Austria's nine governors. Photo: APA/Eggenberger Austria’s federal states have agreed on a common approach to dealing with the current influx of asylum seekers. At a governors’ conference in Klagenfurt they approved admission quotas and the establishment of new asylum ‘distribution centres’. The Interior Ministry will remain responsible for the initial reception of refugees. All nine states have pledged to fulfil their quotas by January 31st. Carinthia's governor Peter Kaiser chaired the conference but did not say where or when the new distribution centres would be built. However, he did say that in future it should take no longer than 48 hours to process and house new refugees. Burgenland will cooperate closely with Vienna, its governor Hans Niessl said. Lower Austria’s governor Erwin Pröll said that as his state is already meeting its quota, in the overcrowded Traiskirchen refugee camp, there would be no need to build further centres, … [Read more...] about Austrian states agree on new asylum centres
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PUBLISHED: 10:26 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:26 21 September 2018 Zita Whalley The Yellow offer various fitness classes for the Brent community Image: The Yellow www.chriswinter.co.uk [email protected] 07970108312 A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Berent community. From October 1 the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free, Find a new hobby at Wembley Park's newest community centre. Image: The YellowThe Yellow, Wembley Park’s community centre, will reopen October 1 in brand-new, state-of-the-art premises. Formally The Yellow Pavilion, the centre is delivered by Quintain - the team behind the regeneration of Wembley Park - in partnership with Brent Council. The hub invites residents to take part in the creative and dynamic classes that will further position Brent as the 2020 London Borough of Culture while creating more opportunities for the local … [Read more...] about Vibrant new community centre opens in Wembley Park.
PUBLISHED: 13:38 17 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:58 17 September 2014 Ajay Nair From left to right: Committee member Jasbiir Singh, chairman Ranjit Singh, head priest Sant Partap Singh, general secretary Harbans Singh, security manager Pritpal Singh. Picture: Satvinder Singh Archant Children ate cake and had their faces painted as they celebrated the opening of a new community centre and school. Henna art at the opening event. Picture: Satvinder Singh The new space in High Road, Ilford, was opened by Karamsar Gurdwara, also in High Road, and will offer everything from Punjabi classes to self-defense sessions and a parent-toddler group. The centre was officially opened by the gurdwara’s head priest Sant Partap Singh as he cut the ribbon at a ceremony on Saturday. The event included a guided tour of the refurbished centre before guests got involved with games, a cake sale, a bouncy castle and henna art. Karamsar Gurdwara chairman Ranjit Singh said: “After a period … [Read more...] about Ilford gurdwara to teach Punjabi at new community centre
A new contractor to deliver the long-awaited Hastings Country Park visitor centre project is expected to be appointed when council leaders meet next week. Next Monday (December 3), Hastings Borough Council’s cabinet is set to decide whether to award SIA Design and Build, a £660,000 contract to build a bespoke visitor centre within the country park. If approved, the centre is expected to be constructed out of straw bales, in an effort to make the building both sustainable and energy efficient.According to an officer’s report, the move comes after difficulties with a previous bidder – a consortium of specialist contractors and artisan builders – saw the council put the project back out for tender in September.In the officer’s report, SIA Design and Build is described as a partnership of several straw bale companies, lead by a principle contractor ‘with extensive experience in sustainable buildings’.The report says the … [Read more...] about New visitor centre to be built with straw bales at Hastings Country Park
0 Have your say From: Geoffrey North, Windsor Mount, Leeds. MY wife and I visited the newly opened Springs Retail Park at Thorpe Park, and we were very disappointed. Cannot our architects come up with something more graceful and appealing than crude square boxes stuck side by side?The inside of the stores are fine but you could be in any national store such as M&S, Boots and Next anywhere in the country and they are all the same. What particularly disappoints is that the box structures create a wind tunnel effect such that you were nearly blown over when moving from store to store.It was particularly windy, but this is an elevated wide open site, particularly to the North. There is no ambience or beauty to the site with very little protection from the weather, it is a modern version of the monstrosities produced in the 1960s. I hope the location is successful but I have a feeling it will become a white elephant. A shopping experience in the Victoria Quarter … [Read more...] about YP Letters: Will new shopping centre The Springs become a white elephant?