Warwick Celebrates 30 Years Of Twinning With Verden

A new sign commemorating thirty years of partnership with Warwick’s twin town of Verden in Germany was recently unveiled in St Nicholas Park.

Last year, thirty cherry trees were planted in the park to celebrate the thirty-year milestone, with a similar tree planting event also taking place in Verden. The trees and their colourful blossom are a symbol of the friendship between the two towns and the connection everyone who lives in Verden and Warwick continues to enjoy every day.

The sign was unveiled by the Mayor of Warwick, Councillor Oliver Jacques, and Warwick District Council’s Chairman, Councillor Sidney Syson, along with young adults from across Europe taking part in EuroCamp 2023. The two-week event brings together young people from Warwick and Verden, as well as Warwick’s other twin town, Saumur in France, and from its friendship towns of Havelberg in Germany and Formigine in Italy, for a cultural experience and community art project.

The tree planting initiative has been led by Warwick Town Council with funding and tree planting support from Warwick District Council. It is also one of several community projects being facilitated by Warwick District Council as part of their ‘Trees for our Future’ campaign.

Councillor Oliver Jacques, said:

“How fabulous for our Eurocamp students to be part of celebrating Warwick twinning in action. They can now share their experiences and talk first-hand about how active and welcoming Warwick is, enjoying the close ties with our twin town of Verden.”