Braintree Area

Groups

July update - the committee are looking into guidance from U3A Head Office as to whether a few groups can meet outside. You will be informed when this has been confirmed. Please see the information below that still applies to most Groups.

Please be aware that most Groups have had to cancel their group meetings due to the Coronavirus restrictions. Please send an email to your Group Contact via the 'bird' link on the group page for your group, or if you have a telephone please call. This is the person who is most likely to have the latest information for the particular group you are enquiring about.

Groups – Time and Date, Click the BOLD text Link below to view more details.

All Group Contacts please try and keep in touch with your members online, by email or telephone why we have to remain at home.

We do advice that any new members who are interested in joining a group make contact with the Group Contact to confirm a place is available and the date of the next meeting. This can be done by the 'Bird' link on each group page.

If you are a Group Contact have a look at the 'All Group Contacts' information via the top link in the right hand column. This will give you an outline of how to keep group members informed by updating your group web page and there is a direct link to the Site Builder login page.

Please remember that as a Group Contact you are only part of your group and not expected to lead it. All members of a group should be involved in how it is organised, so don't feel overwhelmed - we are all here to help!

Our Facebook pages The Committee has decided to create a members only Facebook page and a public Facebook page. Please go to our Latest News page for more information.

Past copies of our U3A Newsletters are available via the links on the right hand column. You will see articles on different group activities, if you are new to U3A they will give you a good idea of what groups provide for their members. In line with the new General Data Protection Policy we no longer include the Group Contact's telephone number in our web copy of the Newsletters, but you can either use the 'bird' link on the group's page to send an email or refer to your membership booklet.

A reminder that under GPDR photographs are classified as personal data. If group photographs are being taken members should be asked to step out of shot if they don't wish to be in a photograph that might be shown on our website.

Group List
Art Appreciation
 4th Tuesday @ 2.30
 4th Tuesday @ 2.30Astronomy
 2nd Fri @ 10.00 - 12.00am
 2nd Fri @ 10.00 - 12.00am
Beginners French
 Date & time tbc
 Date & time tbcBird Watching
 1st Wed @ 10.30am
 1st Wed @ 10.30am
Book Club 1
 1st Tue @ 2.00pm
 1st Tue @ 2.00pmBook Club 2
 2nd Tue @ 2.00pm
 2nd Tue @ 2.00pm
Bridge
 Tue - Weekly @ 10.00am
 Tue - Weekly @ 10.00amBus Pass Safari GP1
 Venue Varies
 Venue Varies
Card Making
 10am - 12noon 1st Monday
 10am - 12noon 1st MondayCards & Board Games
 Monday-Fortnightly @ 2.00pm
 Monday-Fortnightly @ 2.00pm
Computer Beginners
 Tue - Fortnightly 10.00am
 Tue - Fortnightly 10.00amCrafty Yarners
 2nd & 4th Friday @ 2.00pm
 2nd & 4th Friday @ 2.00pm
Creative Writers'
 3rd Friday @ 10.00am
 3rd Friday @ 10.00amDigital Photography
 3rd Thursday @ 10.00am
 3rd Thursday @ 10.00am
Family History
 2nd Mon @ 2.30pm
 2nd Mon @ 2.30pmFlower Arranging
 2nd Wed @ 10.00am
 2nd Wed @ 10.00am
French Conversation
 2nd Wed @10.15 am
 2nd Wed @10.15 amGardening
 3rd Tues - Venues vary
 3rd Tues - Venues vary
Geography
 3rd Fri @ 10.00am
 3rd Fri @ 10.00amGrumpy Old Men
 3rd Mon @ 7.15pm
 3rd Mon @ 7.15pm
Grumpy Old Women
 Date & time tbc.
 Date & time tbc.Improvers French
 1st & 3rd Friday @ 2.00pm
 1st & 3rd Friday @ 2.00pm
Jaw and Draw Group
 1st & 3rd Tuesday @ 2.30pm
 1st & 3rd Tuesday @ 2.30pmJazz & Jammin
 2.00pm - 2nd & 4th Friday
 2.00pm - 2nd & 4th Friday
Killers & Thrillers Book Group
 Date & time tbc
 Date & time tbcLe Dejeuner Lunch Group
 4th Tue - Venues vary
 4th Tue - Venues vary
Line Dance
 1st & 3rd Mon @10.30am
 1st & 3rd Mon @10.30amLipreading
 1st Wed @ 10.00am
 1st Wed @ 10.00am
Local History
 3rd Tue @ 2.00pm
 3rd Tue @ 2.00pmPainting
 2nd Thur @ 10.00am
 2nd Thur @ 10.00am
Petanque-Tuesday
 Tuesday-Weekly @ 9.30-11.00am
 Tuesday-Weekly @ 9.30-11.00amPetanque-Wednesday
 Wednesday-Weekly @ 10.00am
 Wednesday-Weekly @ 10.00am
Scrabble
 10.00am 2nd & 4th Thurs
 10.00am 2nd & 4th ThursSinging for Pleasure
 1st Tue @ 2.00pm
 1st Tue @ 2.00pm
Snooker
 2nd Tue @ 2.00pm
 2nd Tue @ 2.00pmSpanish Conversation
 Alternative Thursdays @ 10.00a
 Alternative Thursdays @ 10.00a
Sunday Luncheon
 Check Venue
 Check VenueTuesday Luncheon
 Check Venue
 Check Venue
Ukulele Group
 1st & 3rd Friday @ 2.30pm
 1st & 3rd Friday @ 2.30pmWalkie-Talkies
 4th Wed @ 10.30am
 4th Wed @ 10.30am
Walking Group 1
 3rd Thur @ 9.45am
 3rd Thur @ 9.45amWalking Group 2
 3rd Tue @ 10.30am
 3rd Tue @ 10.30am
Water Confidence
 Varies
 Varies