I joined the Caen-Portsmouth Friendship Committee in April 2016.
In May 2017 I was made chair of that committee.
The committee is what remains of the original twinning committee for the city of Caen, originally started by Portsmouth City Council. Due to austerity measures, there is no longer any funding for twinning coming directly from them, although the council does support the committee well and has members elected to the committee to represent it. Indeed the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth is the official 'President' of the committee.
In March 2018, we hope to add supporters of Duisburg-Portsmouth twinning in the city to our committee to form the Caen-Portsmouth-Duisburg Friendship Committee, which will seek to promote and support twinning links between the city of Portsmouth and its two European twin cities.
I have therefore been doing much voluntary work with Portsmouth City Council to help promote our links with both Caen and Duisburg. I have set up websites for both the city links. These websites can be accessed from this website's home page and throung these easy to remember links for Caen and Duisburg (below)
Links for Caen Twinning
tinyurl.com/portcaen - Caen Twinning Hompepage
tinyurl.com/caenport - Caen Twinning News Blog
tinyurl.com/portcaenfb - Caen Twinning Facebook Page
e-mail address: email@example.com
@PortsmouthCaen - Caen Twinning Twitter Feed
Links for Duisburg Twinning
tinyurl.com/duisport - Duisburg Twinning Homepage
tinyurl.com/portduis - Duisburg Twinning News Blog
tinyurl.com/duisportfb - Duisburg Twinning Facebook Group
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org