Easter Egg hunt in Camp King

The local branch of the SPD are holding their annual Easter Egg hunt in Camp King on Monday, 2nd April, 2018.

Children aged up to 10 are invited to be at the “Rondell” between the Waldorf school and the Petanque club at 11am.

Easter Egg hunt in Camp King

The local branch of the SPD are holding their annual Easter Egg hunt in Camp King on Monday, 17th April, 2017.

Children aged up to 10 are invited to be at the “Rondell” between the Waldorf school and the Petanque club at 11am.

Easter Egg hunt in Camp King

The local branch of the SPD are holding their annual Easter Egg hunt in Camp King on Monday, 28th March, 2016.

Children aged up to 10 are invited to be at the “Rondell” between the Waldorf school and the Petanque club at 11am.

Easter Egg Hunts

Hunting for Easter Eggs at home on Sunday is part of the German tradition at Easter.  But there are two public hunts taking place over the weekend in the town as well:

The TaunaBad will be opening up their lawns between 9.30am and 12 noon on Sunday (5th April, 2015) for children to hunt for eggs which they can exchange for sweets, the pool itself does not open until 10am but there will be coffee available in the foyer.

The local branch of the SPD will be organising a hunt at Camp King on Monday (6th April, 2015) for children up to the age of 10.  To take part be at the rondell next to the Waldorf School at 11am.  The areas to search in are divided up into three age groups, and in addition to the chocolate goodies each area contains a wooden egg which can be exchanged for a prize.

Easter Egg hunt in Camp King

The local branch of the SPD are holding their annual Easter Egg hunt in Camp King on Monday, 21st April, 2014.

Children aged up to 10 are invited to be at the “Rondell” between the Waldorf school and the Petanque club at 11am.

Easter Egg hunt in Camp King

The local branch of the SPD are holding their annual Easter Egg hunt in Camp King on Monday, 1st April, 2013.

Children aged up to 10 are invited to be at the “Rondell” between the Waldorf school and the Petanque club at 11am.

Once upon a time, there was a sports field…

… and that field was one of the most discussed topics in Oberursel.

In fact, it was one of the decisive issues the last time the town council was elected, when the CDU and FDP were in favour of selling it to fund the new swimming pool, SPD, the Green party and OBG were against doing so.

How fast the parties can change their position became apparent last year, when the SPD and Green party sided with the CDU in a vote on the funding of the swimming pool project with a clause stating that the sports field would be sold if an alternative could not be found by the middle of 2013. [Read more…]

Who says that we can’t afford a swimming pool?

The Bürgerversammlung about the new swimming pool last week appears to have a lasting effect on many in Oberursel, because in the space of just a few days the political landscape in the town has changed dramatically.

Let me try and explain the past few years in simple terms first:

1. The indoor pool in the town was closed because the roof was deemed unstable.

2. The coalition of CDU and FDP wanted to sell of a sports field (Altkönigsportplatz) and the swimming pool car park to finance a new building, and an architect came up with a design to include a sauna and modernise the outside pool at the same time.

3. At the town parliament elections last year, the SPD, Green party and OBG were all behind the swimming pool, but did not want to sell of the sports field, and although the CDU remained the largest party in the parliament, the SPD/Green/OBG coalition gained a majority.

4. SPD/Green/OBG drew up a coalition agreement that they would build a new swimming pool, but would borrow at most only 20% of the capital needed to do so and would not sell of the sports field.

5. It was then decided just to build a new indoor pool and leave space for a sauna, moving work on the outdoor pool to a later date.

6. Planning permission was given, changes to Bebauungspläne were approved, and companies started giving quotes on the cost of actually building it.

7. A few weeks ago they even held a press conference to announce that building work would be starting soon.

You could say that everything was going swimmingly, until the town’s treasurer explained why the town could not afford to build it. [Read more…]

Easter Egg Hunt in Camp King

Easter Egg hunting in Camp King

The annual Easter Egg hunt in Camp King, organised by the local branch of the SPD party, took place with snow on the ground this year.

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