Over four hundred cards and letters, written by Eindhoven children and addressed to the ‘bosses of the city’, were handed to those in charge at City Hall yesterday. Two children delivered the bags full of mail.
The cards and letters had been written during the Dutch Design Week and were, for instance, addressed to the ‘boss of the schools’ (Alderman Visscher, education), the ‘boss of the handicraft’ (Alderman Schreurs, culture) or the Big Boss of the city, Mayor Van Gijzel.
In their letters many children ask for more clean playgrounds, without dog poo. Or for an underground playground, which is less dangerous because there are no cars.
The ‘bosses of the city’ promised to read all the mail and to take it seriously.
Translated by: Hanny van Belkom