Bid to ban bitterballen unsuccessful

Photo: Holland Media Bank
Photo: Holland Media Bank
Photo: Holland Media Bank

A GroenLinks councillor in the small city of Bellingwedde in Groningen has seen a motion to ban bitterballen rejected – again, the Telegraaf  reports on Monday.

According to Marja Bos, the town is about to present its sports policy, which will contain recommendations on healthy eating. To eat the deep-fried food in the town hall would not set a good example, Bos feels.

Bitterballen, a popular bar snack, are the post-meeting staple of the members of Bellingwedde town council and although Bos does not hang around after meetings she feels the greasy snack should be replaced by something less calorific.

An attempt by Bos to ban the bitterbal several years ago was defeated as well.

The ban was supported by the SP but a majority made up of CDA and VVD voted against. The VVD’s Pieter Dinkla even took the opportunity to ask for a reintroduction of drinks to go with the snacks.

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