South Wales Network

Co-Chairman:Lloyd EvansSecretary:Denise Jones
 Dafydd Evans
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New Wales Trustee

Hilary Jones is retiring as Wales Trustee (click on TRUSTEE on the main menu above to see Hilary's last edition of her 'Trustee Tips') and Chris Winner from Flintshire U3A is taking over from her. She is, at present, the chairman of Flintshire U3A and of the North Wales Network. and has tremendous knowledge and expertise in ITC and education amongst other talents. Here is a message from her:

I am fully aware that Hilary will be a very hard act to follow but I will do my best to follow in her footsteps to ensure our U3A members in Wales are kept up to date with everything coming from the NEC and more importantly keep the NEC aware of all the wonderful things that happen in our U3As in Wales, (as well of course any concerns that may arise).

I know many of you, I look forward to meeting those I don't know and working with with you all in the future.

Some Official Documents

Constitution 2018
Mins Apr 2018Mins Jul 2018Mins Oct 2018
Budget DocumentBudget Numbers

Wales Coastline and Border Celebration

Many of our South Wales U3As have a coastal boundary or are close to the coast so may be interested in the above project. Click on the heading above for the details and see how your U3A can get involved.

Support for Beacon U3A Membership Management System

Pete Edmondson is the Regional Support Co-ordinator for the system and is able to provide information and support for any U3A in Wales wishing to use the Beacon system. You can contact Pete using the Beacon Support Wales contact page or phone on 01490 430216.


Chepstow Newsletter (link to their Magazine page)Bridgend Newsletter

Some Useful Documents

Dates for your Diary
Fri Jan 11th

Network Meeting and AGM at the Sully Old School 9.30 for a 10.00 am start. Refreshments will be available on arrival.

For the Agenda please click on Network AGM Agenda
For a Nomination Form, click on Network AGM Nominations

The Old School is next door to the parish church, at the western end of Sully. The address is

  • 1 South Road, Sully, CF64 5TG.

Details can be accessed at The Old School site says, “There is space for up to sixteen cars in the forecourt, with additional parking available in lay-byes located either side of the Old School.”

The AGM itself should only take a few minutes as there has been no previous AGM so no minutes and no matters arising. So don't let the word AGM put you off coming! The rest of the time will be devoted to the business of running the network.

For those who want a meal after the meetings there are a few local hostelries:

  • just around the corner from the Old School, past the church and 20 metres along Cog Road is The Boathouse, formerly, The Sully Inn
  • eastwards, 800 metres towards Penarth on South Road, the B4267, is the Sully Club, with a restaurant that is open to non members
  • further along the same road, another 800 metres towards the coast, turning right and looking over Sully Island are the Seashore Grill and The Captains’ Wife
  • yet further along, 2½ miles towards Penarth and Cardiff, is The Schooner, a Harvester Restaurant
  • for those wanting to make their way towards the motorway, there is a Beefeater, The Woolston Castle, in Wenvoe, first left after passing under the footbridge.
Fri Jan 25th Bridgend U3A invite every U3A in our network to a quiz at the Brackla Community Centre, Bridgend at 2.30 for 3.00 pm. You can put in as many teams as you want up to a maximum of 6 per team at a cost of £3.00 pp. Please contact to confirm if you wish to attend.
Tue Feb 26th Interest Groups Matter
at the Hi Tide in Porthcawl from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
a free National Workshop from the Third Age Trust which includes coffee and lunch.

Interest groups are the lifeblood of the U3A. How do you keep them vibrant and accessible and encourage people to lead? This workshop will help to provide an opportunity to discuss some of the challenges and how to respond. It will also provide opportunities for networking and learning from each other's experiences.

Click on Interest Groups Matter for more details and to register.
Wed May 1st Llandrindod Wells Keynote Speaker Day
From 11.00 am to 4.00 pm at The Pavilion, Llandrindod Wells
Speakers: Iolo Williams and Steve Hughson (CEO Royal Welsh)
Performances: Willow Globe Theatre and a Ukelele Band
Coffee and Lunch included.
Contact Llandrindod Wells U3A for more information