THE English Cotswolds town of Cirencester is making plans to send a second person to Bathurst this year as part of the friendship between the two communities.
Cirencester businesses, councillors, schools, colleges and sponsors of the friendship initiative met recently to discuss this year’s plans for the scheme.
The Crown Inn, owned and run by Australian and long-term Cirencester resident Bill Daley, played host to the evening, which included a talk from the Earl Bathurst, Cirencester Town councillor Mark Harris and businessman Simon King, who visited Bathurst last year.
As well, there was a special video message from Australia from 18-year-old Alice Chandler, who visited Bathurst late last year as part of the friendship.
She is still travelling and will be back in Cirencester later this year.
Ms Chandler’s trip was supported by the Cirencester Community Development Trust in collaboration with Cirencester Town Council.
“We are hosting a series of events this year as part of the initiative to hopefully engage Cirencester and Bathurst and to raise awareness of how the friendship can and is proving to be a success,” Cr Harris said.
“We also want to send another young person over to explore Bathurst and to look at the joint opportunities that exist.”
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