NTA Annual Social at Penstrowed Parish Hall 22nd July 2018

Newtown Twinning Association Annual Social:

On the 22nd July 2018: Newtown Twinning Association will be holding A Social afternoon / evening for all our friends, members, hosts and supporters.  Normally we have a Pique nique dan le parc, however this year we are going up market!  We will be holding our social in Penstrowed Parish Hall, which provides us with some great facilities such as a large hall, stage, kitchen, toilets, parking and outdoor BBQ facility.

Our social starts at 2.00pm in the afternoon and we hope to continue to 7.00pm in the evening.  Our social is a ‘bring and share’ event, so you are welcome to bring your own prepared food and food that you can cook on the BBQ along with your own drinks.  We will be selling a range of very reasonable French wines from a vineyard in the Loire valley, Domaine du Moulin Giron.

We also have Cafe style music on the accordion, very kindly provided by Geoff Beilby.  We look forward to a great afternoon and an opportunity to answer some questions you may have regarding our forthcoming Chrono Trip in October.

You don’t have to book for our social, however, if you are able to attend we would ask that you send an email to: newtowntwinning@gmail.com just to provide us with some idea of numbers attending.

Chrono visit with Hafren Cycle Club Oct 2018

Chrono visit with Hafren Cycle Club Oct 2018

Chrono race and Chrono Trade Fair, our next visit to Les Herbiers,

From the 10th October 2018 to 16th Oct 2018:

Newtown Twinning Association is very pleased to announce that we will be organising a coach to visit the Chrono this year. We have been invited by the Chrono committee to be the Guest of Honour at the Chrono Fair event (This is a large scale fair with different foods from France, wines and tasting, commercial and Agricultural fair with music).  This is a great opportunity for Newtown and Twinning, as it involves the offer of a free trade stand to be used by Newtown Twinning Association for the period of the Fair so as to sell and promote a range of Newtown and Welsh produce, a mention of local Welsh Beer was made along with other products!

Of special interest to Newtown cyclists:  The Chrono committee are also very keen for Hafren Cycle Club members to return to take part in the 37th Chrono des Nations on the Sunday 14th October and the 20th Randonnee du Chrono La Walter Beneteau held on the Saturday 13th Oct 2018.  We are looking forward to helping HCC with the organisation of their visit.  We understand that 2018 could see the greatest number of HCC participants in this famous international cycle race!

A request to local Musicians and choirs: The Chrono committee have also asked us if we can arrange for some Welsh musicians to visit for the event to add to the Welsh presence as Guest of Honour.

Newtown Tennis club members:  Please note that we are trying to develop stronger links between Newtown and Les Herbiers clubs.  If you are keen to visit Les Herbiers to play Tennis in our Twin Town then this is a great opportunity.

Newtown Walkers:  Les Herbiers will be arranging a number of guided walks during or visit for keen walkers to enjoy.  We have a long tradition of guided walks in Newtown and Les Herbiers!

Newtown Golfers:  In April for the first time we hosted two members of Golf Des Alouettes, Les Herbiers golf course.  Golf Des Alouette is keen to host golfers from Newtown, another great opportunity!

The outline itinerary and dates for the Chrono visit 2018 is as follows:

  • Travel down Wednesday 10th Oct.  Depart Newtown 12.00 noon, crossing at 20.15h Portsmouth to St Malo.
  • Thursday 11th Oct. Travel through France to Les Herbier; meet hosts for an evening with families.
  • Friday 12th Oct: Chrono Fair starts. Evening meal: Celtique theme Soiree 20.00h!
  • Saturday 13th Oct: Chrono Fair including the Randonnee du Chrono La Walter Beneteau. Evening meal: Dinner Spectacle Espace Herbauge 20.00h
  • Sunday 14th Oct: Chrono Fair including the 37th Chrono des Nations. Evening Soiree des Benevoles 19.00h
  • Monday 15th Oct: Chrono Fair last day and travel home for overnight crossing.   Crossing at 23.00h Caen to Portsmouth
  • Tuesday 16th Oct: arrive home early afternoon.

 Newtown people are very welcome to join us on this visit to experience the Chrono cycle races and the Chrono Fair.  The total for the visit which includes transport, cabin on the ferry both outward and return and accommodation with host families is £150.00 per person plus a twin berth cabin cost of £80.00 return.

If you are keen to join us on this fantastic visit we would ask that you complete an application form and send the completed form with a £50.00 deposit in cheque not cash made payable to: Newtown Twinning Association and returned to:

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council,

Twinning Chrono visit,

The Cross,

Broad St,


SY16 2BB


Electronic forms are available on our website below:

Hard copies of the application forms are also available from Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council offices address as above. 

We would ask please if all deposits and application are delivered to the TC offices.  Please note that we only have a limited number of spaces available so please send in your applications as soon as possible.

If you have an questions and would like to find out more about the Chrono visit please contact NTA: newtowntwinning@gmail.com or visit our website for more information and updates along with a copy of the Chrono-Programme 2018, please see below:

Please remember we are also available at our social evening on the 22nd for any questions you wish to ask regarding the visit.

Also please see the links below to the Chrono website and facebook page:


PDF Versions of the Chrono Programme & Application Form :

Chrono Programme Oct-2018
Les Herbiers Visit Oct-2018-Application-Form.pdf







PDF Versions of the Chrono 2018 Poster & Flyer:

Chrono 2018 Poster.pdf
Chrono 2018 Flyer.pdf

Jum Regal Nov 29th-Dec 4th 2018

November 29th to December 4th 2018

Newtown Twinning Association will be organising a return to the Jum Regal International Food Festival which is held in our Twin Town. At the last Jum Regal Newtown Twinning Association sold £4000.00 of Montgomeryshire food and drink products working with Cultivate.

In 2018 we are hoping to persuade local producers to accompany us and with the support of The High Street Deli and Cultivate along with Newtopia and No1. High Street, we are planning a large Welsh Christmas Fair at the Jum Regal. This is a great opportunity to promote and sell Welsh / Montgomeryshire Food, drink and craft products on an international stage.

There will be opportunities for Newtown people to join us on this visit and enjoy the international Food fair in our Twin town. Not only a Welsh winter fair but also products from Southern Spain, Germany and France lots to enjoy and stock up for the Christmas period.

If you are a local producer and would like to get involved in this Christmas Welsh Fair, please contact us at: newtowntwinning@gmail.com

Further details to follow.

Don’t forget to make a note in your diary!