According to secretary Henk Vliem of Dorpshuis De Leeuw, the price increase is necessary because the energy bill has quadrupled. “What is at stake here is the continuation of familiar village activities that provide a lot of bonding, fun and entertainment. We can only pass on the extra costs to the associations. The question is whether the government will compensate us for a longer period of time. We have not yet heard anything from the municipality of Groningen. ”