Ringwood & District Twinning Association and links to our Twinned Town Pont Audemer in France.

People are needed who would be interested in hosting visitors from Pont-Audemer in 2015 and in return visiting France in 2016. Find out more …

AGM  of Ringwood & District Twinning Association

Monday June 27th 2016 (revised date) 7.0pm for 7.30pm start Forest Suite The Gateway Building Ringwood. Agenda (PDF)

Report of our visit to Pont Audemer in June 2014 (PDF)

What are our aims?

  • To encourage Ringwood & District residents to develop friendships and understanding with the people of Pont-Audemer
  • To learn about the history, life style and culture of another country

What do we want to do now?

  • Invite Pont-Audemer residents to visit Ringwood every two years
  • Organise a reciprocal bi-annual visit to Pont-Audemer
  • Establish a group of like-minded people to host these visitors
  • Organise a  reception and an outing to a local attraction
  • Organise a social event for one evening of the visit and ask that you organise an outing for your guests on the second day
  • Support some ad hoc visits between people of the two towns

How do we fund Twinning events?

  • Charge a membership fee
  • Organise fund raising social events, no council money is involved
  • Invite sponsorship from local companies

What have we done so far?

  • Visited Pont-Audemer and seen their enthusiasm for the Twinning
  • Linked sporting and cultural groups in Ringwood with their counterparts in Pont-Audemer
  • Hosted a visit by the Pont-Audemer Twinning committee
  • Supported Ringwood Camera Club visit to Pont-Audemer
  • Supported the RMDS concert visit to Pont-Audemer
  • Organised three fund raising events
  • Advertised our events on the Town web site and in local newspapers

I don’t speak the language, how do I cope?

  • We will try to ensure that your visitors will speak some English
  • Sign language and humour usually works, so does a glass of wine!

How do I do get involved?

  • Telephone the membership secretary    Trevor Pogson on 07825 093832
  • E-mail the honorary secretary               ringwoodtwinning@yahoo.co.uk

Pont-Audemer is a commune, with a population of approximately 9,000, in the Department of Eure in the Upper Normandy Region.  Like Ringwood with the Avon, a distinctive feature of the town is its river, the Risle. The medieval core of half timbered houses adjacent to the small network of canals is a charming and interesting backdrop to the more modern parts of the town.

Officers:
Chair John Legg ringwoodtwinning@yahoo.co.uk
Honorary Secretary Colin Nye ringwoodtwinning@yahoo.co.uk
Membership Secretary Trevor Pogson 07825 093832

 

Our annual membership fees are:

Individual: £10
Family or Group: £10 (2 votes entitlement per group)
Minors in full time education are entitled to free membership.

 

 

Please contact Trevor Pogson on 07825 093832 for further information and a membership form.

Come & join us – we need your support to make your Association thrive.