Twin town mayor’s regeneration trip

PUBLISHED: 19:00 03 June 2016

NSC Chairman John Crockford-Hawley welcomes Hildesheim's Lord Mayor Ingo Meyer to the town.

NSC Chairman John Crockford-Hawley welcomes Hildesheim's Lord Mayor Ingo Meyer to the town.

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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 I last visited our twin town in 1983, since when many of the ugly 1950s/60s blocks have been replaced by architecture more sympathetic to its heritage.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.”

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