First of all, I hope you are doing well. It is with great sorrow I’m sending you this message. Attached to this message, you will find an update regarding the current Corona virus (Covid-19) and its impact on our activities. Please read the message carefully, since we unfortunately have to announce the postponements of the first 2021 meetings, including the annual meeting 2021.
We will keep you informed in case there is any news regarding the Corona virus. As soon as we have more information regarding the online activities or the calendar of rescheduled meetings, we will of course get back to you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Stay safe everyone!
— Boy Scholtze President Charter of European Rural Communities
The village of Esch has been a member and active participant in the Charter of European rural communities since its conception in 1989. First as an independent municipality and later as part of the municipality of Haaren. Now that Haaren will cease to exist per 1 January 2021; Esch will become a part of the larger municipality of Boxtel.
Even though it is the village of Esch that is active in the Charter we, the municipality of Haaren were proud to support this endeavour. Many a successful meeting was planned and held here and we were always happy to assist. It is with some regret then, that we pass Esch and the Charter on to the municipality of Boxtel. Esch’ new mayor, mr. Ronald van Meygaarden, has been informed about the Charter and has expressed his desire for Esch to continue as a member of the Charter.
So with a heavy heart, but also with the firm belief that Esch’ European light will only shine brighter in the future, the municipality of Haaren takes leave of you. Thank you very much for every Charter meeting that was planned for and with so many of our inhabitants. They were greatly enjoyed by all.