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Haworth-Machu Picchu linking project Haworth
Twinning meeting 12th Jan 05
present Rita, Andy, Paul and Paula.
Andy has been in touch with Kiya who report that
unfortunately the situation at one of the homes is not good
but were very pleased with the news that we have several sponsorships
for them and also say they will welcome a visit from Rita to
the home in Urabamba while in Peru.
Andy to send the sponsorship forms in.
Rita referred to the communications from Judith
Condor-Vidal and said she is still waiting for the name of the
Mayor. It was suggested that Judith is asked if she knows the
Machu Picchu Mayor . Rita to ask COCLA for a MP contact.
We need other contacts in MP and Paul suggested
he make contact with Margerita at Gringo Bills. Paul and Paula
will also research the area and compare to find the similarities.
There was a discussion on when to involve other
people and publicise what we are doing.
It was thought a brief mention on the display March 5th would
The school can be informed of the position so far just to remind
them action Rita
It is too soon to invite UKOWLA .
Andy will write to Anne Cryer
Bradford council wanted an article for Community Pride but it
is too soon.
Rita to find out from other twinned places in
the area (Ilkley, Bradford, Keighley) what they are doing to
keep it going and who and what is involved.
Minutes of meeting 2nd June 2005-06-03
Present. Andy, Pauline, Rita.
Apologies, Paul and Paula.
1. The funding application to Community Chest
was partially successful with the sum of £200 being awarded
to provide set up costs. This is really good news and will cover
such items as stationery, postage, advertising, posters etc
and also the subscription to UKOLA (one world linking association)
which is due for renewal shortly. The original joining cost
(£30) was paid by Andy and can be re-imbursed after more
Rita has thanked Community Chest for the assistance and Geoff
Bennett has offered to discuss other ways that the council can
help. A meeting TBA.
Dani Mistri a Bradford Council Policy Officer is looking to
see whether the video camera can by found through the urban
2.Fundraising gig. Pauline has been in touch with
the Peace Artists who have offered to do a gig for expenses
only estimated at around £120. Various dates and venues
are being explored and it was thought to be useful for both
sides to include it in the Haworth Arts Festival. Pauline to
arrange. Suggested date of Sept 10th and possibly in Oxenhope
if there are no suitable venues in Haworth. The Parkside social
club to be tried.
Andy will look into the situation at the School Rooms.(as he
is the culprit for the present one)
Andy to email MINKA to inform them of our project and ask whether
there are any Peruvian artists available to come during this
time. Can we find accommodation if there is?
3.Pauline has been in contact with Rosemary, a
doctor, with whom we discussed the sending of medicines to other
countries when they are perfectly good but out of date. The
hospital in Anta which was visited expressed a need for this
and we are waiting for more information from Rosemary before
contacting Wilbert Rozas, the Mayor.
4.. After conversations with Triodos bank which
is deemed to be the most ethical choice it appears that Nat
West is more suitable and we now have the appropriate forms
to apply for a charity account. Andy will fill in and put 4
names as a signatory. Andy, Rita Pauline and Paul or Paula.
5.Rita will contact Pauline at the primary school
to bring her up to date and see how they can be involved. Rita
discussed the project with a customer who visits the upper schools
to deliver talks on citizenship and he will mention it to the
teachers at Oakbank and Greenhead.
Briony, is organising two more Fair trade fashion shows one
of which will probably be at Holy Family school in Keighley.
This school teaches languages and Briony suggests that they
are very keen to have information there on the night.
Rita had a customer whose colleague is soon to marry a Peruvian
man from Cusco and they are going there to visit. As yet she
(the colleague) hasnt been in touch but was enthusiastically
encouraged to do so.!
6.Paul and Paula have had a reply from Liz at
Hotel Rio Sagrado in Cusco who are pleased to establish a link.
7. Pauline has had no response from an email to
Jose. Rita will email to re-establish contact.
8 Andy will email Jesus at the Spanish School,
(after he has seen the video so that he has a clue what its
9. Rita now has all the videos on cd rom and dvd.
They now need editing and Rita will do ASAP. When she has the
facilities to do so. (laptop too lazy to do sound AND vision)
Haworth-Machu Picchu Twin meeting 22 August
Present; Paula Widdowson,
Andy ran through last meeting and explained who else was
Mel and Pablo Met in Guatemala now live in Oakworth, work
in special needs
Keith Young Builder interested in working for charity in developing
And others who have expressed an interest or attended earlier
Sid Vera Born in Cusco now living in Bradford recently
Paul Widdowson Owner of The Old Registry guest house (with
Jane Hadani Head of 6th form and languages Parkside
Jayne Ricci Owner/manager Lindisfarne Care Home - Haworth
Kate Ryan Art teacher at North Halifax Grammar School, lives
Lionel and Mary An actor and teacher living in Haworth
Shaun Hardcastle Lived and worked in Spain, now self-employed
Selina Johal Teacher and chair of Haworth Arts Group
Ian Palmer Haworth Primary School governor and Parish Councillor
Mark Pullen Group Chair - 8th Keighley (Cross Roads) Scout
That appears to be 19 people interested or involved.
Rita mentioned seeing the scouts display at the Community
Centre about their trip to Machu Picchu in 2006 and will contact
Mark to see if they would like to bring it to Main St. next
Sunday as a Peruvian musician will be busking outside Sonias
Paula agreed to make a poster with info about what we have
done so far.
Andy to email Paula with relevant info.
The original plan for a presentation was to inform everyone
and get additional support but as the project has progressed
far more smoothly and quickly than expected, it seems now
more appropriate to have a launch as we are very
close to completing. Andy to write up an agreement based on
UKOWLA draft to send to Machu Picchu
Rita wrote on behalf of the group to Councillor Margaret
Heaton (leader of BMDC) explaining what we have achieved so
far and that we have the approval of the Peruvian Embassy.
