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Benoordenhout: divide € 40,000 among your favourite plans

Published: 12 March 2021Modified: 8 April 2021

Residents of Benoordenhout can decide how the municipality will spend the neighbourhood budget of € 40,000. The funds are intended to make the neighbourhood more beautiful, greener, physically active and friendlier. Do you live in Benoordenhout? You have until Sunday, 28 March 2021 to vote on your favourite plans.

The municipality will decide if the plans are feasible. Afterwards the residents of Benoordenhout will divide the money among the feasible plans. This way the neighbourhood itself decides which plans will be executed.

Residents submitted 118 ideas between 16 November and 13 December 2020. 78 of these plans received enough likes to proceed to the next round. This round consisted of a feasibility test by the municipality. During this round a number of plans were eliminated because:

  • they did not fit within the framework of the neighbourhood budget
  • appeared to be more expensive than the € 40,000 which is available and
  • were not able to be carried out within 1 year.

This resulted in 15 feasible plans. The plans on which you can vote have to do with exercising outdoors, recreational facilities for children and youth, and more green in the neighbourhood. The idea or the ideas which get the most votes will be carried out.

Voting code

Do you live in Benoordenhout and are you 12 years or older? Then you received a personal voting code by post. You can use it to vote for your favourite plan(s) for Benoordenhout.

How to vote

  • Go to www.benoordenhoutbegroot.denhaag.nl.
  • Go to ‘Stemmen’.
  • Look at the plans and choose the plans you think are the best.
  • Divide € 40,000 among your favourite plans.
  • Vote using your personal voting code.

Need help voting?

Do you need help voting online? Contact David Lijdsman, project leader of Benoordenhout Begroot via:

Results

The plans with the most votes on 28 March 2021 and which fit within the budget of € 40,000 will be carried out.
The municipality will announce the winning plans on Friday, 9 April 2021 on www.benoordenhoutbegroot.denhaag.nl.

Neighbourhood budget for other neighbourhoods

After Benoordenhout Mariahoeve will also get a chance to divide a neighbourhood budget in 2021. Bezuidenhout-West and Bezuidenhout Midden-Oost already had a neighbourhood budget in 2020.

More information

You can find more information about Benoordenhout Begroot at www.benoordenhoutbegroot.denhaag.nl.

Help with your plan

The municipality would be happy to help you work out an initiative for your neighbourhood. It will look at whether your idea is feasible or eligible for a subsidy for activities. Read more about this under Apply for subsidy for activities for city district.

Jozef Israëlsplein, rose garden
Jozef Israëlsplein, rose garden