Chair's opening comments for item 13 AGM 2022
DISCUSSION ON OUR TWINNING FUTURE AS PER OPTION MINUTES
AT THE CHRISTMAS PARTY
IT WAS DECIDED BY MOST OF YOU TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER TOWN TO TWIN WITH... YOU WERE INFORMED ABOUT THE PROBLEMS AND THE LETTER SENT TO THE COUNCIL, WE HAD HOPED THAT OUR LINKS WITH ST SEBASTIEN AT SOME STAGE COULD BE RESCUED SADLY AT THIS TIME WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY A PERSON FROM ST SEBASTIEN THEMSELVES THAT IT WAS THE MAYOR LAURENT HIMSELF THAT CLOSED IT DOWN
WE HAVE HAD CORRESPONDENCE WITH A TOWN IN BRITTANY. OBVIOUSLY WE CANNOT BE CALLED PSSTTA ANY MORE. AND THE CONSTITUTION WILL HAVE TO BE CHANGED.
WE CAN HOWEVER STILL BE CALLED PORTHCAWL TOWN TWINNING AND ADD THE NAME OF THE FRENCH TOWN LATER.
I HAVE SPOKEN TO THE COUNCIL CLERK WHO ASSURES ME WE DO NOT HAVE TO RENAME SAN SEBASTIEN WAY OR GIVE UP THE CHARTER.
SO THE OPTIONS ARE PER THE MINUTES OF THE LAST COMMITTEE MEETING.
IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED WE LOOK FURTHER AFIELD LIKE FINLAND OR THE BALTICS AND WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN A WEB SITE.
AT OUT LAST COMMITTEE MEETING IT WAS SUGGESTED WE KEEP UP THE PERSONAL FRIENDSHIP AND SO I HAVE E MAILED BERNARD AND THE INVITATION TO THE BASTILLE BBQ HAS BEEN GIVEN HIS REPLY IS OF COURSE WITH THANKS BUT ARE UNAVAILABLE BUT HE HAS PASSED IT ON. ALSO HE HOPE TO MEET WITH SOME OF US IF WE DECIDE TO GO OVER IN AUGUST... UNDER OUR OWN STEAM OF COURSE...
WE NOW HAVE AN OPEN FLOOR TO DISCUSS OUR FUTURE
DEPENDING ON THE VOTE
Thank you for your support as soon as we know any more we will send out an e mail to you all
I will now send an e mail to the future mayor INVITING him/her and his Consort to our Bastille BBQ on the 16th of July at my house 3pm , that is one for your diary.