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 Lakers 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.


Matthew Whittington, Deputy Chair, at:

Matthew is a Coleford Town Councillor and a keen sportsman, being closely involved with Broadwell Football Club.


Janette McCutcheon, Sectetary, at:

Janette, like Iain, hails from Scotland. She volunteers for the Coleford Tourist Information Office, and is Secretary of the Twinning Committee. She is the author of several books on ocean liners and loves collecting and cats! She has a daughter, Evie, who is a student at Lakers School. Evie enjoys Art and Geocaching.


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