Municipality of Vestec

Municipality of Vestec lies in Central Bohemia Region on the Vienna road leading in the trail historical communicationswhich connected Prague s Vienna. The cadastre of the village is directly connected to the southern part of the cadastral territory of the capital city of Prague in the southeastern suburban region. The northern part of the cadastre is adjacent to the City Prague - Šeberov and Prague - Kunratice, east and south touching the city Jesenice, in the west of the village Hodkovice - Zlatníky and the Municipal District Prague - Libus.

Surrounding the landscape is flat with a slight northern slope, for centuries intensively agriculturally cultivated. The layout of the original buildings also typologically shows the agricultural way of subsistence - the farmhouses were oriented with their gables to the long, street-arranged, expanding village square and the narrow plots of land faced perpendicularly to it far into the countryside. Today the village green is full of mature greenery. Thanks to its location include Vestec between attractive suburban locations in the neighbourhood of Prague. The original rural development has been followed by new residential areas since the 1990s. Along the Vídeňská road, commercial construction has developed.

The original cadastre of the village extended to the church in the neighbouring village Potters. Now part of this area is connected to the cadastre of Prague 11 and part of the town cadastre Jesenice. In the locality near Hrnčíř, which remained in the cadastre of the municipality of Vestec, there are currently about 50 family houses and an area intended for the development of residential construction, which is already being stopped. The main source of employment opportunities for the inhabitants of the village is Prague, but many employment opportunities can also be found in the village itself. And thanks to the village's orientation towards scientific research, it has become a place that is interesting for scientists and other employees not only from the Czech Republic but also from abroad.

More information about the village Vestec

Infrastructure of the municipality

The village is crossed by the II. class road II/603 Vídeňská in the north-south direction and by the local road Vestecká in the east-west direction, which are very busy with traffic between the capital city Prague and the southern region. The village is also connected to the D0 which runs to the west of the village and a metro station is expected to be built at the northern edge in the future.

Most of the service roads in the village were built as part of new residential and commercial developments. The backbone road of Vestec is being continuously repaired and the entire road surface will be resurfaced in 2021, while there are also plans to resurface the central part of the village. The municipality is also progressively repairing other roads under its ownership, with the installation of traffic calming features and the construction of new sidewalks as part of these repairs.

Thanks to the development of cycling, a considerable number of cyclists pass through the village on the adapted routes. The municipality has built new cycle paths that provide a convenient and safe connection to both Prague and Jesenice.

Sewerage, water supply

Most of the properties in the territory of the municipality are connected to the public water supply and sewerage system, operated by Technical Services Dolnobřežanska, s.r.o. The municipality has its own wastewater treatment plant, which has been gradually modernized and intensified, the total cost has gradually exceeded CZK 100 million and currently has a capacity of 10,000 equivalent inhabitants.

 

In the northern part of the village there is a retention reservoir, which was built at a cost of about 16.5 million CZK and thanks to the landscaping of the surroundings and the construction of a public barbecue area it has become an interesting place for trips.

Civic amenities

As the population of the village has grown significantly, the amenities have also gradually improved.

In the village there are two large grocery stores (Albert, Billa), several restaurants, a pharmacy, shops with electronics, furniture, pet supplies, ATMs, own post office, hairdresser, cafe, confectionery, florist. The municipality also has its own kindergarten, which after completion is designed for 125 children. Education in the primary school sector is handled by the municipality with the help of partner schools in the Southern Town, especially the Campanus Primary School, with which it has long been cooperating and most of the children from Vestec attend this school. For the youngest schoolchildren the municipality provides a school bus, for the older ones the 326 line is extended to the bus stop at the primary school.

In the framework of leisure activities, the municipality has gradually expanded the changing rooms in the sports area in the playground, which also serves as a background for various sports and activities for children. The original multifunctional playground has been adapted and roofed. In 2021, additional training areas were built in the area by the pond, where a workout area and a children's playground can also be found. Additional playgrounds are located throughout the community, the largest of which is located directly on Vestecka.

