DUE TO THE VIRUS SITUATION WE CANCELLED ALL FACE TO FACE U3A MAIN MEETINGS FROM MARCH 2020 UNTIL SEPTEMBER. MOST INTEREST GROUPS MEETINGS WERE CLOSED AS WELL BUT SOME MANAGED TO CONTINUE ON ZOOM OR BY EMAIL. From June 2020 when regulations permitted groups met in gardens and other permitted places - socially distanced of course.
The Community Centre was closed from 20 March 2020
but re-opened on 17th August after deep cleaning, one way systems, social distancing and other precautions have been introduced. It had to close again in the November but in 2021 partially or fully re-opened in line with Government regulations and Trustees decisions.
We managed to restart our normal monthly meetings in September 2021 at which all members, potential members and visitors were welcome. These are held on the second Wednesday of each month, except August, from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm (doors open 2 pm) in The Lyndhurst Community Centre.
The monthly meeting include a short business session and an entertaining and informative talk by an invited speaker.
Afterwards there is time to chat with old and new friends over free refreshments including cake, biscuits, tea and coffee. This is the opportunity to find out more about available interest groups from the notices on the tables at the back. Committee members and Group leaders will be on hand to answer any questions and there will be the opportunity to join if you have not already done so.
The Lyndhurst Community Centre is the top of the main car park in the village centre. The car park is Pay and Display until 6 pm and NFDC Parking Clocks can be used.
The Interest Group meetings are shown on the Interest Groups page. Other activities which are open to all members, such as outings organised by the groups, study days, workshops and similar will be listed below and usually on the notice boards at the back of the hall before and after the main meeting
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Jun 8th||2.30 pm (doors open 2 pm) with Speaker Pauline Gibson who will talk on "The history and work of the British Red Cross".|
|Wed Jul 13th||2.30 pm (doors open 2 pm) with Speaker Steve Herra who will talk on "Sweeney Todd – Romance, Riches and Retribution"|
|Tue Aug 9th||OUR USUAL SUMMER BREAK - NO MEETING.|
|Wed Sep 14th||2.30 pm (doors open 2 pm) with Speaker Stephen Beal on "Hearing Dogs for deaf people", telling us about the work of this charity.|
|Wed Oct 12th||2.30 pm (doors open 2 pm) with Speaker Julia Baker on The Minstead Trust – the history of Furzey Gardens and how Minstead Trust was formed|
|Wed Nov 9th||2.30 pm (doors open 2 pm) Speaker Bob Smith "All Around the Gallopers" – about a local vintage fairground with pictures to bring back those memories|
|Wed Dec 14th||2.30 pm (doors open 2 pm) with Speaker Dennis Bryant, humorous poet and writer of pantomimes who will talk about the history of pantomime and entertain us with a piece of his writing alongside his wife.|