from the Mayor’s Update

“Over the weekend the Mayoress and I visited Solingen for their Town Twinning event. It’s called the festival of lights and they hold a huge fireworks display. They have several twin towns representing the Netherlands, Israel, France and east Germany. They also have twins in Africa but they are too far for a weekend visit. One of their old railway stations has been converted into an Arts Centre, with enough space for 16 artists to live in and a restaurant where the Bürgermeister, Tim Kurzbach, welcomed guests to an evening of international exchange. As well as twin town representatives, civic guests and councillors there were a number of other politicians present. In response to the Be Bürgermeister’s address I was asked to give a brief speech which I did, carefully not saying too much about Brexit.”

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