Forthcoming events
Local events
Thursday, March 29, 2018  - Monday, April 02, 2018

Twin Town International Reunion in Newbury

70 visitors from Newbury's twin and associated towns will be invited to stay with host families in Newbury.

A programme of events is being organised for the visitors that links with the current project on Migration that is taking place in each twin town.

There will also be the opportunity for hosts and visitors to have free time together to explore beautiful West Berkshire.

All Twin Town Members, friends and family are invited to get involved in the weekend as hosts, helpers, drivers, cooks, welcomers and in lots of other ways.



International events

Wednesday, May 09, 2018  - Sunday, May 13, 2018

Twin Town Visit to Bagnols-sur-Ceze (France)

A group from Newbury will be visiting Bagnols to take part in a weekend of activities.  Visitors from our other twin and associated towns will also be present.

Visitors will travel together and stay with host families from the Bagnols Twin Town Assocation.




Eeklo, Newbury's Belgian twin, is little more than an hour-and-a-half's drive from the Channel ports of Calais and Dunkirk, in Belgium's East Flanders region, a short drive from the Dutch border.

While only a small, but pretty town, it has plenty to offer the visitor. Pick of the hotels is probably the Shamon, a family-run establishment dating from the 1930s, built in the art-deco style, and a short walk from the town centre.

Eeklo is ideally placed for visiting the tourist magnets of Bruges and Ghent, which are both about 30km away. The bustling city of Antwerp is 40km away, while much closer is the Dutch border town of Sluis, with its windmill, boutiques, and shops of a highly dubious nature.

In and around Eeklo, the Meetjesland, of which the town is the centre, has plenty to offer. It is a centre for ballooning, while the Het Leen offers 225 hectares of forest. For military history buffs, the battlefields of Flanders can be reached in about an hour by car.

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Town as seen on Google Maps

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Links to other local web sites of interest

Eeklo Town Hall Website (in Dutch)   
Eeklo Wikipedia Entry   

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