The committee usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm
in The Mayor's Parlour in the old Town Council offices. Anyone is welcome to attend
but it is helpful to know beforehand so that at the very least we can get
you to the right room. Please enter by the entrance at the car park end of the building.
The next meeting is on Wednesday 3 May 2017 at 7.30 pm.
If you wish to raise a specific matter contact Jane Mordue
Officers for the Association
The following appointments were confirmed at the last AGM on Tuesday 22 November 2016:
All other committee members remain as before.
- Chairman - Stéphanie Scrase
- Secretary - Jane Mordue
- Membership Secretary - Terry Bloomfield
- Newsletter - Ron Gleeson
- Website Manager - Geoff Shaw
We now have a FACEBOOK page. The link is on our links page. I have to report that it is rather out of date:
I have referred this matter to the Committee of the Association.
31 March - 9 April Exhibition of art and sculpture Mouvaux
We have been invited to attend this event, particularly for the opening ceremony on Friday 31 March: and pictures from
some of our artists are now in France.
14-16 April - Indoor Football Competition
We have been invited to send a team to take part in an international 5-a-side football tournament to be held
in Mouvaux over the weekend of 14-16 April.
Thursday 29 June - Association Young People's prize
The Buckingham Twinning Association Prize for the most improved student in a modern foreign language will be
awarded at the Prize-Giving to be held at the Royal Latin School in Buckingham on Thursday 29 June.
Friday 14 July - Annual Bastille Day Boules Competition
The Annual Bastille Day Boules tournament will take place in the Buckingham Cattle Pens on Friday 14 July.
Registration will be between 6.30 and 7.00 pm. There will be a BBQ and other refreshments available.
Anyone is welcome to take part.
9-10 September - Mouvaux Craft Fair
A craft fair will take place over the weekend of 9-10 September in Mouvaux. It has not yet been decided as
to whether we will take part.
15-17 September - Mouvaux Heritage Open Weekend
The Lille - Mouvaux area are holding a special heritage weekend where monuments and other places not normally
available to visitors will be open. We will be leaving Buckingham either by coach or using a combination of train
and cars (Depends on demand). We will stay with French
families. Further details will be available in a few weeks.
17 November - Beaujolais Day
In Mouvaux a special evening celebration is being organised to greet the new vintage of Beaujolais. We are thinking
of doing the same in Buckingham. Watch this space!
1-3 December - Mouvaux Christmas Market (Marche Noel)
We will be attending this as usual and we will be running a stall in it selling British Christmas Fayre.
Hopefully the usual Cheese and Wine Evening will take place in the Summer. The Cycling Clubs are organising another
get-together. Cultural exchanges are being planned involving art, design and fashion. 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 square-dancing is very much on the cards. We are looking into the possibility of a
French visit to Silverstone Race Circuit. An idea about book exchanges between libraries has been muted.
Winslow Lions are seriously looking at a link with Lions in Neukirchen-Vluyn. Links between Rotary Clubs in each town
are being considered.
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