Our next monthly meeting will be on 28th November 2019 when the guest speaker will be Martin Lloyd , writer and broadcaster, and expert on passports through the ages. Martin will talking on PASSPORTS, ASSASINS,TRAITORS AND SPIES.

Martin Lloyd Thrill to a dramatic account of how a group of assassins brought about a change in the passport regulations; how the unmasking of a spy caused a modification in passport design and how, for one man, the passport itself turned into a killer.
Whether it’s BBC TV News or Radio Guernsey, Martin Lloyd is the media’s choice when passports are being discussed. He is an engaging storyteller and author with titles published in travel-humour, romance, thriller, history and current affairs.



Membership Form for 2019/20 Now in pdf format

New Membership Form with Data Protection
Committee Meeting Minutes

Monthly Programme - Download here!

Cheshunt Constitution

Data Protection Form


Membership Renewal 2019-2020

As the Cheshunt membership year ends on the 31st of October 2019, renewal forms for the year 2019-2020 will be available from the registration desk from the September meeting.
This years renewal forms are available for joint membership per household and we only require your name and membership number and method of payment. The fee has been kept again at £12.
This year we have the U3A account numbers on the form so you can pay by standing order as well as cheque or cash. Completed forms with attached cheques payable from the 1st of November can be left in a box provided at the Membership Secretary’s table at the meetings or mailed direct to her with a stamped addressed envelope.
However there will be an opportunity on Thursday the 10th October between 1pm and at the Laura Trott in the upstairs bar, specifically for those members who would prefer to renew on that day. Committee members will be in attendance to process their applications.

For those that are current members Membership Form for 2019/20

New members need to complete the New Membership Form with Data Protection



We have been advised by U3A National Office that to comply with Charity Commission requirements we need to remove the following sentence from Section 3 of our constitution.
This advancement should also contribute to improving the conditions of life for the above persons in the interest of their social welfare.
To meet this requirement we are giving notice that at the next meeting on 22nd August 2019 we will be seeking agreement from the membership to change Section 3 to read
Within Cheshunt and its surrounding locality, the advancement of education and, in particular, the education of older people and those who are retired from full time work by all means, including associated activities conducive to learning and personal development.
If anyone needs any further information regarding this please contact the Chairman on 01992 629209.



Orders are now being taken for the U3A 2020 diaries, price £2.75. Please leave your name and telephone number at the Information Table, or ring Lesley on 01992 445938. Diaries will be available to collect at the September meeting (correct change will be appreciated!).


Cheshunt U3A Privacy Policy

Cheshunt U3A treats your privacy rights seriously. Our privacy policy sets out how we will deal with your ‘personal information’, that is, information that could identify, or is related to the identity of, an individual. Click on the following link Cheshunt U3A Privacy Policy to read the full document.

We have also updated our Constitution, that link is as follows Cheshunt Constitution



We are hoping to set up a ZUMBA GOLD group - low impact, easy dance moves to music, suitable for all levels. Day and venue to be decided. Please register your interest at the Information Table at the main meeting, or call Lesley on 01992 445938, email


WALKING NETBALL Update Jacqui Fry: 07745 264787

As you can see from the above Jacqui is taking the lead in organising this activity, big thanks to her. You will recall from last month that Jacqui was incapacitated, I am pleased to report that ,although not quite firing on all cylinders, she is on the mend! Below is her latest update, she hopefully will be found on the BSL table ,British Sign Language, to answer any queries you may have.

I have had problems with premises re netball, however I have managed to secure part of the main hall at Laura Trott. Therefore our inaugural session will be at Laura Trott Centre on Friday,tomorrow, 25th Oct. 5 to 6pm. Following this session we have an option to go to Wednesdays starting the 30th 2 to 3pm.

The cost initially will be £3 per person per session .

I met with Sally Whittle (Netball Development Officer) who said that she or Lucy Prestedge will host the sessions for up to six weeks until we are fully up and running. The sessions initially will be for getting to know what to do and increase fitness.
Look forward to seeing you all.



This is not a first aid course.
For 22yrs I served on front line Ambulance work for, initially, the Hertfordshire Ambulance Service which eventually become the East of England Ambulance and Paramedic Service. I served as a Paramedic for 17 yrs dealing with whatever medical emergencies came my way, from Maternities to Death and resuscitation. I have already done several demonstrations which have proved to be popular and have been asked to offer more, demonstrating what I would do in an emergency; recognizing an emergency; and communicating with the ambulance service. So the main topics are Cardiac emergency, Strokes, unconscious patients and tips on doing effective CPR.
There is no charge except for £1 towards tea and coffee.
To this end I will be doing another 2hr demonstration on Monday 4th February 10-12 at the YHA Windmill Lane. Parking is on site.
There are 20 places available.
If interested please see me on the Information Table or contact me Stewart Wagstaff 01992 624706.


Your Health – eGym at The Laura Trott Leisure Centre.

The Laura Trott Leisure Centre has arranged a reduced price membership for all U3A members who wish join and use the new Egym studio. Some of the U3A members have already joined including Janet and Toni are seeing the benefit of the new equipment which offers a more peaceful and safer method of exercising for members that may be put off by using the main area in the gym.

As we age, it is now commonly accepted that we begin to lose the strength in our muscles, which can lead to a higher risk of injury, falls and breaks. Aside of the physical health benefits there is also a link between an enhanced level of health and lean muscle mass vs reduced body fat mass and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as we age which is now evident through medical science.

