A Celebration of 68 years of Twinning between Cheltenham and Göttingen

This summer Cheltenham Twinning Association and some 70 residents of Cheltenham and beyond participated in the highly successful 2019 Big Party visit to Göttingen. Making their way by trains, planes, cars and a comfortable Marchants’ coach, participants were given a very warm welcome on arrival and at a formal welcome ceremony at the Altes RathausContinue reading “A Celebration of 68 years of Twinning between Cheltenham and Göttingen”

Göttingen Students meet the Mayor

A group of 11 young people and their 2 leaders from our twin town of Göttingen, Germany, met the Mayor for coffee and cakes in the Parlour during their stay in Cheltenham.   The youngsters were in Cheltenham for 11 days, staying with local host families and enjoying an organised programme of language learning, sporting activitiesContinue reading “Göttingen Students meet the Mayor”

Göttingen Students experience work placements in Cheltenham

Ten students from Göttingen are experiencing working life in Cheltenham as they embark on either a 4 or 6 week placement with local companies, such as UK Naric, Abercrombie and Kent, local charities such as Sue Ryder and Oxfam  and Cheltenham Borough Council.   All are staying with families and enjoying being part of English family lifeContinue reading “Göttingen Students experience work placements in Cheltenham”

Youth Peace Camp 2018 – ‘A Space Week in the City of Nicolaus Copernicus’

With the support of Cheltenham Twinning Association and some determined fund-raising, six young people from Cheltenham together with two youth leaders from CMAS (Community Mentoring and Support CiC) had a wonderful opportunity to participate in the annual Peace Camp along with young people from France, Germany and Poland, in the historic city of Torún (Poland).Continue reading “Youth Peace Camp 2018 – ‘A Space Week in the City of Nicolaus Copernicus’”

Twinning Chairmanship Relinquished after 15 years

At the Annual German Meeting of the Cheltenham Twinning Association on 23 November 2017, Cllr Garth Barnes stepped down as Chairman of Twinning after 15 years.   He was presented with a picture as a token of appreciation for his devoted hard work and support over so many years.  Garth has been involved with twinning for over 40 yearsContinue reading “Twinning Chairmanship Relinquished after 15 years”

Top Twinning

Over 420 Cheltenham people have taken part in visits and exchanges during 2017 and this figure doesn’t include all the host families, members of local clubs and societies, Twinning Association members, local companies, volunteers and helpers who are all involved in some way or other to make it so successful.  Please see the summary ofContinue reading “Top Twinning”