We have had a positive reply.
Pauline mentioned a press article stating that there is a
shortage of linguists especially in China and South America.
There is a lot of interest from the press; YTV have expressed
interest in doing a feature. Rita to inform when a launch
date is fixed.
(Calendar team dont film news at week-ends)
The bank account has been opened at Nat West and the cheque
from Community Chest deposited. (£200). It was suggested
that the Parish Council could be approached for funds when
we require something specific. If anyone has any other ideas
for funding can they let us know. We agreed to renew membership
of UKOWLA and to join the Peru Support Group. The cost of
UKOWLA is £35.
Andy to arrange renewal. Rita to find cost of PSG
The books have been presented to the Mayor of Machu Picchu
when Sid went last month. He took a photo of the presentation.
It has since been pointed out that the spelling of twin
in Spanish was incorrect! Thanks Jane for spotting that
too late to stop the first labels going out but it adds to
our charm! The Mayor was very keen to go ahead with the twinning;
we are in touch with his deputy.
Discussing the launch, it was agreed that if a member of
the Peruvian Embassy and hopefully the Lord Mayor of Bradford
could come we could have a more formal presentation with a
signed agreement. It was thought that the Baptist Church was
probably the most suitable venue if available. Possibly afternoon
with children then the presentation and signing with a party
later. If we can hire the entire building for the afternoon
and evening we can have bands and beers downstairs and dignitaries
and the video upstairs. A potential date of 21st October was
proposed but this depends on the venue and people being available.
More importantly it depends on getting the agreement back
from Machu Picchu.
Paul Barker is editing the videos and hopefully we should
have a short but inspiring presentation (There is plenty more
footage with educational details for later use). It may be
of use to the Peru Support Group who hope to encourage more
places to follow Haworths lead.
Various dates were discussed and the following people to
be contacted for availability
Rita Gareth at Cusqena Beer
Rita Elin at Kiya Survivors
Rita Peruvian Embassy
Pauline The Peace Artists (when date fixed)
A volunteer? Bradfords Lord Mayor or representative.
Rita has now done this
Rita Sophie, Peru Support Group
Recent communications have been Paul and Paula with Liz and
Edgar in Cusco (they hope to come over soon)
Rita waiting for a reply from Jose Salas (Machu Picchu Mayors
deputy) asking for the childrens emails and requesting
an idea of which are the most suitable books for the library.
(Umit from Bradford College is trying to get some Spanish
books donated). Pauline is meeting Jane this week to discuss
making contact in the new school year with the Machu Picchu
Karen to check deadline for Haworth newsletter to announce
Pauline to find out about the Peruvian buskers in Leeds
(Andy to check with Mel who mentioned a band and also food
Paula thought that we should have something to give/exchange
possibly a small stone plaque.
Apologies to those who got the email too late to attend
we will try to give more notice next time and will now tend
to fix dates rather than asking around first as this takes
too long and gets tangled. Mel and Pablo emailed their apologies
after the meeting (and their continued enthusiasm!).
Jayne dropped into the piano shop the day after the meeting
and also apologised for missing the email until too late.
Jayne is keen to involve the residents of Lindisfarne, some
of whom are very well travelled and have very active minds.
This could be a nice balance with the school contacts
hopefully both ends of the age spectrum communicating
our translators will be busy!
Any offers of help will be welcome just email ideas
or suggestions and we will try to get them in the next meeting
we can also use email to communicate and get things
done between meetings as it is clear that not everyone will
be able to attend.
Help with organising the launch would be most welcome
Twinning Group Mtg Sep 05: 20th September
Present: Andy Wood, Pauline Brown, Paula Widdowson,
Rita Verity and Sid Vera.
Matters arising in order of discussion:
Event going ahead Friday Oct 21st to celebrate
the twinning. 2 elements: daytime and evening (see details later).
Invitations to evening by a guest list (very large already)
which has been gathered with reference to the groups, individuals
and organisations which are or will be involved with or can
assist the current and future projects eg. Representative from
Peruvian embassy and Peru support group; Bronte country partnership;
schools; KWVR; Parsonage;churches, traders chairperson etc etc
action: anyone else who it is felt should not be forgotten on
guest list please email Rita asap. Gail from Oates and Wiles
to be asked by Rita to design the invitation which is to go
out primarily by email and some by paper. Logo to include pictures
and a suitable saying. Invite to suggest guest brings
a relevant book or cd rom (either about the places involved
or educational) for the library in Machu Picchu.
Peruvian band to perform at the evening event. Band to be paid
going rate of approx £500 to cover their costs and lost
revenue if they are available. Sid to contact Newcastle group
Apu to check availability.
At the meeting Sid called the offices of the MP Mayor Oscar
Valencia Aucca and although unable to speak to him established
he is still in office. Action Sid to contact him to clarify
the plan re sending and signing the agreement and get email
contacts up to date.
The agreement to be translated asap (see attached)
so it can be sent in person by post or both. Pauline had idea
of all parties/representatives involved to sign it eventually
and have many copies around eg. Mayors, schools, hotels, railways,
residential home etc. Could be done in stages.
Plan for daytime: Pauline Brown is co-ordinating: 1-3pm at West
Lane Baptist Church.
