Wokingham Town Twinning Association Viry-Châtillon Civic Badge Wokingham Civic Badge Erftstadt Civic Badge
Annual Ramble and lunch on Sunday 2nd April 2017. Click for details


Wokingham has established Town Twinning links, as indicated on the Town entry road signs. Erftstadt is a little South-East of Cologne, Viry- Châtillon is about 25 miles South of Paris, periferique exits Porte Maillot and Porte d'Italie.

The Wokingham Town Council grants annual funds to the Town Twinning Association to develop, promote, and continue these links; a succession of Mayors - our President - have enthusiastically continued the activity for many years.

The Town Twinning Association works to arrange a) regular annual Group visits to and from our partners, and b) introductions between interested leisure clubs and societies. There have been dozens of these.

Our Social Committee also arranges trips for our own members to local sites of interest; this year's calendar is available.

This year we will receive a visit from Viry-Châtillon in May and visit Erftstadt in September for the 35th year.

We have an on-going need for new Members to host incoming visits. Such hospitality is expected to be reciprocal - barring normal non-availability. A profile is submitted of everybody involved, including from our partner towns, to make a reasonable match in age, family, language ability, diet preference etc. to ease visitor acceptance in the home environment. This helps families to communicate.

As a non-member you could also host a French or German visitor this year . If you are interested please email visits ** or call 0118 978 3185.

As an existing member or new member you could join the committee and help in the organisation of the social events and visits or simply give us new ideas!! If you are interested email our secretary **

The WTTA has also organised various events aimed at promoting the twinning.  If you feel you can help in any way in the organisation of these events please email info **. There is no age limit, kids are very welcome too!!

Town Twinning in Wokingham is enjoy by almost 100 current members. It offers the chance to share, compare and understand what life is today with people in France and Germany.

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