Coleford Twinning Association

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If you are interested in finding out more about Coleford Twinning Association (CTA) and our link with St Hilaire de Riez, please feel free to contact:


Iain Baird, Chair, at:

Iain is a Coleford Town Councillor. Iain taught at Dene Magna School for 25 years before leaving to establish a global education consultancy called World Class Citizens Ltd. Iain has been engaged in international school linking and global education for the past 20 years. He was one of the founders of the UK Kenya Student Exchange Project called Tujuane, that involves Five Acres High School students and staff. He has organised and led teacher and student group visits to France, Kenya and Japan. Iain's family twinned with a French family over 15 years ago through the Lydney Twinning Association and he is keen to offer a similar opportunity for families in and around Coleford.


Paul Kay, Deputy Chair, at:

Paul is the 'father' of the twinning link, having established the relationship with the various members of the St Hilaire de Riez team. Paul is a Coleford Town Councillor and was Mayor of Coleford for three years.


Marilyn Cox, Secretary, at:

Marilyn is a Coleford Town Councillor and is actively involved in actovities around Coleford. She travels frequently to Frnace and would describe herself as a wine 'buff'.


Nick Penny, Treasurer.

Nick is. of course, Coleford Town Mayor and runs a successful events management company.


Other Committee Members:


Stuart Cox.

Steve, Kathy and Gemma Parry. The whole Parry family have joined the Committe. That's commitment !

Julie Melhuish

Michele Kay.



Alternatively you can call in at the Coleford Town Council offices, opposite the Coop supermarket entrance in Coleford. Phone Number: 01594 832103