Minehead twinned with St Berthevin in France in April 1990 in a ceremony held in St Berthevin which was repeated in Minehead the following year (1991). The twinning link is between the two Town Councils on behalf of the people living in the Towns.
Extracts from the Twinning Charter signed in 1990 by the Mayors of both Towns:
We are a group of people from Minehead and around who are interested in promoting links and contacts with our twin town. It exists to help ensure that the original twinning aims of promoting educational, cultural and social contacts between Minehead and St Berthevin can be achieved. The Association has received grant aid from Minehead Town Council, but is primarily self-funded. It has around 50 members at present.
One of the main activities of the Association is to give practical help to individuals or groups of people from Minehead to take part in exchange trips to St Berthevin. Since 1991 the Association has given several thousands of pounds worth of grants to help local organisations make exchange visits or host groups from St Berthevin. There have been numerous such visits over the years including the Firemen, the Running Club, Twinning Ramblers and visits by pupils from Minehead Middle School and students at West Somerset Community College as well as exchanges between individuals.
Every other year we organise a visit to St Berthevin to stay with French hosts. You do not need to be a member of the Association to take part. We also host every other year when people from St Berthevin visit Minehead. The people of St Berthevin are passionate about twinning (they are twinned with three other European towns) and always give Minehead visitors a very warm welcome on any visit.
Throughout the year the Association entertains its members and friends and raises funds by organising social events such as wine tasting, skittles evenings, coach trips and quiz nights. It's a good way to meet new friends and have fun.
If you would like to join the Association or want more information about it, please contact the Chairman, Martin Evans:
Tel: 01643 703161
On the weekend of the 28th June to 30th June 2011, members of Minehead Twinning Association travelled to St Berthevin to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Twinning of Minehead with St Berthevin.