Town Hall News
Despite the current crisis, Prague 7 has managed to assemble a budget for 2021 that provides for repairs and expanding the capacity of schools and nurseries, housing infrastructure and public space. You can find more information on pages 26 and 27.
The Assembly has approved an action plan with specific projects for 2021: the next stage of renovations to T. G. Masaryk Primary School at Ortenovo náměstí, the capacity of which will be expanded with an attic addition, finishing the complete renovation of the vacant building at Dobrovského 19, and preparing a new U Vody park based on the results of an ongoing urban landscaping competition.
Prague 7 has prepared a rescue package for companies and sole traders who are forced to completely fold their businesses due to the coronavirus. www.praha7.cz
The municipal district is revitalising inner courtyards, which it is transforming into mini-parks for spending free time, like for example the inner courtyard between the streets U Vody, Jankovcova and Varhulíkové.
Prague 7 is assisting its most elderly residents interested in being vaccinated against COVID-19 to register online and has also secured a mobile vaccination team for them. www.praha7.cz/ockovani
Active Prague 7
You can take home a coffee and a bite to eat from the new modular café Kontejner at Ortenovo náměstí, which has boldly launched a trial run.
Poet, slammer, architect and urban planner Anna Beata Háblová is exhibiting experimental poetry on environmental topics at the Artwall outdoor gallery. www.artwallgallery.cz
The Municipal Library in Prague is closed until further notice. All services are only taking place online, with pick-up of reserved books and returns taking place through window service. E-books are available for Municipal Library readers at www.e-knihovna.cz. You can find international fiction at www.mlp.cz/bookport.
Prague City Hall has set up a furniture bank at which you can drop off used furniture and appliances, which will be distributed to people in need in cooperation with social services and municipal district social departments. Send photographs of the items you are offering to the project leader Tomáš Valenta, email@example.com, 704 610 086.
Services for Foreigners
The Integration Centre Prague is launching an updated version of the Praguer app, which makes it easier for foreigners living in Prague to gain access to important information and contacts and helps them better find their bearings in the Czech environment. The app is free to download in the App Store and on Google Play.
All current information and everything going on in Prague for foreigners can be found on the website metropolevsech.eu.
The Centre for Integration of Foreigners (CIC) supports foreigners living in Prague who don’t need a work permit in job-seeking. They offer a free Czech course for beginners and intermediate learners (starting 27 January, 90 min/week), job clubs, a PC course for beginners and individual support in looking for work. Detailed information at firstname.lastname@example.org, 702 150 630.
For more information – Tomáš Taich, email@example.com, 220 144 190 / 603 372 148.