Halstead & District



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Halstead U3A is a member of the national Third Age Trust, which is a unique and exciting organisation providing life-enhancing opportunities for people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer in regular employment. We are a friendly group of people living in Halstead and the surrounding villages, who wish to come together to take up new interests. Members share their skills and experiences to learn together for enjoyment and pleasure.

We hold a monthly general meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at the Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill, Head Street, Halstead, at 10 am, where we have a variety of lively speakers, followed by refreshments and a time for fellowship and a chat.

We also have a range of ‘Interest Groups’ which are mostly small, friendly learning units made up of about six to ten members, although some, like the walking group, have more. We encourage and help with the formation of new interest groups, either to develop a new interest or to meet the growing needs when a group is already full (numbers are limited for groups meeting in member’s homes) – those who lead the groups do not have to be experts in their subject, just to enjoy sharing their enthusiasm with others. After all, the development of any U3A works by some members leading new ventures as well as participating in ones which already exist.

Membership currently costs £12.00 a year per person.

If you think any of our activities might appeal to you, do please contact us – click on CONTACT above to send us an email. Come to one of our monthly meetings as a visitor for £1 and you will be sure of a warm welcome. We look forward to hearing from you.

Executive Committee 2019/20
Chairman - Karen Clarke
Vice Chairman - Maggie Swainsbury
Treasurer - David Wright
Secretary - Lin Gronland
Membership Secretary - Wendy Hopkins
Speaker Secretary - David Ainge
Groups Secretary - Lin Gronland
Minute Secretary - Allan McCoan