The community of Milverton and the neighbouring area is twinned with Longny-au-Perche in France, a village of similar size to Milverton that serves the surrounding farming area in Normandy. The link is fostered by twinning associations in both communities.
The goal is to promote a spirit of friendship between our two districts both at the personal and community level. The associations aim to promote understanding and appreciation of the culture, lifestyle and aspirations of each other’s community and the enjoyment of what we each have to offer. The main twinning activities involve exchange visits between the two communities for groups of children, adults or families or of special interest groups. By involving children, one of our objectives, we open their eyes to a different way of life and give them a chance to practice communicating in another language.
The Twinning Association is unique in that every resident of the local community automatically belongs and is encouraged to participate in any of the twinning activities. There is no annual subscription. A committee is elected each year to be responsible for organising the activities.
Locally the Association organises some lively social events during the year to raise the funds needed to support our activities. Watch for information about these on this web site or village notice boards.
For more information about twinning activities please contact:
David Leyland, Chairman - telephone 400544
Honor Clarke, Secretary - telephone 400942