Tingsryd’s municipality is a multi-cultural municipality with many nationalities. Apart from Swedes, the residents here include Syrians, Somalians, Germans, Afghans, Iraqis, Dutch, Iranians, Albanians, Russians, Norwegians, Danes, Serbians, Eritreans, Thais, Brits and Belgians. The municipality has for many years been a favourite place for Germans, Dutch and Danes.
Associations and organisations
To get involved in an association is a good way of making contact and making friends. If you are interested in sport, fishing, music or you are keen to meet other people, it is a good idea to join an association, you’ll find more information and contact details in the municipality’s association register.
For those of you wanting to go to church, you have a choice between the Church of Sweden and Söderport Church. There is also the mosque in Växjö, and it takes just over 30 minutes to get there by bus.
What is available in the immediate area
Do you have any questions about schools or social care, or do you need help with filling in forms? We will help you! At the Civil Office in Tingsryd’s municipality there are competent and approachable staff who can answer all your questions. There you can meet an introduction coordinator who will help you with everything from enrolling for sfi to making contact with the regional social insurance office or Migration Board.
There are also various meeting places in Tingsryd’s municipality: Torgträffen in Ryd, Träffpunkt Urshult, Träffpunkt Tingsryd and Träffpunkt Konga. At these locations we offer help with Swedish for both children and adults. We have different activities which are aimed at all groups and ages.
You can buy food, clothes and furniture in different shops in the municipality. In certain ships you can also buy halal food. There are also second-hand shops such as Kupan, run by the Red Cross, Café Migori, run by the Church of Söderport, and Lions flea market where you can buy inexpensive and quality furniture, clothes and household appliances.
There are libraries in Tingsryd, Urshult, Ryd, Älmeboda, Linneryd, Väckelsång and Konga. You can read books or newspapers in the library itself or it is free to borrow them. If there is a book or newspaper which you need and is not available in the library then you can order it. Read more about Tingsryd’s libraries on the municipality’s website.
In Tingsryd municipality there will be schools and preschools near to you, which makes in an attractive place to live for families with young children. The aim of the preschools and schools in Tingsryd municipality is that there will be facilities in all seven parts of the municipality and that all parents are satisfied and feel involved. There is a service guarantee which means that you are guaranteed a place in a preschool/after-school recreation centre at the latest three months after submitting your application. Schooling is free and your children receive food and transport to school free of charge.
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools