Other News

Mireille stands down as President; Michel Bally to take over, March 2018

Mireille Adji-Anastasiou has decided to stand down as President of the Meylan Twinning Committee after 14 years in the role.  Michel Bally will take over.


New Mayor of Meylan comes to Didcot, November 2015

The Mayor of Meylan, Damien Guiguet meets the Mayor of Didcot, Les Healy, November 2015

It was a great pleasure to be able to welcome the new mayor of Meylan, Damien Guiguet, and his wife Miriam to Didcot recently. The visit was arranged during the most recent twinning trip to Meylan, in September, and Councillor Bernard Cooper and his wife, Sigrid, were delighted to be able to receive the Guiguets into their home.

Damien joined members of Didcot Town Council at a lunch involving various business, schools and town council representatives as well as the army commander of our local barracks. He also visited St Birinus School where he featured prominently in their weekly newsletter. and Newsletter 57 for latest newsletter.  (click on image for for further photos and a slideshow)

There was a dinner on the Monday night for him (hosted by Keith and Kate Beswick) involving many of the Twinning Committee, Councillors and others to continue the discussions. On Thursday Damien, with Bernard Cooper and Geoff Oldham, met Said Hasnaoui who runs the Oxford Science Festival. They discussed
possibilities of Meylan and Didcot getting involved in the coming years.

Mayor of Planegg, Frau Annemarie Detsch dies suddenly, September 2014

Frau Annemarie Detsch, Mayor of Planegg, with Axel Macdonald, Mayor of Didcot

We are sad to announce the death of the Mayor of Planegg, Frau Annemarie Detsch on 17 September 2014. Many of you will recall her visit last year to sign the twinning agreement in the Civic Hall. The town of Planegg is now faced with the difficult task of electing a successor to their very popular mayor.