Northumbria Region U3A

Regional Meetings



This meeting will be held using Zoom. More details to follow soon.

Meanwhile we need to organise nomination forms for Regional Committee Posts and Motions for AGM. In the case of the Committee Posts this will require submission of three separate forms: proposer, seconder and acceptance by the nominee. These forms can be downloaded here:

2020 Nomination Form (docx) 2020 Nomination Form (pdf)

The docx version can be completed on your computer and then saved. The pdf version can be printed out and completed by hand.

2020 Nomination Form Completed Example

All three names and signatures from a U3A proposing and seconding one of their members could be submitted individually as long as all three forms hold the name of the nominee and the name of their U3A as well as one signature.

Each completed form can be scanned, photo'd or drawn out and emailed or posted. If you wish to post, please ask for the address, by emailing Jane Mathieson. Also use the link to ask for Jane's email address.

The total nomination will be considered valid if we have received either all details on one form or three separate forms:

  • Nominee's form with your name and the name of your U3A and with your signature to show you agree to be nominated


  • a separate form from the Proposer with the name of the person being Nominated, the name of your U3A and your name and your signature as the Proposer


  • a separate form from the Seconder with the name of the person being Nominated, the name of your U3A your name and signature as the Seconder


Wednesday 29th July 2020, Stannington Village Hall
Wednesday 28th October 2020, venue to be confirmed


Click here to see Standing Orders
The Constitution, various other policy documents and Financial Reports can be found on the Committee page.



Previous meetings' information can be found on the Previous Regional Meetings page.



Freemasons’ Hall, Darlington
Archer Street

By car:

Click Darlington Parking for Council car parking information (2 pages).

The Archer St car park (no. 8 on the map) is directly opposite the Freemasons' Hall. Unfortunately it tends to fill-up early in the day. There are two other car parks close by:-

Commercial St East (no. 5) is the closest as the crow flies, but is on the far side of a dual carriageway (St Augustines Way) which must be crossed using an underpass (shown on the map).

Kendrew St West (no. 10) must be accessed via the back streets but there are signs to it. When walking to the Freemasons' Hall, go through the Doctor Piper House car park (Staff Only) to reach St Augustines Way, turn right and the Freemasons' Hall is a short distance on the right.

There are charges at all car park, typically £4 for 4 hours.

By public transport:

To get from the town centre / railway station to the Freemasons Hall on foot, the best route is via Bondgate, whence there is a pedestrian underpass beneath the A68 (St. Augustines Way). If you try to approach from the northeast along the A68 you will have to overcome various anti-pedestrian barriers when trying to cross roads!

If coming from Teesside, Arriva X66/X67 runs every 20 minutes from Middlesbrough bus station stand 17 via Stockton High Street stand E or K. Alight at the north end of Northgate. Services back to Teesside depart from Tubwell Row stand L (near the junction with Crown St.).


Durham Indoor Bowling Club
off Ryelands Way, Pity Me,

Click here: Durham Bowling Club Directions or:

Durham Indoor Bowling Club is situated in the Newton Hall area of Durham approximately 3 miles North from the City Centre. It is near to the Arnison Shopping Centre and lies directly behind the Abbey Sports/Leisure Centre and Abbey Community Centre. Satnavs will take you to the Sports/Leisure Centre but take the road immediately on the left of the Sports Centre and follow it downhill to find the Bowling Club.



Click here for information: Stannington Directions