The association exists to promote educational, cultural and social exchange between each of our four twin towns. We are proud to have the Newbury Town Mayor as our Patron who serves in this role throughout their year of office.
A committee of hard working members ensure an interesting programme of events throughout each year. An annual reunion takes place in one or other of our twin towns, the atmosphere is always great fun and educational without being stuffy. Many members have a second language but most don’t and it’s surprisingly easy to communicate if you try.
Membership is open to all families or individuals. We also have a Youth for Europe project, which ensures that interested young people aged 16 to 25 can participate in trips abroad.
Many long lasting friendships evolve and continue through twinning and it’s hard to describe just how much goodwill exists between our continental cousins until you have sat, talked, listened, eaten and enjoyed one another’s company.
If you would like to find out more about Newbury Twin Town Association and how you could become involved then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Facts about the Newbury Twin Town Association
- The first twin town association (The Newbury Braunfels Association) was formed in 1964.
- The first twining took place in 1963 with Braunfels. Newbury and Braunfels celebrated 50 years of twinning in 2013 and 2014.
- Newbury was twinned with Bagnols-sur-Céze in 1970, Eeklo in 1977, Feltre in 2002 and Carcaixent in 2019
- Each member town takes it in turn to host the annual International reunion.
- We organise group visits to our twin towns every year and enjoy welcoming visitors from our Twin Towns to Newbury.
- The Twin Town Association has approximately 80 family members
- Members are entitled to a discount of 10% in Angelica’s Restaurant in Camp Hopsons.