Northumbria Region U3A

Regional Meetings



Wednesday 28th October 2020 by Zoom. Notice of this meeting will be sent by email to all U3As in the Region.

This meeting will be preceded by a Special General Meeting with a single agenda item: to vote on the new proposed Constitution. This constitution can be found from a link on the Committee page.

See also Oct Invite, SGM & voting as a pdf. Or Oct Invite, SGM & voting (docx).

Voting must take place before the meeting, using any of the following methods:

1. Download the above document (docx), edit it to indicate your vote, save the new document and then send it as an attachment to an email to Jane Mathieson. Janes email address is shown in the downloaded document.

2. Similar to the above, but print the edited document and post it to Jane. Jane's postal address is shown in the document.

3. Using the form at the bottom of the downloaded document as a guide, type a new email and send this to Jane.

No votes will be taken at the SGM


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, including the 2020 AGM held using Zoom.



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