Minibus coming from Parkside School with Jane Hadani and a similar
amount of children coming from Haworth Primary School
maybe the Spanish club? with Teachers and Parents. General outline
Welcome and intro, watch film upstairs and have talk
with slides by Ellen from Kiya. Downstairs will be displays
and tables with resources for activity which may be writing
letters to be sent over, Vox pop messages on video, and a group
photo. The guests from Peruvian Embassy Peru support group etc
will be involved need to sort out timings so that they
dont have to watch the film and Kiya presentation twice
(all)? May not be time to visit Peruvian artefacts which are
due to be displayed on the Bronte Parsonage area next to shop
(on loan from museum) Alan is contact at Parsonage. Video needs
to be taken during the day. TV cameras from Calender are due
to film the events during the day and broadcast on the 21st.
Andy has already done a short interview to go with this. Please
contact Pauline if you can help during the day.
After 3pm if the weather is ok there is the suggestion of a
walk from the buildings at Hill top to Top Withins for the guests
and any others who would like to join. Phil Lister, the village
guide has offered to do a free tour of the village following
this. Then there is free time for the guests to go and get ready
for the evening etc. Tour the Parsonage on Sat morning
at their leisure ?
Evening at WL Baptist church : Rita is co-ordinating:
Mike Hutchinson to be approached as new village cryer to do
some introductions and crying etc. Morris dancers to be asked
to be dancing outside as people come in. (both Rita). Simon
Warner to be asked about putting his installation on the church
and if possible putting some of MP and maybe Peruvian dancers
(Andy to do). I have written down bellringers and I dont
know why sorry!
As people come in need a table for books and eg post it note
pads for people to sign their gift for registering later and
a person manning it? Inside event starts upstairs with Welcome
and introduction then the video which Paul Barker is currently
editing. Then introduce Ellen from Kiya (her required facilities
to be confirmed Pauline) Then possible few words by Peru
Support Group and Scouts about their trip,Then Town cryer introduction
and the ?signing and exchange of the agreement with (need to
confirm where and when the signing is to be done).
Then downstairs: Video running in corner. Displays by Kiya,
PSG, Scout group, TRIBES tourism in Peru, Café Direct,
Cusquena beer, Haworth Fairtrade group, Twin group. Soledad
making a flag. Others ?? (need to confirm when the room is available
for setting up on Thurs? Paula)
Buffet being arranged with friends of Soledad will include Peruvian
food. Exact type depending on funding. Could ask hotel/ pub
in village to provide an English buffet too if necesary?
The band Apu will hopefully be available to entertain.
Cusquena beer not confirmed about supplying free yet.
Table of books in room to look at?
Few words of thanks etc 10pm Close.
Funding: Only have £150 in the kitty at present. Ongoing
with Craven trust (would be less than £500) and Bradford
Vision, through Sam Keighley and Olivia Butterworth. Needs firming
up asap. Old Registry providing 2 nights free B&B for Peruvian
embassy representative. Food, band, screen hire, video camera
and film, flag, invites and potentially beer to be paid for.
Saturday music and display on the street either buskers or through
sound system (Rita to check with Mike H).
MP is featured on www.N7W.com this is a site which is aiming
to protect the worlds cultural heritage and is organising
a vote for the new 7 wonders of the world to be announced on
1st Jan 2007. MP is apparently in danger of losing its
status if it is not voted for. Check it out and see what you
Rita has now got links with a company who send out empty large
goods containers to Peru and who would be willing to link up
with us to potentially send books and medication.
Next meeting tba.
Twinning Group Meeting: 6th December 2005
Present: Pauline Brown, Lorraine Clarke, Jeremy
Keates, Rita Verity, Jen White and Paula Widdowson. Apologies:
Sid Vera and Andy Wood.
· Jeremy Keates from Teach Peru came over
from Leeds after seeing the twinning display in Ritas shop to
discuss any help he may be able to give re. a teacher from Haworth
going over on a sabbatical to teach in the Machu Picchu Pueblo
primary or secondary schools (good English language skills are
important for the young peoples ability to find employment).
Funding may be required to assist the teacher (once they are
identified) in acquiring Tefl (Teaching English as a Foreign
Language) qualifications depending on their level of
experience/ confidence in teaching English to foreign language
speakers. Firstly, further contact needs to be made with the
schools who have not been responding via email. They may be
having difficulties because the computer they use is at a different
site. Action: Redouble efforts; Rita has contacted Jose, Pauline
to email Eduardo and contact tourist info again, Paula to try
Gringo Bills, SA explorers club ask Sidney to telephone
again. Decide on date to aim to send a teacher by considering
their school year is Jan to Dec.
· Now that the Twinning event has been
a success, projects that are under way need to be progressed.
A committee was officially formed so that good records can be
kept and, fundraising efforts can be transparent.
Rita Verity to be Chair, Lorraine Clark to be Vice-Chair, Jenny
White to be Treasurer and Paula Widdowson to be secretary.
Action: A file with all minutes and correspondance to be set
up by Paula and brought to each meeting. Twinning agreement
and background emails to be circulated to new members. A copy
of the group constitution to be got from Andy.
· Video camera to be purchased for group
and schools use and to offer as a community resource. Action:
Jenny to liase with Haworth Parish Council re funding available
and report back. Rita and Paula Liase with Keighley college
and Cavendish cameras re advice on best purchase and possible
· Need to copy and send out more of the
dvd shown at the event. Need to have a voice over done in Spanish
to send. Action: Rita to liase with Kevin and Sidney.
· Suggestion made by one of Ritas
contacts to try to get assistance and funding from the owner
of Orient Express Hotels James Sherwood as they
have bought the hotel at MP site and may wish to support a project
as part of their corporate social responsibility budget. Action;
Rita to follow up and report back.
