About us


Welcome to the Bathford Twinning Association site. Our aim is to promote friendship and exchanges between the people of the Bathford/Kingsdown area and the French village of Artannes sur Indre in the Loire valley; in 2005 this relationship was developed into a formal twinning link. We encourage visits by families and groups to broaden mutual understanding and to share cultural, recreational, educational and other activities. Our goal is to stimulate a positive international outlook within our community, including local organisations such as Bathford Primary School, sporting and community associations. From time to time we organise fund-raising activities to foster our aims.

The Association has a formal constitution which can only be changed at an Annual General Meeting or at an Extraordinary General Meeting. Membership is open to individuals and organisations within Bathford, Kingsdown and the surrounding area that support our aims. We have a    committee consisting of five annually elected officers – Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer, as well as seven additional committee members. Some of these members undertake specific responsibilities such as organising events, linguistic tasks and dealing with publicity. Audited accounts are submitted to the Annual General Meeting and the Treasurer is responsible for all monies received on behalf of the Association.

Please use the links below to find out more about the Association.

A brochure giving details of the association may be down loaded here.

History of the Twinning Association – Colin Priston describes how the Twinning Association was formed –  Read here

For a description of the emblem – Click here