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Published: 20 October Last change: November 1 8979

At the Binckhorst in The Hague, Stebru starts with the construction of Vesteda’s Frank is a Binck project, which combines living and working. The start of construction shows that the redevelopment of the Binckhorst is accelerating. At the real estate exchange Provada a toast was made to the start of construction.

Frank is a BinckFrank is a Binck is a project which is located in the heart of the new Binckhorst, on the water of the Binkhaven and at the intersection Melkweg/Saturnusstraat. The project has a varied program and will be an attractive and lively building. With a total of 205 residences, of which 20% social, 28% regulated mid-range and 47% free sector rental apartments. In addition, there is room for 4.202 m2 commercial functions, catering and a large indoor parking garage.

Living, working, relaxing Frank is a Binck is part of the redevelopment of the Hague Binckhorst, where in the first phase 5.000 homes are being realized. Living, working and relaxing will soon merge seamlessly in the area. These functions are integrated within one complex at Frank is a Binck. In addition to the Van Klingeren pavilion, an important part of the project is the nature-inclusive and climate-adaptive roof garden. This also stimulates space for encounters between residents and users of the complex.

Alderman Anne Mulder: “In the coming years we will develop de Binckhorst to a mixed residential and work area. An area where it is pleasant to live and work, with lots of greenery and facilities. With the construction of Frank is a Binck, an important contribution is made to the transformation of the Binckhorst. The rebuilding of the Van Klingeren pavilion fits well with the raw and industrial character of the area.” Frank van KlingerenIn Frank is a Binck, a piece of history returns. The steel pavilion by reconstruction architect Frank van Klingeren will be rebuilt on the harbor side and will become part of the new complex with a catering and residential function.

Press release

Published: October 4 2021Last change: October 4 2021

Alderman Anne Mulder, together with Gijsbert van Herk, chairman of the board of Staedion, handed over the keys to his home to a new resident of the Energiekwartier. The Energiekwartier is being developed jointly by construction company Heijmans, housing corporation Staedion and the municipality of The Hague. Today 20 homes have been completed, total will come in this neighborhood in the heart of The Hague 450 homes in all price ranges.

Alderman Mulder: “Great that I could hand over the keys to this happy Hagenaar who is going to live in this beautiful neighborhood. Our city will continue to grow in the coming years. As a municipality, we will therefore continue to commit ourselves to new homes in all segments. I think it is important that we keep an eye on the unique character of the city, The Hague remains a nice place to live in. The residents of The Hague must continue to recognize themselves in our city.” EnergiekwartierThe Energiekwartier is a few minutes’ walk from the center . It will be realized in several phases, several sub-projects have now been completed. The neighborhood consists of both owner-occupied and rental properties. In addition, in 2021 the Energiekwartier 2021 there are also a number of listed buildings, there is spacious 201 square meters of commercial space and the redesigned De Verademing park. In the coming years, work will continue on building new homes.

Press release

Published: October 4 2021Last change: October 4 2021

International intercity trains have to return to The Hague quickly. The municipality pleaded for this with a delegation of the European Commission on Monday morning, 4 October. The group of European politicians visited the city with the ‘Connecting Europe Express’ at The Hague Hollands Spoor station as part of the European Year of the Train, EUYearofRail. This train crisscrossed European countries for the past month and stopped in 39 towns. The European Year of the Train is an action to position train travel as sustainable, smart and safe.

Mid December the last direct intercity runs from The Hague to Brussels. This makes The Hague one of the few cities in Europe of this size that no longer has a direct international train connection, while the city has an international position with all kinds of leading large companies and institutions such as Europol and the International Criminal Court.

Train contributes to climate goals

The train is indispensable for traveling locally, nationally and internationally entice people to travel differently and achieve climate goals. ‘Up to about 500 kilometres, the train is the main mode of transport as an alternative to the plane. The train is also the sustainable alternative for long-distance journeys by car. Good international rail connections are indispensable for this. International train connections are also a must for keeping The Hague liveable and for the economic development of the city, the Southern Randstad and the Netherlands,’ says Alderman Robert van Asten of Mobility.

