The Eye & District Twinning Association aims to promote friendship between the linked towns of Eye and Pouzauges, broadening the mutual understanding of their cultural, recreational, educational and commercial activities. In practice, this has led to many wonderful opportunities to get to know some extremely hospitable people; to enjoy spending time in another country, getting to know it first-hand from its residents; and to the enjoyable task of showing Eye to our Pouzauges friends.
Every two years, a visit is arranged, when Pouzauges residents are hosted in Eye or a large group travels to Pouzauges, for a long weekend of social activities and hospitality, with accommodation hosted by local people. The Association Committee is currently working to extend the scope of the twinning activities taking place, and to encourage new links to be forged in between these special visits. We are seeking to work with other local organisations to help us with this.
We have an active organising committee who meet once a month to plan future events. Our programme of social events help to raise awareness of the Association and its aims, and to raise funds, which are used to subsidise travel to Pouzauges and to help us provide entertainment when our French counterparts visit Eye.
If you would like to know more, please get in touch – we look forward to hearing from you -
Coming Up -
Fundraising Jumble Sale
Good quality clothing, bric-a-brac, books, toys – come along and find a bargain.
Saturday 10th February
Community Centre, Magdalen Street, Eye, IP23 7AJ
Any donations of clothing, books, toys, bric-a-brac are welcome – please bring them along to the Community Centre on the morning of the sale, between 10.30am and 12 noon.
Sale starts at 2pm.
Visit to Pouzauges
We are busy planning for a group of travellers to arrive in Pouzauges on Thursday 25th October.
We will be celebrating 30 years of twinning between the two towns, and a wonderful few days of entertainment and hospitality awaits any of you who would like to join the trip.
It is hoped that we will be able to travel together in a luxury coach – travel will be subsidised by the Twinning Association.
More information is to be published in the next few weeks, but if you would like to know more or would like to provisionally reserve a place, please contact the secretary as above. Everyone is welcome – we look forward to welcoming you on board.
Here is our resolution written in light of the June 2016 referendum result -
A RESOLUTION PASSED AT A MEETING OF THE EYE & DISTRICT TWINNING ASSOCIATION, HELD ON 5TH JULY 2016
Whatever will change in Europe over the next months and years following the outcome of the recent Referendum, the Committee of the Eye & District Twinning Association is able to provide reassurance for our members, friends and supporters, both here in north Suffolk and in Pouzauges, that it remains committed to the principles of Town Twinning as laid down in its constitution. Namely,
“To promote and foster friendships and understanding between the people of Eye and district, and those of Pouzauges and district in France, and those of other towns with which the association may later form links.
To encourage visits by individuals and groups to and from linked towns, particularly by children and young people, and the development of personal contacts, and by doing so to broaden the mutual understanding of the cultural, recreational, educational and commercial activities of the linked towns.”
Town Twinning is not about politics but rather relationships between towns/areas and individuals within those towns/areas. Accordingly, the Twinning Association will continue to work towards extending opportunities to promote friendship and understanding between our two towns whenever and in whatever fashion we can.
To this end, we are confident that the people of Eye and district will join together with members of this Association to ensure that our friends from Pouzauges receive a very warm welcome when they next visit us in the Spring of 2017.
Merlin Carr, Chairman.