Due to the COVID-19 emergency and by agreement with our friends in Montbazon, the planned visit for July 2020 has also postponed, probably until next year
Every year exchanges take place, alternately year by year, with up to 40 people visiting Montbazon or Brentwood, hosting each other in families. A warm welcome is assured during every visit and lifelong friendships have been formed.
During the visits, which last up to 6 days, a busy programme of trips out and social events are organised by the town twinning committees. The association has to raise all of the monies necessary for this by a programme of regular fund raising events between visits.
2019 saw members of the Brentwood Town Twinning Association visiting Montbazon. A great time was had by all and a report of the visit and photographs will be on the website shortly.
2020 will see Brentwood hosting Montbazon visitors in July. Already planning has started on the trips and social evenings for this visit. There will be numerous fund raising events held in the next few months. Some of these are members only but some are open to the general public.
In the New Year appeals will go out for families to host our French visitors. If you host you don’t have to go back to Montbazon the following year. We are particular keen in finding hosts who would be able to accommodate families.
And for a trip down memory lane, check out souvenirs from the 2009 visit of Brentwood to Montabazon.