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Town twinning

Twinning became popular following the Second World War and was encouraged as a means of redeveloping links with other countries and communities and to promote cross-border projects of mutual benefit.

There are many twinning associations in South Gloucestershire;

Alveston

Twinned with Courville sur Eure (France) Chair – Valerie Fergyson – 01454 45773 Vice Chair – Pat Poole 01454 414611
Secretary – Jennie Walters – 01454 411277
Email – ppoole2@googlemail.com

Bradley Stoke

Twinned with Champs sur Marne (France)

Chair – Chris Lee – 0781 8005970
Email – leechristopher100@hotmail.com

Filton

Twinned with Witzenhausen (Germany)
and St Vallier (France)

Chair – Tony Hillier
Secretary – Anne Kenyon
Website – www.filtontwinning.uk
Email – membership@filtontwinning.uk

Olveston

Twinned with Brehan (France)

Chair – Lucy Shrimpton
Co-chair – Amanda Seevaratnam
Secretary – Sue Harris
Email – robertsue.harris@btinternet.com

Patchway

Twinned with Gauting (Germany)

Chair – Dr.Ulrich Hettinger, dfev@ulrich-hettinger.de
Secretary – Lucy Hamid – 01454 868530
Email – clerk@patchwaytowncouncil.gov.uk

Clermont L’Herault (France)

Chair – John Thomas – 01454 612577
Secretary – Lucy Hamid – 01454 868530
Email – clerk@patchwaytowncouncil.gov.uk

Pucklechurch

Twinned with Pringy (France)

Chair – Lesley Broom – 0117 937 2025
Secretary – Angela Hallett – 0117 937 4252
Email – valerie.broom@tiscali.co.uk

Sodbury and district

Twinned with Cesson (France)

Chair – Mike Pearce tel: 01454 327422
Secretary – Pam Pearce – 01454 323702
Email – pjpearce37@gmail.com
Web – www.sdtwinning.org.uk

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Yate

Twinned with Bad Salzdetfurth (Germany)

Chair – Martin Monk – 01454 853175
Secretary – Ruth Boulton – 01454 314776
Email – yatetwinning@hotmail.com
Web – 
www.yatetwinning.co.uk

Yate is twinned with the picturesque town of Bad Salzdetfurth in Germany, which has a history of salt mining and is a spa town. The association between the two towns was formed in 1985 and since that time there have been formal council and family visits between the two towns each year. Each time visitors stay in local residents homes and over the years many lasting friendships have been made.

Yate Twinning Association also have a busy social calendar with local events throughout the year, some of which are for fund raising.

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