In 1978 the Broxtowe Twinning Association was created to develop links with our twin town of Gütersloh in Germany. Since then a great number of partnerships have been developed including, business links, education and sporting links and personal friendships. In 2003 the Twinning Association reviewed it's aims and changed it's emphasis to become a friendship group.
Gütersloh is situated at the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia in the West of Germany. It is the capital of the Gütersloh district. The town's area is about 110 km with a population of almost 100,000 inhabitants.
The Borough of Broxtowe entered into a Friendship and Co-operation agreement with the Myszków County in southern Poland in 2006. This was renewed in March 2014.
The Friendship and Cooperation agreement is a modern version of the traditional "Twinning" process in which Broxtowe has been involved for some 33 years with the town of Gütersloh.