Preparing for the coming winter

Snow in OberurselLast winter many towns in Germany were criticised for not doing enough to prepare for the hard winter months. In fact, when I think about it, the last TWO winters have been very cold and with lots of snow here, and in some cases I had the feeling that the side roads were not being gritted or cleared. There were days when it was almost impossible to get off my parking space and I resorted to taking the bus into town to get to my appointments.

Now Oberursel, at least, is confident that it is well prepared for the 2011/2012 winter, and the new winter service came into force last Monday. At the same time, the mayor has made a point of reminding the residents that they have snow-clearing responsibilities as well! [Read more…]

Last call for residents to get their permits

A car parked in OberurselResidents of Oberursel have only a few days left to apply online for permits to enter the closed streets during the forthcoming Hessentag.

The permits have been available since the middle of April, but for whatever reason some people still have not applied for theirs.  This may be due in part to the information only being published in the newspapers and on the town website, but – as far as I know – not being put into letterboxes of the affected streets.  Anyone who does not read those sources and has not made preparations may be in for a surprise! [Read more…]

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