The residents association “Belangenvereniging Binnenstad Noord” (BBN) is an interest group of people living and working in the northern part of the city centre of Delft. Our main concern is preserving and improving the quality of the urban environment for people living in our area.
On a regular basis, the association discusses aspects of the enactment of municipal policies with the municipality. Topics that are discussed are amongst others parking, effects of [bars, cafés, restaurants and events] for inhabitants, issues with water management and changes of the land use plan to facilitate new development.
Beside this, we try to influence new and improve existing municipal policies, by attending meetings, visiting network events, putting issues on the agenda, informing political parties. Besides these, we use our formal possibilities for public participation and if necessary our right to appeal to municipal decisions.
To find out about the issues that ask for attention and to prepare our opinions, BBN has several working groups, which take care of parts of our area of activity. The members of a working group keep in touch via e-mail, and if necessary meet to discuss specific matters. About 5 to 6 times a year, BBN has a meeting for which all the members are invited. At these meetings the visitors are informed about the results and issues of the working groups, the pros and cons of possible opinions, and measures are discussed. The working groups also use these meetings as input for the future actions taken by a working group. At least once every year the formal meeting of the general assembly of the association takes place. In this meeting, the plan of activities for the next year as well as the annual account of the association are discussed.
The association also aims to improve the contacts between the inhabitants of the area. Because at first the quality of the urban environment is influenced by the way people behave to each other.
If you want to become a member of BBN, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The basic fee for membership is 10 euros a year. You can also use this address if you have questions about issues in which BBN is involved. If you have an idea for improving the quality of the urban environment in the northern part of the city of Delft, or if you want to get to know the people of this beautiful area, you are more than welcome to join us.