A report has revealed that of the 16 schools in the Gemeente, only two have playgrounds with any greenery at all
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Various political parties in the Gemeente Bordger-Odoorn in Drenthe say that the municipality has a severe lack of greenery, and is a “concrete-fest”. The parties Gemeentebelangen and GroenLinks are to propose a motion to fix this, after it was revealed that of 16 schools in the municipality, only two had playgrounds with any green space at all. As reported by RTV Drenthe.
“It’s a big concrete fest”, says council member Daan Hooiveld (Gemeentebelangen). “In that sort of environment you can’t have any green in our municipality”, adds Metze Geertsma (GroenLinks).
According to the counsellors, it’s not school playgrounds that need some greening, there is very little open space in various villages that isn’t covered in concrete. The parties are proposing a binding motion to make 60 percent of openly-accessible public space more green.
“We’re pleading for our villages to really green themselves. A few streaks of green isn’t enough, we’re aiming for 60 percent green”, says Hooiveld.
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