Arun West

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Our AGM 2022 will take place on Wednesday 18th May at 2pm in Yapton & Ford Village Hall, Main Road Yapton BN18 0ET.
All the papers can be found on the Member Info page including the annual accounts.
Please support your u3a and the committee by attending.


The Monthly Coffee Morning South of the A259 is back face to face on Thursday 5th May at 10:15am at St Mary's Centre, Grasmere Avenue, Felpham. We are hoping to include the usual quiz, charity table and our regular free raffle and most of all an opportunity to revisit old friends and make new ones.

Cost for members will be £2 to include coffee and biscuits. You are welcome to bring your own mug or use our paper cups.

The Coffee Morning North of the A259 at Barnham Community Hall starts again on Tuesday 17th May at 10:30 - 12 noon. An opportunity to have a chat with friends and meet new people over a cup of coffee and a biscuit. Held in one of the small halls of Barnham Community Hall which has excellent facilities and easy, free parking.

Cost for members will be £2 to include coffee and biscuits. You are welcome to bring your own mug.

We do have a request to make regarding your attendance at both coffee mornings, could you please do a Lateral Flow Test, before attending and please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Although the numbers in Arun are rapidly declining, we would like you all to be safe.

There will be no monthly talk in May this will be replaced by the AGM on Wednesday 18th May at 2pm. The AGM will be followed by a cream tea. Please let Jean Chair know if your are attending to ensure that there is enough cream teas!

See Meetings for details of all our talks.

Monthly Beacon Newsletter

Each month Mary Curd (Vice Chair and Groups Coordinator) will be sending out a newsletter via Beacon to members if you would rather read or download as a PDF click in the links on the right.

From time to time we publish a magazine called Lively Minds. All issues are now on-line. Use the link on the right hand column to read them. (Once open, click + symbol at the bottom of pages to enlarge for easier reading).


The u3a radio podcast has now launched on podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The episode can also still be listened to on our u3a YouTube channel, with captions.

In the January episode, the team discuss the Kindertransport learning initiative, talk to a member of u3a in Australia and hear about the milestone of 5,000 trees being planted in the u3a 40th anniversary wood.

Please do share this with your members and, if you or a member of your u3a has a story to share with u3a radio, please get in touch.

(If you're new to these podcasts, they're free, don't need any logging in and are just like radio via the internet!)

You can simply click on any of the link on the right for Spotify or YouTube to hear the podcasts - the results are the same.

Also on You Tube you can see some members reflections on what joining the U3A has meant to them. Search: Do Something Brilliant Today | u3a uk


During the Covid 19 Lockdowns we developed 3 Arun West U3A groups on Facebook these are still active groups:

Arun West U3A

Arun West U3A Plants and Gardens Group

Arun West U3A Snap Happy

The national group U3A - Keeping in touch is also very interesting and some of our members are on that.

If you have a Facebook Account, you can click on the links on the right to join the groups.

If you do not receive the national U3A monthly newsletter or know someone who does not receive it encourage them to sign up on the National U3A page.
Each month the bitesize version will be included in the link on the right. If you want to read the full version click on National U3A button .The Trust has also developed a whole series of national programmes which can be found on the national website.

South East U3A Forum - Summer School takes place in June 2022 click on the link to find out more information.

Many groups are now active - see some photographs from Petanque, Gentle Walking and Local History. If you have a great photograph from your group send it to our Gill Henry - Web Co-ordinator as an attachment.

Remember to check that members featured are happy to be on our site.

If you have something interesting to share from your group send it to Gill and it can be posted on this page. The Crafts for Charity Group have been making Twiddle Muffs go to their page to read about why they have been making them.

Support for Ukraine Guest and/or their hosts. One of our members would like to draw your attention to a weekly drop in to be held in Bognor. See poster for details.

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.