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  The Winsford Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in 2014 and sets out the direction for Winsford until 2030. The Plan was an opportunity for local people to have control over the future of their town and was the subject of extensive consultation. One of the areas identified by the Plan for further re-development was open […]

Twinning

Deuil La Barre – Our French Twin

When you drive past the ‘Welcome to Winsford’ signs at the main entrance routes into the town, you may have noticed the words ‘twinned with Deuil la Barre’. So where is Deuil la Barre and how can you get involved in town twinning?

Deuil la Barre has a population of just over 20,000 and is located just north of Paris, France. The twinning link with Winsford was established in 1993.

Deuil La Barre

Much more recently, the town has developed an informal ‘friendship link’ with the German town of Neider Eschbach which is itself twinned with Deuil la Barre. Neider Eschbach is smaller than Deuil, with a population of around 12,000 and is about 20 miles from Frankfurt.

A community twinning group called the Winsford Twinning Association handles the twinning arrangements, including visits to and from both towns. Membership is open to anyone and the cost is just £5 a year for individuals and £10 for corporate membership.

For more details, please contact the Town Council.