Councils warned to get ready for European football fever

The justice ministry has written to local councils warning them to prepare for this summer’s European football championships.

The Dutch team is tipped to do well at the event, and councils should be ready to cope with street gatherings, demand for outdoor match screenings and other events, the ministry says. Councils should also think about outdoor sanitation provisions and police manpower levels.
The Netherlands reached the final of the World Cup two years ago and football fever gripped much of the country.

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