Haywards Heath is one of the many towns in Great Britain with twinning links in Europe. Its twin towns are Bondues in Northern France and Traunstein, a town in the south-eastern part of Barvaria, Germany. The Haywards Heath Twinning Association is an independent organisation run by a committee of volunteers. Exchanges between the twin towns and Haywards Heath enable the communities in each town to benefit from school exchange trips, cultural visits and community and fund raising events. Twinning also promotes friendships between the people and communities in each town. There are also opportunities for the business community to create networking with companies in our twin towns.
The Twinning Association hold many events which are community based and family friendly and would like to encourage more of the community to join them for these wonderful, fun, cultural events. Examples of these include: Golf Days, Family Picnics, walking tours of Bondues and the wonderful Georgiritt Festival which celebrates St George with among other things a colourful procession of around 300 horses, wagons, bands and people!