If you are interested in learning more about the twin towns, you are welcome to celebrate Fasching / Mardi Gras / Shrove Tuesday on Monday 16 February 2015 at 7pm, at the Age UK Headquarters: 20 Romsey Road, Eastleigh SO50 9AL.
The event will be celebrated with crêpes, Faschingskrapfen, quiz, and wine.
Tickets £5. Contact Janet Staniforth on 023 8026 2476 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I found this interesting Fasching / Mardi Gras / Shrove Tuesday event on Streetlife, the local social media site.
Janet Staniforth from Eastleigh Borough Twinning Association wrote to explain to us about Eastleigh’s twinning:
About Eastleigh Twin Towns & Twinning Association, by Janet Staniforth
Eastleigh has had a twinning agreement with Villeneuve St. Georges, a suburb of Paris, since 1963 and we also have one with Kornwestheim, a railway town like Eastleigh just North of Stuttgart.
It’s actually a tripartite twinning and representatives of the three towns get together for Remembrance Day activities and there is also a Church group that meets together regularly in the three towns.
There are also two very successful local secondary school exchanges with two schools in Kornwestheim.
Accommodation for German student joining Barton Peveril College
Over the years many links have been forged between the three towns. Only this month at our recent Association meeting there was a request from Kornwestheim to help find accommodation for a German student who will be joining Barton Peveril College for a year to study there.
Our association exists to help promote Twinning and an interest in France and Germany.
When groups come from our twin towns we try to accommodate them and entertain them in the area and our fundraising events such as the Fasching evening are arranged to boost our funds as well as having fun.
Video: Remembrance Sunday 2014 in Eastleigh with twin towns. Credit: Eastleigh News
Friendship links with Kimry in Russia
All three towns have a friendship link with Kimry, a town in Russia and we have helped provide accommodation and entertainment for groups from Kimry also.
At the outset we received a grant from Eastleigh Borough Council to help the exchanges flourish. In these more budget conscious times we now just receive moral support from the Mayor of Eastleigh, who is the Patron of our association.
We would be really pleased to get a mention in Chandler’s Ford Today. Despite our existence since 1963 a lot of people have never heard of us!