So Why


"Twinning is just a cheap excuse for the local coucillors to go on a freebie to France." 

This is a common misconception and couldn't be further from the truth - the essence of twinning is to establish links between different communities across Europe - through social, cultural and business links.

The concept of twinning came about after the Second World War to try and rebuild relationships across a broken Europe with former foes coming together to forge links through tourism and trade. Ironically this feels equally relevant today as we move towards the uncertainty of Brexit

Lane End has been twinned with St Pierre d'Oleron for nearly 20 years; the twinning partnership has brought our two communities together - we keep in touch with our French friends through a range of events and visits.

It's also not a coincidence that St Pierre is an Island with beautiful beaches and Lane End is set in rolling countryside about as far from the sea as you can get - again different types of community.

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We'd love to hear from you - if you want to get involved, share some ideas or feedback, perhaps host a French family or visit St Pierre d'Oleron

Celebrating 20 Years of Lane End Twinning

May 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Lane End's

twinning with St Pierre d'Oleron

Lane End Twinning Association

Lane End Twinning Association aims to promote relationships between Lane End and St Pierre d'Oleron - through social, cultural and business links between our two communities

Get Involved

Twinning is all about the local communities - to make it a success we need your involvement - making twinning more inclusive, plans for future events, ideas and feedback  

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