Crouch Valley

General Information

Detailed below is relevant information relating to Crouch Valley U3A.

King Lear Arts Competition

King Lear Prizes - a creative arts competition for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic
The latest round of the competition has just opened to entries and is running from January to 19th March 2021.

The competition is specifically for amateurs and beginners who are over the age of 65.
Entries are accepted for art, poetry, real life stories, and solo musical performance. There are over £2,000 of prizes on offer. The winners will be picked by a panel of expert judges including Gyles Brandreth, Kate Malone, Julian Lloyd Webber and Mary Jean Chan.

For more information about the competition and the organisation which runs it, please follow the King Lear Arts Competition link for more information.

It’s a great creative project for people to get stuck into particularly during this lockdown, and it’s an opportunity for members to improve their creative skills.


The following Coronavirus Advice bulleting has been issued by National.

In addition there are a number of vaccine scams that are circulating. Please read the
Covid Vaccine Fraud Guide so you are aware what to look out for.

Who We Are

To understand what and who we are, the National organisation have produced a leaflet Who We Are outlining what it does and aims in more detail.

Club Constitution

Following agreement by members at the February 2018 monthly meeting the club rules relating to the recommendation from National as to the objectives of U3A have been made to the constitution of Crouch Valley U3A. The signed amended Club Constitution March 2018 - V2 is now available.

Registered Charity

Crouch Valley U3A is a registered Charity as from April 1st 2018. Its registration number with the Charities Commission is 1180675 with its Charity Commission Certificate that has been issued.

Fraud Alert Information

With Essex Police support the Fraud Alert web page is maintained on the Thorpe Bay u3a website. Please follow Fraud Alert Information link and this will take you to information on Fraud and a link to Thorpe Bay website.

Data Protection

New Data Protection requirements are to be introduced in May 2018. These new requirements define how information is transmitted and this includes the use of personal information.

To enable National to communicate with members we need to forward details such addresses and e-mail information.

Please be advised following a question to National we have received the following statement.

"Members details that are being held by the National Office will never be sold to other organisations."

As part of GDPR requirements members are required to update their details online. Please read Direct Mail Update and follow the instructions to verify your information. Please note the dates when the information can be updated.

Safeguarding Policy

As with many organisations it is recommended that we as club adopt a Safeguarding Policy. At the July 1st 2019 Committee Meeting the following Safeguarding Policy document Please note the date it was agreed.

Meeting Dates

All of these have been suspended until further notice

AGM 2018

AGM Minutes April 2018

SWF Village Hall Fire Alarm Procedure

Fire Alarm Procedure

Welfare Officer

Joyce Sach has taken on the role of Welfare Officer. If members wish to contact her, members can do so by mail via the Contact page or by phone 01245 324936 or mobile 07891 264792

Membership Form

The Membership Form 2021 is now available but please not complete this until we know when we are able to meet at our meetings.

Year End Accounts and Reports

2018 Year End Audit Report
Balance Sheet to 31/03/2018
2018 - 2019 Account Approval
Balance Sheet to 31/03/2019

Record Forms

To help Group Leaders with keeping records of attendance and accidents that may occur you can download the following forms.

Attendance Record Form
Accident Report Form

Public Liability Insurance

The club is covered for Public Liability with Aviva Insurance.

Full details of the cover can be obtained from our Club Secretary

Risk Assessment

Venue Risk Assessment Checklist
Venue Risk Assessment 2018