Minutes of last meeting


Click on the link below to download the minutes of our last meeting

Minutes for the meeting held on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 will be available soon


Swindon Ocotal Link Association (SOLA) held its first AGM on Tuesday 27th November 2018 in Committee Room 2 at the Civic Offices, Euclid St

Dr Holly Ryan was invited to the meeting.

Holly is a lecturer in International Political Sociology at Queen Mary University of London and she is currently working on a project exploring international friendship, solidarity and twinning practice.
She wanted to speak to us about our experiences, so that Swindon and Ocotal might feature in her project.

Jorge Calderone Snr


It is with great sadness that we hear of the news that Dr Jorge’s father has passed away.

It was always a pleasure and a privilege to meet him when we visited Ocotal.

He was highly respected and loved by the Ocotal community.

We send our sincere condolences to Jorge, Alba and all the Calderone family.


Profesor Jorge Calderón hijo dilecto de Ocotal, Octubre 2018

Dedicado con mucho cariño para este gran ser humano que deja un imenso vacio en el corazón de su familia y de quienes tuvimos la oportunidad de conocerlo. Gracias por su legado profesor Jorge Calderón Gutiérrez, verdadero ciudadano de valer.Reitero mis condolencias a la familia!!!

Posted by Que pasa en el Norte Nicaragua on Tuesday, 30 October 2018


Current Status

Swindon Ocotal Link Association is our new official name and we continue to meet every 2 – 3 months to discuss the way forward and to maintain our close links with our friends in Ocotal.

We will endeavour to post regular updates and news of any planned events,