Bridgend Town Twinning Association (B.T.T.A.) recently welcomed a delegation of 10 representatives from their twin town of Villenave d’Ornon in France. The Mayor of Bridgend Town Council Mr. Stuart Baldwin formally received the delegation and provided them with a buffet lunch at Carnegie House. Discussions took place between the Twinning Associations of Bridgend and Villenave d’Ornon to arrange forthcoming exchanges.

During their stay in Bridgend the delegates also travelled to the Principality Stadium to support France in their Six Nations clash with Wales. A disappointing result for them but a Welsh win was great for us.

Sixteen students from Brynteg and Bryntirion Comprehensive Schools have recently visited Villenave d’Ornon and their host students will travel to Bridgend in April. A full week of activities and visits is being planned and B.T.T.A. is very grateful to local families for hosting these students.

In May, a mixed choir “Chorale du Lac” from Villenave d’Ornon will visit Bridgend and a concert is being arranged with Tabernacle Music Society. The concert will take place at Tabernacle Chapel, Derwen Road, on Friday, May 18th at 7pm. We hope the people of Bridgend will support this concert and our friends from France on this evening.

We now look forward to this visit and if you would like to become more involved in our town twinning links more information can be found on our website – We are always looking for members with new ideas and you do not need to speak a foreign language.

A. Kendall