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HALSTEAD TWINNING ASSOCIATION

The market town of Halstead in Essex, is twinned with the French town of Haubourdin in northern France, close to the city of Lille. Haubourdin is conveniently situated just over one hour drive from the port of Calais.

The association is an independent organisation formed in 1983 to foster links and relationships with Haubourdin.

The aims of twinning are to promote and encourage international understanding. Twice yearly visits are arranged between Halstead and Haubourdin so that members of the association can get to recognise the similarities in their ways of life, appreciate the differences, and get to know their continental neighbours better.

Twinning enables people to make friends and enjoy the very best of French hospitality and to enjoy new and different experiences.

Association members are from Halstead and the surrounding areas.

The association was formed in 1983 when representatives of the two towns signed the twinning agreement. This agreement is currently on display in the town library.

We have an elected committee to manage visits, events, communication and fund raising activities. The association is a self financing organisation raising funds from membership fees, 100 club and social events.

Exchange Visits

The association organises two exchange visits with Haubourdin in May and October each year.

These visits follow the pattern of two consecutive visits to each town. For example a visit by Haubourdin to Halstead in October will be followed by a further visit by Haubourdin to Halstead in May the following year. This will be followed by visits to Haubourdin in October and May the following year. This enables visits to each town at different times of the year.

The visits to Hauboudin are by coach leaving during Friday and returning on Sunday evening. Our friends from Haubourdin also travel by coach arriving on Friday evening and leaving on Sunday afternoon.

On all exchanges accommodation is provided in family houses on a friendly “member of the family” basis so you don’t feel you need to offer a guest suite to take in visitors.

The visits usually consist of a combination of collective and individual events during the weekend. We always have very warm welcome by the people of Haubourdin and enjoyable time is had by all.

Members of the Twinning Association travelled to Haubourdin in June 2018

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Photograpn of the presentation of a woodern sculpture depicting the hands of friendship, to mark 35 years of Twinning with Haubourdin 

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Halstead Twinning Association welcome all applications from Halstead and the surrounding area. Membership covers all age groups including single people, couples and family groups.

It is not necessary to speak French. Conversation, which is usually a mixture of English and French, is helped along by sign language, gestures and a lot of laughter.

If you would like to make friends with a French family and take part in the exchange visits then please feel free to join us.

You can contact any member of the committee to arrange a visit to discuss membership

President Michael Gage    
Chairman Mick Radley 01787 475145 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Treasurer Helen Catley 01787 473935  
Secretary Carol Morris 01787 479882  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Membership Secretary Christine Sycamore 01787 474356  
     

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Halstead Town Council FREE event in the park

What's on in Halstead June 2019

What's on in Halstead June 2019

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4th  Halstead U3A  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill   10.00am – 12.00pm

5th  Halstead Flower Club  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill  7.00pm - 9.30pm

10th  Full Council Meeting - Public welcome to attend  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill 7.15pm

12th   Halstead Wine & Social Club  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill  8.00pm – 10.00pm

16th  Halstead Town Council ‘Free Event’ – Essex Police Band - Band in the Park Public Gardens, Trinity Street  2.00pm – 4.00pm

19th  County Lines Drug Awareness- Public welcome to attend Queens Hall, Chipping Hill 7.30pm

19th  Halstead Townswomen’s Guild  St  Andrews Large Hall, Parsonage St,  2.00pm

20th Halstead Social & Tea Dance  - All Ages Welcome to attend  Queens Hall, Chipping Hill 2.00pm Tel: 07834 467136  for details

21st - 23rd  Halstead Flower Festival  St  Andrews Church, Parsonage St,  10.00am – 5.00pm Fri/Sat  & 12.00-5.00pm Sunday                                                                                                      

Halstead Heritage Museum  - open Wednesday & Sunday 1.30pm -4.00p Ring Jim Davis. 07765 406254 for details

WEEKLY   EVENTS

Monday            Halstead Road Runners  - Courtaulds Sports Ground 6.45pm-7.45pm

