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Twinning with Palestine

The Britain - Palestine Twinning Network - "promoting twinning and friendship links"

Activities for the network in 2011 include * Women's visit - March * Twinning Conference in Palestine - April * Visits to Palestine April and October * Conference in Liverpool - November.

Twinning Info. / Visit reports - Hounlsow Ramallah Friendship link / /


Hounslow was twinned with Ramallah back in the 1980's. An official but dormant link it has been resurrected.

December 2010 - Good news! "On behalf of the Hounslow-Ramallah Twinning Association, I'm delighted to report that a motion to officially recognise and welcome our revived Association's re-establishment was approved by the London Borough of Hounslow at a full Borough Council meeting on the evening of Tuesday 14th December 2010. A number of Councillors predictably opposed it, but fortunately we had a majority who were supportive. After nearly two years of effort, we've finally managed to officially revive the historic twinning link that has existed between Hounslow and Ramallah since 1988. The Council has also nominated two Councillors who will be joining us on our twinning Committee. We are now looking forward to progressing our first joint projects with Ramallah Municipality. Thank you for your advice when we began our initiative to revive the link in early 2009."

Ramallah is also twinned with Birmingham.

On this page; Inaugural Meeting - Newspaper article

Inaugural Meeting of the Hounslow-Ramallah Twinning Association. Monday 15th February 2010 at 6.30pm. The Millennium Hall, St Mary's Parish Centre, Osterley Road, Isleworth, Middx., TW7 4PW.

Download the PDF.

2010 - Link now official.

The Hounslow-Ramallah Twinning Association is proud to announce that the London Borough of Hounslow has granted us official recognition.

This brings to a successful conclusion our efforts to revive the historic link between the two communities which have been twinned since 1988.

Hounslow-Ramallah is the only twinning link with a Palestinian town or city in the whole of England to have been officially constituted at Local Authority level.

The Council meeting that took place at the Civic Centre on Tuesday 14th December agreed the motion -

“This Council welcomes the re-establishment of the Hounslow-Ramallah Twinning Association and agrees that the body be recognised by the Council”

We here at HRTA are extremely happy with our new official status and hope our relationship with the London Borough of Hounslow will allow us to work with and include all residents, community groups, schools and local organisations in our future projects.

Councillor Jason Ellar and Councillor Shantanu Rajawat were nominated and welcomed to join the Twinning Association’s committee.

We now look forward to building upon this link and developing close ties through a range of community-based projects that will enrich the communities of these two distinct places.

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Events in 2011

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Women's Tour March 2011

Conference Palestine April 2011

Conference - Liverpool November 2011

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