'It’s very important to have strong ties with the continent': Alnwick civic party returns from twinning visit to Germany
Alnwick’s civic party has returned from a successful twinning visit to Germany.
Mayor Lynda Wearn, deputy mayor Geoff Watson and town clerk Bill Batey were invited to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Voerde district.
“It was a very informative and valuable experience,” Coun Wearn told Alnwick Town Council. “They made us feel very welcome.”
Coun Watson added: “They were so friendly and were very enthusiastic about strengthening the links between Alnwick and Voerde.”
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It was the first twinning visit to Voerde since local government reorganisation in 2009, the link having been established by Alnwick District Council.
It was decided to invite a small civic party from Voerde to Alnwick in 2020.
Coun Wearn said the music festival could benefit.