There have been several visits by individuals, families, groups, clubs and sports teams between Coleford and St Hilaire de Riez since 2016. This shows some of the photographs with some information about the visits.
Paul Kay, Mayor of Coleford in 2016, presents the Mayor of St Hilaire de Riez, Laurent Boudelier, with a Coleford Town Council flag
The Coleford Town Council erected signs at the entry roads into Coleford to advertise its twinning link with St Hilaire de Riez. Members of the Asso EFB join CTA members on a foggy day.
The St Hilaire de Riez municipality erect road signs to advertise the twinning partnership.
The first group visit by CTA members in August 2018 was a great success and many new friendships were made.
In 2016 members of the Asso EFB committee visited Coleford to launch the twinning partnership.
In 2017 the CTA hosted a group of teachers from schools in St Hilaire de Riez. It was hoped that this visit would lead to many schools in the Coleford district establishing twinning partnerships.
In 2019 a large group of CTA members travelled to St Hilaire by coach, where we were hosted by Asso EFB members.
During the 2019 visit, the Coleford group travelled to the island of Noirmoutier where we had a superb picnic by the beach followed by a wlak along the coast.
Members of the friends of the Le Bois Juquaud heritage museum welcomed the visiting group with a tour of the site and a lovely buffet meal.
During a cold April a large group of Asso EFB members visited Coleford where they were hosted by CTA members. Their coach also brought over the St Hilaire de Riez youth rugby team who played a match against a Berry Hill Rugby Club youth team.