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 around Comberton and around 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.
You don't have to live within Comberton - we have members from the surrounding villages.
See membership details and contacts below.
Photos of Le Vaudreuil
- Annual visits (by coach) to and from our twin village in Normandy – Le Vaudreuil, near Rouen.
- The French families are coming to Comberton in May 2024. Join us in hosting them.
- We went to France in April 2023, and plan to go again in Autumn 2024 to celebrate 25 years of twinning!
- Speaking French is NOT a requirement, but it is a great opportunity to learn.
- Annual subscription only £15, under 18s free.
- Fun social events. Make new friends!
- Join the Entente Cordiale to overcome the Brexit blues!
Visits by the French
Spring 2024 - The French plan to come to us for the first weekend (3/4/5) of May 2024.
We are planning a ceilidh on the Saturday evening and a farewell Sunday lunch at a historic venue. Watch this space for more details soon!
Spring 2022 - The French families came to Comberton 27-29 May 2022.
They arrived Friday evening, after a day in London, and left Sunday afternoon after an early lunch.
No great effort was needed to entertain them – they just want to experience English family life.
We all met for a garden BBQ at Manor Farm on the Saturday evening.
Trips to France
Next visit to France is likely to be in Autumn 2024.
Previous visit was Spring 2023 - by coach on the last weekend in April 2023,
leaving on the Saturday morning, and returning on the 1st May.The trip went very smoothly with no border delays.
- Social evening on Saturday 20th January at Manor Farm.
- Friday 7 June 2024 - AGM and Social in Village Hall.
- Saturday 13 July 2024 - BBQ at Manor Farm - Bastille weekend!
- November 2024 - Quiz evening at Village Hall - Put together a team! See a poster from 2023 as PDF or PNG image
Membership costs only £15, with under-18s 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.
|Paul Hardy - tel 263232, email email@example.com
|Glynis Ellis - tel 262214, email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Paul Hardy - email to email@example.com.
See also a headed list of officers and their contact info.
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.
A poster is available as a PDF file for printing, or as a JPG image, or a a Word .docx.
It is also available two on a page for an A5 handout as a PDF, or a Word .docx.
A brief Powerpoint with 7 slides is available, also as a Powerpoint Show (PPS).
A QR code to direct people to this website, and a Header image with logo and QR code.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM of Comberton Twinning Association is held at Comberton Village Hall, usually in May or June. In 2024 it will be on Friday 7th June.
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.
Health and Safety -
The Association has a policy covering our general responsibilities for Health and Safety.
(Health and Safety Policy). Note that we have no employees, so are not covered by UK Health and Safety at work legislation.
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, and as migrated following Brexit to become the UK GDPR in 2021.
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).
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