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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.

Discussing the future of Northern Oberursel

The town’s „development process“ (STEP) finally made it to the northern end of Oberursel at the beginning of October, when around 50 people followed the invitation of the „Forum Nord“ to come to the Grundschule am Eichwäldchen to take part in a discussion about the future of the area.

The „Forum Nord“ is a collaboration between the social organisations in the area and was set up in 2005, obtaining „e.V.“ status in 2010. It currently has 17 member organisations.

After the introductions those present were asked to note down on green and red cards what they though the positive and negative aspects of the area are. These were then attached to a chart that had been split into two halves. But not equal halves. There was enough space for three columns of red cards, but only two of green ones. As such, there was not enough space for all of the cards to be attached and especially a lack of space for the green ones.

Many of the positive aspects where named over and over again, such as the closeness to the woods, the shops, the good connections to the road network and the U-Bahn, the kindergartens and the schools, the playgrounds for children up to 10 and also the fact that the area is relatively quiet.

On the negative side there were a variety of topics, such as the lack of an office from the town in the area (“Stadtteilbüro”), too many cars, things for teenagers to do, a lack of community rooms, the fact that many new houses are built very close together, the traffic situation around Frankfurt International School, too little for pensioners to do, too few child-care places, the plans to build on the area previously used by the riding centre and the increase in traffic associated with it, and finally the fact that the size of the relatively new primary school does is becoming too small for the catchment area. [Read more…]

Forum Nord to discuss the future of Northern Oberursel

The “Forum Nord” is holding an evening to discuss the future of the Northern part of Oberursel (that is, roughly the area between the Lahnstraße and the Hohemark) as part of the town development process on Tuesday, 9th October, 2012 at 8pm in the Grundschule am Eichwäldchen, located in the Eichwäldchenweg.

The evening is open to everyone.

Stadtladen to open on Tuesdays

Petra Würfel, Ute Meissner, Arnold Richter and Hans-Georg Brum outside the StadtladenThe Stadtladen in the Strackgasse was so well received during the Brunnenfest that it will be open until further notice on Tuesdays between 4pm and 7pm.


Stadtladen open during Brunnenfest for comments and ideas

Petra Würfel, Ute Meissner, Arnold Richter and Hans-Georg Brum outside the Stadtladen

Petra Würfel, Ute Meissner, Arnold Richter and Hans-Georg Brum outside the Stadtladen in the Strackgasse

The Stadtladen in the Strackgasse will be open during the forthcoming Brunnenfest to hear comments and ideas about the future development of Oberursel, known as STEP: Stadtenwicklungsplan

It will be open on Friday 1st June and Monday 4th June from 12 noon, Saturday and Sunday from 10am, and stay open each day until 6pm.

Further details about STEP and a discussion forum will be on-line from Friday at this address:

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