Knutsford Town Council looks to revive twinning with Paris suburb | Knutsford Times

Knutsford Town Council looks to revive twinning with Paris suburb

By on June 7, 2019

Knutsford Mayor Andrew Malloy is is considering rekindling the twinning links between Knutsford and Montmorency – a wealthy suburb of Paris – that first started in 1981.

The joint approach has faded in recent year, but Cllr Malloy is looking to kickstart the partnership once again.

As part of a family holiday to France in summer, he will visit Montmorency in an official capacity as the Knutsford mayor, with the intention to discuss the possibility of twinning again.

He said: “Officially the twinning is still in place; it has just waned over the years,”

Cllr Malloy used his casting vote to approve a motion to revive the twinning link after the vote was tied at five-all, with three abstentions.

Town clerk Adam Keppel-Green said town twinning was initially developed following the Second World War as a way of bridging the gap between communities across Europe.

“Its focus was on bringing together the citizens of different countries and cultures,” he said.

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