Twin town mayor’s regeneration trip
PUBLISHED: 19:00 03 June 2016
A visitor from Weston’s German twin town Hildesheim was briefed on town regeneration this week.
Lord mayor Ingo Meyer was greeted by North Somerset Council chairman John Crockford-Hawley, who says the towns have much in common.
He said: “Though Hildesheim and Weston are very different towns both have regeneration issues. It’s clear that a heritage-led planning policy in Hildesheim has been hugely successful. I last visited our twin town in 1983, since when many of the ugly 1950s/60s blocks have been replaced by architecture more sympathetic to its heritage. I would like to pay a return visit to see what has been achieved. We can learn from one another.”