Dorset Twinning Association

 

Dorset & Twinning - Some facts and figures;

The County of Dorset is twinned with La Manche, a department of  NW France in the Basse-Normandie region
 

A total of nineteen towns or villages (including one island) in the County of Dorset have twinning partners in La Manche
 

Eight Dorset towns are twinned with locations in France outside La Manche
 

Elsewhere in Europe, over thirty towns have twinning partners in Dorset
 

In La Manche, there are at least sixteen towns which are twinned with towns in England outside of Dorset. More may have been added since this list was complied

Quizzes

One of the ways in which the members of the various associations can meet is at the annual quiz which is hosted by the winners of the previous quiz. The last quiz was held at The Lytchet Maltravers Village Hall on 12 May and the winners (and therefore next year’s hosts) was Piddlehinton. See calendar for further details.

Banners

The three "pull up banners" which were prepared for Dorset Twinning Association publicity and which were displayed at the AGM last October are available for use by Individual Twinning Associations free of charge, although a donation of £5 per banner to the Dorset Twinning Association would be welcome. They are normally kept by the Secretary at the Dorset Music Service offices in Blandford, requests should be made to the Secretary or any other member of the DTA Committee

 Finding a Twinning Partner

There is useful advice on the HELP pages on the Council of European Municipalities and Regions / Conseil des Communes et Régions d'Europe website which you can visit by clicking HERE

If you explore the website, you will find that you can view details of any towns that are actively seeking a twinning partner and you can also present a request for your own town

European Commission Promotes EU Town Twinning

The new calendar contains all deadlines for submission of applications for funding request until 2013. The programme guide provides details about funding possibilities and application procedures.

For more information, click HERE

The Local Government Information Bureau

has produced a guide to international partnerships. 'Take your partners' may be found online by clicking HERE 


UKOWLA has a toolkit that includes advice for creating and developing partnerships with communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean

Download it from HERE

For a complete listing of all twinned towns in the UK please click HERE

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Insurance Policy

Full details of our 'Leisure and Wellbeing' insurance can be obtained from the Treasurer [too long to put here] but in the meantime the cover may be seen by clicking DTA insurance policy 2014.pdf (Downloads in new window)

Accounting package for Associations

Download an Excel based bookkeeping and accounting package for your association. Easy to use and it automatically prepares the accounts for presentation at meetings.

Download now

 

Any Dorset twinning association wishing to have their own information pages included is invited to contact the website administrator

Please help us to keep this website up to date by monitoring contact details and other information

Find a member association

Twinnings between Dorset and La Manche

(with links to contact details where known)

 

The Dorset Twinning Association exists to provide a supportive network between member associations.

This website is intended to be a resource offering contact details, news, useful information, photographs and relevant links for twinned towns in Dorset and La Manche and throughout Europe.

Twinnings between Dorset and rest of France

(with links to contact details where known)

Avranches

Bréhal

Bricquebec

Carentan

Condé-sur-Vire

Coutances

Domjean-Tessy/Vire

Gavray

Hambye

Le Mesnil Vigot

Percy

Pontorson

Région de Daye

Réville

Sourdeval

Torigni-sur-Vire

Twinnings between towns in La Manche and rest of UK

(No contact details)

Crediton (Devon)

Lydney  (Gloucestershire)

Arlesford  (Hampshire)

Selby  (Yorkshire)

Whitehill  (Hampshire)

Ilkley  (Yorkshire)

Lydiards  (Wiltshire)

Launton  (Oxfordshire)

Lacey Green  (Buckinghamshire)

Churchstanton (Somerset)

Nursling/Rownhams (Hampshire)

Highworth (Wiltshire)

Sedgemoor Villages (Somerset)

Hambledon (Hampshire)

Odiham (Hampshire)

Shipston-on-Stour (Warwickshire)

Twinnings between Dorset and other countries

(with links to contact details where known)

In addition the Sherborne Douzelage has established links with many towns across the member states of the EU. An updated list of these towns is contained on their webpage.

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Dorset Pétanque League

If you have a pitch and a minimum of four players interested in a regular game of boules we would be delighted to hear from you. If you would like more details, please give Alan Linge a ring on 01202 678575. Click here to download the Sept 2010 Newsletter.

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Dorset -Manche Twinning Charter signed in St Lo 28 April 1984

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NEW

Revised Constitution January 2013

We are working on publishing an online brochure which would give an introduction to the members, i.e. your association. Content would be limited to 150 words for each association.

Click here to give your comment.

Link to the draft ; Draft Online Brochure.