ELECTRONIC Christmas cards will be sent to Bathurst as part of the latest step in the city’s growing friendship with a Cotswolds town in England.
Residents and businesses in Cirencester, north west of London, are being asked to send the cards to their Australian counterparts in the lead-up to December 25.
The card can be found on the friendship’s Facebook page and the idea is that Cirencester businesses will send it to organisations similar to themselves.
Cirencester Town councillor Mark Harris said those involved in education in the town could send the postcard to someone at a school or college in Bathurst, “or it could be a personal address to someone you have met from Bathurst, as we have had quite a few visitors from there this year”.
Aura Care Living, which runs Stratton Court retirement village and care home in Cirencester and which was the headline sponsor of the friendship initiative in 2018, will be sending an e-card to Oak Tree Retirement Village in Bathurst.
“We have similar values to Oak Tree and can share a lot of information,” marketing director Peter Lloyd said.
“I plan to get in touch with them in the new year to look at how retirement and care is looked at all over the globe.”
Cirencester Town Council and Bathurst Regional Council have both committed to the friendship and have hosted visitors from each community.
Bathurst hosted business mentor Simon King, who went to build relations with the business community and Bathurst Regional Council, early this year.
The second visitor to Bathurst from Cirencester, 18-year-old Alice Chandler from Cirencester College, had her trip funded by the Cotswolds town.