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Twinning trip for town mayor

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6 MAY

Twinning trip for town mayor

By timesecholife on in All News, Leek news

A mayor from the Moorlands has been treated to a warm welcome in an Italian town. Leek Town Mayor, councillor Lyn Swindlehurst, has recently got back from a few days in Leek’s twin town of Este in Italy.

A mayor from the Moorlands has been treated to a warm welcome in an Italian town.

Leek Town Mayor, councillor Lyn Swindlehurst, has recently got back from a few days in Leek’s twin town of Este in Italy.

Lyn made the trip with her husband and fellow councillor Matt, along with Leek Twinning Committee chair councillor Pam Wood and her husband Philip.

Lyn said of the trip: “What a wonderful welcome for our friends, the community and Mayor of Este, our twin town.

It is so very obvious how much effort is put in by Cllr Pam Wood, and the Twinning Association to establish such a close twinning relationship.

Massimo Giordano, Luigina, Christiana, Christiano, Lino, Marchello, Paula, Stephano and so many more drove us around, entertained us, invited us to a scooter picnic, the list was endless. Thank you so very much.”

Lyn further stated: Whilst we were there we met the new incoming Mayor (Sindaco) who welcomed myself, consort Matt and Cllr Pam Wood and Philip Wood.

Pam extended an invitation to join us in Leek over the Queens Jubilee celebrations.

Pam and Philip have enjoyed the twinning visits for many years, Pam as chair of Twinning.

They are recognised everywhere you go, and clearly respected and loved. They, and others involved in twinning are viewed as family.”

Lyn added: “We were wined and dined in people’s homes and in restaurants we would never have found. I even sampled donkey.

We were invited as honoured guests to a scooter gathering, by Massimo Gordiano who will be joining us in Leek for the Scooterfest with three friends from Este.

Overall I was left with great pride for the work of the twinning team who have obviously worked for over twenty years to foster a relationship that is warm and like a family.

I would recommend it to anyone.”

Leek Twinning is always on the look out for more people to join in on the initiative between the two towns.

Cllr Wood said: “We will be welcoming four visitors to Leek in May who are coming to take part in our Scooterfest and we hope that we will also be hosting people from Este on the weekend of the Queen’s Jubilee.

Twinning is open to everyone and I want to invite anyone who would like to be a part of twinning to join us.

Just get in touch and we will welcome you into our very friendly group.”

To find out more about Leek Twinning, go online to: https://www.facebook.com/leektwinning

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