Hosts needed for twin town visit
SPECIAL guests from Portishead s twin town of Den Dungen may not be able to visit this year unless more hosts are found.
SPECIAL guests from Portishead's twin town of Den Dungen may not be able to visit this year unless more hosts are found.
Portishead Twinning Association is expecting 59 guests from the Netherlands, but the group has only managed to find accommodation for 40 of them.
The twinning association is desperately appealing for people to open up their homes or it will have to turn guests away for the first time in 20 years.
Group chairman, Pat Jouxson, said: "It's a super way of making new friends and learning about their cultures. It's great fun.
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"We've got 60 people coming over this time, but for some reason a lot of people can't host. We are desperately looking for more people to put visitors up."
The visitors are due to stay in Portishead from April 26-30. Many day trips are planned for the members as well as a special ceremony to officially name the new Harbour Road bridge as Den Dungen bridge.
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Hosts are not given any financial reward to put up families, but they are able to visit Den Dungen the following year.
Anyone interest in helping out can call Pat Jouxson on 01275 847788.