The primary aims of our Association are: to promote, foster and maintain social and working relations, mutual understanding and respect between the people of Bath and the people of Alkmaar; and to encourage and assist youth and adult organisations, clubs, businesses, schools, educational providers and people drawn from all age groups and walks of life in Bath and Alkmaar to communicate, exchange ideas and to enhance their mutual experiences.Why the community needs us
The link between our two cities is special: forged during terrible events of WW2. But from this dark time has come friendship, laughter, fun and fellowship between two sets of otherwise disconnected people. The spirit of the founders of the link lives on, and inspires exchanges and trips which broaden horizons and strengthen person-to-person links across national borders. The activities enrich the lives of those participating, in tournaments, concerts and art exhibitions.Our impact on the community
As a result of our efforts, both Cities gain from an enriched cultural life; participants in activities benefit directly, and the wider community indirectly, from the opportunities the links provide. More broadly, shared experiences and ideas offer opportunities for both Cities to enhance their own practice locally, and remind both communities of the shared fellowship and solidarity shown by their local forebears in the face of severe hardship.