Hockley & Hawkwell

A Warm Welcome to Hockley and Hawkwell

HOCKLEY AND HAWKWELL U3A began in the autumn of 2012 when a group of people interested in forming a new U3A met and eventually formed a steering committee.

Its current success demonstrates the local demand for a U3A group to meet the growing needs of the third age local community. Its interests and activities reflect closely those of its members in the large membership it now has and the interest groups formed.

Following the AGM in 2014 the Executive Committee took over the running of the Hockley & Hawkwell U3A, continuing the work of the original steering committee.


The annual subscription provides access to a whole range of learning, social and leisure events including the monthly general meeting where you can enjoy the speaker or entertainment together with refreshments, interest group updates and it gives you an opportunity to peruse the forthcoming social events and trips. It is also a time to meet and chat with other members.

You will also receive a monthly Events Diary and a seasonal Newsletter via email both of which will also be put on this website. Additionally you will receive 5 copies (annually) of the national magazine “Third Age Matters”. For those members who do not have email then a few copies will be available for reading at the general meeting. These will be kept on the Business Secretary's table.

In the other sections of this website you can meet the committee, read all about our groups, social outings, forthcoming speakers and other events.

Our mobile contact number for all enquiries is 07762 019754 - between 9am and 6pm
You will be asked to give your full name, landline telephone number and email address if you have one

Our monthly meeting is from 2.30pm until 4.30pm on the 3rd THURSDAY each month at HAWKWELL VILLAGE HALL, Main Road, Hawkwell SS5 4EH.

There is a policy that we cannot accept visitors to our meetings due to the lack of space in our meeting hall. However, if a member, on occasion, wants to bring someone along, for example, a house guest or prospective member, they may be able to with prior arrangement and with a charge of £2 payable on the day. If a member needs a carer to accompany them then that can also be accommodated via arrangement

(There is not a monthly meeting in August or December but sometimes social events are arranged in these months)

Please go to Events page for details of future meetings and speakers.

Note: There is a reasonably sized car park behind the hall, but it will never cater for everyone, so please consider car sharing wherever possible and practical. Double parking is never acceptable and hampers emergency vehicle access.
It is possible to park easily in several of the nearby roads.


Thanks to volunteer leaders, new groups are frequently being set up by our Co-ordinators. See details of current Interest Groups or Contact Group Co-ordinator Gill Newman via email.
Note: Some Interest Groups will incur extra cost due to hire of facilities etc.


Should you wish to refer to our insurance policy you can access this via the main U3A website - www.u3a.org.uk/advice



Chairman,Speaker Secretary: Peter Bowers
Vice Chair, Newsletter Asst: Angela Bailey
Business Secretary, Web SiteCarol Holborn
Membership Secretary, Direct Mailing: Ann Vann
Social Secretary,Welfare Officer:Jenny Sartain
Treasurer,Social Treasurer: Pat Clarke
Groups Co-ordinator: Gill Newman
Newsletter Co-ordinator: Simon Wootton
Minutes:Deborah Wootton