Romford, Hornchurch, Upminster, Rainham
The London Borough of Havering is made up of the towns of Romford, Hornchurch, Upminster and Rainham. The borough is mainly characterised by suburban development with large areas of protected open space. Romford's urban centre is a major metropolitan retail and night time entertainment centre and to the south the borough extends into the London Riverside redevelopment area of the Thames Gateway. The name Havering is a reference to the Royal Liberty of Havering which occupied the area for several centuries.
The objectives of Havering U3A are –
To advance the education of the public and in particular the education of middle-aged and older people not in full –time gainful employment in the London Borough of Havering and its surrounding localities.
The provision of facilities for leisure time and recreational activities with the object of improving the conditions of life for the above persons in the interests of their social welfare. We are a mutual self-help organisation, neither awarding nor requiring qualifications.
One of the strengths of the U3A comes in the various interest groups and the many subjects covered. Under the NOTICE BOARD tab information may be seen about the recent changes to our group coordination activities and the introduction of a ‘welcome and information point’ at the monthly meetings held in St. Michael’s Hall Gidea Park. There is also information about possible new subjects and groups for which member’s interest is being sought.
Under the GROUPS tab many of the individual group entries have been extended to include not only the basic contact information but also descriptions and illustrations of their activities.
The U3A has a slogan – ‘LEARN, LAUGH AND LIVE!’ – the ‘third age’ being the time to make the most of your life; giving you the chance to develop your interests, make new friends and enjoy yourself. Therefore a few snap shots of members doing just that at the 2018 winter tea.