Llandrindod Wells and Area Twinning Association
Llandrindod Wells signed a twinning charter with the small spa town of Contrexéville in 1992. It is in a region of low mountains called the Vosges, a rural area which shares many features with Radnorshire. It has a lively community with a thriving arts and recreation centre. Its economy is boosted by tourism and the sale of its bottled mineral water. Its manufacturing base comprises small and medium enterprises in and around the town. Contrexéville was itself twinned with the German spa town of Bad Rappenau, near Heidelberg and in 2001 a formal twinning charter was signed between Llandrindod Wells and Bad Rappenau.
The Association endeavours to open up the twinning so that it is accessible to all sectors of our community. It is up to local groups wishing to make links abroad to contact the Twinning Association. The Twinning Association would then endeavour to find a compatible group in our twin towns. These are some of the areas in which we would like to see exchange visits being arranged in these areas:
* education, training, and work experience
* culture, music and the arts
* sport and recreation
* business and tourism development
* social visits
We particularly wish to support exchanges involving young people.