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At the end of August, the thirteenth edition of the inspiring project “Stadtteilanker Bürgerwiesen” took place in Hoyerswerda’s Neustadt. 126 interested guests came despite the rainy weather. The “#WHY!-Team” was also present with an information stand. Here, not only were exciting conversations held, but also insights into Hoyerswerda’s structural change were given. The lively participation shows how important such initiatives are for the local community.
The project “Stadtteilanker” is about creating socio-cultural “citizens’ fairs”Bürgerwiesen” in different residential areas that bring people together and ensure cultural diversity. Networking between providers, associations and institutions creates low-threshold cultural offers for families. Residents are actively approached in order to promote a lively community through neighbourhood and children’s festivals as well as informal picnic meetings. The “citizens’ meadows”Bürgerwiesen” serve as a platform to make information and offers of help from various partners directly tangible. These innovative citizens’ festivals break down barriers and encourage residents to take advantage of the city’s diverse cultural offerings. The cooperation of different actors also strengthens the community and promotes cohesion across the city.
On 30 June 2023, Versorgungsbetriebe Hoyerswerda (VBH), the utility company from the city, celebrated two special occasions at the Zeißig waterworks: VBH is 30 years young and, just in time for its birthday, the ceremonial inauguration of the extended waterworks took place. In the afternoon, the utilities invited interested citizens to an open day.
In its 5th meeting, the Regional Monitoring Committee (RMC) had to decide on a total of five municipal projects. With the project “Recreation and sustainable tourism at Lake Scheibe”, a major project of the city of Hoyerswerda has been positively decided and is now an important step closer to implementation.