Ellesmere Port

WELCOME TO ELLESMERE PORT & DISTRICT U3A

REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER 1179163

WE ARE HOPING TO RESTART MEETINGS ON 5TH AUGUST WITH A SOCIAL GET TOGETHER OBSERVING THE COVID RESTRICTIONS INCLUDING SOCIAL DISTANCING. THE AGM IS PLANNED FOR THE SEPTEMBER MEETING. WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR COMMITTEE POSITIONS PARTICULARLY A NEW SECRETARY. WITHOUT A SECRETARY THE BRANCH CANNOT BE RUN. UPDATES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE PUBLISHED AS SOON AS AVAILABLE.

Ellesmere Port University of the Third Age (U3A) is part of a national network of over 1000 U3As throughout the UK with a total membership of over 400,000. We are a self-help organisation for people no longer in full-time employment. We provide a range of social, educational and leisure activities in a friendly and welcoming environment. You do not need any qualifications to join, nor do we give qualifications. The emphasis is on learning for pleasure, having fun and meeting and making new friends.
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Currently, Ellesmere Port U3A has a membership of over 200 and we have a variety of interest groups providing activities including bowls, computer skills, drama, foreign languages and a walking group amongst a host of others.

We have a Members Meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month at 2pm in The Groves Sports and Social Club, Chester Rd, Whitby, doors open 1.30pm. There we have a guest speaker followed by refreshments and an opportunity to socialise with other members. Admission is £1.50 for members and £2 for visitors, if you are not a member but are interested and would like to know more about us you can come along to two members meetings before committing yourself.

Our interest groups meet in various locations and there you can use the skills and experience you have acquired in your working life to help others and benefit from the skills and experience of other group members. The important thing is that in doing so you enjoy yourself, have fun and make new friends.

We have a Social Committee that organises outings to theatres and places of interest throughout the local area and we have a Luncheon Club that arranges meals at local restaurants and hostelries.

Our annual subscription for 2019/20 is £10 and joining an interest group costs nothing or may involve a modest contribution. Do come along to one of our Members' Meetings to find out what we are about. You will be made most welcome.

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE •
In line with government advice we are formally suspending all U3A activities until further notice (this includes interest groups). If you know of a U3A member who is not on line it would be good if you could make them aware of this decision.
If you keep an eye on our website we will post information there regarding the restart of our activities.
Google: Ellesmere Port U3A
National Website; www.u3a.org.uk
Keep safe
Best wishes
Your Committee

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Here is a link to the governments covid roadmap

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021

THE BRANCH NOW HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE- Ellesmere Port and District U3A -
https://www.facebook.com/groups/233354181218557/

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