The French exchange visit from Le Neubourg to Gillingham is on track and the 58 visitors arrive at Orchard Park at about 6.30pm on Friday, June 7, after visiting Windsor.

Coaches for a trip to Beaulieu on Saturday leave Gillingham at 9.30am and return at about 5.30pm. Sunday is a ‘free day’ with hosts, ending in a reception at the Coppleridge, at 6.30pm. There is limited spare seats for non-hosts, available on a first-come, first-served basis and cost £14.50 each, £8.50 children.

Four course meal plus tea or coffee , costs £30 a head. French guests are paid for by the Friends of Gillingham Twinning Association.

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Departure on Monday is expected to be 10am on Monday, June 10, from Orchard Park.