Stephan Müskens (ABC): “ Grave continues to surprise you ”
SERIOUS – It was immediately very busy on your screen. Almost 70 council members from the four municipalities of Land van Cuijk io came together digitally to decide on Grave’s admission to the new merged municipality as of January 1, 2022. After the Graafs Manifesto in 2011, the time was finally came. After a consultation with the inhabitants which indicated that a large majority wanted to join the municipality of Land van Cuijk, the council of Graafse made the decision last week to monitor the population. And with great urgency.
“If the Grave tourist is looking for another slogan, I have one for free: ‘Grave keeps surprising you’, began Stephan Múskens of Algemeen Belang Cuijk (ABC). “The last chance was taken after several attempts. They can just enter just before arrival. By a news ”.
Jeroen van Acquoij (VVD) from Sint Anthonis: “Grave has always resisted, but the door has always been left open. The council will follow the wishes of the inhabitants. It would be crazy if we slammed the door now. We’re going to slow the bandwagon down a bit so they can get on. Happy to become the church we have always envisioned. We are happy for the residents ”.
“A warm welcome, Grave,” said his compatriot Jeroen van der Cruijsen (Sint Anthonis NU), “we are going together in one municipality.” He was not satisfied with the pressure now on the process. a letter with this proposal and therefore had little time to prepare it. He was not the only one to have this objection, but the joy of participating Grave dominated everything.
Maartje Roelofs (VVD) from Cuijk: “This is the reorganization that everyone was hoping for. We are happy for the inhabitants, but there are financial risks ”.
“Go with that banana. Welcome Grave, ”said Bregje van Lieshout of the Cuijk SP.
Sjors van Kempen (Vier Kernen Party) from Mill and Sint Hubert: “Everyone is a little upset. Even the weather. But the sun is shining behind the clouds. We will experience it. Procrastination is not an option. The question is how to take the people of Grave with us on the bandwagon ”.
Responses to Mayor Hillenaar
“We didn’t expect this three weeks ago. We expect a lot from our political flexibility. I recognize the speed. You also describe all the positive effects. I would regret it if the concept of recklessness prevails. We have now found a mouse hole. We have to make a decision in no time, but we have been working for ten years. Grave’s board also had to make a mental shift. It turns out to be possible. We get the officials going. Waiting another year will lead to policy stagnation. And you lose your momentum. I say: Welcome Grave. “
The proposal was adopted unanimously. Grave can finally get on the train.