• Bracknell Twinning Members Free to Visit Twin Town Leverkusen Again! 11 September 2022

    August 2022 Members of Bracknell Twinning, accompanied by Bracknell Town Mayor, Dai Roberts, have just returned from a long, action-packed weekend (12-15 August 2022) with German hosts and friends in Twin Town Leverkusen, Germany, after four years’ ‘No Go’ – primarily due to Covid-19 restrictions in both countries. In June 2019, members of ‘Freundeskreis Bracknell-Leverkusen’ […]

  • Zoom Meeting: First Steps towards old Freedoms 14 June 2021

    Second Videoconference Meeting: First Steps towards old Freedoms writes Norbert Maibücher, Leverkusen In mid May, 2021, Mary Temperton, Chair of the Bracknell Twinning Association and host of the ZOOM-meetings with Freundeskreis (Circle of Friends) Leverkusen-Bracknell, was happy to count 17 faces on the little monitors of the Zoom screen for the second round of our […]

  • Bracknell Leverkusen Friends Meet Online 1 April 2021

    News from Bracknell March 26, 2021 On Wednesday we had our first Zoom meeting between friends in Bracknell and our twin city of Leverkusen. It was lovely to see everyone again and to catch up on our news. This has been a hard year for us all. We had to cancel our much-anticipated trip to […]

  • A Message of Support from Leverkusen 20 March 2020

    Michael Gutbier, a friend of Bracknell for many years, has sent us the following from Leverkusen: Being there for each other. That’s the most important. 20/03/2020 – Dear friends, a difficult time lies ahead. Take care of yourselves and each other. Stay well! Keep physical distance, but be there for each other. Communicate much and […]

  • 46th Twinning Exchange Visit a Great Success 6 July 2019

    Another wonderful Bracknell/Leverkusen exchange The 46th exchange visit of residents has just ended. 17 guests from Leverkusen arrived in Bracknell on June 27, 2019 and were welcomed by their host families. On Friday June 28, we did a tour of the new Town Centre of Bracknell, ending with cake and refreshments at the Bracknell Town […]

  • Leverkusen Friends of Bracknell Practice Language Skills Together 16 May 2019

    On Monday, May 13, 2019, about 20 members of the Freundeskreis Bracknell-Leverkusen met for their monthly “table talk”, the English-speaking chat round, during which the Bracknell friends practice their English language skills together. The theme this time was the upcoming election to the European Parliament. Of course, everyone present was a firm supporter of the […]

  • February 2019 Quiz Night 25 January 2019

    There will be a Quiz Night in support of Twinning on Friday 22 February 2019 – 7.30 p.m. at Braybrooke Hall, Makepiece Road, Bracknell RG12 2HF. Food will be provided – baked potato with tuna, cheese, beans and chilli (or any combination). Please bring your own drinks and glass. The cost will be £7.00 each. Please […]

  • 45 Year Friendship, Campfire and Cake 14 July 2018

    2018 : Residents of Bracknell have recently returned from a very successful six day visit to their German twin Town of Leverkusen in North Rhine-Westphalia. For the first time ever, the Bracknell Twinning Association flew to Germany and then hired a German coach for trips out. On the Friday we visited Bonn and saw the […]

  • Leverkusen Tour Programme for Bracknell Visitors 2018 6 June 2018

    Programme for the Bracknell Visitors: June 21st to June 26th 2018 Thursday 21st About 16.30 (depending on traffic) arrival of the guests and meeting with the hosts in the community centre (Gemeindehaus) Lehner Mühle 8 in Lützenkirchen, greeting from the chair of Bracknell-Leverkusen Twinning, Renate Buchwald and the distribution of informational material for their stay. […]

  • Twinning Quiz Night 18 January 2018

    Our next Quiz to raise money for Bracknell Twinning Association will be on Friday February 9th 2018, 7.30 p.m. at Braybrooke Community Hall, Makepiece Road, Bracknell. RG12 2HF. Tickets are £7.00 each – includes a baked potato with tuna, cheese, beans fillings. Please bring your own drinks and glasses. This is now a popular annual event and […]

  • Bracknell – A New Era 12 October 2017

    A new era in Bracknell’s history began on 7th September 2017 with the official opening of the new Lexicon Centre. Visitors from Bracknell’s twin city, Leverkusen, in North Rhein – Westphalia will recognise some of the images in our photo-shoot from memories of their visit in June this year. Children from primary schools throughout Bracknell […]

  • Another Successful Exchange between friends 1 September 2017

    On June 8th, 2017 besides being the day of the UK General election, guests from our twin town of Leverkusen came to stay with us in Bracknell. They had a very full 5 days . On Friday, they met both the Town and Borough Mayors and saw the new  Town Centre developments viewed from the […]

  • Bracknell Regeneration 2016 14 March 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, […]

  • Quiz Night February 10th 7 January 2017

    Bracknell 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 […]

  • Merry Christmas 21 December 2016

    On behalf of the Freundeskreis Bracknell-Leverkusen I’ll send to all our friends our best wishes for Christmas and happy New Year! We are looking forward coming to Bracknell next June. Renate Buchwald It is the time of year to remember friends near and far. On behalf of the Bracknell Twinning Association, I send Seasonal Greetings […]

  • Apple Harvest Day 12 October 2016

    Sunday 16th October 10:13 – 13:30 – Free Entry Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare. Pick your own orchard apples for a donation Explore the 2.4 hectare (6 acre) site Bric-a-Brac Stalls Apple Juice pressing on site Refreshments Wells Lane, Warfield, Bracknell. RG42 6BQ

  • Leverkusen September 2016 24 September 2016

    “Many thanks to the Bracknell Twinning Committee for organising such an excellent trip that ran so smoothly. The members of the Freundeskreis Bracknell Leverkusen committee were amazing too: they planned a fantastic programme of trips, events and eating experiences.” “The camaraderie among the English guests and German hosts was lovely with lots of laughter – […]

  • Quiz Night 15 July 2016

    A very successful Quiz Night was organised on July 1st 2016 to raise funds for Twinning. The questions were written  by Mary Harris and Mark Goldrup, both well known members of Bracknell Twinning. Over 40 people took part and enjoyed a ‘ploughman’s supper’. £320 was raised to support the activities of Twinning, supporting the links […]

  • Leverkusen Trip September 2016 8 July 2016

    Planned programme as of September 1st: Thursday, 15.9.16: 18:00 h (approx) : Arrival of guests at Church Hall in Leverkusen-Lützenkirchen, Lehner Mühle 8. Welcome speech by chair of Twinning Society “Freundeskreises Bracknell-Leverkusen”, Mrs Renate Buchwald; distribution of printed information about the visit. Informal talks whilst refreshments are served. Travel to hosts and evening meal with […]

  • Leverkusen September 2014 29 June 2016

    In September 2014 the Bracknell twinning Association organised a 4 day coach visit to its partner city, Leverkusen. Formed from several smaller towns Leverkusen sits on the northern edge of Cologne in the German province of North Rhine Westphalia. Guests were made exceedingly welcome staying with families. A number of events and visits were arranged […]

  • Bracknell Twinning Association 27 June 2016

    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 […]