Twinning with Millau and Bad Salzuflen

The German Twinning Association has reluctantly closed down all it’s activities between Bridlington and Bad Salzuflen due to lack of support and funding.  They would like to officially thank everyone who has helped with events of the 42 years of activities and inform that all outstanding funds have been dontated to four local charities – Bridlington Heart Screening, Hope Housing, Salvation Army and the Bridlington RNLI. 

Millau Twinning Association

The Millau Twinning Association is still active to date and Millau has been seen often on TV (Top Gear, Megastructures, Impossible Engineering) since the opening of the Millau viaduct, the World’s highest vehicle bridge, designed by British Architect Lord Norman Foster.

As well as organising visits to Millau, we have a calendar of social events enjoyed by our members including Cheese and Wine, Gourmet Nights, Quiz Nights ang Treasure Hunts. We also regularly organise for young men and women from our area to visit Millau on work placements and to live the French life. Similarly, we offer the chance for young people from Millau to do the same.

Millau Bridge

We welcome families, couples, singles, group and club leaders and to join our Association and you don’t need to speak any French. Millau is a dream for active families, an easy going, safe and stunningly beautiful small town with lots of shops, cafés and restaurants typical of the South of France in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its rivers offer swimming, canoeing and kayaking and more adventurous wild water sports. Its breathtaking valleys offer walks of all kinds, adventure playgrounds and trails, great off road cycling and even paragliding. 

If you’d like any more information about our wonderful twin town, just get in touch with Chris Myers, Chairman of the Association by email”

Further Reading

Facebook Page link –é-de-jumelage-Millau-Bridlington-810069489083386/

Constitution of Bridlington Millau Twinning Association (.pdf format)
Leaflet about Millau (.pdf format, French)

View the Millau gallery

Chris Myers    /    Chairman, Millau Twinning Association    /    Email:

External Links    /    Millau Town Council (French)    /    Tourism Office (English)

Bad Salzuflen Twinning Association

This Bad Salzuflen Association no longer exists as at December 2021 but the first visits to Bad Salzuflen, took place in 1975, were informal and involved the then-Chief Executive – the Mayor of the Borough Council for the year – Councillor Ken Wilson. A group of farmers then visited the following year.

Bad Salzuflen had been recommended to the Borough Council as an appropriate twinning partner by the British Council. Like Bridlington and surrounding areas, Bad Salzuflen is heavily dependent on tourism; it is a spa town which is very popular in Germany.

The twinning was formalised by way of partnership deeds which were exchanged. The first part was signed in Bad Salzuflen in 1979 by the Mayor of East Yorkshire, Ken O‘Brien MBE and the Chief Executive, John H Gibson MBE; the second part was signed at a special ceremony in Bridlington in 1980. The deed was signed by the Mayor, Councillor Normal Hall MBE and the Chief Executive. It was also signed as was the first by the Burgermeister and the Stadt Direktor.

The signed deeds completed the official procedure and the twinning was up and running. Since then, landmark anniversaries have been celebrated in both areas. The 35th anniversary was celebrated in 2015.

Many lasting friendships have been made over the years. Reciprocal visits between the two areas have taken place over the years since the partnership became official. The pattern has been that the Bad Salzuflen Association and the association here visit every two years. In addition, many organisations have made enjoyable and informative visits, which have without doubt strengthened the partnership. They include the Road Runners, local football teams, farmers, cyclists, and the Bridlington Priory Church Choir. Another partnership benefit has been that a number of young people from both areas have furthered their careers by doing work experience abroad.

Bad Salzuflen is renowned for its health-giving spa waters. It attracts many thousands of visitors from other parts of Germany each year. The Kure Park in the centre of the town is most popular with its concerts, cafés, restaurants, health-given spa waters, lakes, and wonderful walks through the park. It is well worth a visits.

Anyone who would like more information about Bad Salzuflen should call Len Collins, the former Association Press Officer on 01262 604960.