Dorset Twinning Association



See scrolling banner above, the calendar, the blog, Facebook etc. the possibilties are as diverse as our embers preferences. In addition your committee will most likely get a mail shot from the DTA Hon Sec.


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 Sturminster Newton TA. 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


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

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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.

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Member associations

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)










Le Mesnil Vigot



Région de Daye




Non-Member associations

Twinnings between towns in La Manche and rest of UK

(Please use Google to search for information on these twinned towns)

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)

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Details of our your Insurance Policy are here

One of the main benefits of membership of the DTA is being able to obtain joint coverage for public liability insurance provided that your subscription to the DTA is up to date. Please note if you wish to extend coverage at your own association’s cost to cover for example specific asset insurance you should contact the broker.

Full details of our 'Leisure and Wellbeing' insurance policy can be obtained HERE . This pdf document is 58mb in size so please be patient as it may take some time to dounload to your browser depending on your service. Once in your browser you can save as you wish.

Please note that you are only covered by the policy if you have paid your subscriptiom.

The poiicy schedule for the cuurent year can be found here; Insurance Schedule 2018.pdf (Downloads in new window)

Our insurance broker is;

R J King (Insurance Brokers) Ltd

1/3 Greenhil, Weymouth, DT4 7SS

tel; 01305 766 884


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.

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

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

Website guide; click HERE

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

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