From the Chairman: February 2017
Last week, the national newspapers informed us that crime rates in the Netherlands are much higher than indicated by the official figures. Unfortunately, we are also experiencing this in the ZeeheldenKwartier.
When we lodge a complaint with the police or the municipality because of nuisance, or to ask for enforcement, this is not registered, unless the police make a report of the offence. Thus, it can happen that nuisance takes place for years and that this is reported accurately, but never registered in the official figures.
De Groene Eland wants to put an end to this. We would ask you to also inform us, whenever you lodge a complaint with or ask for enforcement from the police or the municipality. You can do this by sending a mail to the De Groene Eland via firstname.lastname@example.org. In this way, we will obtain an overview of the number of complaints and requests that are actually lodged, the bottlenecks will become more visible and we will have a better case to present to the politicians, who always take the official figures for granted.
On 21 February, De Groene Eland will once again organize the yearly political debate, and that will be an excellent opportunity to exchange views with the political parties of the council about the Zeeheldenkwartier, about what is going well and what could be improved. I hope to welcome you all on the 21st.
Chairman Residents’ organisation ZeeheldenKwartier ‘De Groene Eland’