· Group website to be set up and a newsletter
format to be organised with an emailing list and a copy to go
to the Community point newsletter and Kath Gower of the Keighley
news. It was agreed that the emailing list should have a disclaimer
asking people to notify us if they wish to be removed from the
list and that the email addresses could be listed. Action Paula
· Pauline reported that some of the young
people involved with the Calderdale youth offending team who
are making reparations have adopted Amigos school in Cuzco and
there are various ideas as to how they may help including sending
books for a library. See emails attached. Amigos website www.spanishcusco.com
· Rita is looking at ways of linking with
a project to get water to a school in Anta.
· Good publicity has been generated following
the event T&A, Calender, Keighley news, BBC world
service and The Guardian all on file. Also appeared on
a couple of listings sites eg digyorkshire.
· Pauline and Rita attended the Peru support
group AGM. They reported that the PSG has been instrumental
in Haworth and Machu Picchu linking and will provide useful
updates re democracy, human rights and trade issues in Peru
and South America. The group decide to keep up membership of
· The Peru day/week/event. Discussions
about when would be best to aim to have this consensus
was end of May or early June so as to come after the SATS exams
so schools could be involved.
Action: confirm date and events
· Also discussed that a good aim would
be to install broadband wifi internet and webcams in the Machu
· Also decided to keep John Swinburn (head
of Bradford Tourism) informed of progress as any publicity generated
will help fuel progress with the various twinning projects.
Minutes of Haworth Twinning Group meeting
Feb 7th 2006 The Fleece 7pm
Present: Rita Verity, Janet Parkinson, Lorraine
and Peter Clarke, Pauline Brown, Paula Widdowson.
Apologies: Bev Dickinson, Jen White, Andy Wood
1. School Report from Haworth Primary School:
Recent big article in the Telegraph and Argus about the Spanish
club and their plans to email Machu Picchu in a cultural exchange.
Article to be copied and laminated for future display
Possibility that the Spanish club could be opened up to Parents/
Adults to be looked at.
Bev Dickenson who is the new Parent Involvement Worker is to
come to twinning meetings as part of her job.
Money from upcoming non-uniform day to go towards twinning.
2 pupils interested in starting FT shop.
Yr 4 pupils to take on twinning as their special project including
learning Peruvian songs and perhaps dances.
Possible aim to perform this at the Fun day 17th June.
Possibility of having stall at funday to raise awareness and
money or books? Future selling of Blankets from Anta ?
Possibility of Peruvian songs and dances to be performed by
children at the Haworth arts festival in September?
Possibility of Bolton Museum visit or Curator to visit school
re Peruvian artefacts.
2. BBC2 The Culture Show. Rita
Sandy Raffan the producer has been in touch with Rita to say
they would like to do a feature on the twinning. Group agreed
that this info could be used to encourage the Orient Express
group who now own the hotel at the Machu Picchu site to become
involved in using their social responsibility budget to help
the schools and local projects.
3. Leeds Playhouse talk. The group has been invited to do a
talk on the twinning. No-one able to make the date.
4. Feedback from Peru. This is ongoing with Jose Romares and
Tomas Lees keeping up contacting.
5. Cyclists visiting MP. Rita to contact them re exchanging
items from both schools.
6. Signs. On Haworth signs when entering the village, the twinning
should be displayed.
7. Peru support group FT event. Rita told how PSG and FT
Linked this year in their event for the 1st time.
8. UKOWLA the year booked for the Uk One World Linking Assoc
has been updated by Andy to show that we are now twinned.
9. Book labels to be done on computer by Amy.
Paula to laminate
Janet and Bev to liase with Katy Yieldiz
Rita to liase with Judith re choreography
Janet to liase with Friends group. Pauline to liase with Rainbow
centre re blankets
Rita to contact OE
Rita to feedback
Lorraine to bring up with Travel plan.
10 Awareness raising event/ Peruvian day/ Arts
Ongoing. See above possibility of years 4 children performing
song and dance as part of something not as main event.
11. Accounts. Jen is away but all records have been passed to
her to be looked at.
12. Public Recognition mention/ thanks to Lorraine Clarke and
those who put together the Haworth Transport plan for consultation
for incorporating Haworths fairtrade aims/interest into
Haworth Gala: aim to be able to march along with banner and
have stall at the cricket field to raise awareness and money.
Lorraine and Peter volunteered to organise the stall and will
need more help on the day.
Teacher placement in Machu Picchu Pueblo. Jeremy ongoing with
Spanish lessons for the community. Idea that this could be incorporated
into family learning aim at Haworth Primary.
Need choreographer to assist at school Lorraine to look
into peripatetic teacher.
Need video of Peruvian dancing.
Need more discs copied of presentation video also translation
Welcome to Peter Clarke who would like to join the group.
Date of next meeting TBA
Minutes of the Haworth and Machu Picchu Twin
Town Group Meeting held on 04 May 2006
Jen White, Rita Verity, Lorraine Clarke, Ross Parton, Bev Dickenson,
Apologies Andy, Paula, Jane, Pauline
Minutes of meeting held on 7 Feb 06 accepted as a true record.
Scout trip to Peru
The West Yorkshire County scouts have a trip organised to Peru,
23 will be going in total with 8 from the Keighley District.
The trip will involve visiting the ruins and the Inca trail,
five days in the rain forest and then on to Barbados. It is
expected the scouts will spend some time at the school teaching
the children games. The scouts will be leaving on the 23rd July.
Scouts are taking games over with them. Every
group is putting together a pack including first aid and education
books, they are having a collection, tooth brushes have been
requested. There is free air transport for three containers
to Lima. A Scout group at Lima will meet them with a wagon.
Need to confirm that these are for Machu Picchu rather than
It is hoped that another visit is made soon to
have a presentation for the people of MP and celebrate the signing
of the agreement.
