News and information

This page has news about Cottingham u3a together with local information and websites which members might find useful and interesting.

Our next one is on Thursday 29 October between 10am and the Darby and Joan Hall. The list is now open and will be closed when maximum numbers are reached. If you want to come along please send your name by email or text to Sue Tong, Lesley Tempest or me. Dates for November and December will be in the November newsletter. As these are becoming regular occurrences it is necessary for us to put an entry fee of £1 to go towards the costs of hiring the halls and refreshments.

Pat C.

Important Information

East Riding Community Response Hub are offering a service to people who need it. They offer the following:

Delivery of food parcels with the basics of bread, milk, eggs etc

Collection of medication

Support with issues around isolation.

In case anyone thinks this might be helpful in this ongoing situation their contact number is:

01482 393919.

If you would find this helpful and you are in the East Riding Council area pick up the phone to them. or you can give me a call for more information.

Stay safe

Pat Collard - Chair


The decision has been made to postpone our first national U3A Day from 3 June 2020 to Wednesday 2 June 2021

Many U3As have invested time and energy into planning creative and informative events to raise the profile of the movement. We have a long lead-time for this new date so plans can be reviewed and rearranged including venues and guests.

As you are aware, U3A Day is planned to maximise the opportunity to raise our profile nationally. Nationally, we will work towards signposting media attention to 1 October 2020, once that date is confirmed as safe and appropriate.

We will continue to update resources and advice on the national website. This helps us keep each other up-to-date with what is happening. The closed U3A Day Facebook site ( has a wealth of ideas and discussion points and is a very positive community.

It is also recommended that as many individual members sign up to the national online newsletter ( to receive regular updates as to advice and measures being put in place during this unprecedented time. Click on U3A Newsletter to access

Let’s look forward to a time to celebrate the wonderful organisation that is U3A! Thank you for your support

Future events:



Articles Required for the Newsletter

Now that there is more space available in the newsletter, Pat Windle would welcome more articles from Interest Group Conveners 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.

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 - 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.

East Riding library catalogue - & - Hull library catalogue
Find out which books are available. No need to log on.

Visit Hull and East Yorkshire# - Official tourist information.