Sandy welcomes Polish visitors
Date Added: 04/11/2013
On 8 November 2013 Sandy Town Council and Sandy Twinning Association will be welcoming a civic delegation from one of Sandy’s twin towns Skarszewy in Poland.
The visit will last from Friday 8 November 2013 to Monday 11 November 2013 and has been planned to coincide with Remembrance Sunday commemorations. There will also be a naming ceremony for the Sandy-Skarszewy community garden on Bedford Road when an inscribed memorial to the link will be set in place at 3.30 pm on Friday 8 November 2013.
The Mayor of Skarszewy, Mr Dariusz Skalski, will lead the party of visitors including the president of Skarszewy cultural centre, the manager of the Skarszewy refuse collection service, and the manager of the local water authority along with family members and a student and translator. It is the first time that this particular Mayor of Skarszewy has visited Sandy. His two predecessors have been here and there have been many two-way cultural exchanges since co-operation began in 1995. Sandy Mayor, Cllr Susan Sutton said “I am delighted to welcome the Mayor of Skarszewy, Mr Dariusz Skalski and his party to Sandy on this momentous occasion. There has been a long tradition of twinning partnerships and the renaming of the community garden will be a permanent acknowledgement of this friendship.”
A packed programme of events for the visitors includes trips to local attractions such as Jordan’s Mill, the chilli farm in Blunham, a music and crib evening at the Queen’s Head and traditional English breakfast at Gunns bakery as well as visits to Cambridge and to London to see the Lord Mayor’s Show. Remembrance Day activities include the annual Remembrance Service in Sandy and a memorial service at St Neots for Polish war dead. The visitors will return to Poland on Monday 11 November 2013 having enjoyed the hospitality of several local families.