Basildon & Billericay

Membership & Committee Contacts

Membership of Basildon & Billericay u3a is open to anyone no longer in full-time employment in Basildon, Billericay, Wickford and and surrounding areas. For more information and/or to join, please contact the Membership Secretary by telephone on 07960 564707 or by e-mail using the 2021 Membership Application Form which can be downloaded from the LINKS Page.

The committee decided that due to the exceptional circumstances that we had in the year 2020 and that very few activities that actually went ahead we would reconsider the fees for renewal in 2021. The year starts on March 1st, 2021 as you will be aware, and renewal will be due as from 1st February.

It was decided that considering the fee we have to pay to the Third Age Trust, we would reduce the fee for existing members to £5 per person for the year 2021.

New members, however, will still have to pay £15 for the year or £10 if joining after 1st October 2021. This covers administration costs, including a membership subscription fee of £3.50 to the national organisation, the Third Age Trust. It entitles members to take part in as many of the interest/activity Groups as they wish, to attend monthly meetings, and to receive monthly Newsletters, as well as the "Third Age Matters" magazine from the Third Age Trust. Any social events, outings, holidays etc. will involve additional costs; and participation in some Groups may incur expenses for books, materials, and possibly travel costs and/or a pub lunch when visiting places of interest to the Group. The majority of Group meetings take place in members’ homes and it is customary to contribute a minimum 50p on the day towards the cost of tea and coffee. Where possible, members help each other with transport.

You will be aware that the cost of postage is now quite a significant sum and we cannot send out renewal forms by post to everybody and we also accept that there will be no meetings or get-togethers before this date, so please help us by downloading the form from the LINKS page or send a request via e-mail to and I will return one to you. If you do not have access to a printer please ask a friend or relative if they can download one for you.

Failing that please phone me on 07960 564707 and I will do my best to get one to you but please remember that if one is posted to you and then your membership card is posted to you, we have spent 2/5ths of your fee.

Here’s hoping for a much improved 2021 Keep safe and Keep Healthy

Stuart King Membership secretary.

In addition to your e-mail address, please would you ensure that you provide a telephone contact number and, if possible, include your full name and postal address.

Group Co-ordinators and u3a members may also use the form below to e-mail our Website Manager with items for inclusion on this site.

Basildon & Billericay u3a has a Committee elected at its Annual General Committee (AGM), to deal with administration and liaison with other u3as and the Third Age Trust. The current Committee members are:

ChairmanAlan Wood
Vice ChairmanSandra Randall
TreasurerJan Nash
SecretaryAndy Fletcher
Membership SecretaryStuart King
Groups' FacilitatorAnn Fletcher
Speakers' SecretaryJoyce Clark
Website ManagerDebbie Wood
Publicity SecretaryVACANT
Accessibility SecretaryAileen Burgess
Newsletter EditorVACANT
Minutes SecretaryVACANT
Catering ManagerMary Tibbenham
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