Twinning is about enabling the citizens of different towns in different countries to gain a better understanding of each other's society and culture through personal contacts organised by officially recognised organisations in the respective partner towns.
In the UK twinning does not attract public subsidy but town to town twinning links are usually authenticated by the appropriate local council. In response to public requests, the Wells City Council has formalised each of the twinning links by arranging for the creation of charters and hosting the signing ceremonies. The Wells Twinning Association organises and sustains the links.
The Mayor of Wells is the president of the Wells Twinning Association; the Mayor frequently welcomes groups of visitors from the twin towns into the Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Hall.
Twinning activities are open to all those who live in the Wells area, the Wells Twinning Association has over one hundred members and is involved in organising twinning visits to and from partner towns. It also raises money by holding local events in order to pay for some of the costs of these visits. The current chair of the Association is Mr Richard Hibbert (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org) and the secretary is Dawn Payne (email@example.com)
The City of Wells is twin towned with France - Paray-le-Monial, Germany - Bad Durkheim, Italy - Fontanellato
For more information go throught to the twinning web page on Wells Council website - http://www.wells.gov.uk/index.php?page=twinning