Sandy Twinning Association
Date Added: 10/08/2016
The Twinning Association has been having quite an eventful year and there is still much to look forward to. In terms of diary dates the annual car treasure hunt and summer barbecue will be held on Sunday September 18th. The barbecue will certainly happen but we need a minimum of six cars to make the car treasure hunt worthwhile. If you would like to join us, especially if you are not already a member please contact Jacky Frood on 01767 681842 or Max Hill on 681469. We will also be holding our annual quiz night at the Roundabout Club on Saturday November 26th. In between these dates we expect to be hosting a civic delegation from our Polish link town of Skarszewy over the Remembrance Day weekend and hope that the town mayor, Jacek Pauli will be in the party this time around.
We enjoyed an excellent twinning weekend with our friends from Malaunay at the beginning of May. Around 40 visitors from Normandy enjoyed excellent hospitality with English families, a super day in St Albans with perfect weather and a fun musical evening with fish and chips at Moggerhanger Village Hall. A wonderful occasion overshadowed somewhat by the sad passing of Josiane Magloire who had acted as the Correspondent and translator for the Malaunay comite for many years. We did of course send our sincere condolences to her husband Patrick and his family.
At the end of June ex-Sandy mayor Will Jackson, accompanied by his wife Sue and Town Clerk Chris Robson and his partner Divya Mistry, accepted an invitation from the Skarszewy authorities to attend their annual Sobotki, rather like our town carnival. As usual the hospitality was wonderful but the event was somewhat blighted by extreme thunderstorms which have raged across Europe this summer. Many of the outdoor events had to be cancelled and houses were actually struck by lightning during their visit.
One final appeal. We have been without a Malaunay coordinator for some time and now, Charlotte, our Polish coordinator has suddenly relocated (or Brexited!) to Southern Normandy! As a result we are seeking two individuals who are prepared to act as first point of communications with our link towns. This is not an onerous task ‘though it does get a bit busy at the time of visits, but does involve chivvying, patience and a degree of diplomacy. If you would be prepared to take on the role ( linguistic abilities not essential) please contact Max Hill on 01767 681469 or at [email protected] Similarly, if you would like more information about the association or to receive monthly news updates please use the same contact.