Cheltenham and Weihai 35th anniversary photo competition ‘One planet… many ways to care for our environment’

Calling all amateur photographers! You are invited to submit photo(s) for this twinning photographic competition on the theme of “One planet… many ways to care for our environment”. The photographs should highlight a special image of people and the environment, preferably within Cheltenham or the Cotswolds. Entries should capture people’s interactions with nature illustrating imagesContinue reading “Cheltenham and Weihai 35th anniversary photo competition ‘One planet… many ways to care for our environment’”

Safe water provided for Kisumu schools

A successful fundraising appeal by Cheltenham Twinning Association in conjunction with Cheltenham Rotary Club means two water wells can be rehabilitated in Kisumu, Kenya to provide safe water to two primary schools and their communities. The Chippenham-based WellBoring charity is managing the process including the well installations ( The first well was completed in JulyContinue reading Safe water provided for Kisumu schools

Göttingen Delegation Visit – July 2022

Cheltenham was delighted to welcome an official visit from Göttingen for 2 days in July.  The group of five was headed by the Mayor of Göttingen, Petra Broistedt.  The gallery below shows the launch of the jointly produced ’13 Stories’ book, local places the group visited and the exchange of pictures to mark the 70thContinue reading “Göttingen Delegation Visit – July 2022”

A Celebration of Cheltenham and Göttingen Storytelling Project

A beautifully illustrated bi-lingual English/German book of short stories was launched on Thursday 21 July 2022 at a reception event attended by delegates from Göttingen and supporters of Cheltenham twinning association. The inspirational joint collaborative project marks the 70th anniversary of the link between the twin towns of Cheltenham and Göttingen in Germany. The 13Continue reading “A Celebration of Cheltenham and Göttingen Storytelling Project”

Twinning at its Best

A celebration of the Cheltenham-Gӧttingen storytelling projectOn Thursday 21 July 2022 6pm to 8pmAt Chapel Arts Centre, Knapp Road, GL50 3QQ In the presence of the Mayor of Cheltenham and an Official Delegation from Göttingen,headed by the Mayor of Göttingen Frau Petra Broistedt This project highlights joint cultural collaboration and celebrates the 70th Anniversary ofContinue reading “Twinning at its Best”

Visitors from Stampersgat

The Mayor of Cheltenham and CheltenhamTwinning Association were delighted to welcome a group of 20 visitors from Cheltenham’s Friendship town of Stampersgat from 26-29 May 2022. The visit marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the link and the group were the first overseas visitors post pandemic. The Dutch visitors layed tulips at theContinue reading “Visitors from Stampersgat”

Cheltenham Charity supports Schoolgirls in Kisumu County

Cheltenham based charity Global Footsteps has supported the Aniga Women’s Community Based Organisation in Kisumu since the 1990’s with several initiatives. This year saw the latest one when Benter Ndeda, the CEO of the Aniga Women helped Kenyan girl pupils by successfully delivering sanitary pads to local schools in Kisumu County. Ethical Giving, a charitableContinue reading “Cheltenham Charity supports Schoolgirls in Kisumu County”