Tervuren’s summer festivals continue

Tervuren is gearing up for another music festival with ‘t Hof Tervuren starting on Friday 12 July, offering three days of free music ranging from funk, reggae, Jamaican ska, disco, pop, and more, including a performance by Mydonna. And there’s more to come over the summer from a music and foodtruck festival, Duisburg and Vossem festivals. There’s even the shooting of the film ‘How to Kill Your Sister’ in Vossem.

Tervuren’s historic bridge back in September

Works were delayed because the restoration of parts such as the balustrade, wind bracing, and brackets took longer than expected. “These components were found to be in worse condition than initially assessed, a discovery made after sandblasting off the old layers of paint,” Nele Heerwegh from Belgium’s federal property agency told Tervuren+.

Choosing Tervuren’s next mayor

Choosing the next mayor appears less about how Tervurenaars vote, but whether or not the party holding the balance, Groen Tervuren, once again opts for the N-VA or decides to favour Voor Tervuren, the local fusion between Flemish liberals and Catholics. Come what may, the choice of mayor appears limited to Flemish nationalist N-VA’s Marc Charlier or Flemish liberal Thomas Geyns.

Town hall launches the Tervuren app

The Tervuren app may not be for you if you’re still learning Dutch. The best thing is to use the federal app at https://mygov.be. Once fully developed, you should be able to access the same federal documents, also in English, French and German.

Tervuren gets mobile sunscreen dispenser

Skin cancer is one of the fastest growing types of cancer in Flanders. “As a municipality, we have a preventive role. That’s why we’ll use this mobile dispenser during activities and events,” says Lut. One in six Belgians faces skin cancer before the age of 75, mainly due to exposure to the sun.