Environment

In the past, the landscape around the village was intensively cultivated, so compact greenery is only sporadically found there. The municipality seeks both to protect and revitalise the existing greenery and undeveloped landscape and to systematically establish new green areas and tree plantations. Therefore, the municipality has created a Green Spine project, which runs from south to north through the entire municipality and includes both the current pond area and new rainwater catchment features, as well as large new green areas. The existing green areas are also gradually being landscaped and new trees and shrubs are being planted, one example being the planting of the Avenue of Freedom leading from the pond towards Hrnčíře.

 

Waste sorting has been introduced in the municipality since 1994. The municipality has also set up several collection points for biological waste and a collection yard is available for residents.

Culture and social life

The Vestec municipality has continued the traditional forms of folk entertainment by organizing a carnival and witch burning, other regular cultural events include a children's day, Christmas tree lighting, St. Nicholas party, the light from Bethlehem, welcoming of citizens and events for the elderly.

There are several associations in Vestec that contribute significantly to the maintenance of community life in the village. Many of them organize cultural events not only for their members but also for the general public. These include the Baráček Family Centre, z.s., the Dog's Most Loyal Friend, z.s., the Vestec Seniors' Association, z.s., etc.

Commercial activities

In the past, some important companies operated in Vestec, which influenced the present face of the village. The Agro Jesenice agricultural enterprise still cultivates most of the agricultural land and owns a processing plant with a fruit and vegetable processing and freezing plant in the north of the village. JIVA Jirák, a manufacturer of stainless steel equipment with a tradition dating back to the First Republic, resumed production in the centre of the village in the 1990s, and some of the original farmhouses in the village square have also found new commercial use.

 

To the west of Vídeňská Street is the SAFINA complex, which was followed in the 1990s by extensive construction of commercial complexes with a wide range of activities, the most important of which is the Biotechnology Centre Vestec (BIOCEV). However, there are also a number of other entities engaged in scientific research.

Population 2001 - 2021 (as of 1 January)

 

Year Ctotal number of inhabitants
2021 2822
2020 2739
2019 2675
2018 2601
2017 2500
2016 2422
2015 2357
2014 2346
2013 2221
2012 2145
2011 2137
2010 2119
2009 2130
2008 2078
2007 1923
2006 1741
2005 1574
2004 1348
2003 1143
2002 1007
2001 872

 

The actual number of inhabitants of the municipality has been much higher in recent years, not all of them are registered to reside in the municipality, thus reducing the municipality's income and therefore its development possibilities.

Symbols of the municipality

To increase her prestige, she had village Vestec in 2003 process new symbols - sign a BattalionThe emblem of the municipality of Vestec is in a red and gold half-gilt shield on the left a superb half silver eagle with golden armour, on the right ten green tassels from the archbishop's hat. The flag of the municipality of Vestec consists of a red-yellow quartered stripe, one third of the length of the leaf, and two horizontal stripes, red and yellow. In the upper red field a half white eagle with yellow armour, adjacent to the upper yellow field with ten green tassels of an archbishop's hat. The ratio of the width to the length of the leaf is 2 : 3.

Colours of the village Vestec are yellow and red.

The Eagle is derived from the coat of arms of Jan of Hardek, which is connected with the first mention of the village of Vestec. It is the first known owner of the village from among the nobility and with the well-known form of the coat of arms. The green tassels are taken from the rank hat of the archbishop, indicating the possession of the municipality by the Prague archbishopric continuously since 1715. The basic red and gold padding has tinctures that were possessed by the Old Town, which was the owner of the municipality since the second half of the 15th century.

The symbols were commissioned by the municipality in 2003.

Explanatory notes - terminology of heraldry


eagle - drawn with one head (eagle - drawn with two heads turned away)

armour - parts of animal bodies that can be used as weapons in battle (beak, claws, claws, horns, antlers, tusks, hooves.)

hat with tassels - a symbol of ecclesiastical rank, the colour and number of tassels precisely determine the wearer's place in the church hierarchy (1-15 tassels)

leaf - area, shape of the flag

poltation - vertical division of the coat of arms

division - horizontal division of the coat of arms

tinctures - heraldic colours (red, green, blue and black) and metals (gold-yellow and white-silver)