Local Round-Up: Final troll makes stand in Sydhavnen

Elsewhere, the capital is saw more sustainable construction, a lethal shooting and its legendary jazz club saved

Keeping himself busy during the pandemic, artist Thomas Dambo last week unleashed his tenth and final troll in Stejlepladsen.

The troll – named Ivan Evigvår and the smallest so far at a measly 3.2m in height – carries a special plate and a net, and is hidden somewhere in the Sydhavn area.

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A wooden activist
Stejlepladsen is the centre of current political debate, as discussions for a new housing development go on despite the wishes of many locals who wish to see it preserved in its current state.

For Dambo, this motivated much of his decision to complete the troll trail here.

“I have built a troll that takes care of nature out here, and now we have to see how long it is allowed to stand and fight,” he said.

CO2-free construction in Copenhagen
A year after Copenhagen hosted the international C40 climate summit, huge steps are being made in reducing emissions in the Copenhagen municipality. Construction is big business in the area – with 3 billion kroner spent every year – and demands are building on constructors to be more environmentally friendly. In Vanløse, the contractor Enemærke & Petersen has taken a number of initiatives to make its construction site more sustainable by using fossil-free machines, cutting down on waste and transporting materials with trucks using biodiesel.

Man dead after hair salon shooting
A 20-year-old man has died on Mørkhøjvej in Brønshøj after being shot on Tuesday evening. He is believed to have been the owner of Salon Ørn, opposite Nørre Gymnasium. Police are urging those with any information to come forward. A gang conflict has led to several lethal shootings in the Brønshøj area this year.

Danish-Swedish police collaboration underway 
Since the start of September, Grænsecenter Øresund has been at work tackling cross-border crime between Sweden and Denmark, utilising police resources from both sides of the Sound. The centre has been active since the Spring, but it is only now that Swedish forces have arrived in support.

Vestegnen’s children most at risk 
In the western suburbs of Copenhagen, it is children and teenagers who are now most at risk of infection from coronavirus. Those aged 10-19 now make up almost a third of cases in the area, which has led to calls for short-term school closures in 12 municipalities.

Iconic venue saved
Montmartre jazz club has been saved just in the nick of time. Large private and public donations have secured its operation for at least the next four years, with a press release revealing that it expects to reopen its doors with a full program as early as November.

Four arrested for coronavirus fraud 
Today, four detainees will appear before a court in Glostrup following their arrest in relation to almost 1.5 million kroner’s worth of fraud. They are suspected of having applied for salary compensation for 26 employees via at least two companies.