134 850 m2
is the total area of the properties of all our members
over 50 members / companies,
which is 3,890 active people
567 consumed cups of coffee
while planning activities
under our auspices
WHERE DO WE OPERATE?
Our area of activity is largely Wenceslas Square
Most of our members are from Wenceslas Square and the surrounding area. We share a common interest in the development of Wenceslas Square and the city in general. Do you want to join us?
ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION
The Association for the New Town of Prague (Sdružení Nového Města pražského, z.s.) founded in 2005, represents citizens and major businesses, shops, banks, hotels, restaurants, palaces and residents located on Wenceslas Square and the surrounding area. The primary mission of the Association is to look after this unique location and promote its development.
Our key focal points are the revitalisation of Wenceslas Square, its maintenance, safety and functional use.
We want Wenceslas Square to be a vibrant public space for all residents, businesses and visitors to Prague. a place where people feel comfortable, where they want to spend their time. A place that is inspiring and dignified, one we can be proud of.
Our fundamental principle is unity of opinion and position. We have teamed up in order to implement specific and precisely defined objectives. We believe our vision of a better Wenceslas Square and its surroundings is identical to that of the general public.
We realise that an integral part of a functioning society is its civil sector, which creates an active civil society that acts as an interpreter of public opinion in cases where public affairs are headed in the wrong direction, drawing attention to problems and helping remedy the situation in cases where state intervention proves inadequate or harmful.
A functional civil society thus encourages citizens to actively participate in the functioning of society, in decision-making and problem-solving and strengthens their sense of belonging and responsibility for public affairs as “their concern”.
- Public authorities must provide residents with a safe place to live, which, despite its unquestionable citywide and nationwide importance, respects their interests and rights.
- The activities of businesses (entrepreneurs) must be supported given the importance they have for all, though with strict control of the activity of those whose contribution to the development of Wenceslas Square is evidently debatable or negative, such as strip clubs and stalls selling dubious products, which only bring Wenceslas Square problems.
- Citizens must have the ability to walk and relax on the square in peace and safety, even in the evening hours.
- Visitors to the city should be provided with the necessary care and services, but at the same time, public authorities must not tolerate offences against public order.
We welcome your views, suggestions and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Active and ever-present state and municipal police patrols, actively countering all offences
- An end to pickpockets; functional Kapsa (Pocket) police team
- Prosecution of phony police
- Utilisation of the city’s CCTV system
- Regular and intensive communication with state and municipal police
- Control measures monitoring the effectiveness of police patrols
- Drug prevention – eliminating the distribution of drugs on Wenceslas Square, active police repression, cooperation with other civic organisations and outreach programmes operating in the area – Drop-in, Sananim, Progressive, assistance finding suitable premises and funding for specific needs (e.g. self-injection or “shoot-up” rooms), active communication and cooperation with Prague 1 and Prague City Hall, support of negotiations on substitution therapy for addicts
- Prostitution – active participation and cooperation with state and municipal police in combating prostitution and soliciting on or around Wenceslas Square
- Restricting passage through the city centre for automobiles that are just passing through (e.g. because it is shorter or faster)
- Encouraging Prague City Hall and Prague 1 to rapidly establish park & ride parking lots, underground car parks and parking garages
- Achieving the earliest possible change in urban planning for Wenceslas Square
- Commencing revitalisation of the bottom end of the square – according to the City Hall tender
- Announcement of a project for the revitalisation of the top end of the square
- The ability to park in the blue zone after 18:00 in the evening until 07.00 am
- Elimination of unmanaged taxi stands, frequent and strict checks of taxi drivers, introduction of a ‘fair’ taxi service system
- The police must prosecute the handout of flyers on the street and combat barkers for strip clubs and cabarets
- The trade licensing office must not approve or authorise strip clubs or erotic cabarets in the Prague city centre, or permit the handout of flyers with morally objectionable content
- The trade licensing office must immediately prosecute any unauthorised advertising
- The Ministry of Culture must not issue registration numbers for dubious printed material
- Introduction of street chairs at the bottom end of the square
- Increasing the amount of ornamental and utilitarian greenery instead of today’s unsightly flower beds at the bottom end of the square, in addition to neglected and uncared for shrubbery
- Encouraging shops, restaurants, services, cultural and other businesses – with a good reputation
- A gradual reduction of fast food stalls on Wenceslas Square, which are superfluous given the sufficient number of brick and mortar food establishments
- The ability to park, walk to the theatre, go to dinner, or go shopping with no concern