Welcome to Desborough in Europe, the online home of the Desborough Twinning Association and the Desborough Charter Group.
Desborough and District Twinning Association has been in existence since July 1986. We are twinned with Neuville de Poitou, a French canton comprising 11 communes. Since 2002, we have exchanged visits with Bievre in Belgium, one of the European Charter towns.
Desborough is one of the founding 12 members of the Charter of European Rural Communities and through this we now have links with all the other 27 other EU members. The Charter was founded in 1989. A small rural community from each of the European Union member states formed a bond of friendship. The Charter slogan is, "People meet people" and members get together at a series of meetings across Europe to discuss common problems, solutions, strategies and ideas. The meetings follow a theme and the current one is the impact of climate change on rural communities. The Charter website is at www.europeancharter.eu
We run a variety of fundraising social events throughout the year. Please see our Events page for further details.
On 15th September delegates from each of the 28 EU countries will visit Desborough for a Charter conference. Delegates will be staying with families in the town for the four day meeting.
This will be the final summarising meeting of our two year programme dedicated to examining how the enlargement of the European Union has influenced citizens in small rural communities in Europe. The results of our discussions will be fed back to the Council of Europe.
Saturday 23rd April – join us for a fun evening where you provide one of three courses and host two other couples at your home. Each course will be in a different venue with different diners. The main ingredients for each course will be provided along with a bottle of wine. Just £7.50 per person. Please phone Jill on 760770 to book.
Saturday 14th May – Race Night
Everyone is welcome to an "Afternoon for Communitea!” on Monday, April 18th from 2.00pm in the Holy Trinity Church Hall, Victoria Street, Desborough. Enjoy afternoon tea in aid of Pancreatic Cancer .
There will be free awareness materials available for you, including a brief presentation of these at approx 2.15pm. Some items will also be available to purchase, no obligation.
“Helping ourselves, Help each other.”
www.pancreaticcanceraction.org registered national charity no. 1137689