Termination Belangenvereniging Willemspark II – 15 December

Monday 15 December at 20.00 hrs, the (Interests Group) Belangenvereniging Willemspark II will call a general meeting where the Board will propose the termination of the Belangenvereniging. Place: Clubhuis De Cantaloup, Cantaloupenburg 26-A.

The Belangenvereniging was founded six and a half years ago, when it was announced that Bouwonderneming Woonlindes B.V., with the consent of the Municipality, developed plans for an apartment building on the large site behind Frederikstraat 14, with an underground car park for 16 cars. The Belangenvereniging was founded to join together the objections and protests and act as representative of the neighbourhood and as spokesman over against the Municipality and other offices. When the artist Lita Cabellut bought the building site in 2013 the building plans came to a definite end.

Five years ago it was made known that the Haagse Schoolvereniging (HSV) planned to pull down and rebuild the Willemsparkschool on Frederikstraat. From the start we were in consultation with HSV and the Municipality about the plans for the school and the impact it would have on the neighbouring residents, and the safety measures around the demolishing of the old building and the construction of the new school. The project is now nearly finished. HSV intends to put the new school into use in 2015. The plans the Municipality has for the rebuilding of the facade on Frederikstraat and the construction of a home for the after-school childcare at nr 26 are ready to be realized and the work will be finished in the summer of 2016.

The activities of the Belangenvereniging mainly concerned the building plans on the site between Frederikstraat and Cantaloupenburg. Those plans and their realization now enter the final fase. So the Belangenvereniging can round off its activities too. The Board has come to the conclusion that the Belangenvereniging no longer has a reason to exist. In the coming meeting the members of the Board will resign and not be eligible for re-election. The Board thanks all members and residents for their support and contributions in the past six years.

Thus far nobody stepped forward to continue the interests group and be on the Board. Residents who are of the opinion the the Belangenvereniging still has a right to exist can hand in a counter proposal with the names of new Board members and their consent. That proposal can be handed in until 12 December to the Chairman: Ab van Kammen, Prinses Mariestraat 8, tel. 070-3563796.

During the meeting of 15 December the annual report of the Belangenvereniging will be discussed. The annual report explains in detail how the Board has come to its proposal. The annual report will be available 27 November and can be obtained from Nicole Hermans, Prinses Mariestraat 13; it can also be sent via email (please apply: arte.bene@hetnet.nl)

A. van Kammen

28 November 2014 (MM)