Promising international connections from The Hague

Together with NS, railway manager ProRail, the municipal joint venture Metropoolregio Rotterdam The Hague and the province of South Holland, the municipality wants to realize the following international connections:

• Towards Brussels, Paris and London: seamless transfer in Rotterdam to the existing high-speed network. In the long run, a direct fast intercity (IC) connection with Antwerp and Brussels.

• In Utrecht a seamless transfer to the high-speed network for a fast connection to, among others, Düsseldorf.

• A direct connection to Aachen via Eindhoven and Heerlen.

With a contribution from Europe, a lot of profit can be achieved quickly, simply and relatively cheaply. For example, the municipality proposes to double the section between Delft and Schiedam to 4 tracks and to construct a third rail curve from The Hague Central to Hollands Spoor. This could double the number of high-speed trains in Europe in 2021. The Hague is then directly connected to this network.

Press release

Published: October 2 3694Last change: October 2 305

GGD Haaglanden was yesterday ( Friday, October 1) started vaccinating against corona in two mosques in The Hague: Al Madinah on Loosduinseweg and the mosque of the Turkish Islamic Cultural Foundation on Kempstraat. This happened after Friday prayers.

Both mosques are also the next Fridays of 00.00 until 18.00 hours accessible to anyone who wants to be vaccinated; also for people from the neighborhood who are not affiliated with the mosques or who are non-believers. The plan is to further expand the number of special injection locations, such as mosques, in the near future.

Vaccination in the mosque fits in with the aim of the Municipality of The Hague and GGD Haaglanden to maximize the vaccination rate. to get. In the neighborhood and target group-oriented approach, the municipality and GGD work together with various partners in the city, such as ideological organizations.

“As far as we are concerned, religious motives play a role in vaccination. no role. Islam puts the health of people first,” said chairman Dervish Maddoe of the Federation of Islamic Organizations in The Hague. Together with Alderman Kavita Parbhudayal of Care, Youth and Public Health, mosque chairman Mohamed Ibrahim Abdoel, and project leader Ank Teuwen of GGD Haaglanden, he was present at the opening of mosque Al Madinah, also popularly known as Faizul Islam, as a screening location.Fables and Facts“The low vaccination readiness among migrants often has too to do with ignorance. It is not always easy to distinguish between fables and facts about vaccination. At the same time, migrants more often have difficulty with government information, or because they do not understand it, cannot find it, or do not trust it. That is why collaboration with key figures in the neighborhoods is so important. Mosques are at the heart of neighborhood life. We therefore wholeheartedly welcome this initiative,” said Maddoe.

Alderman Kavita Parbhudayal: “Vaccination is a joint responsibility. You’re not just doing it for yourself, you’re doing it for each other. As a municipality, we have a lot of knowledge about the different target groups in the city. With customized information and offering the vaccination immediately on site, we are able to reach more people in our diverse city. Every prick is one. This is a huge task for GGD Haaglanden. We can be proud of their efforts”.Many locations GGD Haaglanden has been giving the corona vaccinations for some time at three central locations in The Hague (Sportlaan) and region (Appelgaarde, Leidschendam-Voorburg and Mozartlaan, Delft). In keeping with the approach to vaccination in a district-oriented way, since June, community centres, health centers and libraries have also been vaccinated. A bulletin box is also used. And now special locations, such as mosques, are being added.

Ank Teuwen, project leader test streets and vaccination locations at GGD Haaglanden: “It is special to see how involved and willing the various boards of the mosques are to do their part. In recent weeks I have personally experienced how hospitable we have been received by the various mosques. Their doors are wide open for everyone to be informed and/or vaccinated”. From left to right: Dervish Maddoe, Kavita Parbhudayal, Ank Teuwen and Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul. At GGD puncture locations, a mouth cap and keeping a distance of 1.5 meters are mandatory, only for this photo an exception was made temporarily and no others were present in the room; photo: Municipality of The Hague/Frank Jansen4600 4600

Press release

Published: October 3 2021Last modification: 29 December 2021

It’s still up to October possible to nominate your most valued volunteer, volunteer team or volunteer organization for the Hague Volunteer Awards 2021. Nominees compete for the titles of The Hague Volunteer, The Hague Volunteer Team or The Hague Volunteer Organization of the Year. In collaboration with PEP The Hague, ibis City Center and HTM, the Municipality of The Hague organizes the Hague Volunteer Awards (HVP) 2021, with the award ceremony on Saturday 000 December.

