The soap around the popular play area at the cemetery of Maria-ter-Heide began in 2014 when the first rumours emerged that part of the forest would disappear for housing development. The former directors of CD&V and N-VA hushing the action group, who opposed any development, by arguing that there are the rumors nothing true. In the current bestuursakkoord of N-VA and Open Vld, however, to read that there in the area space for affordable housing.1.200 signatures
The action group against the plans was again awakened, and gathered in a few weeks time is already more than 1,200 signatures in a petition for the retention of the play area. Myriam Van Honste (Open Vld), alderman for Spatial Planning, tried to campaigners earlier this week, to appease: “There is nothing decided. There had to be a few years ' effective housing is added, there will always be a part of the play area will be retained.” Hollow words, according to the campaigners. She steps at the end of this month to the city council in order to enforce it to the board and their concerns once again lay it on the table.
But first there was still space for a playful action during the easter weekend. Saturday morning was the play area as the setting for hundreds of hidden easter eggs. The children of the forest nearly every day, to romp, were again of the party to chocolate treats, to gather and to eat.