Events on Friday 9th June
The school are holding a Spanish day on Friday 9th June, there
will be Spanish workshops and dancing workshops throughout the
day. Each class has been asked to pick a Spanish speaking country
and learn about it. As year 3 and 4 are twinned with Peru they
will be concentrating on this. Spanish food will be provided
at lunch time and it will be a non uniform day. The school are
very interested in establishing stronger links, possibly through
a pen pal process.
The Haworth Gala will be held over the Bank Holiday weekend,
a stall will be staffed for Fair Trade and twinning and volunteers
are requested. Bank Holiday is over the weekend of the 28th.
There is no fee for stall space, Lorraine will book it this
weekend. Ross volunteered to staff the stall. Ross and Rita
are raising money for fair trade 11 12 , Rosie and Lorraine
to give a break at 2 and then swap back. A separate meeting
is needed to organise full details.
Exchange of items for Machu Picchu
One of the aims is to provide resources or to exchange between
the two areas. If people are visiting Machu Picchu then they
are often willing to take resources with them. These can be
handed over at reception at the Hotel on arrival. There is a
trip leaving in May that has agreed to take books to the library,
there are also aerial photos of the area donated by the parsonage
and TIC, we have a photo of the MP Mayor with the book. Bronte
books donated by the parsonage to be taken over.
Discussed the need to keep a record of what has
been done, also need information on what is required especially
any assistance to learn to read English.
Arts group Andy has given an invoice to the Arts group
who agreed to pay for the musicians for the presentation which
cost £500. Agreed to request £250 from the Parish
Council for £250 for room hire, hospitality, accommodation
Currently signatories for cheques are Rita, Andy
and Pauline, could add Jenny as Treasurer. Jen to email Rita
details and Rita to check with bank what needs to happen.
Carnival scheduled for Monday 28th August.
Date 21st June
Time 7:00 pm
Venue Room in fleece
Minutes of Haworth Machu Picchu Twinning
meeting Wednesday 21 June 2006
Present, Rita, Pamela, Lorraine and Peter.
Apologies, Jen, Andy, Paula.
*Haworth is to have a library and the group are
to request that we ensure an Inca/Peruvian section. Peter is
to propose the idea of some donations from Oakbank school who
have a large budget.
*Rita to follow up on the letter to the Parish
Council drafted by Jen requesting the funding for the presentation.
No action/movement on the account, need to reimburse everyone
including Amy who has done the self adhesive book lables.
*Report on books taken by Kathleen and Christine
*Discussed how to move forward with the MP signs
at entry to the village locations. (A visitor came last week
to take photos, asked at TIC) Lorraine reported that it is all
in the Travel Plan but could take quite a long time before it
is implemented. Letter to Parish Council (action Rita)
Suggestions requested for design/logo.
*Spanish day at the Primary school was a great
success. A full day of activities including dancing singing,
craft making. Darryl, Silvia Rita and Pauline answered questions
from the children about Peru after watching the DVD. The children
later wrote letters which were handed over to Silvias mother
to take back to Peru.
*Silvia had a display of the water project at
the Fun Day at school last Saturday.
*The West Yorks Scouts are leaving on 23rd June
to go to Peru. Plans to involve them in the Machu Picchu presentation
unfortunately not come to fruition.
*Update on Kiya Survivors. £40 so far has
been donated and Peter Ball in Bingley is holding an open garden
day and donating the proceeds. Low energy light bulbs are being
sold at Sonias Smile and Pied Piper Pianos for £1 each
which should raise over £100.
*Haworth Carnival bank holiday Sunday and Monday.
Lorraine has booked a stand. Need a display, Kiya sponsor forms,
table (possibly loan from schoolroom). Shared also with FT group
and possibly tools for Africa. (Rita to contact Mark Chesney
in Bingley). Ross and Pamela so far offered some time to man
the stand. Discussed getting a banner, cost about £60.
*We have now got the contact number for the lady
who has llamas and hopefully we can incorporate this at some
*Pamela is going to look into the Local Government
International Bureau funding regards sending a teacher.
*Discussed having a leaflet to give to travel
agents to pass on to visitors to MP and take a message/book.
*Joanne Harris has sent us 5 copies of a book
*James Sparshatt who has a display of Peruvian
photos in the National Theatre has been contacted to see whether
we could have it here. No response so far.
Minutes of the Haworth and Machu Picchu Twin
Town Group Meeting held on 22nd August 2006
Jen White, Rita Verity, Ross Parton, Bev Dickinson,
Apologies Lorraine, Peter, Paula
Minutes of meeting held on 4th May 06 accepted
as a true record.
Rita has contacted Kris Hopkins to raise the issue of replacing
signage on entrances to Haworth to reflect the twin town status.
A positive response has been received and a meeting is to be
arranged with representatives from CBMDC and the Parish Council.
Rita would be good as our representative alongside Andy. A meeting
will be arranged for a date after 3 September.
Christine and Martin Wade went to Machu Picchu and have put
together a video and photograph collection. The video is about
35 minutes long and shows their trip including footage of the
Machu Picchu school. They would be very keen to show it at the
school. School re opens early September and may be keen for
a presentation, possibly an assembly.
Rita had a display at her shop on Yorkshire Day jointly for
Fair Trade and the Twinning with Machu Picchu. The twinning
generated a lot of interest and highlighted the importance of
raising the profile. Clearly showed the impact signage could
have. Two Peruvian women visited the shop with their partners,
one of whom is a professional photographer who offered to visit
the school to show their display of Machu Picchu. He also does
videos and events.
4.Update on group
The group had a general discussion around future activities
and how to raise the twinning profile. Felt that since the twinning
event there has not been as high a profile as we might like.
