Neufchatel-Hardelot is a town with a population of 3,900 on the Pas-de-Calais coast in Northern France between Boulogne and Le Touquet, offering a lovely long sandy beach as well as good sporting and cultural facilities. This enables visits to or from either side of the Channel to be completed in a day, if not longer.
We are developing direct relationships between individuals and families via football matches, Anglo-French walks, painting, golf as well as school email exchanges, tennis, horse jumping, on and off-road cycling, sailing, kite boarding, sandboarding and kite flying. The town website can be visited for more details, maps etc: www.ville-neufchatel-hardelot.fr.
The French twinning site is very informative and contains reports and photographs of recent events. It can be accessed at http://www.john-jumelage.com.
The signing of the Twinning Charter took place in Neufchatel on 17 September 2011 and in Otford on 31 March 2012. Twinning Constitution link. Otford photo gallery link.
Diary of Future Events (2017):
Monday 6 March - Film 'Amelie' with English subtitles to be shown at The Woodman at 7:30 pm
Wednesday 19 April - Coach trip from Hardelot to Eltham Palace with tea and cakes in Otford
Weekend 19-21 May - Car sharing visit to Otford
Saturday 2 September - Coach trip to Hardelot
Weekend 22-24 September - Car sharing trip to Hardelot
A summary of past events can be found here.
If anyone would like further information about current or future activities, please contact the Otford Parish Office (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44 (0)1959 524808).