Crediton & District

Crediton U3A News

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Current restrictions in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak are bound to have a huge effect on us all. The most important aim is to safeguard everyone - particularly U3A members as they mostly fall into the 'high risk' category. Encouraging news is that a vaccination programme has now begun in Crediton, hosted by the leisure centre which has erected a shelter at its entrance. (See photo - thanks to Heather Sansom.)
Vaccine shelter at Lords Meadow

A second very important aim, however, is to support members who suddenly find themselves isolated, anxious and lonely. If you know of any member who finds themselves in a particularly isolated condition then please let us know. If their isolation is of a technical nature - eg no computer or no know-how - then let us know about that too.



Re-arranged trips to Lanhydrock & Eden Project, and Tintagel & Boscastle.

Most of you will know that a group was planning to travel to Cornwall by coach this May, to spend a night in the Lanhydrock Hotel and visit Lanhydrock House and the Eden Project.

For obvious reasons we had to abandon the trip, but are now planning to go in October this year. Entrance cost to Lanhydrock House was circa £15 in 2020 and that to the Eden Project was £13 (both sums were for members of tour parties). If you are a member of either the NT or the Eden Project you won’t have to pay an admission charge at the relevant venue.

We also plan to run another trip to Tintagel & Boscastle sometime in 2021 (date to be arranged). The cost of this will be £8.50 – £10.00 (depending on numbers going). Because U3A members don’t pay to enter English Heritage properties, the cost includes admission to Tintagel Castle (& the new bridge).

Please let me know if you'd like to join us.

If you need any more information please phone me on 773940 or e-mail me on

Keith Barker



All normal group activities have been suspended, but some groups continue to operate via Zoom. Please contact your group leader for advice concerning group activity during the Coronavirus restrictions.

petanque Petanque

Anyone for petanque? Quelqu'un pour la petanque? One of our members is looking to set up a petanque group.

Other interests
We need people to organise new groups for painting, films / cinema visits, gardening / garden visits, ukelele for beginners, Italian for beginners, singing for pleasure (not a choir), using computers and clearing plastic from beaches. You don't need to be an expert, just enthusiastic. Please let Liz Ouldridge, Groups Coordinator, know if any of these appeal to you and also let Liz know if you have suggestions for other interest groups or could help with organising a group.



Check the Group page for more details of other outings that are run by individual Third Age groups. For example, The Churches and Historical Buildings group runs regular outings.

Please contact the relevant Group Organiser if you would like to take part.




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