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The March 2024 Newsletter can be found by clicking on the link at the side of this page.



The NW Regional committee are proposing a change to our constitution. As the region is a registered charity we are asking our members to attend a short Zoom meeting on Tuesday June 18th to vote on accepting the changes. The details are on the NW website events page. Anyone can attend this meeting but it would be appreciated if all NW u3as could supply one voting rep. Please use this link to register for the meeting There is a form that you can click directly on to by using the special general meeting link.


The NW Conference and AGM will take place in Liverpool on Tuesday July 2nd. Details are on the NW website. In the morning there will be some short workshops or discussions. Ater lunch we will be entertained by Fool’s Gold before the AGM begins. Anyone can attend this event, which is free, except for the buffet lunch which costs £5.00. NW u3as will need to appoint one voting rep. Online voting will be made available but we’d love to see your group represented in person. You can register using this link
There is a form that you can click directly on to by using the AGM advert link.


This will take place in Liverpool on Saturday June 15th. There are still places available. Registration and payment details are on the website but we would suggest that you register as soon as possible. Please pay when registering to secure your place and to ensure that the event is financially viable.


We are trying a new-look newsletter thanks to Paul King who has offered to produce the first edition. Your articles could be very welcome. The newsletter will be sent out in early in June so please sent items to Paul as soon as possible. His email address is

If you include photographs please ensure you have the permission to share them.

NWR SUMMER SCHOOL There are still places for the North West Summer School in the following course:

  • Japanese encounters
  • Ukulele
  • Art Challenges.

Details of the courses and the registration are on the Events section of this website.

SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW Following on from two fun years at Southport Flower Show, Southport u3a will be back this Summer to celebrate the Show's 100th anniversary, this year with a rather special show garden, a design that charts the history of gardening over the last 100 years. This will be a large 17 metre curved garden which emulates the path of a garden since 1924 to present day, depicting five period gardens linked by a path,

The Southport Flower Show is taking place between 15-18 August 2024 Do come by and see us, our Photography Group will be there every day so have your photo taken by the garden and say hello.

u3a Discount Code Discount for all u3a Members. Southport Flower Show are offering all u3a Members £10 off gate tickets if they buy before 31 July. Just use the promo code 'u3a' when purchasing an any day ticket online and the cost will be £19 instead of £29. For tickets and more information, go to

If you need free coach parking, buggies or wheel chairs or simply would like to let us know when you are coming please email Chris at

The show attracts around 60,000 visitors over 4 days. We will collect interest from attendees from across the country and will be passing contact details back to the relevant u3as

Look forward to seeing you over the Summer

Chris Howorth

Southport u3a Link from u3a Sources

The Pilot Council Summary Report can also be found by clicking on a link. It is recommended that this is distributed it to all u3as for information and engagement.

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