Burntwood & District

Welcome

Come and Learn, Laugh and Live with Burntwood and District U3A!

A very warm welcome to the web-site of Burntwood and District U3A.

Burntwood is in south Staffordshire, located between Lichfield and Cannock, with a population of 26 thousand at the time of the 2001 census. Nearby places include Brownhills, Hammerwich, Cannock Wood, Norton Canes, Gentleshaw and Cannock.

The town is home to the smallest park in the UK located near Christchurch at the junction of Farewell Lane. In September 2009, a Burntwood man Terry Herbert discovered a buried pile of Saxon treasure with a metal detector, known as The Saxon Hoard. A more recent notable resident Stephen Sutton MBE, blogger and charity fund activist, became famous for his fund raising efforts for the Teenage Cancer trust.

Burntwood and District U3A is relatively new , having held our inaugural meeting in July 2015 then accepted into full membership in December of that year.

A monthly meeting is held, primarily on the third Thursday of every month, at Chasetown Methodist Church, Lawnswood Avenue, WS7 4YE. Please refer to the events page on the web site, as dates of meetings and events sometimes change. These start at 2 pm and entry costs £1.50. Please note that people are still able to join if they do not wish to attend the monthly meetings.

Like all U3As we are run by the members for the members. Please refer to the Groups page to see what groups are available and their meeting details. Groups can be run by an individual or a group of members. If you have a particular hobby or interest that you wish to share, then please let our Group Co-ordinator know, and we can help you set up a group. This could be for a limited amount of time or on-going.

Annual membership of Burntwood U3A costs £12 - or £6 if you are already a member of another U3A. A small charge is payable for each activity attended. We aim to keep costs to a minimum and at present, charges range between 20p and £2.00.

Prospective members are allowed to attend two activities before joining. This could be - 2 monthly meetings; or one monthly meeting and one group activity; or 2 of the same group activities; or 2 different group activities.
ONCE A PROSPECTIVE MEMBER HAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THIS ALLOWANCE, THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND ANY U3A ACTIVITY UNTIL THEY HAVE PAID THEIR MEMBERSHIP FEE.
Non-members attendance beyond the 2 activities could jeopardise our insurance and is therefore not permitted.

A monthly bulletin is circulated by email with the latest news and events.

Visitors to the site can go to the Contact page and send an email via the form provided. Please indicate address and telephone number if you would like the appropriate documents sent to you.