The Egym room offers members the chance to exercise in an environment that is not only comfortable but also allows members to use gym equipment that can be specifically set up to accommodate any previous or existing injuries and other pathologies, all age groups, any exercise ability through a safe and pre-set range of motion and build strength through joints and muscles.

The team at the Laura Trott Leisure Centre have agreed a special U3A membership price of 5 months at £24.99 and will be offering U3A members the chance every few weeks to come in and have a tour of the Egym in order to see how the equipment works and meet the managers and team.

To book your tour/induction with one of our professional health and fitness instructors please contact the membership team on 01992 623345 or ask at reception.



NEW MEMBERS’ GROUP Carole Batter 01707 879773 Pat Dixon 01992 766832

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 next meet at the Fountains Cafe, Old Pond, Cheshunt at 11am on the Tuesday 29th October.

Our aim is to set up a 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.




We now have a Group Leader willing to set up a second Reading For Pleasure Group. Please register your interest at the monthly meeting, or contact Ines Lees on 01992 625776.



In view of the popularity of our SATURDAY LUNCH Group, Rachel is starting a second group which will meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Bulls Head Pub at Turnford. Contact Rachel for more details. Rachel 01992 636034



ur first Signing Language sessions are almost at an end; for this first course and what a joy it has been. Seventeen members signed up and have learnt over 150 signs and are starting to be able to sign short sentences to each other. (A follow-up and refresher course will be available for these members at the end of September. In the meantime a new course will be as follows;

Basic finger spelling and sign language for beginners. Useful, communication for all and fun to learn. Six, one hour, 30 minute sessions will be held at the Community Room, Tesco Super Store.
Contact Jacqui Fry: 07745 264787



We now have in place a Group Sharing Agreement with our neighbouring U3As. Anyone wishing to attend one of the listed groups should first contact the Group Leader. You must prove that you are a paid up member of Cheshunt U3A by showing your membership card.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES (Lea Valley) Chris Murphy 01992 446190 Kate Gorman 01992 465032
ASTRONOMY (Broxbourne) David Sharp 01992 422622
BALLROOM/SEQUENCE DANCING (Broxbourne) Stan Chatterton 01992 414290
BOARD GAMES (Waltham Abbey) Helen Wilson 01992 712765
CREATIVE WRITING & POETRY (Broxbourne) Jean Hack 01992 426255
DISCUSSION & DEBATING (Waltham Abbey) Richard Clayton 01992 768794
DRAMA (Waltham Abbey) Elaine Pritchard 01992 768446
GARDENING 2 (Broxbourne) Suzanne Fitch 01992 444257
GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS (Waltham Abbey) Helen Wilson 01992 712765
GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS (Buntingford) Bill Hooper 01763 273123
HEALTH & RELAXATION (Broxbourne) Val Foley 01992 304830
HERITAGE GROUP (Broxbourne) Geoff Ansell 01992 444928
LATIN (Hertford) Anthony Holbourne 01992 300663
MERRY MEN (Waltham Abbey) Bernie Leverett 01992 763938
PILATES (Buntingford) Rosemary Poulton 01763 271598
STAMP COLLECTING (Broxbourne) Michael Facey 01992 468833
SUNDAY LUNCH (Waltham Abbey) Terry Hoye 07944 239235



Do you want to learn and play chess?
The Chess Group is still looking for new members. This group is aimed at beginners and intermediate players. You can learn the moves and enjoy your first game. If you would like to learn this wonderful game please see me at my table or give me a ring on the above number.

Contact: Rodney Dixon tel: 01992766832; mobile 07904 666834; email:



We have now received new parking permits that can be used for every month this coming membership year. These can ONLY be used on our main meeting days. PLEASE ENSURE YOU DISPLAY YOUR PERMIT CLEARLY so the Enforcement Officers know you are in the U3A meeting. Collection of permits can be from the Membership Secretary.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU DISPLAY YOUR PERMIT CLEARLY so the Enforcement Officers know you are in the U3A meeting.

Steve Gollop Vice Chairman Cheshunt U3A


THE U3A IS FOR EVERYBODY - a diverse range of topics and groups to get involved with a chance to meet old, and make new friends in an informative and relaxed atmosphere where you will be made most welcome.

Please explore our website, and feel free to come along to our monthly meeting at the Laura Trott Centre, Windmill Lane, Cheshuntto find out more about us - you are welcome to attend these meetings as a visitor for an entrance fee on the door of £2. Each month we have a guest speaker - details on our Events Page - as well as information on individual groups, bookstall, refreshments and a raffle.


VISITORS - a temporary membership fee of £2 is charged to visitors, and a dated receipt is given. This confers all the advantages of Cheshunt U3A membership, including insurance, for that month only, during which time a group activity can be joined if there is room and on production of the receipt and payment of the usual group attendance fee.

If you wish to donate books and puzzles to help raise funds please bring them along to the monthly meeting. A raffle for valuable prizes will also be held at each monthly meeting. **** TOP PRIZE NOW £50***

Click on the links on the right hand side of this page for the following documents:
More Time to Learn - information about the ethos and organisation of U3A groups.
U3A and You - newsletter with Q&As
U3A Going Forward - the three year plan for U3A.

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