Pewsey Vale

Membership

Pewsey Vale U3A is a friendly and supportive group with some 300 members and approximately 40 different activity groups ranging from Cookery, Gardening and Bowls, through to Bird Watching, Photography and Walking groups.

New members are always welcome and encouraged to join in because it is their experience and knowledge that is our most valuable asset.

The current membership fee is £15 (2018/2019) a year and entitles you to join any of our groups and participate in numerous events. Please be aware that most groups levy a small charge to cover costs of refreshments, hall rental etc. Typically this is only £1 - £2 a time.

Most groups meet once or twice a month and many have outings during the year where shared travel is normally arranged.

If you would like to become a member please click here to contact the Membership Secretary. Alternatively you can download and print an application form and send it to the Membership Secretary or bring it along to a meeting with your membership fee.

In addition to interest group meetings, all our members can attend regular social meetings which take place at the Bouverie Hall, Pewsey. Details are on the Events page. A guest speaker or entertainment is arranged, followed by complimentary tea and cakes and a good natter. We also have social events such as mystery coach trips, garden parties and coffee mornings.

In addition to updates on this web site an excellent Newsletter is published four times a year to keep you informed of local events, outings and groups. This is normally sent by email but a printed copy is available.

In addition, as a member of the U3A you will be able to receive the U3A Matters magazine which is published by the Third Age trust 5 times a year. This provides a helpful view of the U3A on both a national and international scale and comes at no extra cost to you.

DATA PROTECTION

The 2018 GDPR Act is intended to balance the rights of individuals with regard to how their information is processed with the legitimate need of organisations to use information.

U3As must comply with its requirements and are subject to penalties if offenses occur.

In so far as it applies to U3As, the processing of personal data must be only for establishing or maintaining membership and providing or administering activities for individuals who are members. The data can only be held in respect of current or prospective members and its extent is restricted to names, addresses and identifiers. Please see our policy documents linked on the Committee tab.

Personal data must be accurate and kept up-to-date. Pewsey Vale U3A committee members are conscious of the need for strict confidentiality and members' information is held by the Membership Secretary on a need to know basis in line with the GDPR advice from the National U3A office. Certain members of the Pewsey Vale U3A Committee have access to membership details in order to carry out their responsibilities.

The requirement to ensure that information held is accurate and up to date reaffirms the need for a membership form to be completed by every member of Pewsey Vale U3A on commencing their membership. Members are requested to keep the Membership Secretary advised of any change of address, telephone number or email address.