A DELEGATION from German twin town of Horb am Neckar is currently visiting Haslemere, marking the 25th anniversary of the two towns’ twinning agreement.

Mayor Sahran Abeysundara is asking fellow shopkeepers and other local businesses to add to the town’s official welcome by using the German flag colours of black, red and yellow in window displays

Mr Abeysundra, who owns the Silk Road interior design business, in Wey Hill, said: “It can create a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere when the whole town is involved in this way.”

One of the highlights of the visit will be the planting of a “friendship tree” donated by the German town on Lion Green.