It is important to keep the profile high. Discussed how this
could best be achieved. A presence at Haworth events is important.
May also be able to hold an event, one suggestion
was a celebration one year after the initial ceremony took place.
The twinning event was held on 21 October 2005 so timing would
be quite good. It would be an opportunity to involve more people
and get a focus on areas of activity for the next year. May
be able to get sponsorship and have small give aways, bags with
small gifts recyclable and meaningful for twinning, Peruvian
All Bradford Twinnings are listed on the website
Haworth is listed as a friendship link. Rita requested details
of person who updates it.
Action: Jen to check
Action: Jen to check on who leads on friendship links for CBMDC
and find out what support is available if any.
Rita has requested a table for the carnival and maybe a gazebo
although these can be difficult in high winds. Rita is working
on the display on 23 August and may need some assistance.
Action: Email Jen if assistance needed
Need to up date contact list
Action: Jen to prepare a contact list and circulate with minutes
Rita has linked with women who has Alpaca farm, they have been
used to do educational stuff at schools. Quite keen to create
a small educational site at farm, may be possibility of funding
from DEFRA for a small visitor centre. Potentially a very good
proposal that could be linked to twinning.
Proposed library developed at community centre may be an opportunity
for further links with Machu Picchu.
Action: Jen to check on progress and who is leading on this.
9.Local Government International Bureau Funding
Rita has discussed possibility of funding with Joyce Lee, difficulty
arises as not EU or old Commonwealth. Suggested look at British
Council Global School partnership but no money available. Programme
makes twice yearly grants, Joint curricula work so must be reciprocal.
Perhaps consecutive visits with exchange of teaching staff with
Machu Picchu. This presents many challenges especially around
language. Very interesting proposal that needs some work.
Action: Bev to discuss with Janet the head and report back at
next meeting and include this as an agenda item
Contact has been made with the multicultural bookshop, they
have some beginning reading books. Need to check standard is
appropriate for adults.
Action; Pam to report back at next meeting
Letter to Parish Council
Confirmed group address as
Machu Picchu Twinning Group
85 Main Street
Action: Jen to insert address in letter and send to Rita for
Arts festival paid for a band, now been banked,
needed an ethical bank account cheque expected shortly. A cheque
has also been written to cover the cost of printing the book
11.www.twinning.uk emailed Rita compiling list,
Rita has included us in this at no charge, she has provided
details and the minutes of meetings.
12.Suggestion of having our own web site, seems
a good idea, currently all minutes are on Ians where we
have a page. There is a need for a web site, it would allow
a wider input with a guest book so Peru could contribute.
Action: Rita to get more information on this.
Keighley Historical Society has a good site, could
look at this for ideas. Best to keep it simple with an emphasis
on not exceeding capacity and keeping all information updated.
Other sites are established and then not kept up to date which
we would want to avoid.
Action: Rita to ask Jamie to attend meeting and discuss all
our ideas and questions
13.One of Ritas customers is going to Machu
Picchu to teach RE, unable to attend this meeting but willing
to take books etc with them.
14.Rita has raised £200 from the sale of
light bulbs and has sent the cheque off. Congratulations
really well done. The school raised around £110 from their
none uniform day.
Date of next meeting: September/October
Venue: The Fleece
The minutes of the Sep/Oct meeting are not
Haworth Machu Picchu Twin group meeting 7pm
February 7 2007
Fleece Main Street
Present Rita Vaughan, Janet, Pam .
Apologies Pauline, Andy
Janet Hill joined the group and is very keen to
be involved. She works at a special school in Bradford and would
like to work with her children on a project. She has books available
for the Machu Picchu school and many can be taken at the 2008
trip. Pam mentioned that the airlines often allow extra space
for such visits.
Update signs. Andy reported that there is no news
and he will follow up with Bfd council.
Rita reported on the last visit by Gwenda who
was taken into the school and spent time teaching both children
and adults. She spoke with the Mayors assistant and left dvds
at the Sanctuary hotel.
Update bank. We still have £851 but have
now purchased a Sony camera for £180 (plus accessories,
price as yet undetermined) Rita to be re-reimbursed.
Rita mentioned UKOWLA (One World Linking Association
) and the fact that although we are members we are not really
getting involved and asked if someone would like to take over
the task of reading the communications, newsletters etc and
feedback to the group. Pam offered to take a look.
Peace Artists party.
The Christmas party was a huge success and we benefited from
the door takings, raffle and sale of donated knitwear. There
was interest in the twinning and several names put forward for
the group visit. A display by the Calderdale youth offending
team and Haworth school.
The proceeds have been split between Jose Umeres for the Vilcabamba
project, the Rainbow Centre and the video link at Machu Picchu.
Pam has purchased the dual language book from
the multicultural bookshop (to be reimbursed). Apparently there
are some others at Salts Mill and Pam will investigate.
Amy Hield has offered to try and get a Spanish
class together over the summer. It is thought this would be
quite well supported, contacts have been given and she will
Pauline had discussions with Janet Parkinson with
regard to a Peruvian teacher coming here and spending time in
the Primary school. She is happy that there will be some scope
for this depending on the time of the school year. It is thought
that Parkside may also be interested. The benefit of a visitor
being here for some time would be a huge move forward in the
Haworth Arts group are interested in having APU
the Peruvian band at the festival which is 30 Aug to 2 Sept.
Action Rita . Also agreed that the group will have a display
at the Arts festival launch on Sat 14 April. Action Pam
Vaughan reported on the 2008 group visit.
17 people already expressed interest and it is thought that
a figure of between 20 and 30 would easily be reached. The cost
could be about £1600 and a deposit of £200 would
be required by September. The suggested time to visit is June/July.
