Forthcoming events
Forthcoming Events


The committee usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm at the Old Latin House, Market Hill (Stephanie's home). Anyone is welcome to attend but it is helpful to know beforehand so that we can welcome you. There is very limited parking: it might be easier to park in Cornwalls Meadow and to walk up from there.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 5 September 2018 at 7.30 pm.

If you wish to raise a specific matter contact Jane Mordue

Officers for the Association

The following appointments are current as of today's date:

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Friday 13 July - Annual Bastille Day Boules competition

This annual event will take place in the Old Cattle Pens area in the Centre of Buckingham. Registration is from 6.30 pm for a prompt start at 7.00 pm. A knock-out format of two ends per match will be used for the main competition. As it has been apparent over the last two years that some quite expert players have come to take part, after the first round one of the rinks will be used for a plate competition for first-round losers. There will be a barbecue and wine /soft drink available.

Saturday 18 August - Garden Barbecue

John Murray has kindly invited all to join him for a barbecue in his garden on a warm day in August. Exact Details to be arranged.

9-10 September - Festival du Fil, Espace Jean Richmond

This takes place in Mouvaux. It is a sale of patchwork, embriodery, wool and craftwork. Anyone who is interested in providing items for this should contact Jane for further details.

Saturday 22 September - Intertown Golf at Neukirchen Vluyn

We have been invited to send a team to take part in this. If you are interested, please contact Sue (01280 816266) or see publicity at Buckingham Golf Club.

29 September - International Youth Forum in Neukirchen Vluyn

We have been invited to send representatives to this multi-lingual conference entitled "Your future, living a life which you will love ". Two students from the Rotal Latin School have already agreed to go. A small group is intending to spend the weekend (travelling by air) from Friday to Sunday whilst this event is taking place. Special tours will be arranged by our German hosts. More details by 31 July from Sue Watkins (01280 816266).

Friday 5 October - Cheese and Wine Tasting Evening

Ron Gleeson will be sharing his expertise on a range of cheeses with appropriate wines to match starting at 8.00 pm in Maids Moreton Village Hall. These evenings usually end up fully booked so, when we advertise that tickets are available, do book early. Paid-up members will reeive a discount on the price for each ticket.

3-4 November - Multi-town (4 towns) Twinning Exhibition in Mouveaux

We have agreed to take part in this. We will at least have an exhibition stand about Buckingham but we hope that other town organisations might like to take part, either by having an exhibition stand of their own or by doing an activity as part of stage activities organised by Mouvaux over the weekend. Planning is now in hand and we would welcome ideas (to Jane please).

Thursday 22 November - Twinning Association AGM

This will take place in the University. Further details will follow.

1-2 December - Mouvaux Marche Noel

We have already agreed that as usual we will send a small group to this event to run a stall selling Christmas goodies. Those interested in being involved shoud contact Jane.

Saturday 15 December - Buckingham Christmas Parade

We plan to take part both in this and accompanying Community Fair in the Community Centre. Ideas are welcome.

Future plans

The Cycling Clubs are organising another get-together. Cultural exchanges are being planned involving art, design and fashion. Nordic walking with a German group from Neukirchen-Vluyn is being investigated. Visits to Jazz festivals are being considered (Tourcoing has an annual one in October each year). We are looking at some ideas involving exchanges on rural crafts. Small group visits (involving one or two cars) from and to Neukirchen-Vluyn and Mouvaux will continue: one involving our respective walkers is being considered. We are looking into the possibility of a French visit to Silverstone Race Circuit. An idea about book exchanges between libraries is now being planned. Winslow Lions are seriously looking at a link with Lions in Neukirchen-Vluyn. Links between Rotary Clubs in each town are being considered.