Twinning Associations

Adur Twinning Association

Adur Twinning Association is a small but active group that is proud of its past involvement with promoting friendship between its two twin towns:

  • Riom in France:
    We have in the past visited many times and have also had the pleasure of returning the favour to some of its residents, but more important are the links with the school teams and we have sent school football teams to take part in international competitions between our twin towns and many others.
  • Żywiec in Poland:
    This twinning was signed up in 2000 and has since then had many successful exchanges. Adur Petanque club has been going out there for many years thanks to the twinning. Żywiec has a music and folk festival in early August which many of the twinning members have been too, it's Europe's largest festival of its kind. Żywiec has several dance troupes and we have hosted two in the last few years with 40+ young dancers performing in both Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing. Then when Poland joined the EU several younger members of the twin town came over to work in the Adur area. Recently the Lancing Sea Scouts with the Scouts in Żywiec have 'twinned' and this is still on going.
    For more details of what they do please see:
    Adur twinning with Żywiec - on Facebook

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Worthing Twinning Association

The Worthing Twinning Association is twinned with two regions:

  • Elztal region in southern Germany:
    This was Worthing's first town twinning and it took place in 1997, when the Borough formed a link with four small towns in the Elztal region, situated in the Black Forest, in southern Germany.
  • Pays des Olonnes on the west coast of France:
    Later in the same year, a link was established with the Pays des Olonnes on the west coast of France, where again the twinning partnership is with a network of smaller communities. This was formalised on 17th October 1998.

For more information please see:

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Page last updated: 14 September 2023

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