Broomfield & District


The village of Broomfield is a semi-rural parish on the northern edge of the City of Chelmsford in the County of Essex. Chelmsford was granted it's city status during the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen in 2012.

Broomfield is far older than the City which has crept to it's southern edge. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book as Bromfelda the village has St.Mary's Church, an Essex round tower church, containing many roman tiles in the construction of it's tower, a Saxon Burial site (the hoard from which may be found in the British Museum) and the site of a roman villa. In addition the village is the 'home' to Broomfield Hospital, the district general hospital for the area.

We are well into our sixth year having launched in June 2012 following a public meeting three month's earlier which established a steering group to lay our firm foundations.

We meet every month, except August, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall, 158 Main Road, Broomfield CM1 7AH from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Meetings usually comprise an update on Group Activities followed by refeshments and then a guest speaker.

Our aim is to promote learning and the enjoyment of all things new to us through coming together and sharing within the ethos of the U3A's self learning environment, where we can all help each other.

We currently have a membership of over 200, with a total of 24 Groups, flourishing in members' homes and a variety of other venues

Membership fees are £10.00 for the annual membership period ending 31st March 2019.

A monthly Newsletter is published containing all contact details, forthcoming events and a list of various groups. The current newsletter can be found under the NEWS tab at the top of the page.

Why not come along and visit us, new members always welcome. Alternatively an enrolment form can be found by clicking the link on this page.

Our AGM in May 2018 saw elections for a new Committee, new members joining those remaining to take Broomfield & District U3A forward for another exciting year of speakers and events.

Jo Bowman