Local Round-Up: Tivoli confirms plans to open on Monday June 8

Round Tower also opening, while city reveals plans to get more people playing football – most notably women and inactive men

Following multiple postponements, Tivoli has finally absolutely confirmed it will be opening its doors to the public on Monday June 8 from 11:00.

Since being given permission to open under certain conditions, Tivoli has been busy working on ensuring that its social distancing and hygiene measures are up to scratch.

App bookings to avoid queues
Accordingly, several rides where visitors are more likely to deeply inhale and exhale, be in close proximity to others, or even shout, will not be in operation. 

For the rides in operation, visitors will use an app to book their place to avoid queuing.

Open until October 4
Tivoli’s last open day came at the end of its winter season, which concluded on February 23, three and a half months ago.

The summer season has been extended until October 4.

Parking garage wins Danish Design Award
A parking garage in Aarhus has won the Danish Design Award in the category ‘Liveable Cities’. Konditaget Lüders was developed by By & Havn in collaboration with partners such as DGI Greater Copenhagen. The 24-metre-long garage offers a public space of 2,400 sqm to gather, play and exercise on its roof.

Temporary urban place in Vestamager close to being ready for public use
By & Havn has announced that a temporary urban space in construction in Vestamager is now almost ready.  The project Temporary Byrum aims to beautify a building site by establishing a temporary urban space between Hannemann’s Allé and Nordre Fælled. So far, ramparts have been established towards Hannemann’s Allé to block off noise and lights from the traffic. Flowers and plants have been planted in the area alongside new benches where residents can rest. According to By & Havn the last parts of the new urban space will be completed in the next period.

Round Tower opens again with lighting control
After a long break due to the Coronavirus Crisis, the Round Tower will on Friday reopen, reports Kbhliv.dk. To comply with the government’s requirements for distance and assemblies, a lighting control has been set up. Visitors will be guided by a lamp to make sure that guests are not congested on the narrow stone staircase on the way to the top of the old tower. Just like traffic lights, red and green coloured lights will tell guests to either move up or down the 31 steps on the spiral staircase.
Copenhageners picking up garbage at their own doors 
A co-ordinated garbage collection with a total of 18 meeting points spread across Copenhagen and Frederiksberg will take place on June 13 from 10:00 to 13:00, according to Kbhliv.dk. At the meeting points, gloves and garbage bags will be given away to anyone who lends a hand in the large-scale garbage collection.

Rats galore in Copenhagen
Several municipalities are experiencing an explosion in the number of rats. The figures from the Danish Technological and Environmental Administration in the City of Copenhagen show that they have received 3,441 notifications of rats in the capital from 1 January to 27 May – 495 more than in the same period last year. Although the warm winter has given the rats good conditions, pest control specialists believe there is more to consider, reports Mindy. An expert pinpointed that as “people have worked a lot more at home during the Coronavirus Crisis they see and report more rats”.

Nordea supports Copenhagen’s citizen footballers 
The Nordea Fund is providing the City of Copenhagen with 3.9 million kroner to support activities and efforts to strengthen the football communities in Copenhagen over the next three years, according to the city. The City of Copenhagen has allocated funds to construct seven so-called bridge football courts,. The project has three target groups in mind: children aged 4-8, inactive adults and girls. The Culture and Leisure Administration in the City of Copenhagen and DBU Copenhagen are already working closely together to activate the football clubs and the city’s citizens during Euro 2020, which has been postponed until June-July 2021.

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