Barnsley & District


Barnsley & District U3A (BU3A) - Penistone Area Information

This page is to help BU3A members that live in the Penistone area be more aware of new local developments in your area, drop-in meetings etc.

Please note that the Penistone area is not separate from Barnsley & District U3A. All members from either area are always equally welcome to attend groups held in the Barnsley and Penistone areas.

The Penistone Project has been created to enable those in the Penistone area to benefit from all of the facilities of the Barnsley & District U3A, whilst also benefiting from much easier access through also having groups more locally in the Penistone area.

Exciting news - we are beginning to plan our return to face to face meetings. Crown green bowling has started and indoor groups will start to follow from September. Please phone the co-ordinator for exact details.

We now have nine groups in the Penistone area, plus the Drop In Session. They are:

Board Games, first and third Mondays in the Bar room, St John's Community centre at 7-9pm. We have a variety of games to choose from but are willing to be led by the group. Why not come and join us. We play Triominoes. Qwirkle, Great British Train Game, Mexican Train to name a few. This group has started meeting again.

Crown Green Bowling, 10-30 to 12.30 every Tuesday, at Penistone Bowling Club. The artificial green is wheelchair friendly and you will be made very welcome. The season has started following strict rules.

Patchwork Projects, first and third Tuesday of the month, 2pm to 4pm, Penistone Scout Hut, Wentworth Road. They also have a WhatsApp page to help and support each other. This group will restart in October 2021.

Walking Group meeting on 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, as announced. This group also meet on zoom once a month.

Crafty Chat, every other Friday, 2-4pm. At Penistone scout Hut, Wentworth Road. This group will start meeting again from 24th September 2021.

Penistone Social History, studying 1970 - present day, 2nd Thursday of the month at Penistone Library, 10am to 11.15am. Starting again in September.

Paramount Theatre Group Meeting as announced. This group visits the theatre to see live productions, live streaming, ballet and occasional films. Please contact the co-ordination for details.

Art Group Penistone Every Friday 1pm to 4pm at Penistone scout hut, Wentworth Road. This group will start again in October.

MOTO Penistone. This group is for Members On Their Own and will meet once a month at Penistone scout hut, Wentworth Road on a Friday 1.30pm to 3pm as advertised. They will organise day trips, meals out, theatre etc as the group requires.This group will restart their meeting on Friday17th September, and then as advertised.

Penistone Drop In Sessions
These are held at St. John's Community Centre, Bar Room, just off the main hall, between 10am and 12 noon, on the first Thursday of the month. Come and find out what is happening in your U3A. Information on Travel Group, new groups and social items will be available as will the Buzz Magazine. This is open to all members and prospective members. Call in and see me and enjoy the refreshments at the Country Market! Drop In will start again on Thursday 7th October
Walking Football
Walking Football is played at Dodworth Miners W.C .It is played weekly on Fridays weeks 1,2 and 4 k.o at 10.00am. Week 3 has an 11.00am k.o time.
All new players welcome.

Walking Cricket meets at Dodworth Miners Welfare club on Wednesday every other week and Thursdays every week

Note from Travel Committee
Day trips and overnight stays organised for Barnsley U3A will pick up in Penistone. Stays of two nights or more pick up from home by taxi and you are then taken to a central point.

Travel Group trips for 2020
Sunday 8th March Day Trip to Salford Quays. Pick up Penistone. A good day out, enjoyed by all. Plenty to see and do - Art Gallery, Media centre tour, War Museum North etc.

The following trips were all cancelled but we hope to rebook them as soon as conditions allow.

Sunday 17th May Chester Canal Cruise with 3 course lunch, pick up in Penistone. This trip is currently on hold until we are informed about the lockdown. We hope to run this in September 2021.

7th and 8th June Blists Hill and Shrewsbury, DBB, pick up in Penistone. We have postponed this trip until next year

For more information on these trips please phone Chrissie White

Page last reviewed 07/09/21 by Helen Dew