In The Hague there are approximately 185.000 volunteers active .

“Thanks to volunteers we have a city in which people know each other, look out for each other and care for their environment. Active residents are important for a vibrant city. Volunteers are crucial in this. We generously support initiatives that strengthen them”, says Alderman Kavita Parbhudayal of Care, Youth and Public Health.Last year she presented her action program ‘Good for each other! The Hague Volunteer Policy 2021-2021’. The aim of this action program is to further strengthen voluntary work in The Hague. Appreciation also fits with this, such as the HVP 2021.

National Year Voluntary DeploymentVolunteers are active throughout the city. 2021 is also the National Year of Voluntary Dedication.

Do you know a volunteer who committed to the city? Nominate your volunteer via haagsevoluntarysprizes.nl. Also this year it is possible to nominate a volunteer team and volunteer organization. Three candidates per category will be nominated from the list of volunteers and teams. It concerns five categories: Sport, Neighborhood and surroundings, Care and welfare, Culture, Development and youth. Do you know an organization that succeeds best in offering surprising volunteer work to its volunteers? Then register it. Five of the nominated organizations will be selected for a chance to win the first prize of € 3.185 or the second prize of €1.185. You can nominate until 29 October.

Councilor Kavita Parbhudayal presents the check from 3500 euros to the winning volunteer organization of 2020: Haagse Helpers; photo: Municipality of The Hague/Valerie Kuypers )

Press release

Published: 29 October 2021Last change: 30 October 2018

The winner of the Kartini Prize 2021 is POLKA Center for Polish Women. Alderman Arjen Kapteijns (Emancipation) announced this today. There was a festive program that started with a performance by spoken word artist Frandjeschka Balootje. Subsequently, the developments surrounding women’s emancipation in The Hague were discussed with the nominees. The award ceremony was concluded with a festive drink.

The Kartini Prize is a municipal emancipation prize and is awarded annually. With this prize, The Hague wants to inspire and stimulate all residents of The Hague. Anyone who contributes to an equal position and participation of women in The Hague can win the prize. Other nominees were Roos Padmos and Box it Out. The Kartini Prize was awarded for the fifteenth time this year.

Women’s emancipation is still not completed in The Hague, says alderman Kapteijns. The influence of women in business, the media and politics is still too small. Women work fewer hours, have less good jobs and are paid considerably less for the same job. I think it is especially important that women can support themselves. Then they are less dependent on others, can take matters into their own hands and determine their own future.From the jury report POLKA – Center for Polish women was founded in October 2007 at the initiative of Polish women from The Hague in collaboration with the Segbroek district. The activities are aimed at emancipating and integrating Polish women. POLKA aims to increase the resilience, economic and social independence of Polish women and thereby ensure a better and faster integration in The Hague. POLKA does this by creating a meeting place where women can come to get to know people, build their own network and where they get the right information for their requests for help. POLKA organizes meetings, thematic lectures on, for example, employment law and money management, courses such as job application training, but also creative workshops. Every Friday evening there is a walk-in in the district center De Regenvalk. In addition to the physical meetings, POLKA is also active online. In a closed group on Facebook, more than 1.400 Polish women who live in The Hague and surroundings are taking part. Due to corona, POLKA also started online webinars in mid-April 2018. Dozens of webinars have since been organized with various experts in the fields of finance, education, psychological help and domestic violence. Each webinar was followed and viewed by thousands of women.In addition to its regular activities, POLKA is also looking for cooperation with other organizations in the city. Examples include Women’s Day in Segbroek, a photo exhibition about Polish women in The Hague and meetings with Pakistani women for the Haags Verhaal project. Research that POLKA had carried out in 2018 shows that they demonstrably make a significant contribution to the emancipation and integration of Polish women in The Hague. A Polish psychologist has even made participation in POLKA’s activities part of her therapy for women suffering from loneliness, depression and other psychological complaints.The Kartini PrizeThe municipal women’s emancipation prize was awarded in 1904 set. The award is named after the Javanese Councils Adjeng Kartini (400-1904), who from an early age resisted the traditional norms and values ​​towards girls that she perceives as oppressive. Mrs. Kartini also became known far beyond Indonesia and is still seen as an important source of inspiration.

