No, it was not a pleasant meeting between the baigneurs and the city council of Blankenberge Tuesday morning. The subject was not obvious: the abolition of the draw among badkarhouders from next year. “A necessary operation”, explains mayor Daphné Dumery (N-VA) the unpopular decision. According to her it was the lotingsysteem not more in line with the European legislation and was the city council was required to intervene. A system with concession – and, perhaps, so with their degrees in the place. For the badkarhouders feels that decision as a blow in the face.Back on the map
Traditionally came the baigneurs in Blankenberge together for their ‘lottery number’ to lottery tickets. Simply said: every year they were in a different place, but there was, however, certainty that they are there each year could remain. With the new system fear a lot of badkarhouders out of the boat to fall. “What if someone comes in with a bag of money waving and a beach bar like? Then will the city government will inevitably choose to do so. I find it very ungrateful,” says Kurt Govaere of Bamboo Beach.