Photo competition 3rd prize winner

The Mayor of Cheltenham presented Johanna Granville-Edmunds with a food hamper and book of Annecy recently, for her picture ‘Warm Hugs’ which won 3rd prize in the Cheltenham / Annecy 60th anniversary photo competition.  The top ten images from each town had been on display earlier in the summer and the 3rd prize winner wasContinue reading “Photo competition 3rd prize winner”

Work placements a success

Two students from Annecy experienced working life in Cheltenham for the month of August.  Charlotte Taskiran worked with the Customer Services and Educational teams at the Wilson and Richard Moulin was busy with Cheltenham Borough Homes at the Hesters Way Resource Centre.  The students stayed with local families, so were well immersed into the EnglishContinue reading “Work placements a success”

Twinning Youngsters welcomed to Cheltenham

The Mayor of Cheltenham had a busy couple of weeks in the summer welcoming students from our twin towns of Annecy France and Weihai China. The group of 30 Annecy young people and 55 Weihai youngsters were in Cheltenham from 8-29 July attending Gloucestershire College’s international summer school.  The 3 week programme included English lessons, sport andContinue reading “Twinning Youngsters welcomed to Cheltenham”

Summer Events to Mark 60 Years of Twinning with Annecy

2016 sees the celebration of 60 years of twinning since the official agreement between the two Councils was signed on 17 June 1956.  Over the years hundreds of Cheltonians and Anniciens have crossed the Channel and benefitted from the very strong friendship that exists between Cheltenham and Annecy. To mark the occasion, several events are being organised this yearContinue reading “Summer Events to Mark 60 Years of Twinning with Annecy”

Summer Work in Annecy 2016

Two summer work placements are on offer to young people this summer to improve their French language ability and to gain confidence and experience by living and working in a different country. Cheltenham Borough Council in conjunction with its French twin town are offering the opportunity of paid employment for 4 weeks within the Municipality ofContinue reading “Summer Work in Annecy 2016”

Cheltenham / Annecy 60th Twinning Anniversary Photo Competition

Capture our town to celebrate twinning Competition now CLOSED. Thank you for the entries. View those selected here. To celebrate 60 years of twinning between the twin towns of Cheltenham and Annecy, a photo competition is being organised, on the theme ‘I PRESENT MY TOWN’. We are pleased to be running this in conjunction withContinue reading “Cheltenham / Annecy 60th Twinning Anniversary Photo Competition”

60th Anniversary twinning trip to Annecy

This trip is now full.  Thank you for your interest. Cheltenham Twinning Association is organising a trip to Annecy to mark the 60th anniversary of the twinning link between the two towns.  The visit will take place from 3-10 August 2016 to coincide with Annecy’s spectacular ‘Fete du Lac’ (lake festival) that takes place onContinue reading “60th Anniversary twinning trip to Annecy”

National Star College link with Annecy

From 15-17 April the Director of International Development, David Finch, and a colleague from the National Star College visited Annecy to investigate the opportunities for linking and working with the organisation ADIMC74 in Annecy who care for those with special needs. The visit was extremely beneficial and several areas for partnership working were discussed.  David Finch’sContinue reading “National Star College link with Annecy”