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, who is also a Coleford Town Councillor. The President of the St Hilaire twinning association, called the Echanges Franco Britanniques, is Damien Guibert.


The photograph below shows the official signing between Iain and Damien, witnessed by the Mayor of Coleford, Paul Kay and the Mayor of St Hilaire, Laurent Boudelier.

Agreement signing 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 Janette McCutcheon, secretary of the Coleford Twinning Association at:   or Iain Baird, chair, at

A Great Success - The October Visit by St Hilaire Twinning Association 

Many thanks for everyone who made the visit by the St Hilaire de Riez group such a great success, despite the weather doing its best to dampened the visit for two of the days. The Association Committee wants to pass special thanks to Coleford Town Council who have provided a generous grant to help sponsor the transport fo the meal.

Roadsdie group 2 (1024x542) St H sign (545x800)

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