Thetford Twinning Association was founded in 1992, and works with Thetford Town Council to organise formal twinning and events with Spijkenisse in Holland, Les Ulis in France, Hürth in Germany and Skawina in Poland.
The Association's objectives are promoting links with Hurth, Les Ulis, Spijkenisse and Skawina through social and cultural visits and exchanges by individuals and groups.
In 2014 the Constitution was amended to include promoting and fostering friendship and understanding with individuals or groups from any other countries. The name was amended to Thetford Twinning and International Links Association, but it is still known informally as Thetford Twinning Association.
Thetford Twinning Association is a voluntary group which consists of residents of Thetford and the surrounding area with the aim of promoting friendships with members of twin towns. Although the Association has links with the Town Council it is not funded by the Council. Members of the committee give up their free time to serve on an entirely voluntary basis and are not paid for their work or travel.
Members have guests from twin towns to stay in their homes at their own cost, in the knowledge that they will be hosted in the homes of people from our twin towns in return. Any travel costs or other expenses on visits to twin towns are paid for by members individually.
The Association encourages and will try to help with arranging traditional and e-mail communications between residents of the twin towns for people of all ages, in addition to helping find work and study placements for students.
For more information, please email Thetford Twinning Association.
The Association has been fortunate to receive grants from the European Union for two of its events, in 2009 and 2012.
More details of these events will be available nearer the time.
Midsummer Social Event
Tea and cakes will be served at Riversdale, Thetford on Sunday 21st June.
Autumn Fundraising Event
Tea and cakes, crafts, etc. The exact date is still being arranged, but it is expected to be in September, probably around the time of the Thetford Festival.
Late November or early December. Soups, cakes, Christmas crafts, tombola, etc.
Trip to Strasbourg
To visit the European Parliament and Christmas Market. Probably dates are 25th to 29th November 2015.
Les Ulis Anniversary Event
20 year anniversary of twinning with Les Ulis. We hope to have events to mark this anniversary both in Thetford and in Les Ulis.
The Association's newsletters can be seen .