Discuss the future of the station area

There will be a chance to discuss the future of the station area, the “Bahnhofsareal”, with other citizens of Oberursel on Wednesday, 4th December, 2013 at 7pm in the town hall (Rathaus) where a “Bürgerdialog” is being held.

The area concerned stretches from the flyover at the “Drei Hasen” to the end of the Nassauer Straße which may later join up with the “Weingärtenumgehung”.

During the evening the town’s administration will be informing the people of Oberursel about the current concept for the flow of traffic in the area and giving them a chance to put forward their own opinions about it.

For background information, read the article on this website “The tale of the Ausziehgleis and the Pförtnerampel”.  There is also an on-line discussion forum (in German) on BrunnenTreff.

Documentary and Discussion at Bluebox Portstraße

Cinema Reel - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AnatolyMA documentary entitled “Die Kämpfer der Pflaumenblüte” (“The fighters of the plum bloom”) is being shown at Bluebox Portstraße, located near the U-Bahn stop “Altstadt”, on Thursday, 23rd May, 2013 at 8pm.

After the showing there will be a chance to talk to journalist Diana Zimmermann.

About the film

Money rules in China.  The upward trend in the economy in recent years has changed people, and yet there are still people who have not been so lucky.  In the village Gucheng in Hebei province the farmers live by the ancient philosophy of their ancestors – Meihua Quan.   Plumbloom boxing is not just a sport, it is a type of religious cult.

The name comes from the winter plum trees and the boxing is more than just a defensive martial art.  It describes a doctrine that influences social life in particular.  It is about the unifying fighting and thinking, physical training and philosophy.  Those that practise it are seen as a counterweight to the fast lifestyle of modern China.

They learn both loyalty to their master and discipline, but also respect for their parents.  In the middle of the 20th Century they attempted to prevent the communist takeover of the country.  The sport was banned for considerable time, but not forgotten.

Since 2006 children in all parts of China have been training in Meihua Quan.  The film shows 19-year-old Xuena, one of the first young women in her village to do so.  She has learnt not only fighting techniques and how to handle weapons, but also the basics of philosophy, influenced by Confucius, Taoism and Buddhism.

Capitalism may have left its mark in the village, but it is not the desire to earn more money that motivates the inhabitants.  Instead they value the chance to celebrate and pray together.  It may sound old-fashioned, but it makes the strong in coping with modern life.

Discuss the future of the station area

There will be a chance to discuss the future of the station area, the “Bahnhofsareal”, with other citizens of Oberursel on Tuesday, 23rd April, 2013 at 7pm in the Stadthalle where a “Bürgerversammlung” is being held.

The area concerned stretches from the flyover at the “Drei Hasen” to the end of the Nassauer Straße which may later join up with the “Weingärtenumgehung”.

During the evening the town’s administration will be informing the people of Oberursel about the current concept for the flow of traffic in the area and giving them a chance to put forward their own opinions about it.

For background information, read the article on this website “The tale of the Ausziehgleis and the Pförtnerampel”.  There is also an on-line discussion forum (in German) on BrunnenTreff.

Discuss the future of the station area

There will be a chance to discuss the future of the station area, the “Bahnhofsareal”, with other citizens of Oberursel on Tuesday, 16th April, 2013 at 8pm in “Zum Schwanen” which is at Hollerberg 7 in the old part of the town.

The area concerned stretches from the flyover at the “Drei Hasen” to the end of the Nassauer Straße which may later join up with the “Weingärtenumgehung”.

For background information, read the article on this website “The tale of the Ausziehgleis and the Pförtnerampel”.  There is also an on-line discussion forum (in German) on BrunnenTreff.

Ask the people what they want!

Last month in Oberursel the draft version of the town’s budget for the year 2013 was published, including the details of how it will need to spend more than it earns in taxes and other fees.

It is clear that savings need to be made and a “Haushaltssicherungskonzept” needs to be developed.  But where can the town raise taxes or cut services without alienating the population?

That is probably one of the most difficult questions that a town administration faces, so maybe that is the reason why – for the first time – the town’s residents where invited to a “Bürgerversammlung” at the town hall to discuss precisely that. [Read more…]

Discuss the future of Oberursel in the town hall

A workshop to discuss the future of Oberursel is taking place in the town hall (Rathaus) on Tuesday, 30th October at 6pm.

The workshop is part of the town’s development process (STEP) and all residents are invited.

Discuss the future of the Maasgrund

Part of the Maasgrund in Oberursel during the Hessentag 2011There will be a chance to discuss ideas for the future of the “Maasgrund” in Oberursel on Tuesday, 6th March, 2012 at 7.30pm in the large conference room at the Rathaus in Oberursel.

The area, located to the west of the town, was used last year for the “Natur auf der Spur” and Kinderland areas during the Hessentag.

Current plans include recreation, animal grazing and allotment areas.

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