Inverview with Simone Asselborn-Bintz, Mayor of the town of Sanem
Can you describe the municipality?
SIMONE ASSELBORN-BINTZ: The municipality has four villages, Sanem, Soleuvre, Belvaux and Ehlerange, 18,000 inhabitants (aos of this year) and 114 nationalities. Thanks to our municipal facilities, in particular our old people’s home, it is a good place to live, whatever your age!
What is your vision for Sanem between now and 2030?
New affordable housing will be available in Belvaux and Sanem Castle is being brought back to life. It will house a branch of the Ecole d’Hotellerie et de Tourisme du Luxembourg (Luxembourg School of Hotel Management and Tourism). It will even house a restaurant run by its students! The centres of our various villages have been improved thanks to the arrival of local convenience stores. Many things are happening, particularly on the environmental front, such as the inter-generational gardens at Matgesfeld. This is a place that welcomes young and old and aims to raise awareness and inform people about circular economy and recycling.
What are your three highlights from the Esch2022 programme?
- Pavillon Source Bel-Val pavilion will pay tribute to the Bel-Val Spring and feature a recreational, a resting and a catering area. It was designed on site by Laura Mannelli. FROM JULY IN BELVAUX
- Greenhouse storiesThis project transforms the greenhouses of Soleuvre – restored by the municipality in 2021 – into a welcoming and dynamic space that lends itself to mediation and dialogue.MORE INFORMATION ON LOOP22.LU
- E roude Fuedem duerch de roude Buedem
The MASKéNADA collective brings to life local legends of the Minett region – with a focus on female characters – through artistic walks in six municipalities. ALL YEAR ROUND – MASKENADA.LU
As a culture lover, Simone Asselborn-Bintz takes great pleasure in participating in municipal events.
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