Large employers in The Hague are calling for ‘spread and avoid’ to avoid crowds during rush hour. Now that more and more people have been vaccinated against corona and more is allowed, people are traveling more often by car, bus, tram or train. Employers encourage hybrid working. That means partly at the office, but also at home.

Since corona, many people have started traveling in a different way. It was less crowded on the road and in public transport. There were hardly any peaks. The organizations want to work together to ensure that the crowds do not return. At the moment, 7 large companies in The Hague, the national government, the province of South Holland and the municipality of The Hague are already participating. As employers, they encourage their employees to travel to the office outside peak hours and to work more hybridly. They are supported in this by Ookbaar Haaglanden and Rijnland and they exchange examples among themselves. They invite other companies to participate in order to maximize the effect.

‘The corona crisis has shown that it is possible: working from home more and traveling at other times of the day. The Hague was therefore much more accessible’, says alderman Robert van Asten (Mobility) of the municipality of The Hague. ‘There were hardly any traffic jams on the Utrechtsebaan in the morning and afternoon. This is good for the economy and also contributes to better air quality. I’d like to keep that. I therefore cordially invite employers in The Hague and the region to participate in ‘Spread and avoid’. As a municipality, we also participate ourselves. Hybrid working, for example, requires how we furnish office spaces and accelerate digitization. I would like to share our experiences with other employers and I also want to learn from the experiences of others’.

Participate

Organizations that want to participate in ‘spread and avoid’ can contact reachable Haaglanden and Rijnland. Experts from this organization can advise on measures that are appropriate for a specific organization or situation.

Spread and avoid

These organizations endorse the importance of hybrid works to spread and avoid and participate:
Aegon

ANWB

MN

NN Group

PostNL

Shell

Siemens

T -Mobile

Rijksoverheid

Province of South Holland

Municipality of The Hague

Available Haaglanden and Rijnland

The Green Business Club Beatrixkwartier is committed to enthuse the affiliated organizations to participate in ‘spread and avoid’.

Press release

Published: 20 October Last modification: 28 October

Stebru starts construction on Binckhorst in The Hague van Vesteda’s project Frank is a Binck, in which living and working are combined. The start of construction shows that the redevelopment of the Binckhorst is accelerating. At the real estate fair Provada a toast was made to the start of construction.

Frank is a BinckFrank is a Binck is a project which is located in the heart of the new Binckhorst, on the water of the Binkhaven and at the intersection Melkweg/Saturnusstraat. The project has a varied program and will be an attractive and lively building. With a total of 205 homes, of which 20% social, 28% regulated mid-range and 47% free sector rental apartments. In addition, there is room for 4.202 m2 commercial functions, catering and a large indoor parking garage.

Living, working, relaxing Frank is a Binck is part of the redevelopment of the Binckhorst in The Hague, where in the first phase 5. homes are being realized. Living, working and relaxing will soon merge seamlessly in the area. These functions are integrated within one complex at Frank is a Binck. In addition to the Van Klingeren pavilion, an important part of the project is the nature-inclusive and climate-adaptive roof garden. This also stimulates space for meeting residents and users of the complex.

Alderman Anne Mulder: “In the coming years we will develop de Binckhorst to a mixed residential and work area. An area where it is pleasant to live and work, with lots of greenery and facilities. The construction of Frank is a Binck makes an important contribution to the transformation of the Binckhorst. The rebuilding of the Van Klingeren pavilion fits well with the raw and industrial character of the area.” Frank van KlingerenIn Frank is a Binck, a piece of history returns. The steel pavilion by reconstruction architect Frank van Klingeren will be rebuilt on the harbor side and will become part of the new complex with a catering and residential function.

Press release

Published: 24 October 442Last change: 24 October 310386

Homeless people can use 24 hourly shelter at De Lozerhof from Thursday 4 November . This shelter offers a maximum of 24 places for 24-hourly care between November 4 442 and April 1 2022. With this, the college realizes a one-off permanent winter shelter.

