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This section is dedicated to matters that are not ALL directly connected to a U3A but may be of interest to its members.


Can you please check in first with Pam Crawford and collect your tickets when meeting at Lloyds Bank BEFORE getting on the coach for any event.



The house on cold hill Wednesday 17th April 2019 at the Milton Keynes Theatre
Tickets plus coach £40. Meet o/s Lloyds Bank, Cheshunt Pond at 11am.

TV favourites BAFTA-nominated Joe McFadden (The Crow Road, Heartbeat, Holby City and former champion of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing) and Rita Simmons (Roxy Mitchell in Eastenders) to star as Ollie Harcourt and Caro Harcourt. Charlie Clements (Eastenders) and Persephone Swales-Dawson (Hollyoaks) also join the cast.


Following the incredible sell-out stage success of Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the No. 1 best-selling author Peter James is back with this spine-tingling new world premiere play.

Based on Peter’s own real-life experience, The House on Cold Hill tells the story of the Harcourt family, who move into the house of their dreams; an old, dilapidated Georgian mansion that has been empty for the last 40 years. However, their dream home quickly turns into the stuff of nightmares as they begin to realise they aren’t the only residents at Cold Hill...

The House on Cold Hill is a modern day ghostly thriller that will send shivers down your spine and make you think twice about returning home to a dark, empty house after the show!


Psychological consequences of fear of incontinence

A disturbing title I agree however Cheshunt U3A have been contacted by Clinical Consultant Shirley Chiu at University College London who is currently studying the impact of worrying about bladder and bowels control on mood and daily activities. Two in every three women over 40, and one in two men, experience losing control of their bladder and around 1 in 8 or 9 adults have experienced losing control of their bowels. Yet the impact of continence concerns is an under-researched area, particularly in the older population.
She would like Cheshunt U3A to help distribute the advert flyer for this project (e.g. by leaving our flyer in your store)? Participants will be invited to complete an online anonymous survey, which should take approximately 20-25 minutes.
We will obtain those flyers but they are unlikely to arrive before the February meeting. Meanwhile if you like to take part then click on the above link and follow the instructions.


9 - 5 The Musical 1st May 2019 Savoy Theatre, 9-5 The Musical,
£50 Inc coach, tip , pick-up 11.a.m., PAYMENT DUE ON BOOKING
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is getting down to business - with a strictly limited season at the West End's Savoy Theatre.
Starring Louise Redknapp*, Caroline Sheen^, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Bonnie Langford and Brian Conley, the smash-hit musical features a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick and an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton.
9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy - three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the girls manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?
Inspired by the cult film and brought to you by Dolly herself, this hilarious new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!



Our Musician United Group entertained members of the Beaumont Centre at their Coffee morning last Monday 28th January. They received a great reception - the band had them all up and dancing. Plans are now in hand to make this a monthly event. The players learnt a lot from this and are looking forward to the next session.
The Beaumont Centre are keen to promote their Coffee mornings and would invite all U3A members to join them. Once a date has been set for our return I will include it in this piece.
Meanwhile attached are three snippets of that performance https:/, and



One of our local U3A partners is running a English heritage group trip to Eltham Palace on Thursday 28th February. They are offering spare places on this trip to members of the other U3A's in the sharing group.

Details are as follows; -

Place: Eltham Palace;

Date: Thursday 28th February 2019;

Pick Up Times: 8.45am at the Spinning Wheel and 9.00am at The Old Pond;

Cost: £20 (for English Heritage members) or £33 for non members

Contacts for more information or to book: Geoff & Sue Ansell (01992 444928) or Bob & Maggie Buckley (01992 461033)


Parking enforcement to be introduced at Council offices

To improve the use of parking facilities at Bishops’ College, parking enforcement will be introduced in the entire front section of the site fromMonday 21 January 2019.

Visitors wishing to park at Bishops’ College will have to validate their right to park via a Pay by Phone system. The new regulations will be enforced 24 hours a day from Monday to Sunday, including Bank Holidays. The change will be applicable to all vehicles including motorbikes.

Parking charges will be as follows:

Free up to 2 hours (free session must be registered through Pay By Phone)
£2.40 for up to 3 hours
£3.40 for up to 4 hours
£4.40 for up to 5 hours
£5.40 for up to 6 hours
£10 for over 6 hours (up to midnight)

There will be no pay and display machine so all parking sessions will need to be registered through PayByPhone (including free parking for the first 2 hours). Vehicles must not return within 1 hour of a previous period of parking.

The location code will be 801290and visitors can register for parking via the following methods:

• online at
• by calling 0800 546 0618 (calls charged at local rate)
• through the PayByPhone app which can be downloaded from the App store, Google Play or

Cards accepted: Visa/Mastercard/Google Pay/Apple Pay (AMEX not accepted)

Any vehicle that contravenes the car park`s regulations will face £50 or £70 Penalty Charge Notice, depending on the offence. Penalties may be reduced by 50% if paid within 14 days from the issue date.

Penalty Charge Notices can be issued for the following reasons:

• Parked during the chargeable hours without having a valid PayByPhone session for the stay
• Parked after the expiry of a free session or after the time paid for
• Not parked wholly within the marked bay
• Parked in a disabled person`s parking space without clearly displaying a valid disabled badge
• Parked in a reserved bay, restricted area, or on a yellow line
• Parked in a loading bay without loading
• Parked within 1 hour of a previous parking period



Click Diary Dates for 2019 for the following groups - Bolivia, Canasta, Rummikub and Music in the Afternoon




If you have joined Cheshunt U3A in the last three months or have just joined today, please come along to the New Members’ Group.
We meet at the Fountains Cafe, Old Pond, Cheshunt at 11am on the first Monday in the month. Our aim is to set up friendly group where you can meet other new members, find out about Cheshunt U3A, meet group leaders and find out the different special interests groups.
Carole Batter 01707 879773 Pat Dixon 01992 766832



Citizens Advice Then join us in offering advice and practical support to those people in need of assistance in the area.
As a charity serving the community for over 20 years, we know the powerful impact our help provides. Whatever your background and skills, we know we have a role that is just right for you! We will provide all the necessary training and support and whilst learning new skills and knowledge, you will also be helping others.

If you’re interested in learning more, please visit our website:

or call us on 01992 780 236



This is kept on the information table to view, please do not remove.
We ask members to enter the names of trades’ people they have used and found to be good and reliable.
No guarantees' are implied or offered, please do your research but this might be a good starting point.

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