Twyford Together is a group of volunteers who love our village, Twyford Berkshire. We just want to make it even better! We put on events, such as the Fun Run (pictured) or bring business and community together.
The range of people who volunteer is diverse. Some have lived in the village their entire lives. Others are relative newcomers. Some run local businesses, while others commute into London. What we have in common is a willingness to give up our time occasionally to manage or organise village events or help people who need it.
Would you like to make a difference? We always welcome new volunteers (mums, dads, DofE students, retired persons, working persons … everyone!) to bring fresh ideas and help with our community events, projects and fundraising activities. Check out some of the things we’ve achieved together over the years with your help.
Twyford Village Centre Management Initiative (TVCMI) is formed. Howard Philips (of the Doll’s House) is Chairman.
First Christmas Fayre staged
TVCMI becomes Twyford Village Partnership (TVP) – Community Action Group
Josephine Blythe becomes Chairperson
Twyford Skateboard and Ball Park opens – a multi-agency project driven by TDYC and coordinated by TVP.
Lady Elizabeth Godsal becomes patron (stepped down in 2018)
Patrick Heather becomes Chairman
First meeting of TVP Business Forum for local traders and firms
TVP publishes Parish Plan for Twyford “Twyford 2020”
5000 copies of ‘Get Twyford Walking’ map produced
First Twyford Together Business & Community Awards are staged
TVP is awarded £15,000 of SEEDA funding match-funded at local level.
10 small lit Christmas trees brighten up shop frontages and main Christmas tree returns to Bell Corner
Age Concern Conservatory is built by business forum
Three free walk leaflets for easy strolls in the local area are produced
Bell Corner given a facelift. A new village sign is erected to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
2nd edition of Get Twyford Walking Map printed following successful application to Cooperative Membership Community Fund
Garage Sale Safari takes place
First Be a Santa to a Senior at Sheeplands.
First Living Advent Calendar
After losing its funding from WBC, the Twyford Xmas Fayre’s future is secured following sponsorship from Business Forum member, Bridge House
The first biannual TwyFest takes place at The Duke after local business contribute funding and sponsorship in partnership with Twyford Together.
Twyford launches bid to become a Dementia Friendly Village
Dan Taylor becomes chairman
First Wildlife Safari a sell out
First Hanging Baskets funded by local businesses and TT patron Lady Elizabeth Godsal
Twyford a runner up in Great British High Street Comp
First Gareth Jones Twyford Photographic Competition
We introduced our new name, Twyford Together, and a new logo
Twyford Together is awarded a silver gilt medal in first Thames and Chilterns in Bloom contest
Fruit Trees for schools are planted at The Colleton and The Piggott
New flower bed built in Tesco Alley, part funded by Tesco Bags of Help
Network of nine Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) is established
First Thames and Chilterns in Bloom painting by children from The Colleton School is installed in Tesco alleyway
First Twyford Together Kids’ Triathlon held in association with Barnes Fitness
Twinning Association Garden in former Polehampton Boys’ School grounds established.
Rob Yeadon becomes Chairman
First Twyford Together Community Awards
First Twyford Together Easter Egg Hunt
New wildflower meadows in King George’s Field established
Refill Together initiative launched with the installation of outdoor water fountain outside TDYC
Umbrella installation in alleyway
Bee Friendly Together bags produced with help of schools and Sheeplands for Donkey Derby. EcoTombola
Twyford Rethinks Its Plastic (TRIP) is set up
Terracycle Together initiative launched in association with HaaHoos, Binghams, TDYC
Twyford wins gold in Thames and Chilterns in Bloom Competition