Keynsham youth councillors to visit twin town Libourne

Published on: 10 Jun 2015

Two young people will be forging new links when they travel to Keynsham’s twin town Libourne.

Iona Tredget and Millie Gregg, both 15, will be joining members of Keynsham and District Twinning Association when they travel to France on June 16.

Once there, the girls will be staying with a local teacher and joining the group as they visit the Dordogne, an ornithological park and meet the town’s mayor and councillors at a reception.

As part of the itinerary, the girls will also be helping to run a stall at Libourne’s music festival, which will be filled with British food for local people to try.

Iona, who along with Millie is a member of Keynsham Youth Council, said: “I found I have really enjoyed being involved with the youth council and decided I would like to be involved in more things in the community.

“It will be really nice to experience a different culture and I hope more young people will get involved in the future.”

The Lions Club of Keynsham has donated some money towards the girls’ expenses during the trip and the pair are also undertaking a sponsored cycle ride to Bath to raise more funding.

Twinning association president Carole Duckett said: “I’m so pleased we have got young people involved as it’s something I've been working towards for a couple of years now.

“To ensure twinning continues into the future, we need younger people to join us.”

To sponsor Millie and Iona, email youthworker@keynsham-tc.gov.uk.

Keynsham has been twinned with Libourne, in South West France, for nearly 40 years. To find out more about twinning in Keynsham, visit www.keynshamtwinning.org.

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