We need serious enquirers now as the Inca Trail is limited for
numbers and needs to be booked. Vaughan will follow up all interested
people and we can have it mentioned in the Haworth newsletters.
Haworth Machu Picchu Twin Meeting Thursday
19 April 2007
Fleece Main St
Present; Pauline, Rita, Judy, Lorraine, Peter,
Bev, Andy, Vaughan, Jeremy, Hannah (Pam later)
Apologies; Jen, Shiona, Sid, Janet Hill
Discussion with Jeremy from Teach Peru. (Pauline
Peter handed over £20 to start the teacher
fund.He organised an interyear football tournament at Oakbank
school. Letter of thanks to the head. Action Rita. Thank you
Report on the LGIB workshop in Halifax attended
by Pauline Rita and Judith. It was an interesting meeting and
we shared experiences of twinning with over 30 other people.
A member of the Sheffield association has been in contact. Pauline
Judy is working with the children in Haworth Primary
school and has now got the contacts from Gwenda's visit and
has written in Spanish to Emma at the MP Primary school.
Bev reported that the school is very actively
promoting Peru and the link, feeding it in whenever possible.
Andy reported on the village entry signs and is
following up on the meeting with Peter Hill and Ian Palmer.
Discussed the 2008 trip.Concerns about making
sure that the travel company has ethical/fairtrade policy.Rita
to contact Yannina in Lima for prices. Mini meet needed to determine
serious travellers and whether it is worth organising a group
or letting people travel on their own and meet up. It would
be expected to be just as Judy finishes the 6 week or so visit.
General discussion that mini meets would now be
appropriate. Judy Pauline and Jeremy re the school visit.
Rita mentioned that there have been events/ideas which we havn't
taken up but they were mainly for the benefit of Haworth and
raising awareness here and took a lot of organising. This focus
is not really helping the link and the proposed visit/exchange
is what was originally hoped for.This is what we should concentrate
on but still try and get the commiunity involved and kept informed.
Videocam now purchased and will be recording the
Global Journey Banner procession on Sunday 22 April to start
the dvd .
Haworth-Machu Picchu twin meeting Tuesday
July 24 2007
Cobbles and Clay, Main St
Present....Janet, Annie, Judy, Ross, Bev, Rita,
Apologies..... Andy, Pauline, Janet Parkinson, Kay, Vaughan,
Sid. Jen, Katy, Carol, Lorraine
Rita spoke about startup and events so far for
We should shortly have news from a family who were there last
week and left books at the Sanctuary.
Bev mentioned the many school activities/involvement.
The children made a large model of Machu Picchu as part of Keighley
Festival which is now housed in the school. We need brief report
and photos for our records. Rita thanked the school for their
There are 40,000 scouts at a Jamboree in Essex next week and
some are from Peru.
(Krysia got in touch after the meeting saying she had phoned
the scout organizers and left her number as she will be in the
area and hopes to make contact)
Janet Hill suggested she would look into the possibility
of fundraising for a computer for the High school in Machu Picchu
to establish email contact. Also to look at getting space donated
in a container to Lima from where it can be taken by train.
Annie will talk to Oakbank about their involvement as some children
who were in the Spanish class will be going there and could
continue the link.
Judy spoke about the letters the children at the
primary school have received from the village in the mountains
organized by Daryll and Sylvia. The adult Spanish class has
yet to be sorted but there was quite a lot of support.
Krysia has joined the group and has a background
in International exchanges so will look at funding opportunities
with the British Council and others.
She felt that as an outsider there wasn't enough awareness of
our link and suggested more communication with a wider area,
also having a 'friends' £10 subscription.
It was mentioned that we are supposed to be getting signs at
the village entrances.
(Judy phoned Peter Hill after the meeting and it appears we
are no further on)
2008 trip discussed. There are still several people
wanting to go but it was thought that fixing a date and letting
people make their own arrangements may be best. Vaughan had
previously come up with details but came to the same conclusion.
Pam to apply to Community Chest for funding for
a display so that we can have it permanently on show at events/somewhere
so that the public are aware.
Haworth - Machu Picchu twin meeting Monday
1st October 2007
Fleece Main Street 7pm
Apologies; Pauline, Janet Hill, Judy, Bev, Vaughan
Present; Pam, Krysia, Kay, Rita, Liz
Krisia has had all the books and info and updated/filed
Finances. This needs thorough checking before someone takes
over as treasurer. The account appears to be in credit but this
is because Andy and Rita have still to be paid an outstanding
amount from the signing celebrations plus some bills accrued
since. Rita and Krysia to go through in detail next month.
Funding. Krysia followed up an email about funding
sent by Jen and has located one with a longer lead time and
more suitable to our needs. Grant for Growth is for ongoing
projects and we discussed how to use it to raise awareness which
we have identified as a priority. ACTION KRYSIA.
This will be to fund firstly a four page spread in the centre
of the Worth Valley mag setting out our aims and objectives
and explaining what we have done, inviting new members and 'friends'.
Liz has costed this at about £550 including delivery to
6000 households. She is going to explore also the cost of having
a copy of the promotional dvd to accompany this to be attached
to the magazine. ACTION LIZ
Kay suggested adding some info from the Rainbow Centre to the
dvd. ACTION KAY
Discussed logo and thought that Shefalis image as used on the
book stickers was best. Will ask Shefali for thoughts on using
as a gift/christmas card ACTION RITA
Discussed the idea of a regular fundraising music
night at the Bronte schoolrooms. RITA to ask Jenny if they would
like to do as a joint awareness raising for their link in the
Suggested music from friends of Krysia, local artists etc. Julia
has offered to talk to her contacts at the Tree House cafe where
they have regular musicians of all nationalities.
