2016 We had a great time with our guests from Erlensee in August.
April / May: We had our 10th Anniversary Celebrations in Biggleswade with our friends from Erlensee and Wustervitz.
January: Pantomime: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves put on by BATS
June: Members visited Erlensee for a great weekend with our friends.
November: Erlensee work experience students were in Biggleswade from the 2nd to 13th and we organised a beetle drive. On 30th we had our AGM..
December: We had a stall at the switch on of the Christmas lights to tell everyone about Biggleswade's twin town of Erlensee . On the same evening, one of its members Phil Brown was in there Other activities included a Christmas Tree at the Festival, in St Andrew's Church, a Twinning Quiz Night, a trip to Birmingham German Christmas market and a Christmas party at Fran and Angela’s.
July: A party from Biggleswade and a party from Erlensee accepted an invitation to spend some time with our friends in Wustervitz.
October: Beetle Drive: (with German work Experience students) at the Sea Cadet HQ. 7pm on October 30.
November: AGM: At Biggleswade Council Chambers. 8pm on November 24.
December; Christmas Dinner at The Crown Hotel, Biggleswade
December: Along with other Biggleswade organisations we had an exhibit at the Christmas Tree festival in St Andrew's Church. We had three decorated trees, red black and gold; the colours of the German Flag.
January : 5 visitors from Germany came to agree the details of the twinning ceremonies.
April: On Sunday April 30th the twinning charter was signed in Biggleswade Town Centre.
January: Everyone enjoyed the first official visit by a delegation from Erlensee.
March: The twinning initiative received unanimous support at the Town Council Public Meeting
May: A party from Biggleswade received a very warm welcome for the first visit to Erlensee.
November: A group of students came to Biggleswade for two weeks work experience.
January: A public meeting was held. Ten willing people from a cross-
February: Biggleswade Twinning Association was formed and the members tackled the task of identifying suitable towns. The UK’s twinning links office provided a list of possible towns and eventually the German town of Erlensee was chosen.
August: Initial contact was made with Erlensee and plenty of interest was shown on both sides.
September: We waved off our first visitors from Erlensee -
November: Biggleswade twinning initiative got going with assistance from the Biggleswade Chronicle.