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Denton Town Twinning Association


Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France since 1992
Kierspe, Germany since 2012


Image of Denton Town Twinning Association LogoPicture of Denton Coat of ArmsPresident
Margaret Downs

Councillor George Newton
Email Addressgfnewton@hotmail.co.uk  

Amanda Childs
Email Address info@dentontwinning.co.uk


The town of Montigny-le-Bretonneux is situated some 25 kilometres south-west of Paris and 5 kilometres from Versailles in the agglomération (borough) of Saint Quentin en Yveline. The town, which has been twinned with Denton since 1993 has a population of around 36,000, about the same as Denton.

For more information on Montigny go to www.montigny78.fr Link to External Website.


The town of Kierspe is situated in North-West Germany and is about one hour's drive from Cologne. The town is a green and hilly area and boasts many community and sports groups. Around 17,000 people live in the town and it has been twinned with Montigny for 25 years. The town became twinned with Denton on 22 September 2012.

For more information on Kierspe go to www.kierspe.de/de/index.php Link to External Website

For further updates, please visit the Association's facebook page on facebook.com/DentonTownTwinning.
You can find the Association on Twitter: @DentonTwinning


Denton Town Twinning Day

Here are some photographs from our 'Denton Town Twinning Day'. The event took place on Saturday 22 September 2012 and celebrated our twentieth year twinned with Montigny and the commencement of our new twinning with Kierspe in Germany.

The day was a huge success and was attended by parties from Montigny and Kierspe, including their town mayors, and The MP and Civic Mayor and residents from Denton. Alongside a free live concert, there was a farmers and crafts market on the Civic Square amongst fun and festivities for all the family. The twinning agreements were signed in Denton Town Hall followed by the planting of a German Linden Tree and a French Oak Tree in Victoria Park.

Following this, a group of Cubs from Haughton Green Scouts made their oath in English and German in the presence of the Mayor of Kierspe. The day was a huge success and highlighted the successes and benefits of twinning. The whole of the Association look forward to another prosperous and successful twenty years with Montigny and now Kierspe too.

Mayor Brenda Warrington with other dignitaries Mayor of Kierspe with Tameside children Tameside mayor Brenda Warrington with Mayors of Montigny and Kierspe

Full Steam Ahead

Cllr Brenda Warrington with George NewtonResidents of Denton & Audenshaw voted to award us with a grant at the recent You Choose funding day at the Green Park Centre in Haughton Green.

George Newton, organiser of the September celebrations in Denton, pitched the event to residents and councillors who voted to award Denton Town Twinning Association with a grant to fund the event.

George said “all of our members are extremely happy that we were successful. It shows that the local community are fully behind our work and plans for September”.

The celebrations will culminate on Saturday 22 September 2012 with lavish town celebrations and live music in Denton Town Centre and Victoria Park.

Appointments at the AGM

At our AGM on the 21 May the following members were appointed as principal officers of the Association. The positions of President which has been held for many years by Councillor Margaret Downs and that of Chairman, held by Alan Marrow were uncontested and both these members have agreed to continue in office.

The position of secretary had become vacant owing to the untimely death of our dear friend Elaine Sancto. Mr Robert Ganley asked to be considered to take on the role and the vote in favour was unanimous. Our treasurer Diane Roache, a long standing member of the Association, had decided not to put her name forward to continue in office and, after consideration, the position went to one of our younger members Kieran Byrne. He will also combine the task of seeking funding for specific projects as well as maintaining the Association’s accounts. Members recorded a vote of thanks to Diane for her many years of service as treasurer and were delighted to hear that we will continue to benefit from her experience of Twinning and her wise councils. George Newton is to continue as our Deputy Chairman.

For more information on Montigny go to www.montigny78.fr Link to External Website

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