Where NOT to let of fireworks this New Year’s Eve

The town of Oberursel would like to remind residents that fireworks may not be let of in the town in the following areas:

– near timber-framed houses, or close enough that the firework could land on one

– near houses with thatched-roofs, or close enough that the firework could land on such a roof

– near churches, hospitals, childrens’ homes and homes for the elderly

This is not just a request but governed by laws on the use of explosives and environmental noise control.  Anyone setting of a firework that causes a timber-framed house to catch fire faces not only a fine and claims for damages, but also the possibility of a prison sentence.

How Oberursel is planning to re-develop the station area with the help of its citizens

The discussion taking place in Oberursel about the re-development of the station area is not new.  In fact, it has been going on for several decades as Mayor Hans-Georg Brum reminded local residents at a meeting in the Stadthalle this week.  He had even brought along a copy of the 1976 traffic concept to prove it!

But whilst some members of the town council may still be reminding people of how expensive the plan was to put a tunnel under the Nassauer Straße and join the road coming from Bad Homburg with the Weingärten by-pass, others – indeed a group of ordinary people from the town – had brought along suggestions of their own. [Read more…]

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