Our general contact phone number is: 07553 914649

Due to the Covid19 outbreak all Hinckley U3A meetings have been cancelled until it is safe to meet again.

Any changes will be published in the newsletter

Copies of all newsletters are on the newsletter page of the website. There is also a link on the right hand side of the page that will take you to a form where you can sign up to receive newsletters.

Now that we have had confirmation that all planned trips this year have been cancelled, all members that have paid monies for trips and not yet had cheques destroyed or money returned, can request a refund to their bank account.

The only method of returning money is for Hinckley U3A to transfer money directly from our account to your bank account by bank transfer. This is possible even if you do not use this method to pay money, as it is possible for Hinckley U3A to do so.

Members will need to provide the name of their bank, sort code and account number to; treasurer@hinckleyu3a.co.uk.
There is no need for members to calculate how much money they have paid as the treasurer already has this information.

There is NOT the facility, currently, for refunds to be made by cheque or cash.

Alternatively you can inform the treasurer that you wish to leave the amount in the account as payment for future trips, which hopefully we will be able to run in 2021.

Derek Ridgway
On behalf of Hinckley U3A committee.


Age UK have launched a helpline to offer practical and emotional support to those over 70, especially those who are self isolating and live alone. To contact the helpline, call 0116 299 2239.

Also, you can find a list of useful websites by clicking the link on the right labelled - covid19 useful websites
There are ones giving health/ wellbeing support, Cultural information, Digital skills support & links to reputable sources of information.


There is now a new list in the George Ward Centre cupboard for people to complete when borrowing
items of equipment and it’s important to sign equipment in and out. The U3A, as an organisation, must ensure that all members are aware of the importance of Health and Safety, for example by using safety equipment provided and completing an Incident Report Form in a timely manner.

Annual subscriptions.

Payments can be made either by cheque or BACS payment as follows:
Cheque, payable to Hinckley U3A with your name and address on the back. Send to U3A Membership Secretary,
George Ward Centre, Church Lane, Barwell, Leicestershire LE9 8DG.
BACS: (direct bank transfer) that clearly identifies you: to Yorkshire Bank, Sort code 05-04-65. A/C No. 47420244
There are no forms to fill in. Thank you.