VAUVERT Art and sport on the menu of the city council

City council of Vauvert with the mayor, Jean Denat, in the center (in green). Before the session, the national anthem was played (Photo Yannick Pons)

This Monday, May 16, the city council of Vauvert took place in the Bizetzaal. A session filmed and rebroadcast on the town hall website. American star: Mayor Jean Denat, in the same red gardian shirt and green jacket he now wears during city council meetings. After the national anthem, the debates began on the creation of the Maison des services, the great Rénov’Art project and the future triathlon school.

The failure of the transporter or war in Ukraine, the Espérion Park and the Grégoire Garden will not have their wooden fence. “We had to come up with another fence after a site meeting to make sure we could fence this park correctly and open in good conditions as we want before the start of summer and inaugurate it in September, explains Jean Denat.

Denat wants to set up triathlon club

The television program FitDays MGEN packs its bags in Vauvert and organizes a triathlon competition and initiation on 28 June. “How can you encourage as many people as possible to get exercise? is the common thread of the association. Last year, the event welcomed more than 500 people to Vauvert. † We were lucky enough to see the birth of a young champion just seven years old last year. Lolia Marchenko even won the national final in her category”, says Mohammed Touhami, the sports assistant. In addition, the mayor of Vauvert blows into the air that he plans to set up a triathlon club.

All tools in one place

On April 20, the Community of Communes of Petite Camargue (CCPC) validated the creation of a Maison France Services. This one-stop-shop will house all public services and will be located in the premises of the former accommodation center of the municipality of Vauvert, sold by the mayor to the CCPC for a price of €400,500. “In the current context, it is a good operation for the municipality and to quickly accommodate public services in Petite Camargue”, points out the mayor who defended the operation tooth and nail. The aim of this house is to concentrate and bring together the public services to avoid the needless use of the residents to travel to Nîmes for administrative procedures. Nine state operators are at the counter: La Poste, Pôle emploi, the National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM), the National Family Allowance Fund (CNAF), the National Old Age Insurance Fund (CNAV), the Mutualité social agricole (MSA) , the Directorate-General for Public Finance (DGFIP), the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Justice.

Public school students prepare a 100 m2 fresco

The internationally recognized artist Guillaume Bottazzi sets his brushes in the Camargue for a few weeks. After Tokyo, where he made Japan’s largest painting, in Sapporo for the Miyanomori International Art Museum, and a 16-metre high painting in Brussels in the European quarter, and then a four-panel of more than 200 m² in Paris La Défense, he will install a permanent 100 m² work in Vauvert soon. “882 students from public schools in the city have started working with the artist. Guillaume Bottazzi will hang frescoes inside and outside the schools around drawings proposed by the children under the supervision of the teachers, on the theme of greenery and spring”. explains Magali Nissard, teaching assistant. The fresco is made with enamel, a completely natural material. This abstract and dreamy work aims to contribute to the well-being of residents.

From May 30 to June 3, the artist and the students will work together on the different walls of the schools to complete a gigantic collective work. Here’s the schedule:

Monday, May 30, 2022: 9am – 12pm: Pompidou Pic d’Etienne kindergarten / 2pm – 5pm: André Roujeon primary school
Tuesday 31 May 2022: 8.45am – 12.00pm: Hameau de Montcalm primary school / 1.30pm – 4.30pm: Van Gogh primary school, Hameau de Gallician
Thursday 2 June 2022: 9.00 – 12.00: Le Coudoyer kindergarten / 14.00 – 17.00: Lucette Abauzit kindergarten
Friday 3 June: 9.00 – 12.00: primary school Jean Macé / 14.00 – 17.00: primary school Liberation

Week from 18 to 22 July: installation of the work of Guillaume Bottazzi, in the presence of the artist.

The Gardois artist Pyrate will then create 3 graffiti on the walls of the Costières district. He will intervene three times, namely the Wednesday 8 June from 5 pm to 7 pm facade A1, the Friday June 10 from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm pinion D1 and the Tuesday, June 14 from 6 pm to 8 pm pinion N4.

Yannick Pons