"The place has become really good", is the balance of roswitha hippler. She comes from the henneberg housing estate and is concerned about the terrible conditions on the site and the children's playground opposite, and says: "instead of bushes, dirt and shards, we now have a clean facility."
For this, she sat down with others from the north-east district in the "citizens' circle" a. First the playground became the "pirate's gold now it was the turn of the 1000-square-meter plot on the opposite side to be redesigned. But that's not the end of the story, says ms. Hippler. And that is why it has a small flea market as part of the official opening of the "meeting place" built and every euro goes into the common treasury. In addition, the cash register is fed by the sales of cakes and coffees and the barbecue and drink station.
Brigitte wolf, spokeswoman of the working group, also stands behind a stand and is proud of what has been achieved, but at the same time emphasizes: "the money that comes in will be used for improvements." After all, you're not a money-hoarding center, and a new idea is born: you could put low-growing bushes on the roof plants at the edge of the road, which visually delimit the meeting place and also stop the fubball from time to time, so that it doesn't roll onto the road.
From roswitha hippler comes the suggestion to provide a little more shade. And then city planner christine schwind said that they were already looking for additional trees that would have to make way elsewhere and could certainly still fit here.
In the official part "of our little festival – u. A. Designed by the ukrainian choir – brigitte wolf looks back on the history of the playground and meeting place, which was created under the working title "generationenplatz" the playground was created by the citizens' association and as part of the "social city" project was implemented and demanded.
Everybody has to keep a clean sheet
But most of all it honors the courage, the will of the burgers to make a difference. "It was a difficult story at first, but it was worth it", she looks back and draws a positive conclusion for the current situation: "the meeting place has become better than we imagined."
With the changes, however, the responsibilities have also changed grown, she says. The playground is praised for its cleanliness and also by "foreigners" frequented.
She hopes for the same from the meeting place, and there are already examples: she has seen vocational school students who live in the adjacent houses of the ARC campus and use the place in the evenings for birthday parties. The next day the place was clean, and she wanted this sense of responsibility from everyone who would use the place, including the dog owners – and for the latter she got demonstrative applause.
Mayor kay blankenburg also praised the commitment of the burghers, whose most important contribution was "their wishes, their ideas were, on the other hand, the good cooperation of all. He was referring not only to the city administration, but also to kidro/kip as active help and the companies laboklin and schaible, the AFZ and the savings bank as cooperation partners, who have supported the expansion of the pitch with four-digit amounts.
With the boules court, the open-air chess field, the ping-pong table and the two seating areas, the northeast district has gained in "quality of stay" won, the oberburg master said, and to keep it that way, brigitte wolf asked: "come here, meet each other!"