News and information
This page has news about Cottingham U3A together with local information and websites which members might find useful and interesting.
Click on U3A on the BBC to see photos of our U3A as part of the BBC documentary "Holding Back the Years". The programme was one of 5 broadcast on BBC1 week commencing 27th March 2017 and we were included on the first episode (Monday 27th March at 09:15).
Articles Required for the Newsletter
Now that there is more space available in the newsletter, Pat Windle would welcome more articles from Interest Group Convenors about their group, especially those looking to attract new members.
We regularly report on recent outings, but it would also be good to hear from members about any enjoyable group meeting or anything else that readers of the newsletter might find interesting.
24 hour Legal Advisory Service.
The free legal telephone advice service from ARC Legal Assistance has been cancelled as this has not proved to be financially viable.
In future, please contact National Office direct for legal advice and they will deal with any enquiries on a ‘case by case’ basis.
Telephone 020 8466 6139 and Quote U3A Legal Helpline.
This free telephone advice service is available to all U3A members; there is no limit to the number of calls you can make and advice will be given on all aspects of law. If you are asked for an insurance number, tell them that you do not have one.
Click on Citizens Advice to go to their website, where you can obtain helpful information or be pointed to the nearest location for advice.
Christmas Buffet 8th December 2016
Christmas Lunch at the Lawns 2nd December 2016
Convenors Meeting 22nd September 2016
Click on a photograph to see it full size and use the arrows to move between pictures.
Advice on avoiding Scams
Being aware of different possible scams is the best way to avoid them. Click on any (or each) of the following for advice.
|takefive-stopfraud||- Awareness campaign by FFA UK, its members, and partners Cifas & City of London Police|
|www.met.police.uk/docs||- Metropolitan Police 47 page advice booklet.|
|AgeUK Avoiding scams||- similar guide from Age UK.|
|Phishing and Vishing||- the Security Awareness article from Driffield U3A (Nov 2015).|
|Postal & Phone Scams||- article from Cottingham U3A Newsletter (Sept 2016)|
Mobile Phone Emergency Contact
Have you thought of adding ICE (In case of emergency) next to the mobile phone number of your next of kin or contact person? This would inform the Emergency Services of who to contact in case of emergency. It would also be helpful for Group Leaders.
The Third Age Trust
The Trust holds several summer schools, workshops and conferences annually although these tend to be held in the south. To see if there is anything that appeals to you, check out their website by clicking on the U3A heading above.
National Theatre live
This gives details of selected National Theatre plays which are filmed and broadcast live. Cineworld at Kingswood shows these excellent broadcasts which include extras such as the background to the play or interviews with the author.
Visit Hull and East Yorkshire - Official tourist information.