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Advance notice: Our friends from Chevilly will be visiting Curry Rivel from 28th April to 1st May and we have a great weekend planned for them.. If you would like to host a guest or guests, get in touch.
The Curry Rivel and District Twinning Association exists to promote Anglo-French understanding through friendship and travel and to foster a special and lasting relationship with the people of Chevilly. Also, to explore and develop cultural, business, educational ad wider social links with Chevilly.
The Curry Rivel Twinning Association was formally constituted in January 1998 after successful negotiations with our partners from Chevilly. The first charter was signed in Chevilly in May 1998, followed by a second signing in Curry Rivel on 1 May 1999. This was a glorious occasion in full sunshine and was attended by our MP, David Heath, our Euro MP, Graham Watson, the Chairman of Somerset County Council, Ralph Clarke as well as the Chairs of the District and Parish Council, and, of course, the Mayor of Chevilly.
Since then the friendship and understanding between our two communities has gone from strength to strength. We visit Chevilly on alternative years and they come here in-between. We stay in French homes for a weekend usually in early May and are always warmly welcomed.
We have a committee of nine members and a membership of around 80 people from Curry Rivel and the surrounding area. We organise a series of fund-raisers to help us host our French friends and we are involved in other French-related projects locally.
Who can join the Twinning Association?
All are very welcome from Curry Rivel and neighbouring villages.
Do I have to speak French?
Certainly not. There will be someone around who can speak French when the two communities meet; many of our French friends have little or no English, but still have a good time when they come.
Do I have to go on the visit to Chevilly or host a French family if I join?
Members may choose whichever activities they join in. There is a programme of social events running throughout the year. Sometimes personal circumstances make it difficult to host a family at the time of the visit. Naturally we hope to take a good-sized party to Chevilly and are keen to find host families. There is no shortage of interest in the exchange on the French side.
What does it cost to join?
How can I join?
Download and fill in the application form before sending it to Membership Secretary (PDF opens in a new Tab, ready to downlaod)
Mrs Barbara Hamlin
54 Abbey Close