Last Friday the Barking & Dagenham Witten Club spent a lovely evening in the Witten Popakademie.
During the joint kale meal, photos from the last citizens’ trip were shown and traditional bingo was played. A tour through the Popakademie building, which has a long history behind it, was also very exciting.
The Barking & Dagenham and Witten twinning arrangement is one of the oldest existing contacts between a German town and an English town.
The Colin Pond Foundation was set up in 2001 as a Trust Fund to provide grants for young people engaged on a professional training course. The main stipulation is that the apprenticeship, training course or study programme lead to a recognised qualification.