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High Wycombe Town Twinning Association

I wonder do you know about the High Wycombe Town Twinnign Assocition and that it has existed for nearly 40 years?

It was started in 1985 when visitors from Kelkheim came to High Wycombe to enquire as to whether people in High Wycombe would be interested in and would like to “twin” with them and share cultural visits, school visits and genral meeting of local residents of both towns to further understanding of each other’s towns and country?

Kelkheim is a small town near Frankfurt in Germany.  Kelkheim, like High Wycombe at the time, had a flourishing funriture industry and felt that High Wycombe had many similar qualities.   It was agreed that we would work to exchange visits to each other’s towns, arrange visits from schools, music groups, swimming clubs and from the Fire Service.

At the moment the High Wycombe Town Twinning Association (HWTTA) has a small Committee, as does Kelkheim, who organise exchange events between our two towns.  Every other year a group of the HWTTA Members visits Kelkheim for a weekend where they are hosted and stay with the families in Kelkheim. Events and visits are arranged and many a good friendships are forged. 

In September this year it is the turn of Kelkheim to visit High Wycombe and we have a number of events planned from a visit to Windsor, meals out, walks around the town and of course our Kelkheim visitors stay with High Wycombe hosts.   

We are looking for new members and perhaps you would consider joining the High Wycombe Town Twinning Association and become involved, and maybe you may like to host a Kelkheim visitor?  We do look forward to hearing from you. (28-05-24)

For further information, please contact the Secretary secretary@hwtta.org.uk    

Website: www.hwtta.org.uk

 

T & T News - Summer 2024 edition

The summer 2024 edition number 68 of T & T News will be out from early June. That means we now need your news, information and events to include. The deadline for submissions for the printed magazine is Monday 20th May. For our web site submissions can be made at any time, with this updated at regular intervals as we recived new information. (28-05-24)

 

Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness week takes place this year from the 13th to 19th May 2024. Local group Wycombe District Dementia Action will be holding two events during the week in the Town Centre. The first is on Wednesday 15th May in the Eden Centre between 11am and 1pm. The second will be held in High Wycombe library on Saturday 18th May. At both events there will be information available and people to answer any questions you may have. Partnering the group at the Eden Centre will be Memory Partners, Tai Chi, Alzheimers Research UK, Alzheimers Society, Carers Bucks, High Wycombe Library and more.        (24-04-24)

 

New magazine for High Wycombe

A new magazine due to come out three times a year is proposed for the High Wycombe town area. It will have a print run of 35,000 copies, be distributed by Royal Mail and cost £41,875.00 in its first year. The sum includes £15,000 from the commnity board which is funded by the Council Tax. It will include distribution in Totteridge & Terriers currently served by your community magazine. Let the community board know your thoughts at whcb@buckinghamshire.gov.uk If you need a copy of the proposal then contact the Community Boad on the same e-mail address. However, you only have until 25th March 2024 to respond. (20-03-24)

 

Terriers and Amersham Hill Ward Partnership

Buckinghamshire Council's Chief Executive Rachael Shimmin and leader, Councillor Martin Tett visited the Terriers and Amersham Hill Ward Partnership on Thursday 1st February. This was part of the wider Bucks programme and included visits to Totteridge Recreation Ground and St Francis Church. They also visited the Wycombe Museum as a local cultural hub where they took part in a round table discussion with local stakeholders and partners and community representatives.

All three local councillors are fully involved in the ward partnership - Cllr Tony Green, Cllr Arif Hussain and Cllr Sarfaraz Raja.

The next monthly ward partnership will be held on-line on Wednesday 13th March from 12 noon. For more information please contact: communities@buckinghamshire.gov.uk (06-02-24)

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Withdrawal of the "Save a Life" App

The "Save a Life" App which was introduced some 4 years ago has now been withdrawn. If you still have this app on your phone or other device this should now be deleted. The app used for Defibrillator location has now been replaced by a national website at: defibfinder.uk (09-12-23)

 

T & T News - Volunteers Needed

We need your help with distribution of the spring 2024 and future editions of Totteridge & Terriers News. We currently have several roads where we could do with an extra pair of hands. The magazine is distributed in the early part of March, June, September and December each year. You do not need a lot of time and as a guide between 60 & 100 copies depending on dwelling type can be delivered in an hour. A couple of hours of time four times a year is all we need and there is up to two weeks to do this giving some flexibility for deliveries. To get involved call  01494 - 463107, Text / Call 07905 - 888098 or e-mail us at editor@tandtnews.org.uk (26-01-24)

 

New Events

Our events pages are regularly updated. If you have an event taking place then let us know so we can add it to the diary. This is your 'space' to let everyone know about what's happening and attract additional visitors. This website was last updated on 16th June  2024.