Sign of friendship unveiled in Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Sign of friendship unveiled in Warwick

Leamington Editorial 15th Aug, 2023   0

A NEW sign commemorating 30 years of friendship with Warwick’s twin town of Verden in Germany has been unveiled in St Nicholas Park.

Last year, 30 cherry trees were planted in the park to celebrate the milestone, with a similar tree planting event also taking place in Verden.

The sign was unveiled by Warwick mayor Oliver Jacques, and Warwick District Council chairman Sidney Syson, along with young people from across Europe taking part in EuroCamp 2023.

The two-week event brings together young people from Warwick and Verden, as well as Warwick’s other twin town, Saumur in France, and from its friendship towns of Havelberg in Germany and Formigine in Italy, for a cultural experience and community art project.

Coun Jacques, said: “How fabulous for our Eurocamp students to be part of celebrating Warwick twinning in action. They can now share their experiences and talk first-hand about how active and welcoming Warwick is, enjoying the close ties with our twin town of Verden.”

Coun Sidney Syson added: “It was a joy to be there last year to see these trees go into the ground, and now to be back and seeing thriving is delightful. These trees stand as a reminder of the importance of friendship, partnership and hope for the future.”



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