Twyford Twinning Association
Following an approach to Twyford Parish Council in 2016 by the town of Cuincy in northern France, interested parties have been meeting through 2017 to work towards twinning with Cuincy by 2018 – in time to mark the centenary of the end of WW1.
Cuincy is located close to Lens and Lille and has a population of around 7,000 residents – similar in size to Twyford. There is a British cemetery in Cuincy and others in the area.
Both sides are seeking a twinning relationship that would include regular cultural and sporting exchanges between clubs, societies and businesses with common interests, and foster the formation of friendships over the years.
The Twyford Twinning Association has been established by representatives of various interest groups to take the project forward. The association usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Twyford Centre in Polehampton Close (also known as the Age Concern day centre). Any additional individuals, clubs or businesses interested in getting involved or being kept informed of progress would be very welcome to join the meetings, bringing in a wider representation from the local community.
The twinning agreement is due to be signed on Saturday 24 March, during a weekend visit to Twyford by a delegation from Cuincy. The role of the association will then become one of coordinating, facilitating, supporting and communicating the activities taking place between related groups in the two locations.
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