Bracknell Twinning Association

27/06/2016
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Schloss Morsbroich – Morsbroich Palace, Leverkusen

Bracknell Twinning Association works with the Freundeskreis in Leverkusen to arrange regular visits to their partner towns and in particular to facilitate exchanges between local interest groups, schools and sports clubs and for work experience.

Bracknell originally twinned in 1973 with Opladen in Germany, a town of a similar size to itself.  During a local government re-organisation the Opladen local authority was absorbed by Leverkusen, a town of about 160,000 people and the home of the famous Bayer Chemical Works. Leverkusen continued the partnership and is also twinned with several other towns across the world. Leverkusen is just north of Cologne and has a good train service to this city. You can read more about Leverkusen in the “Welcome to Leverkusen” guide. (Link below)

Bracknell Twinning Association works with the Freundeskreis in Leverkusen to arrange regular visits to their partner towns and in particular to facilitate exchanges between local interest groups, schools and sports clubs and for work experience. In recent years the bond of friendship between citizens of the twin towns has been re-kindled with an increasing number of exchanges and joint activities.

Regular updates about exchanges and joint activities are posted on the Council’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Bracknelltowncouncil

The Bracknell Twinning Association is run by a committee elected each year at its Annual General Meeting. All its meetings are held in the Bracknell Town Council Chamber, usually on Monday evenings at about monthly intervals. Any local resident interested in twinning is welcome to make contact and attend the meetings. Various sports and cultural exchanges take place on a regular basis and the committee is always pleased to facilitate other exchanges for clubs or individuals.

The Association would be pleased to hear from anyone who may be able to offer accommodation to visitors from Leverkusen.
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Bracknell Regeneration 2016

14/03/2017

Bracknell town centre is being transformed into an exciting, vibrant destination for the people of Bracknell Forest and the wider Thames Valley area by Bracknell Regeneration Partnership (BRP) with Bracknell Forest Council.

The regenerated town centre, called The Lexicon Bracknell, will create a new social and cultural heart for the area, by bringing a high-quality mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment within vibrant public spaces to the town centre.

Mace, a British construction company, has been appointed as the main contractor for the £240m (281m€) redevelopment and started construction work in late March 2015.

Foundation work, often called piling, started in late April and steel work started in June 2015. Shops, restaurants and a 12-screen cinema will open in Spring 2017.

Quiz Night February 10th

07/01/2017

126Bracknell Twinning Association is organising a Fund raising Quiz Night on February 10th 2017 at 7.30 pm at Braybrooke Hall, Makepiece Road, Bracknell RG12 2HF
The cost is £7 per ticket to include baked potato with tuna, cheese and beans.
Please bring your own drinks and glasses.
Mary Harris and Mark Goldup are again doing the questions for us.
The last quiz was very successful and a hugely enjoyable evening.
Please support us, bring your friends and sell as many tickets as possible.
Mary Temperton has the tickets. If you can contact her and tell her numbers that will be excellent.
Thank you.
See you there!

Tel: 01344 426191 E-mail: mary.temperton@bracknelltowncouncil.gov.uk

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