Decision details

Decision details

Extending twinning links

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Councillor Tanner, seconded by Councillor Rush, proposed the submitted motion as set out in the agenda and briefing note.


After debate and on being put to the vote, the motion was agreed.


Council resolved to adopt the following motion:


Oxford City Council reaffirms its commitment to do all it can to ensure that Oxford remains an international and European city open to all.

Whatever the results of Britain’s negotiations with the rest of the European Union we are determined to strengthen and deepen Oxford’s links with other cities inside and outside Europe.


To this end we call on the City Executive Board to:

a)    continue support for Oxford’s existing twinning links with Leiden (Netherlands), Bonn (Germany), Grenoble (France), Perm (Russia) and Leon (Nicaragua);

b)    continue to support the Oxford European Association and promote the interests of non-British European citizens living in Oxford;

c)    initiate new twinning links with both Wroclaw (Poland) and Padua (Italy);

d)    initiate a twinning link based on the long-standing friendship between Oxford and Ramallah (Palestine).



Publication date: 20/08/2018

Date of decision: 23/07/2018

Decided at meeting: 23/07/2018 - Council