We are continuing to welcome new members to Cranbrook U3A, to those who have recently joined us and to the continuing support we receive from existing members. Our current membership includes Cranbrook but also extends to residents of Staplehurst, Sissinghurst, Biddenden and Benenden and places even further afield. All of you are most welcome and have become valuable members of our organisation. Your contributions to the success of Cranbrook U3A are much appreciated and we hope you will continue to enjoy the benefits of learning a new skill, sharing your knowledge with others and meeting new people.

U3A is a unique and exciting organisation which provides life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities for retired and semi-retired people of any age who come together and learn together. Several members share their life skills by hosting a group activity, others just enjoy socialising with other people. No qualifications are needed – the aim of Cranbrook U3A is to enhance the lives of all who participate.

In these unprecedented times we are not able to offer a full itinerary of Group activities. However, some groups have gradually resumed regular sessions, albeit with limitations in place such as subscribing to current social distancing measures and whether it is an outdoor or indoor activity. Where possible a few traditionally indoor group activities are being held outdoors where space and weather permit. However, as Autumn and Winter approach some groups will not be able to meet outside. Unfortunately current restrictions do not allow meeting indoors, so these activities will be curtailed albeit temporarily, and we remain hopeful that restrictions will be relaxed in the coming weeks.

Until we can offer more activities, the Committee have decided to offer anyone who would like to join our U3A a reduced membership fee of just £10 for this year (up to 31 March 2021). If so please contact the Membership Secretary via the Contact page or visit the Links page and click on Cranbrook U3A Membership Form to download and print a copy.

Our U3A is run by volunteers (Committee members and Group Leaders) who dedicate much of their time to making sure Cranbrook U3A remains a lively and viable organisation and we would be delighted if you decide to join us. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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