Monday            Halstead Art Group  - British Legion Hall, The Causeway 7.00pm-9.00pm

Tuesday           Work Club   Halstead Library, Bridge Street, 10.00am -12.00 noon – Tel: 0345 6037628

Tuesday           Gentle Yoga Conservative Club,  34 High  St.  10.30am -11.45am – Tel: 07941 351689  

Tuesday           WW-Wellness that Works Queens Hall  5.30pm -7.00pm – Tel: 08457 123000 for details

Tuesday           Adult Latin American Dance Class Queens Hall  8.00pm -8.45pm – Tel: 07834 467136

Wednesday   Halstead Road Runners  -  Courtaulds Sports Ground 7.30pm -8.30pm

Thursday         Slimming WorldHalstead Town Football Ground, Rosemary Lane 9.30am – 11.00am

Thursday         Slimming WorldHoly Trinity School, Beridge Rd 5.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday         Parent & Child Yoga Conservative Club,  34 High  St.  6.00pm-7.00pm – Tel: 07941 351689  

Thursday         Vinyasa Yoga - Queens Hall  7.00pm-8.00pm  – Tel: 07546 223341 for details

Friday                WW–Wellness that Works- Queens Hall 9.00am -10.30am  – Tel: 08457 123000 for

Saturday          Slimming World Holy Trinity School, Beridge Rd 9.00am – 10.30am

Please note:  The office’s normal opening hours are 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday

To have your event in Halstead included in the above please contact Halstead Town Council on 01787 476480


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Halstead Town Councillors Election Results and Information

Halstead Town Councillors Election Results and Information

Holy Trinity (North Ward)

Election date: 2 May 2019

Electorate: 2557

Ballot papers issued: 711

Ballot papers rejected: 9

Turnout: 27.81%

Results

Candidate

Description (if any)

Votes

Result

AMOS, Pauline

Labour Party

 207

CAULFIELD, Peter Jeremy

Halstead Residents' Association

 484

ELECTED 

DINGLE, Sandra

Halstead Residents' Association

 432

ELECTED

WARREN, Garry John

Labour Party

 242

ELECTED

Holy Trinity (South Ward)

Election date: 2 May 2019

Electorate: 2113

Ballot papers issued: 518

Ballot papers rejected: 3

Turnout: 24.51%

Results

 Candidate

Description (if any)

Votes

Elected

CLAYDON, Peter John

Halstead Residents' Association

 342

ELECTED

FINCKEN, Malcolm John

Labour Party

 165

ELECTED

KNIGHT, Stephen Richard

Labour Party

 125

PELL, Jackie

Halstead Residents' Association

 438

ELECTED


St Andrews (North Ward)

Election date: 2 May 2019

Electorate: 2400

Ballot papers issued: 750

Ballot papers issued: 3

Turnout: 31.25%

Results

 Candidate

Description (if any)

Votes

Result

HUME, David Leonard

Halstead Residents' Association

 469

ELECTED 

KIRBY, Stephen Charles

Conservative Party Candidate

 192

 
MACANDREWS, Gemma Ann McCoyd Independent  164  

MUNDAY, Andy

Halstead Residents' Association

 422

ELECTED

RADLEY, Mick

Halstead Residents' Association

 403

ELECTED
WARREN, Deborah Rose Labour Party  104  

 St Andrews (South Ward)

Election date: 2 May 2019

Electorate: 2033

Ballot papers issued: 595

Ballot papers rejected: 5

Turnout: 29.27%

Results

 Candidate

Description (if any)

Votes

Result

ATKINSON, Janet Doreen

Halstead Residents' Association

 376

ELECTED

GRONLAND, Dave

Halstead Residents' Association

 396

ELECTED

OSBORN, Philip David Argent

Labour Party

 92

 

PYE, Rob

The Conservative Party Candidate

 147

SMITH, Linda Jane Halstead Residents' Association  339 ELECTED

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