Gambian flags to fly in Darwen for twinning

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DARWEN Town Council will spend £150 on Gambian flags and bunting to be used alongside the official twinning ceremony with Lamin later this month.

An official twinning ceremony will take place in the African country on January 24, with the Gambian president expected to attend.

The twinning, backed by the town council, came on the back of charity trips to the area by officials from youth football club Darwen Spartans.

During last year’s visit, the ‘AlKalo’ – the equivalent to the local mayor – was given a Darwen Tower replica by youngsters from the club and in turn asked whether the town’s could be twinned.

In Darwen, a celebration event will be held at Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap, with African bands sourced by Darwen Music Projects chief Gary Ward.

Bunting is expected to adorn the three ‘welcome to Darwen’ signs as well as being used around the town centre to raise awareness of the event.

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7:41pm Thu 9 Jan 14

HelpingDarwen says...

How much is the entire project costing us?
How much is the entire project costing us? HelpingDarwen
  • Score: 7

9:20pm Thu 9 Jan 14

happycyclist says...

This is getting stupid. The vast majority of people in Darwen probably don't know where Gambia is, let alone Lamin, and couldn't give a toss about this nonsense. Stop wasting our money, you idiots.
This is getting stupid. The vast majority of people in Darwen probably don't know where Gambia is, let alone Lamin, and couldn't give a toss about this nonsense. Stop wasting our money, you idiots. happycyclist
  • Score: 5

1:07pm Fri 10 Jan 14

mrsmoo says...

happycyclist wrote:
This is getting stupid. The vast majority of people in Darwen probably don't know where Gambia is, let alone Lamin, and couldn't give a toss about this nonsense. Stop wasting our money, you idiots.
Well said - in complete agreement with that.
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: This is getting stupid. The vast majority of people in Darwen probably don't know where Gambia is, let alone Lamin, and couldn't give a toss about this nonsense. Stop wasting our money, you idiots.[/p][/quote]Well said - in complete agreement with that. mrsmoo
  • Score: 4

6:03pm Fri 10 Jan 14

darwenTower says...

Happy, are you going to change your name?
Happy, are you going to change your name? darwenTower
  • Score: 0

8:59pm Fri 10 Jan 14

happycyclist says...

darwenTower wrote:
Happy, are you going to change your name?
Why? I'm still cycling...
[quote][p][bold]darwenTower[/bold] wrote: Happy, are you going to change your name?[/p][/quote]Why? I'm still cycling... happycyclist
  • Score: 0

9:59pm Sat 11 Jan 14

english rose 1 says...

HelpingDarwen wrote:
How much is the entire project costing us?
Just ask the Town Council rather than asking on here !
The Clerk is Rebecca Hay, 239 Red Lees Rd, Cliviger. BB10 4RF. Or ask the Chairman of DTC Finance Committee Cllr Trevor Maxfield.
*
From my understanding it's very little indeed. And to send kids from Darwen helping a nationally recognised charity is not only good for the kids, but good for our town too.
[quote][p][bold]HelpingDarwen[/bold] wrote: How much is the entire project costing us?[/p][/quote]Just ask the Town Council rather than asking on here ! The Clerk is Rebecca Hay, 239 Red Lees Rd, Cliviger. BB10 4RF. Or ask the Chairman of DTC Finance Committee Cllr Trevor Maxfield. * From my understanding it's very little indeed. And to send kids from Darwen helping a nationally recognised charity is not only good for the kids, but good for our town too. english rose 1
  • Score: 2

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