Who are we?
This is your Association, here to help all the residents of Buckingham
and the surrounding area to find out if there is a link and hopefully a friend
for you in our twin town of Mouvaux, near Lille in France.
We are now established into a successful growing relationship with our friends in France. Well over a hundred people from each town have met, made friends,
stayed in each others’ houses and shared ideas about their interests.
Now we want YOU!
As you will see from these pages, there’s lots going on.
If you are young, you can get a pen pal in Mouvaux or
join in the annual civic visit with our French friends each November.
We now have a firm football link with our own Moretonville. We have regularly had
some performance work around the theme of ‘The Environment’ using dance and drama
and we have even had an inter-schools debate on Citizenship in Europe. The two business clubs have exchanged ideas.
However above all we have had lots of fun and that is the most important thing of all.
If you wonder why we’re planning so far ahead, it’s because we want to build links
between youngsters in Buckingham and French students well before they come over.
We’re working with schools locally and youth groups - if you haven’t heard about this,
do get in touch!
We’re not forgetting the grown-ups either.
Groups from Buckingham and Mouvaux including U3A are criss-crossing the Channel,
and a bit of friendly rivalry is building up between various clubs including
the photographers who are mounting a competition. Our local orchestra was a real
hit in Mouvaux at the end of May last year.
We have made lots of links so far so do get involved,
tell us what your interest is and we will help you find a friend in Mouvaux!
We now have a Facebook page - see our list of links.
We are delighted that our Town Council have approved a Town Friendship Pact with The Mayor of Neukirchen-Vluyn.
When you next visit the Small Hall in the Community Centre, you will see on the wall a picture of the Grand Boulevard in Mouvaux - this was a gift from them on one of their recent civic visits.
Reports of the latest five events
Click the index on the left under "Past events in Mouvaux",or "Past events in Buckingham" or, in the case of German visits
- Mouvaux Marche de Noel 1-3 December 2017
- Beaujolais Nouveau evening 18 November 2017
- BAFA Exhibition 17-19 November 2017
- Neukirchen Vluyn Martinmkt 11 November 2017
- Square-dancers from Neukirchen Vluyn visit Buckingham September 2017
- To bring about friendships and create a shared sense of community between the people of
Buckingham and those of towns in different countries
- To encourage the understanding of other peoples’ way of life To open up the horizons of
the young to prepare them for the increasingly global future
- To share knowledge and enthusiasms for the arts, sports and business
- To experience each other’s history, culture and crafts