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Whether you are registered to vote or not, we need the support of our local expat community! We live in, and share the same beautiful village. Please help us maintain our green, peaceful and independant environment.
Consider a membership or donation!

Wassenaar, community for all

May we introduce ourselves

Our name is : Lokaal Wassenaar!

We are a local political party. Our main aim is to serve the local Wassenaar community. That means listening to the views and opinions of our fellow-villagers and following up on what we hear.
We are a mix of social-democrats and liberals, neither right nor left oriented.
Our priorities include the following key issues :

  • Transparent politics and clear decision-making
  • Reasonable municipal taxes and effective use of tax-payers money
  • Safeguarding Wassenaar as an independent municipality
  • Being a caring party for those in need
  • Confronting the ever increasing through traffic within our village
  • Safeguarding a proper environment and maintaining Wassenaar's green village image
  • Guarding the safety and security within our village

In a nutshell, we are conservative as far as it concerns the protection of the quality of life in Wassenaar and yet we are also progressive by keeping an open mind for developments and challenges of the future.
There is no such thing as a hidden agenda. We are free and independent.
Lokaal Wassenaar! has no masters, only the constituents of Wassenaar.

Focus on the International Community

The law concerning who has the right to vote without being Dutch is regulated in the “de Kieswet” – the law dealing with elections. “De Kiesraad” – the Dutch National Electoral Council - gives further details and advice in this respect, see www.kiesraad.nl

In local elections expats have the right to participate as long as they are registered in their municipality. This also applies to Dutch and other EU citizens abroad, however, not to embassy and consular staff. Non-EU citizens must have lived permanently in The Netherlands for at least five years. For non-EU expats living in Amsterdam, it is possible to vote in the District Council (Bestuurscommissie) elections provided they have been registered in the city for more than three years.

The number of expats in The Netherlands is significant, however mainly concentrated in the Randstad. Amsterdam has a population of 77.000 expats, The Hague 50.000, Rotterdam 48.000, Maastricht 25.000 and Eindhoven 20.000. In a recent article of the magazine "Binnenlands Bestuur" it appears that only one of these cities, namely Maastricht, provides for specific information for Expats. More info at www.binnenlandsbestuur.nl . This information concerns the legal rights of the local political parties as well as their policies and aims. There are also different clubs/associations for expats, and relevant information with respect to Dutch elections etc. in English is to be found at their websites.

Wassenaar is well known for its international community. There is no municipality where there are so many diplomatic residences in relation to the number of inhabitants. Lokaal Wassenaar! is proud of our international community. There are several good examples of excellent integration at local level. For example ASH, the American School of The Hague and the sports club Blauw-Zwart where locals and expats cooperate well together. On cultural level the cooperation between the local band, Excelsior Harmony, and the band of the ASH is very successful indeed.

Lokaal Wassenaar! is aware of the necessity of further integration of our international community in Wassenaar. In our party there will be one person responsible for expats and contact with the international municipality. Several candidates of our party and members of our board have been expats. Our policy will be to further increase and provide for assistance and information to the expats living in Wassenaar. This will also include the assistance in terms of the Dutch language and more online information via social media. This will be done at our own website www.lokaalwassenaar.com and on Facebook.

Last but not least local political parties, particularly Lokaal Wassenaar! , concentrate on the values and needs of the village of Wassenaar and its inhabitants whereas the main political parties are more directed to increase their own power nationwide.

Lid of donateur worden

Vraag niet alleen wat de Wassenaarse politiek voor u kan betekenen maar ook wat u voor Wassenaar kunt doen! We hebben actieve, kritische, meelevende en enthousiaste Wassenaarders hard nodig.

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Lid of donateur worden

Door lid te worden van Lokaal Wassenaar! kunt u een belangrijke bijdrage leveren aan de plaatselijke politiek èn u weet in ieder geval zeker dat er naar u geluisterd wordt...

Word lid van Lokaal Wassenaar! voor € 40,- per jaar. De bijdrage voor gezinsleden bedraagt € 15,-.

Indien u later in het jaar lid besluit lid te worden, wordt het bedrag voor lidmaatschap berekend naar rato van het aantal resterende maanden.

U kunt ook besluiten donateur te worden of een eenmalige bijdrage te storten op IBAN NL 30 INGB 0008 0568 82 ten name van Lokaal Wassenaar!, Wassenaar.

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