Royston and District Twinning Association

Royston and District Twinning Association

Forging connection and collaboration locally and abroad

After being restricted to zooming like most people for the past couple of years, it was wonderful to finally see our friends and families again in person during our visit to La Loupe in May. As well as communal activities such as a visit to a museum and a meal, there was plenty of time to enjoy being with our host families and exploring the rural idyl of Le Perche just 45 minutes from Chartres.

Whether you are interested in making friends abroad, learning languages, widening your cultural horizons, or immersing yourself and your family in the home-from-home experience through hosting and staying with others, we are here to organise that for you and help you find friends in our twin towns of La Loupe, France; Grossalmerode, Germany and Villanueva de la Canada, Spain.

We have had success in the past liaising with local schools and community groups to enable connections between our twin towns. Our musical links are still going strong with Royston Town Band and Musikzug, A Tout Vents and our Spanish musicians.

If you work in a school or are a member of a community group or a parent or someone who might be interested in friendships abroad or supporting twinning, we would love to hear from you! Email us at:

We hope to see you at Royston Market on Saturday 9th July where Jayne from Backstreet Catering will be running a homemade French menu and cooking demonstration, from 11.45am.

Recipe sheets will be available.
Classic coarse French pate
Vegan option Faux gras (vegan lentil, mushroom)
Served with French bread, onion & tomato chutney and salad £4.95
Cassoulet (chicken and spicy sausage cooked in red wine)
Vegan option with Quorn, Red pepper sausage £7.50
Two courses £10.50
Pre-orders can be made to Backstreet Catering, eat-in or why not take home for an evening meal…