Social list calls for emergency program for downtown Bocholt and gastronomy
The voters' community Social List Bocholt urges Mayor Peter Nebelo to recognize that the Ravardi district is part of the inner city concept, instead of responding to the concerns of the restaurateurs without alternative. The background is the call for help from the Bocholt gastronomy regarding the effects of the corona pandemic in the BBV report of May 14th. In the report, Nebelo himself reacts dismissively to the restaurateurs: "A municipal rescue package is out of the question".
Rainer Sauer, chairman of the electorate, has no understanding for Nebelo's reaction:
“If the Ravardiviertel dies, part of downtown Bocholt also dies. In comparison, the Ravardiviertel is Düsseldorf's old town. Closing your eyes and just ducking away doesn't show responsibility. After all, it's also about jobs that need to be saved.
In any case, it would be time for a video conference to invite all the companies, institutions, self-employed, business development, city marketing and employee representatives concerned to a kind of "round table" to exchange ideas and to consider together how the corona Overcoming the crisis and getting Bocholt afloat again. The mayor has to be at the forefront of the movement here.
So far, there has been the impression that everything is possible for large projects and prestige objects, whether for Kubaai or for the millions of expensive town hall renovations. But it is about the normal everyday things that make Bocholt worth living and worth preserving.
Now an emergency program is needed to revitalize the city center and prevent gastronomy from dying. Of course, it is also clear that the federal and state governments are even more challenged to help the municipalities in order to master the pandemic crisis "on site". "