New water fountain in Oberursel’s town centre

A new water fountain supplying free drinking water to shoppers in Oberursel was officially inaugurated in the pedestrian precinct on Saturday, 24th March, 2018.

The fountain, located in the Kumeliusstraße, is connected to the town’s mains water supply and provides 300ml of drinking water when the button is pressed.  The steel column is 115cm high and cost just over €4.000.

Unveiling the fountain were Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and the managing directory of the public works “Stadtwerke” Jürgen Funke, along with town treasurer Thorsten Schorr and Alderman Christof Fink.

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Martinsmarket

This weekend sees the Martinsmarket take place in Oberursel on the Rathausplatz, Epinayplatz and in the Kumeliusstraße.

Whilst the Rathausplatz is turned into a middle-age market, the Epinayplatz will by the place to go for local produce ranging from cheese to fish.

On Sunday the normal shops will also be open from 12 noon until 6pm.

Two accidents whilst leaving parking spaces

Two accidents that took place in Oberursel on Friday, 17th May, 2013 happened when cars were being driven out of parking spaces.

The first happened in the Holzweg car park, where the driver who was leaving a space frontwards oversaw a car that was passing by.  The car had to be towed out and the total damage is estimated at around €2,150.

Later on in the day, another car was being backed out of a space in the Kumeliusstraße, when it hit a grey Mercedes Benz parked at the side of the ride.  The driver who had been backing out left the scene of the accident without taking care of the damage, but the number plate of his car was noted by a witness who passed the information on to police.  The driver, whose car was not damaged, was later found by police.  The damage to the Mercedes is estimated at around €1,000.

Are your First Aid skills a little rusty?

Before you can take a driving test in Germany, you have to attend a course called “Unterweisung in lebensrettenden Sofortmaßnahmen” which takes about a day and is intended to ensure that all new drivers have basic first aid skills.  There is also a full-blown first aid course available which lasts two days, but is only compulsory for certain types of vehicle.

So when the automobile club ADAC recently commissioned a survey on first aid skills as part of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Red Cross, there were some shocking results.  Whilst 73% of those asked felt they were able to offer first aid, 68% did not know the steps they should take if they were first on the scene at an accident.  9% did not even know the emergency number (in Germany “112”).

In practical tests, just over half of those surveyed were unable to put someone in the recovery position [Read more…]

Red Cross First Aid Day

This coming Saturday the Red Cross is holding a “First Aid Day”, to make people aware of how important it is to keep first aid knowledge and skills up to date.

There will be an information stand in Oberursel at the corner of the Vorstadt and Kumeliusstraße between 10am and 2pm where people will be able to see if they still know how to stop a wound from bleeding or how to resuscitate a casualty.  They will also be able to find out when the next first aid courses in the area take place.

 

Three injured in U-Bahn collision

Three people were injured on Tuesday evening when a van collided with a U-Bahn train at the level crossing in the Kumeliusstraße.

The van, a Citroen Jumper, had turned into the street from the Berliner Straße when it collided with a passing U3 train.  The driver of the van and two passengers in the train were slightly hurt.

The damage is estimated at €30,000.

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