The Association aims high and continues to develop a relationship, not only with
Val d’Oison, but also with its own community in Clanfield.
Formal links do involve the local councils in both countries, but making the relationships
successful is down to voluntary work by both associations and their communities.
The Association currently has around 60 members. New members would be most welcome,
especially families, and anyone seeking further information or wishing to enquire
about joining, should contact one of the committee members who will be delighted
The idea of seeking a Twinning partner was first muted in 1992 and a special team
was formed to make a preliminary visit to Normandy. Following a successful visit
to a particularly suitable locality, the first committee was formed and Twinning
with Val d’Oison was fostered.
A trial visit was made by Val d’Oison in May 1994 with a reciprocal visit by Clanfield
in the September - both of which were a huge success. The Twinning accord was signed
in Clanfield in April 1995 and reciprocated in Val d’Oison in May 1996.