Coleford Twinning Association

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Coleford town in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire has twinned with a town in the Vendee region of France called St Hilaire de Riez.


The Chair of the Coleford Twinning Association is Iain Baird. The President of the St Hilaire twinning association, called the Echanges Franco Britanniques, is Damien Guibert.

St Hilaire de Riez is shown by the red star on the map. For more information on St Hilaire de Riez

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St Hilaire UK and France SHDR quadri

The two twinning associations are keen to involve as many members of the two communities as possible. This includes schools, youth clubs, sports clubs, music and arts groups, families and, of course, local businesses. If you want more information about the Coleford Twinning Association and the various events that are planend, then please have a look at the other pages on this website. If you would like to become a member of the association then please contact Marilyn Cox, secretary of the Coleford Twinning Association at:   or Pay Kay, chair, at

Coleford Twinning Association welcome a group of young people and their leaders to Coleford on 24th July. They are staying loocally and are making their most of their four days in the Forest of Day with a trip down the River Wye, an Archery session and Going Ape at Beechenhurst. Berry Hill Rugby Club are also hosting them for a game of skittles with youngsters from the Mount of Olives Youth Group. Their visit will end with a trip to Monmouth for the music festival.

More photographs of their visit in the Gallery.

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Coleford Twinning Association has some exciting events coming up this year.


Wine Tasting Evening on Saturday 9th March at the Main Place, Coleford. Click here for more details.


Visit by a large group of friends from St Hilaire de Riez, between 12th and 15th April.


Rugby Match between an U15 team from Berry Hill Rugby Club and St Hilaire Rugby Club. Kick Off at 1:15 at Berry Hill Rugby Club.


Holiday Coach Trip to St Hilaire. 2nd to 9th August. Great opportunity to visit St Hilaire de Riez and enjoy the beautiful beaches, water sports and famous Arts Festival. For more details click here.