The local council in Vestbyen was founded on 2 November 2015. The purpose of the council is to give citizens an overview of what is happening in the area and make the area more attractive.
“People may have some prejudices about the area, and we want to make the place more attractive and make people aware of the magnificent area of the West,” says Pernille Moesby Laursen, who is part of the working group who took the initiative of starting a local council. There are several local councils in the municipality of Vejle and it is exciting for the citizens to take initiative to establish local councils. The local council is an umbrella organization that brings together local associations and can stand as a speaker and make the locals voices heard by municipal decisions. The local council is also a practical measure that creates better coordination between the citizens and the municipality.
There are a lot of enthusiasts in Vestbyen, who have ideas for projects. A local council will create the best environment so that ideas can become reality.
“Citizens themselves must take ownership of the project. It really must be their desire and they must be committed themselves either by purchasing labor or collecting money for the project, “says Niels Clemmensen (V), member of City Council.
VEN recommends you to visit:
Sofiegården – Cafe Olga (information in Danish)