Preston Park

Welcome to Preston Park U3A in Brighton

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR RELATING TO COVID-19 EPIDEMIC

March 16th 2020. Updated September 2020

We are sorry that due to the Corvid 19 virus there will be no meetings until at least January. We might have to cancel more but we will see how things go. It is our duty to keep you all safe.

Also the AGM will be going ahead by post in the next couple of months, please let us know if anyone has not had any information by November.
There is not much else to say except that we are hoping to hold some small coffee mornings for those members who might like to socialise in mini groups.

Some Interest Groups will also be postponed - please check with your convenors. Groups which meet outside for example Strollers, long walks, cycling, may be happy to carry on. This will be up to yourselves to decide, maybe smaller groups also feel they can carry on. John Colman hopes to carry on with Badminton for example, provided Sports Halls are open.
Ann Kerrison’s Garden Visits have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for 2021.

All trips and visits have been postponed or cancelled for the remainder of this year. Caroline and Alan have nothing else planned for this year.

If you live on your own and need any help with anything, please contact myself and we will see if we can do anything for you. Anyone willing to offer assistance please let me know.

It is a lonely time for some of you, so try and keep in touch with anyone you know. Perhaps you could meet up for walks locally on fine weather days or enjoy coffee/tea in the parks, even take your own drink with you. Cafes of course might not be open but we need to try and support them. We just have to be sensible.

We are all in this together, so let us help others where we can. Preston Park U3A have always been a generous, friendly group so let's keep it that way.

Caroline Beebe 01273 559108 07887524561 carolinelbeebe@gmail.com

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The University of the Third Age (U3A) is an international as well as a national movement. Since 2016 we are one of 1,000 UK branches who have a total membership of over 400,000.

Preston Park U3A branch was formed in November 2007 and in the year of our 10th anniversary had over 400 members. We have more than 50 active Interest Groups; please note Non-members may only join a Group when their Membership application and payment has been received and processed.

Our U3A is part of a wider movement whose aims are to provide for that stage of life when full-time work and responsibilities are no longer central and for the ongoing development and well-being of those in the so-called Third Age. It is about keeping active when no longer in full employment, learning for pleasure or gaining a new skill. There are no exams to be passed or qualifications to be gained: but you will meet new ideas and new people in a friendly, co-operative and informal atmosphere. More information is provided about Preston Park U3A, and how you can join us, on this link.

Our name, Preston Park, derives from the medieval village of Preston, its Manor House, Park and Church, an area long since swallowed up by the growth of Brighton. But the park itself is freely open to the public. The village is 2 miles north of the sea, alongside the main A23 from London.

Registered Charity registration number 1162594. Registered July 2015.