Since 1 September last year, Copenhagen Municipality has been experimenting with a new kind of parent group in Copenhagen called ‘Parent Groups’.
Many maternity groups are of the opinion that they are mostly welcoming to new mothers who want advice from more experienced parents, but the Parenting Groups emphasize being equally welcoming to men.
Copenhagen is not the first to introduce Parent Groups, as close to 20 other municipalities already have them all over Denmark.
Rolled out throughout the capital
Several gay men have already told TV2 how being part of the group has made a huge difference to their lives.
Before the entry of the Parents’ Groups, they missed out on being a member of a Maternity Group, where four or five new mothers typically meet every Wednesday in the first year of their motherhood. The first meeting is held in the company of a nurse.
Initially tested in Nørrebro and Bispebjerg, ‘Parent groups’ are now starting all over Copenhagen. The TV2 report claimed that 71 have been arranged since September.
TikTok is no longer allowed on work phones in the Capital Region
Since March 1, the capital’s employees have been informed that the Chinese app TikTok is prohibited on all work phones. The region’s decision, explained its leader Lars Gaardhøj, is to ban the social media app because of growing cybersecurity concerns that the Chinese state may be using it to obtain data.
Copenhagen restaurants awarded for their high quality
Burger Palace on Vesterbrogade has been named Best Danish Takeaway Restaurant of the Year by Just Eats for the second time in a row. Meanwhile, Burger Shack has been named the best local takeaway chain, Mr Juice in Frederiksberg as the best healthy cuisine, Vi Viet in Amager as the best takeaway restaurant in Copenhagen and Chaophraya Thai Restaurant in Vanløse as the best Thai takeaway.
Big changes for Nørrebro Station on the way
This has been told by deputy head of DSB, Lars Gøtke CopenhagenLIV that the railway operator will tackle the increasingly stagnant escalators at Nørrebro Station. Adorned with graffiti, the escalators, he admitted, need to be changed as their condition is too often unduly affected by outdoor weather conditions. At the same time, the station and its surroundings will undergo a major renovation that “will make the station more beautiful and better”, he promised.
Vestamager Center is suffering a huge crisis in its small shops
An exodus is underway in the Vestamager Center shopping center in Kastrup due to high rental prices, believed to be up to DKK 70,000 per month. Bents Bazar, Ekelunds Damp and Centerbageren all recently decided to terminate their leases after failing to reach an agreement with owner Lars Ekelund. Discussions are underway to find replacements.
A large majority satisfied with the jobcentres’ services
According to a VIVE survey, 79 percent of jobseekers are happy with the progress they have made at the Copenhagen job centers. The study appears to contradict the reasoning behind the new government’s proposal to close the centres. High satisfaction seem to show that they enable their clients to achieve many of their goals.
More electric charging stations are coming to Copenhagen
After an extraordinary increase in the number of running electric cars in Copenhagen – an increase of more than 80 percent in just one year, according to De Danske Bilimportørers figures – Cph City & Port Development has reached an agreement with the charging operator Spirii to place more electric charging stations in the city. A further 649 charging points will be added between 2023 and 2026 to the 154 stations that already exist. A total of 1,583 stations will be in operation by 2030.
New green park makes its debut in Nordhavn
The plans for Kranparken, a new 10,000 sq m park in western Nordhavn near the harbor quay, were unveiled at the end of February. Next to Kalkbrænderiøbskaj, a plot of land has been reserved to build a park full of great biodiversity that will unite urban life and urban nature. The public is being asked for help in designing the park. More meetings will be held in March to discuss further details.
Could schools celebrate the Queen’s birthday instead?
Politicians and schools in the capital are worried about the consequences of the Danish Parliament’s decision on Tuesday to abolish the Great Day of Prayer in a proposal that was passed by 95 votes to 68. It has been pointed out that there will be an extra school day, which will mean a day must scrapped to ensure that children are only in school 200 days a year. According to TV2, the Queen’s birthday on 16 April has been suggested as a possible day off instead. Conservatives intend to refer the matter to the Children and Youth Committee in Copenhagen Municipality.
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Source: The Nordic Page
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