Residents are furious. But what can they do with so few people? “It feels like we are not being taken seriously”, says Evyta Hoogkamp. Together with her husband Anne, she has a cherry stall, directly opposite the entrance to the Kop van Deelen. “Now we are still being talked to and we will see if we agree with the plan. But I think that is a sham: the arrival of the reception center has long been established in my opinion. ”
The municipality of Ede expressed its satisfaction with the arrival of the reception center during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Together with the COA (Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers) and the owner of the Rosewood Group, shelter must be offered to labor migrants from Eastern Europe for ten years, preferably to migrants who have a certain bond with the municipality. “Consider, for example, employees of the large Kruidvat warehouse,” says Mayor René Verhulst.