Welcome to Comberton Twinning Association
Our village of Comberton (near Cambridge, UK) is twinned with the village of Le Vaudreuil, near Rouen in France.
The twinning charter invokes bonds of friendship between the people of Comberton and of Le Vaudreuil through reciprocal visits,
and says that the aim of the twinning is to develop co-operation and understanding between our two nations by fostering friendship between their people.
It's also great fun, and educational!
We are actively seeking new members to join the twinning, particularly families with children. See membership details and contacts below.
Photos of Le Vaudreuil
- Speaking French is NOT a requirement.
- Annual visits to and from our twin village in France - Le Vaudreuil, near Rouen.
- Subsidised travel by coach and Eurotunnel.
- Families with children particularly welcome.
- The French are coming to Comberton for 5-7 April 2019, to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the twinning.
- The next visit to France will be 20-22 September 2019.
- Annual subscription only £10, under 16s free.
- Fun social events such as a summer BBQ.
- Make new friends locally, and in France.
Trips to France
- June 2018 Trip to France for Millennial Festivities -
We left on Friday evening at 4pm in order not to exclude schoolchildren and teachers, and we arrived in Le Vaudreuil around midnight local time.
The date of 8-10 June was chosen to coincide with a medieval festival weekend to celebrate one thousand years of the church of Le Vaudreuil.
We were lucky with the weather, and spent the Saturday taking in the various medieval and Viking events, culminating in us participating in a memorable medieval-themed procession
around the village in late afternoon. After spending Sunday morning with host families, we then all met for an excellent reception and lunch,
before returning on Sunday afternoon, arriving here around 9:30 pm. In all, an excellent visit.
Autumn 2019 Trip to France - We plan that the next visit to France will be 20-22 September 2019.
Visits by the French
- Autumn 2017 - We welcomed a contingent of 37 French from Le Vaudreuil on October 27-29, for what was generally felt to be a very successful twinning weekend.
For the first time, they did not stop for a day in London, so arrived here in late afternoon. We held a hog roast and ceilidh at Meridian School on the Saturday evening,
and had a caller who paired French and English participants together for each dance, so that all had fun.
Spring 2019 - The French will be coming to Comberton in 2019, for 5-7 April. Families are needed to be hosts - contact us (details below) if you can help.
As this is the 20th anniversary of the start of the twinning, there will be a programme of activities including a commemoration lunch at Girton College.
- Saturday 19th January 2019 - New Year party and pot luck supper courtesy of Brenda Brown.
- Wednesday 22nd May 2019 - AGM and Bring and Share Supper
- July 2019 - BBQ evening, probably again at Manor Farm
- November 2019 - Quiz evening at Village Hall - Teams to Peter Mitton please on 262073.
Membership costs only £10, with under-16s joining free. Costs for exchange visits are low, as the hosts provide accommodation and most meals.
In return there is an expectation that English families will host a French family for a future exchange visit. Please contact the chairman or secretary for more details, or to join.
|Chairman:||Paul Hardy - tel 263232, email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary:||Glynis Ellis - tel 262214, email email@example.com|
|Webmaster:||Paul Hardy - email to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
See our page of Frequently Asked Questions, with answers.
More Photos of Le Vaudreuil and Exchanges
Click on any picture for bigger versions, and more photos.
Poster or Handout
A poster is available as a PDF file for printing, or as a JPG image.
It is also available as a two on a page for an A5 handout.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM of Comberton Twinning Association is held at Comberton Village Hall in May or June. In 2018 it was on Wednesday 13th June. In 2019 it will be on Wednesday 22nd May.
The Chairman's Report 2018 is at CTA Chairman's Report 2018.
Note however that at the meeting we decided to try for a visit to France in Autumn 2019, as it is the 20th anniversary of the twinning.
The Twinning Association, as a non-profit unincorporated voluntary organisation, is regulated by a constitution.
The Twinning Association has a set of procedures concerning various aspects of compliance with UK legislation and best practice. These should be read and observed by all members.
Equality and Diversity -
The Twinning Association has a policy covering our responsibilities for Equality and Diversity
(Equality and Diversity Policy).
The Twinning Association has a policy covering safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults during twinning activities.
Data Protection -
The Twinning Association holds minimal personal data about its members, updated annually as part of membership.
We have a Data Protection Policy which explains our holdings, procedures,
and compliance with the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which came into force in May 2018.
See the History page for information on the club origins and on past events.
Dill seeds -
In April 2017 we received a batch of packets of dill herb seeds (Aneth du Vaudreuil) These were provided to asssociation members, with spares to pass on to neigbours or friends as publicity
and as a symbol of the continued relationship between the two villages. There is available for download and printing a short A5 handout (in English).
Go up to Hardy home page