70th anniversary photo competition ‘Celebrating My Town’

WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON To celebrate 70 years of twinning between Cheltenham, UK and Göttingen in Germany, Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Twinning Association, in conjunction with Cheltenham Camera Club and Stadt Göttingen (Göttingen Town Council) are organising an amateur photo competition. Competition details The competition will run from Sunday 14 November to SundayContinue reading “70th anniversary photo competition ‘Celebrating My Town’”

Twinning’s Own Climate Summit – Cheltenham Young Ambassadors invited to join discussion for a common peaceful, sustainable world

Has COP26 got you interested? Are you 16-18 years old and want to engage with other young people from across the world in discussion on sustainability and climate protection? By taking part in Göttingen’s online student discussion on a more peaceful sustainable world you could be an Ambassador for Cheltenham. The event takes place overContinue reading “Twinning’s Own Climate Summit – Cheltenham Young Ambassadors invited to join discussion for a common peaceful, sustainable world”

Cheltenham for Europe Online Talk – 22 September – Friedland Welcomes Refugees

Following on from the joint Europe Day Celebrations with our twin towns of Annecy and Gottingen, C4E is delighted to present a talk about the Refugee Transit Camp in Friedland, 12 miles from Gottingen. The talk will be given by Klaus Magnus of the Museum of Friedland who will provide an overview of the creation ofContinue reading “Cheltenham for Europe Online Talk – 22 September – Friedland Welcomes Refugees”

Göttingen has best air quality in Germany

It’s worth taking a deep breath in Göttingen. According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), Göttingen has the cleanest air quality of any large city in Germany, and is ranked 29 out of 323 European towns based on recent research into air particulates in European urban areas. Göttingen’s Mayor, Rolf Georg Koehler (SPD) stated: ‘GöttingenContinue reading “Göttingen has best air quality in Germany”

Twinning Gathering – 2 August 2021

To celebrate 70 years of twinning with Göttingen a get together will take place in Montpellier Gardens on Monday 2 August from 5-7pm to mark the occasion here in Cheltenham, as we are unable to meet face to face with our Göttingen friends. Videos and photos will be taken and exchanged with Göttingen.   Please bring alongContinue reading “Twinning Gathering – 2 August 2021”

Virtual Bridge Tournament between Cheltenham and Göttingen

With 2021 marking 70 years of twinning between Cheltenham and its German twin town Göttingen and due to reciprocal visits and face-to-face events scheduled for this anniversary year being cancelled, some virtual events are happening to honour and celebrate this long standing friendship between the two towns. One such event was an online bridge tournamentContinue reading “Virtual Bridge Tournament between Cheltenham and Göttingen”

Active Twinning – Keeps Going

Angie Boyes, Carol Stephens and Annette Wight of the Cheltenham Twinning Association were delighted to participate in an online Twinning Conference on 25 February 2021 led by Ann Kennard, Chair of the Bristol Hannover Council. This successful online conference was attended by over 40 representatives of UK twinning associations, and focused on sharing best practicesContinue reading “Active Twinning – Keeps Going”

Founder of Göttingen Youth Sports Exchange passes away

Philip Gordon “Jasper” Cook 19 July 1934 – 29 April 2020 Jasper Cook, 85, passed away 0n 29 April 2020 in Gloucester Royal Infirmary.  He had recently had a stroke but sadly became another victim of the coronavirus. Jasper, as he was affectionately known, started the Cheltenham – Göttingen Youth Sports exchange along with PeterContinue reading “Founder of Göttingen Youth Sports Exchange passes away”