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TOWN TWINNING AND FRIENDSHIP

 The Leamington International Twinning Society (LITS) is a voluntary organisation, run by a committee elected by its members.  The Society organises the twinning of Royal Leamington Spa on behalf of the Town Council and receives funding accordingly.  The Society's objectives are to encourage a greater understanding of the value of international contacts and to foster friendship between the people of Royal Leamington Spa and people of our twin towns in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Royal Leamington Spa was twinned with Sceaux, France, in 1969; Brühl, Germany in 1973; and Heemstede, Netherlands in 1987.  Royal Leamington Spa also  has friendship links with Leamington in Canada and Bo in Sierra Leone.  The Bo link was established to formally recognise the links that have been developed at a community level since the visit to that country by the then Mayor Councillor Bill Evans in 2001.

 

The Society promotes friendship and understanding by:-

  • Introducing organisations of similar interests to one another and supporting them in their friendship links.
  • Arranging annual exchange visits with its twin towns - visits which are usually led by the Town Mayor.
  • Supporting those organisations within the Town which wish to develop international links with other countries
  • A strong emphasis on young people appreciating the opportunities that arise from exchanges with our european neighbours

During these exchange visits, members of the visiting party stay with host families, an arrangement that is reciprocated when the host families visit the following year.   The next exchange visit will be a visit from Bruhl to Leamington Spa over the period 4th-8th September 2014.

 

Leamington recently hosted a visit from our friends at Heemstede in the Netherlands over the week-end of 20th-22nd June.  In addition to experiencing life here in Leamington, the Dutch visitors were able to visit local attractions such as Tissington Hall.

 

Heemstede guests at Tissington Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone who wishes to join the Society, or would like further information about it, is advised to contact the Membership Secretary: Mr Peter Cantlay.  Telephone: 01926 490209.  Email: pcantlay@gmail.com or visit the website at http://www.leamtwinning.org.uk/ 

LITS produces a regular Newsletter and the latest edition can be dowloaded here:

 

Spring 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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