Filey & District

Welcome to Filey and District U3A

22 July 2021

Today we held our first "Face to Face" monthly meeting since Feb 2020, in the Methodist Church.
As well as making contact with u3a colleagues, members were able to renew their membership and collect membership cards and the new Members Information Booklet. This gives Information and contact details for the different Interest Groups.
A copy of this booklet has also been put on the u3a website (WELCOME page)

04 June 2021

The Third Age Trust issued their latest Covid-19 update giving advice on re-starting U3A activities during the current Lockdown phase. This was sent to all members. A copy of the FAQ's is given opposite. Full details of TAT's advice is given in the ADVICE Section of their website.

27 March 2021

The Third Age Trust issued their latest Covid 19 update based on the Government's Roadmap for coming out of "Lockdown". In particular how it affects U3A activities.

A copy of this Covid 19 Update was sent out to individual members of Filey and District U3A.

26 February 2021

Following the recent Government announcement on its "4 steps for moving out of Lockdown" the Committee have decided to postpone the AGM (due in March) until later in the year.
The reasons being that:

1. It may allow us to hold our AGM "Face to Face" in the usual way

2. We will have a better idea of when (hopefully) all U3A activities (Interest Groups, monthly meetings etc) can re-start. This will then give us a better idea of what the Membership charge will need to be for the rest of 2021/2022 (given members' initial payment of £5)

12 February 2021

An email/letter was sent out to all current members requesting an interim payment of £5pp for 2021/22. This is to maintain membership for another year and to assist in covering our outgoings.
For more information contact our Treasurer via our CONTACT Section.

4 January 2021

A new National Lockdown has been implemented until Mid February.
See 10 November write up for details of Filey and District U3A activities.

10 November 2020

Following their latest Meeting the Committee issued the following message to all members:

"Due to the present COVID-19 restrictions that came into force on 5 November, the Committee of FILEY & DISTRICT U3A have taken the decision that all venue activities will cease to be held from now until the current Lockdown finishes (2 December).

No meetings, Group activities or social activities in any shape or form should be held in any venue in the name of FILEY & DISTRICT U3A until further notice.

Several Interest Groups are meeting using video conferencing and other media such as email and messaging and will continue to do so.

We are looking at several ideas/initiatives for FILEY & DISTRICT U3A and will be contacting members soon to get their views."

10 September 2020


A big thank you to all of our members who took part in the AGM process, which was completed with the other AGM
formalities, on 10th September. 135 members responded. (105 by email, 14 by post, 12 by
telephone and 4 in person). This represents 44% of our current membership, so we exceeded our
Quorum of 20%. 128 members were in favour of the proposed Motion (4 were against and 3
abstained). So the Motion was carried by the necessary 2/3 majority of those voting.
For more details of the AGM results please see the "Newsletter Sep 20" a copy of which can be found in the LINKS Section opposite.

14 JUNE 2020


We have just held our first Committee Meeting (using ZOOM) since cancelling our AGM at the end of March.

We are pleased to make the following announcements:

1. We plan to hold our AGM at the end of September. (This is to comply with the Charity Commission requirements and it will probably be held "remotely")

2. We are extending your current 2019/20 membership until 31 March 2021. Thus giving you 2 years of membership for £12.

3. Membership Renewals are postponed until 1 April 2021

Filey & District U3A Committee

Filey is a small town in North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire, it forms part of the borough of Scarborough and is located between Scarborough and Bridlington on the North Sea coast. Although it started out as a fishing village, it has a large beach and is a popular tourist resort. According to the 2011 UK census, Filey parish had a population of 6,981,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 6,819

Home and Garden Event Filey and District are proud to be part of the U3A Organisation and to promote the Objectives and Principles of the Third Age Trust.
Filey and District U3A encompasses the surrounding villages of Hunmanby, Muston, Lebberston, Gristhorpe and Cayton all in the county of North Yorkshire.
We have been established since 2011 and in February 2020 we have approximately 306 members and 38 activity groups.

We hold our monthly meeting in the Methodist Church Union Street Filey, usually on the fourth Thursday of the month.(See EVENTS page for more details).

Further background on Filey can be found by following the link Background to Filey.

In May 2018 the way that organisations are obliged to treat your personal data changed. This is known as GDPR(General Data Protection Regulation). We have updated our Privacy Policy for how we will deal with Filey and District U3A members' personal information.The updated policy includes photographs as they are now classed as personal data. A copy of our Policy can be found by following the link
updated privacy policy. Our Data Protection Policy is now also available. Please use the link shown on the right.

In April 2019, following legal advice from the Third Age Trust, Filey and District U3A carried out a "Legitimate Interest Assessment" to set out the reasons why it processes membership information. Our Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy have both been updated to reflect this. A copy of our Legitimate Interest Assessment is also now available using the link on the right.

Hard copies of our two policy documents and the Legitimate Interest Assessment are available from our secretary.
A copy of our current membership application form can be found by following the link Membership Application Form.

Those of you who attended the Open Day on 25 April 2019 were given Information booklets which give you many details about each of the 37 Interest Groups. (ie Group Organiser's name and telephone number, when the group meets and it's current status - ie Full, with vacancies or with a waiting list).
These Information Booklets will also be available at future Monthly Meetings.

Both the Membership Application Form and the new Information Booklet now contain a section headed "The Terms and Conditions of U3A Membership". This outlines the main principles that members must follow if we are to be a successful and enjoyable U3A.

ie All members must:
• Abide by the Principles of the U3A movement.
• Always act in the best interests of the U3A and never do anything to bring the U3A into
disrepute or expose it to undue risk.
• Abide by Filey and District U3A's procedures and practices.
• Use Filey and District U3A's resources responsibly and only to further its stated charitable
• Support the current organisational policy of Filey and District U3A' regardless of whether it
conflicts with their personal views.
• Treat fellow members with respect and courtesy at all times.
• Comply with and support the decisions of the elected committee.
• Advise the committee of any change in your personal details.



Following approval of the motion raised at the AGM in March 2019, a hard copy of the Filey and District U3A Committee Minutes has been made available at monthly meetings. With the cessation of monthly meetings, due to Covid 19, an electronic copy of the minutes is available from the Secretary.