I would like to sincerely thank you all for the everyday's support you give me for improving the quality of life of the inhabitants of Wezembeek-Oppem.

The mandate of Mayor gives me the means to implement the ambitious program of the MR within the municipality group LB - UNION.

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Following my appointment as Mayor of Wezembeek-Oppem, I am delighted to be able to work with a full College and to take up together with the whole team the challenge of our 2020-2025 multi-year plan.

I wish you an interesting visit of my website.  In case of question, never hesitate to contact me !


Happy New Year 2023 !

The last two years have not spared us: Covid, energy crisis and above all a state of war in Europe.

Despite this, the municipality has succeeded in pursuing the objectives of its multi-year plan and at mid-term has made impressive progress. The most remarkable is undoubtedly the construction and commissioning of the new administrative center “City Hall”, the Flemish primary school “De Letterbijter” and the brand new library “BIB”, all on the new site “ATRIUM” which finally offers Wezembeek-Oppem a real communal place.

The installation of noise barriers along the Ring is the most remarkable advance in terms of noise reduction. Together with the AWACSS association, we are working within the consultation platform initiated by the Minister of Mobility to fundamentally reduce noise at source, in particular by forcing airlines to no longer use excessively noisy aircraft which are a harm recognized by justice to public health.

The next two years will be devoted mainly to building a brand new sports center which will accommodate football and hockey enthusiasts as well as a new communal shed. From 2023, the municipality will make the large “Merlijn” room available to host many cultural and festive activities. The new mobility plan will complete the whole by emphasizing weak users and in particular cyclists.

It should be noted that all infrastructure works are totally self-financed by the municipality and therefore have no impact on municipal taxation.Municipal finances are sound and the self-financing margin is higher than the requirements of the supervisory authority.

However, these gratifying prospects will only be able to fully take on the hoped-for measure when the conflict in Ukraine comes to an end.
It is with the firm conviction that common sense will eventually prevail, that I send you my best wishes for happiness and health for the new year.

Frédéric Petit – Mayor

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On 29/12/2022, posted in: Uncategorized by Frédéric Petit

Message du Bourgmestre / COVID 19

Chers habitants,

Je vous invite à regarder ce bref message vidéo qui nous concerne tous dans l’intérêt général.

Je saisis l’occasion pour vous présenter mes meilleurs vœux pour une année 2021 qui se doit de faire oublier celle de 2020 et de voir enfin le retour de nos libertés fondamentales.

A très bientôt,

Frédéric Petit, Bourgmestre

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On 18/12/2020, posted in: Non classé by Frédéric Petit

2020 = 20/20

Dear friends,

The year 2019 bowed out on a note of optimism with the massive choice of members of the MR to place their trust in a new president: Georges-Louis Bouchez. May he be assured of my support to carry out a proactive and unifying project both for our party and for the country.
Closer to home, in Wezembeek-Oppem, the current majority * strong of 18 elected representatives out of 23 voted unanimously the multiannual plan 2020-2025 paving the way for the realization of an ambitious program of which here are the main axes:

Development of the center: the construction of a New Administrative Center, a new municipal library, new buildings for the Dutch-speaking municipal school “De Letterbijter” and the development of a new public park must allow the creation of a dynamic center offering modern service and friendly green spaces.

Energy transition: the program includes the sustainability of private and municipal heritage, ecological investments in municipal buildings – notably through the installation of solar panels – as well as the promotion and subsidization of better insulation of dwellings.

Social network: the municipality will invest in essential links to strengthen this network, as in the creation of meeting places, preferably in a green setting. It will also make efforts in favor of the family, childcare and the encouragement of voluntary work.

Traffic viability and living environment: the priority of this legislature will be to draw up a new mobility plan for the municipality. Besides that, the continuation of our legal actions against the nuisances due to the overflight of the planes and the installation of additional noise barriers along the Ring R0 will also contribute to make life in our commune even more pleasant.

Security: the administration plans to increase the allocation for the Wokra police zone and the “Vlaams-Brabant West” firefighters zone in order to intensify the presence of the police on the street and allow faster intervention by fire departments.

The municipality’s financial situation is healthy thanks to its very low debt. In no area have we been forced to cut budgets compared to previous years. We also decided not to increase municipal taxes during this legislature.

The three main investments planned for this legislature are:

1. The development of the center, with the construction of a New Administrative Center, a new municipal library, new buildings for the Dutch-speaking municipal school “De Letterbijter” and the development of a public park.

2. The construction of a new larger municipal depot flanked by a well-equipped store.

3. The development of a hockey field next to the football field on rue Plaine des Sports, as well as the modernization of the cafeteria and the creation of sufficient parking spaces.

The sewerage development project on rue Baus, rue de la Faucille and rue Profonde also represents a considerable amount, but is largely funded through Riopact.

The multi-year plan formulates 280 actions, of which we pinpoint here some concrete achievements:
 The development of the center.
 Improvement of infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians (streets reserved for cyclists, development of a new bicycle path, in particular on avenue de l’Hippodrome, and all the action points that will result from the mobility plan).
 Improvement of customer orientation (digitalization of services to residents, new website and new graphic charter).
 The gradual replacement of current public lighting with LED lighting.

An ambitious plan, of course, but together with the administration we will not fail to carry it out, always having in mind the well-being of the inhabitants and the good life in Wezembeek-Oppem.

May this year 2020 be the 20/20 year for you according to your dearest wishes!

Frédéric PETIT, Mayor

* LB UNION: MR = 9, cdh = 4, DEFI = 3, ECOLO = 2

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On 02/01/2020, posted in: Uncategorized by Frédéric Petit

Les Bourgmestres de Linkebeek et de Wezembeek-Oppem prêtent serment!

Belga : Yves Ghequiere et Frédéric Petit, les nouveaux bourgmestres de Linkebeek et de Wezembeek-Oppem, ont prêté serment lundi à Louvain, en exécution de l’arrêt du Conseil d’Etat du 2 juillet dernier qui a cassé la décision de l’ex-ministre flamande des Affaires intérieures, Liesbeth Homans, de ne pas nommer quatre des bourgmestres des communes à facilités de la périphérie bruxelloise (Rhode-Saint-Genèse, Wezembeek-Oppem, Drogenbos et Linkebeek).

Selon Mme Homans, les convocations électorales envoyées par ces bourgmestres pour les élections communales du 14 octobre 2018 ne répondaient pas aux prescrits linguistiques flamands. Mais le 2 juillet, la chambre bilingue du Conseil d’Etat a jugé la décision flamande contraire à des arrêts rendus en 2014, conduisant à la nomination effective des bourgmestres.

Agé de 56 ans, Yves Ghequiere a donc été nommé bourgmestre de Linkebeek où, en coalition avec Activ’, il dispose d’une majorité de 9 sièges sur 15.

Frédéric Petit, 65 ans, lui, a obtenu une majorité absolue à Wezembeek-Oppem, avec 18 sièges sur 23. Il était déjà bourgmestre MR de la commune depuis 2014.

Leurs prestations de serment se sont déroulées sans incident.

Les deux autres bourgmestres, Pierre Rolin, de Rhode-Saint-Genèse, et Alexis Calmeyn, devraient prêter serment fin juillet, a indiqué M. Petit à l’agence Belga.

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On 08/07/2019, posted in: Non classé by Frédéric Petit

Lettre aux habitants de Wezembeek-Oppem

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On 10/10/2018, posted in: Non classé by Frédéric Petit