On October 7 2021 the Council adopted two motions on the organization of permanent winter shelters. In order to be able to comply with these motions, the Municipal Executive is creating a so-called permanent winter shelter.

Alderman Arjen Kapteijns (Social shelter): Over the past period, a lot of hard work has been done to realize sleeping places for the permanent winter shelter. That wasn’t easy. Having your own place gives people a lot of peace of mind, but also space to work on the future. The permanent winter shelter will help with this.The shelter is comparable to last year, when De Lozerhof was deployed due to the Corona measures. This year too, residents of The Hague without their own home 24 will be cared for hours a day. The property is currently being made suitable for this form of emergency housing. At the same time, the organization surrounding the reception will be adjusted accordingly. For example, there will be more supervisors for the residents, day activities will be developed and extra people will be available to ensure a safe situation in the building and in the neighborhood to prevent any nuisance.

As a ‘central municipality’, the municipality of The Hague is responsible for the shelter of all homeless people from the region (The Hague, Rijswijk, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Wassenaar and Zoetermeer. The permanent winter shelter is provided for these open to people. There must be a lasting relationship with The Hague for access. This means that people are known at the Homeless and Homeless Desk, client organisations, Barka, shelters and/or enforcers. admission according to the regular winter cold regulation. Residents of De Lozerhof have been informed about this by letter.

More information- Council communication permanent winter shelter (RIS 958305)

photo: Street Consulate 958305 )

Press release

Published: October 6 2021Last change: October 5 2021

The Hague will once again receive a special vaccination site. In collaboration with the municipality of The Hague, GGD Haaglanden will start vaccinating against corona on Thursday 7 October in the Atrium of the city hall on Spui. The town hall is then an information and screening location.

On the coming Mondays and Thursdays, residents can ask questions about the corona vaccine and, if desired, immediately get the vaccination at city hall. They do not need to make an appointment for this. This is possible on Mondays from 8.00 to 00.30 hours and on Thursdays from 00.00 hours to 21.00 o’clock. People who enter through the main entrance at the Spui (on the side of the library) will immediately find the information and puncture point on their left.

“Together with GGD Haaglanden we set up injection locations that are easily accessible for residents of The Hague. The town hall is one of those places where many people come and it is a clearly recognizable point in the municipality,” says Alderman Kavita Parbhudayal of Care, Youth and Public Health. “With the range of information and injection points in the municipality, we want to give all residents who have experienced barriers, of whatever nature, the opportunity to obtain objective information and/or to immediately get a shot. We don’t just focus on people from neighborhoods with a lower vaccination coverage, but on all residents of The Hague”.Janssen and Pfizer availableVaccination is done with the Janssen vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine. You need 2 shots of the Pfizer vaccine, with at least 20 days between the first and second shot . With the Janssen vaccine, 1 shot is sufficient. 00-aged over and above can choose from the Janssen vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine. Are you younger than 20 years old or pregnant? Then you get the Pfizer vaccine. Wearing a mouth cap is also mandatory at this injection location. People also have to bring their ID (with BSN).

Director Annette de Boer of GGD Haaglanden: “We have been giving the corona vaccinations at three central locations for some time now. The Hague (Sportlaan) and region (Appelgaarde, Leidschendam-Voorburg and Mozartlaan, Delft). In keeping with The Hague’s approach to vaccination in a district-oriented manner, since June, community centres, health centers and libraries have also been vaccinated. We also use a mobile bulletin box. And since last Friday October 1, we also vaccinate in mosques in The Hague. There we also help people from the neighborhood who are not affiliated with the mosques or who are non-believers”. Wijkgericht vaccinating at sophisticated locations fits in with the aim of the Municipality of The Hague and GGD Haaglanden to maximize the vaccination coverage. In the neighborhood and target group-oriented approach, the municipality and GGD work together with various partners in the city.

Director Annette de Boer of GGD Haaglanden and alderman Kavita Parbhudayal are rolling up their sleeves to maximize the vaccination coverage; photo: Henriëtte Guest