We are a self-help, voluntary organisation with no religious or political affiliations.
We have just over 400 members.
As an independent, self-governing, charitable body, we are run by a committee drawn from the membership according to the rules of our Constitution.
We also publish detailed policy guidance on a number of issues for the benefit of our members. GDPR, Diversity, Conflict Resolution
Every February, we hold our Annual General Meeting, which forms part of the monthly meeting. Reports are made to members, committee members are elected, and it is one of many opportunities for members to influence the way we do things.
East of England Region u3a
We are a member of the East of England Region u3as
The region includes the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire. There are 141 u3as within the Region making it the 2nd largest within the UK.
Essex Association U3As
We are also a member of the Essex Association of u3as which currently has more than 50 member u3as across the county of Essex who share ideas and experiences. The association organises events, workshops and study days.
Third Age Trust
We are affiliated to the Third Age Trust which is the national body that brings together U3As throughout the UK. The Trust has more than 400,000 members in more than 1,000 U3As and is continuing to grow every day.
The Trust provides helpful advice, guidance and resources for its members. Any member can sign up for its National u3a Newsletter.