause. The district chairman Joachim Unland described Kerkhoff in his conclusion as an honest, competent and authentic candidate. He thanked Thomas Kerkhoff and promised him the full support of the local association 6 for the forthcoming mayoral election campaign. In the further course of the evening, the candidates of the local association Bocholt North-West for the local elections on 13. September 2020 ago. In addition to the district candidate Theo Sanders, the candidates for the three electoral districts in Bocholt northwest were announced. For the constituency 21 (Spork / Suderwick) Wilhelm Schepers is nominated, for the constituency 22 (Lowick on the right of the Aa / Löverick) Frank Ignaszak and for the constituency 23 (Holtwick / shirts) Joachim Unland for the CDU in the race. However, the final decision on the nominations will not be made until the March 2020 nomination party. [...]

CDU applies for Kita-Bau in Suderwick

By a clear majority, the Suderwicker parents have spoken out in a survey for a family center including day care. As a result, the CDU faction still applied in the meeting of the past Youth Help Committee on 17. September, the drafting of a resolvable template. These should be discussed and agreed in the coming meeting on 5.November.??The result of the parents' survey has shown a clear picture: TheSuderwicker want a family center, including day care. The need for an 3 group facility exists. We as the CDU parliamentary group have already spoken in favor of such a family center in Suderwick at the beginning of the year, "says city council member Elisabeth Kroesen, demanding:" Now that the results of the survey are available, we should start planning as soon as possible. " For this reason, the administration, so the CDU application, already for the next meeting of the Youth Relief Committee to create a corresponding template on which the committee members can decide. Also for the development of a special room concept, the CDU speaks. ?? The family center is intended to fulfill all the educational requirements of a modern day care center. On the other hand, however, other rooms are also to be provided which are available to the community and thus strengthen the village structure ,? Kroesen said. Even after the completion and opening of the Suderwick family center, some children will continue to attend the elementary school in the Netherlands However, for the attendance of the basic school are significantly higher ??, notes Elisabeth Kroesen, who is also chairwoman of the youth welfare committee. For this reason, the CDU is also requesting to check the extent to which the city of Bocholt can benefit the higher cost parties. A corresponding contribution and support structure should be submitted to the Youth Assistance Committee for discussion and decision-making. Kroesen: "We should allow a reasonable compensation." [...]

CDU application: A care coordinator for Bocholt

The care situation in Bocholt gives cause for concern. This is what the CDU Group is asking for the upcoming council meeting on the 9. October. More and more people would be in need of care in the future. In contrast, however, fewer and fewer people would be there to look after them, writes CDU city councilor Gudrun Koppers in her application. To counteract this development, [...]

CDU applies for funds: Historical viaduct should be preserved

The CDU faction in the City Council Bocholt is requesting for the next Council meeting at the 9. October to re-activate the amount of 25.000 Euro for the renovation of the historic viaduct. Overall, the Barloer Heimatverein Vör would like to invest its Boorle 99.000 Euro in the project.? In the context of our summer tour of the CDU parliamentary group, we also took a closer look at the historic viaduct in Barlo. As we have noted, the 1880 completed bridge structure is severely at risk of decay. Without appropriate security measures, the viaduct will disintegrate in the foreseeable future. That must not happen! ??, RainerVenhorst, CDU city councilor for Barlo, makes clear. But this would not only make Bocholt lose a historic structure. Venhorst: ?? Via the Viaduct also leads one of the busiest bicycle routes in the neighboring Dutch community. Should the building disintegrate, then this route would have to be closed. ?? The Barloer Heimatverein wants to preserve the only surviving viaduct in a radius of 30 km for posterity. Already in the year 2012 the city Bocholt provided the home club 25.000 Euro for the renovation. However, due to open legal questions and personnel changes in the home club these funds were not retrieved in the following years. Meanwhile, all legal requirements have been clarified and the homeland association is following the project again with consistency. Their initiative also promises to promote 65 percent of the total cost of the LEADER program. The Heimatverein wants to invest a total of around 99.000 Euro in the project. Franz-Josef Groß-Hardt from Heimatverein explains: "In addition to the renovation of the viaduct, we are also planning demonstration platforms on both sides of the bridge. The visitors should be invited to stay. With the help of showcases, we also want to bring the significance and uniqueness of the building closer. "The CDU City Councilor Rainer Venhorst praises this commitment of the homeland association:" It is not self-evident that the home association wants to strengthen the viaduct and tackle some of its own efforts . ?? Venhorst, who is also chairman of the Building Committee, therefore demands: "We should reactivate the necessary funds in the amount of 25.000 Euro in the city budget to support this work of the Home Association. Thus, we not only get a historic building in Bocholt, but also guarantee that the important cycle route between Bocholt and Winterswijk remains. [...]