We can have food but no alcohol (BYO ok)
Need to check food and music license situation. ACTION RITA
Pauline handed over some books for the Machu Picchu
library from the users of Halifax Scope in the Community, a
day centre for adults living with a disability where she had
given a talk about the twinning with one of the young people
from the youth offending team with which she works. They were
very interested and would like to be kept informed of progress.
Thanks to be sent to them ACTION RITA. Rita to inform when and
by whom they are sent to Macchu Picchu.
Judy sent a report that the schoolchildren are
still very keen and doing well with the spanish lessons. They
have written letters to send and Judy has sent emails out to
various addresses in Peru for details of a contact.
Claudias visit to Haworth was very successful
and she has been in contact since she returned to Peru. She
was hoping to have a meeting with Gonzalo and explain exactly
what our aims are. She suggested that she will be able to get
publicity in Peru.
Rita mentioned the moonlit sponsored walk that
Kiya are doing in Brighton and and suggested that we do one
here at the same time and donate money to them. It was thought
that 2 Nov probably is not a good time as there will be bonfires
and no-one available. It was thought that carol singing would
be good and Krysia, Pam, Kay and Liz will organize inviting
the school and children to sing possibly a song in Spanish.
Pam will pay in the £400 funding from Community
Chest for the display board and look into purchasing one next
week. (well done Pam, thank you!) Need to get photos/wording
together and laminated. ACTION PAM and ROSS (offered at earlier
Krysia suggested using an empty shop for the display over the
busy Christmas season. Liz will contact Mathew Bateman. Rita
to contact the TIC and find out about available space/dates.
ACTION LIZ and RITA
Date of next meeting Wednesday 14 November
Minutes of the Machu Picchu Twinning group
held at the Fleece on Wednesday 14 November 2007
Present: Rita Pam Krysia Vaughan
Apologies: Bev Andy Judy
1)Matters arising from the previous minutes:
Rita and Krysia have not met since the last meeting
to look at the finance as Krysia has been away. Finances will
be looked at in detail and members will be updated at the next
Krysia will send the application for Grant
for growth in next week.
Krysia to contact Jenny re the use of the Bronte
School rooms and look to see if the group can work together
with Jenny to raise money. Krysia will also contact a local
cover band who are interested in helping in raising
Pam suggested that the group contact local musicians/artists
for future events. (Anyone with any contacts please let Krysia
know. Krysia is putting a list together. Tele: 644581.
Still waiting a reply from Bradford Council re
licence for carol singing. However, it was decided that the
carol singing be left for next Christmas. (Unless there are
people who really want to sing? If you are interested, please
Shefali agreed that the group may use her image
in any literature/cards etc. (The group will always make a reference
to the source). It was thought that it was too late to produce
cards for this Christmas but costs for printing should be looked
into for next year. Pam to ask her daughter re design and art
Rita suggested that the group be more involved
with UKOWLA as the group are members of UKOWLA. UKOWLA are forming
a new partnership with GLADE (The Centre for Global and Development
Education). GLADE is a highly respected Development Education
Pam in discussion with Bev about the school helping
with the purchase of a display board. (Money received from Community
Are there any volunteers who could offer help
with display material?
Learning Spanish and Model of Machu Picchu
Judy sent a report to say that the children are
still very keen on learning Spanish and that there are more
children than can be accommodated.
Bev sent photo of Mach Picchu model that is on
display in the school for the files.
2)Any Other Business
A new contact has been found in Machu Picchu.
Lou Van Zwanenberg. Lou works for a travel agent and is interested
in the twinning group. Krysia agreed to contact Lou and report
back to the group.
3)Date and time of next meeting
Date and time of next meeting to be arranged.
Claudia contacted Rita after the meeting:
Claudia has been in contact with Gonzalo who is
very keen to help Claudia. Claudia has also contacted Violeta
Casapino via email. Violeta works for the Peru Rail and works
directly with Andean Communities and Machu Picchu. Violeta says
that she would love to help and would like to talk to Claudia.
Claudia is hoping to make a direct connection
between Haworth and Machu Picchu.
Haworth Machu Picchu Twin Group Meeting Wednesday
2 April 2008 Fleece Main St 7pm
Present Liz, Krysia, Rita, Julia, Pam (later)
Apologies Andy, Vaughan, Janet H, Joanne, Pauline,
Copies of the all the policies Krysia has obtained
(and adapted from 50/60 pages down to 6)which are required for
the funding were discussed and slight amendment made before
they were agreed. (Named persons have not yet been agreed)
Equality and Diversity Policy
Health and Safety Policy
Child Protection and Vulnerable adults
The original draft Constitution was discussed
and agreed with the addition that the positions could be re-elected
every three years.
The dvds were discussed and it was decided that
as the cost of each was more that originally thought delivery
would be concentrated on an area closer to Haworth and a note
inside the mag saying where one can be collected. The pages
were reduced from 4 to 2. Krysia will contact Cnet to confirm
Rita and Liz will get the editorial together by 20th April for
inclusion in the May issue.
The appointment of a chair, treasurer and secretary
has been put on hold until after the promotion, Krysia expressed
a wish not to be part of the group but offered her help whenever
requested. Julia thanked Krysia for all the valuable policy
work and funding help.
Julia, Rita and Kay discussed World Fair Trade
day May 10th . Resources have been ordered, balloons, posters
etc and it is hoped to find a venue for some Peruvian storytelling
(Julia) and Fairtrade coffee/tea. Rita to contact Ed Savage,
Kay will contact the primary school to talk about how we can
include the children.
Next meeting TBA