The mayor held a Swedish-themed coffee morning in honour of Ledbury’s twin town in Sweden.

Mayor Helen I’Anson held the event in conjunction with the Ledbury & Strömstad Twinning Association at the Talbot Hotel.

All were invited to come along and join in for ‘Fika’ and to learn more about the town Ledbury is twinned with.

Fika is an important part of Swedish culture - a concept that means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee or tea and a little something to eat.

The coffee morning was well attended and attracted dignataries including Herefordshire’s Deputy Lord-Lieutenants, a representative from one of the Mayor’s chosen charities and the Mayor of Stourport.

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“We had a delicious selection of Swedish treats on offer for all to enjoy and I would like to thank the whole team at the Talbot Hotel, who went above and beyond to cater and help host this delightful event,” said Cllr I’Anson.

“A raffle took place with the chance to win an amazing Swedish Hamper jam-packed full of goodies to enjoy.

“All money raised on the raffle draw was split equally between the Mayor’s chosen charities - Megan Baker House and Close House - and the Ledbury & Strömstad Twinning Association. 

“As this was such a successful event, we look forward to working with Ledbury & Strömstad Twinning Association again in the future.”

A spokesperson for Ledbury Strömstad Twinning Association said: “Ledbury Strömstad Twinning Association were very pleased to have had the opportunity to work collaboratively with the mayor and town council office on this event, raising awareness of the long-standing Twinning friendship with Strömstad and the Mayor’s charities.

“It was a very enjoyable and well attended morning. The association is always very keen to become involved in community events and looks forward to future occasions.”

For more information about the Ledbury Strömstad Twinning Association, contact the secretary at or 01531 635129.