CDU parliamentary group for overwriting of the old fire brigade area to the Ewibo / JU and MIT have concerns

The CDU faction Bocholt will agree to the overwriting of the old fire brigade to the Ewibo. The group members decided after intensive discussions with a clear majority. The Ewibo should become more involved in the field of affordable housing. Before the session, the Junge Union (JU) Bocholt and the Mittelstandsvereinigung (MIT) in the district of Borken wrote a joint letter to the members of the group for a public call for tenders and thus against the transfer to the Ewibo.??Bocholt has a high demand for affordable housing , Social housing is therefore urgently needed. However, recent years have shown that this demand is not adequately served by the free market, "said Burkhard Weber, chairman of the CDU parliamentary group, adding:" In order to manage the housing market efficiently and to keep rents in Bocholt affordable We as a city have direct access. With the involvement of the urban subsidiary Ewibo in this area, we can influence social housing construction and thus enable affordable housing for young families and low-income people permanently in Bocholt. In order for the Ewibo to be able to fulfill this task, it also requires the necessary land such as the old fire brigade area.??The Junge Union Bocholt and the SME Association in the Borkenkreis district also have a high demand for affordable housing in Bocholt. "For companies, in times of skill shortages, it's vitally important to have affordable housing in a city. Even the Bocholt-based companies are in strong competition for skilled workers. Feasible housing has become a decisive factor, "emphasize the deputy chairmen of the MIT, Silke Sommers and WernerVogel. Christian Stevens, Deputy Chairman of the JU, adds: "It is important for the future of our city to be attractive to young families and students. For this, the availability of affordable homes is of paramount importance.??To achieve these goals, however, the two CDU associations are in favor of the public tendering of the old fire brigade site.??A land allocation within an urban development competition offers many benefits to our city. A fixed percentage of 20 percent social housing also ensures that other low-cost and socially responsible homes are built in Bocholt, "explains Christian Stevens. For the MIT, Silke Sommersund and Werner Vogel add: ?? As a small and medium-sized business association, we have clearly decided to make the plot of the old fire station accessible to the free market through urban planning competition. Because even the Bocholt housing associations are looking for open spaces where they can realize their projects. In the past, these have already proven that they can advance Bocholtstadt. "However, the main arguments of the JU and MIT for urban planning competition relate to the finances of the city of Bocholt. Sommers, Stevensund Vogel make it clear: "In the next few years, a large number of projects are on the doorstep, all of which are associated with high costs. These range from the rehabilitation of the schools, the revaluation of the inner city, to the construction of the Nordring. At the same time, the forecourt of the chamberlain states that the city of Bocholt will have a deficit of XNUM million euros in the year 2020. Against this background, from our point of view, it does not make sense to override the Ewibo's old fire brigade. By awarding it within the scope of an urban development competition, the same goals can be achieved without straining the city's budget with millions of dollars. For by selling to a housing company, the city could not only take a seven-figure sum, even a further million, which would be required for the development of the Ewibo, could be saved. Therefore, we should first try to create affordable living space by allocating fixed social housing shares before we turn the Ewibo into a housing company with no money left.??The CDU Group, however, after much deliberation, came to a different conclusion with a clear majority. Group Chairman Weber: ??? Refueling of the JU and MIT for their position paper. At length we have dealt with the arguments and discussed them. In the overall assessment, the faction has come to the conclusion that the goal ?? to create affordable living space in Bocholt, to maintain it permanently and to achieve a healthy mix when occupying the apartments ?? can not be achieved by free distribution to the same extent. Since Ewibo is a 100 owned subsidiary of the city, we have a direct impact on rental and rental prices. We also have long-term taxpayers' rights by keeping the property in the company's assets. In contrast to other housing companies, Ewibo does not have to make a profit with social housing. However, we as a group also expect that the development of Ewibo transferred land will be shared with a local partner, if economically feasible. [...]