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Vallensbæk Kommune is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Hovedstaden on the east coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark.

Vallensbæk Municipality
Municipality
Coat of arms of Vallensbæk Municipality
Coat of arms
Map DK Vallensbæk.PNG
Country Denmark
Region Capital Region
Seat Vallensbæk
Government
 • Mayor Henrik Bo Fomsgaard Rasmussen (C)
Area
 • Total 9.49 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
Population (1 July 2018)
 • Total 16,532
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipal code 187
Website www.vallensbaek.dk

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OverviewEdit

The municipality covers an area of 9.49 km² (2013), according to Municipal Key Figures (De Kommunale Nøgletal (www.noegletal.dk)), and has a population of 16532 (1 July 2018). Its mayor is Henrik Rasmussen, a member of the Conservative People's Party (Det Konservative Folkeparti) political party.

The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Vallensbæk.

The Church of Denmark has one parish in the municipality, namely Vallensbæk Parish.

Vallensbæk Municipality was not merged with any adjacent municipality under the municipal reform of 2007, as it agreed to enter into a "municipal cooperation agreement" with Ishøj Municipality.[1]

The municipality has a beach, a marina, and the Vallensbæk Marsh (Vallensbæk Mose) recreation area.

The Local CouncilEdit

As of January 1, 2014, the local council are as follows:[2]

Henrik Rasmussen (Mayor), Søren Wiborg, Anette Eriksen, Kenneth Kristensen Berth, Katja Lindblad, Jytte Bendtsen, Martin Nielson, Søren Mayntz, Niels Jørgensen, Morten Schou Jørgensen, John Smith, Erdal Colak,Arne Petersen, Carina Kristensen Berth, Gitte Lumby Hansen and Niels Karlsen.

The local council meets once a month and meetings are open to all. All agendas and minutes are publicly available.[3]

Political CommitteesEdit

Vallensbæk has a finance committee and three standing policy committees:[4]

  • Finance Committee
  • Social Affairs and Health Committee
  • Child and Culture Committee
  • Technical and Environmental Committee

EducationEdit

The town has three schools: Pilehave school (North Field), Vallensbæk school (village) and Egholm School (Beach).

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