Cricklade Twinning Newsletter - Issue 103
January 2019

Happy New Year to everyone!!

AGM - 21 January 2019

All members are invited to the Associations AGM which is being held at the Bowls Club on Monday 21 January 2019 starting at 7:30pm. This will be followed by a game of Skittles and a Chilli supper. Whilst the AGM is open to all, a charge of £5.00 will be made to all who stay for the for the Skittles, as a contribution to the food.

At the AGM you will be advised on the Association’s activities during the past year, together with the proposed activities for 2019, especially on the visit to Sucé planned for early July (a full list of proposed activities is given below). We will also need to elect a new committee. All the existing committee members (with the exception of Jane Whinfrey) have agreed to seek re election. Jane is moving back to Yorkshire shortly, so has decided to stand down. We wish Jane a very happy and successful time in her new home. New members are always welcome on the Committee, so if you would like to contribute something to the running of the Association, please come to the AGM and seek nomination. This is also your chance to have your say or make suggestions on how we can improve the Association.

The proposed agenda is

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes from the last Annual General Meeting
  3. The Chair’s Report
  4. The Treasurer’s Report
  5. Election of the Officers & Committee Members – proposed are:
  • Chairperson: Chris Faulkner
  • Honorary Treasurer & Membership: Debbie Dawson
  • Honorary Secretary: Linda Malcolm-Stewart
  • Hospitality: Cathy Atkins
  • Publicity:  vacant as Jane Whinfrey  is moving out of Cricklade
  • Events: Terry Dawson
  • Vanessa Williams
  1. Appointment of Honorary Auditor.
  2. Proposed events for 2019
  3. Any other business

Twinning Visit to Sucé 2019

The Twinning visit to Sucé will be from 4 July to 8 July. We will go by plane from Bristol.  You will need to book your tickets on line - at the moment the prices are good. If you book or want to book please let us know, so we can get the Sucé end squared away. We have never had a problem, but lets make sure it stays that way. Email

The flight details are EZY6023 Bristol to Nantes Thursday, 4 July 2019  12:00 returning by EZY6024 Nantes to Bristol Monday, 8 July 2019  19:25. The web link for EasyJet is "". Be careful not to use other sites that look like they are EasyJet, they may give you the same price, but give you a bunch of other issues and difficulties.

Cricklade Christmas Lights - 1 December 2018

Thanks to everyone for their help running the stall - the large hamper was won by Margaret Southard.

Events This Year

Early notice of events for next year

  • AGM and Skittles  21st January
  • Murder Mystery Play 6th April in the Town Hall - the Purton Players will have an entirely new play
  • Cricklade Festival Bottle Stall
  • Twinning visit
  • BBQ
  • Quiz Night 14th September in the Town Hall
  • Barn Dance 9th November

Committee Meetings

The next Committee meeting Wednesday 27th February 8.00pm at Chris Faulkner's House 6 Home Ground