Stanway in Colchester

Talks, Tours and Social Events


I am pleased to announce that we have resumed our Monthly Members Meetings in Stanway Village Hall. You do not have to pre-book and there will be plenty of opportunity to chat and catch-up. While COVID-19 is still with us, we will continue to do all we can to minimise risks to our members when attending face-to-face meetings.

We are fortunate that the Village Hall is large and airy with plenty of space and can be well ventilated. However, we ask that members conduct their own personal risk assessment. You need to consider your particular circumstances and whether you or any member of your household are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill if you caught the coronavirus.

Parking - We have learnt that some members with mobility problems have experienced difficulties in finding a parking space at the Village Hall. May we ask that those of you who are more able allow a little more time by leaving home earlier to enable you to park in the Evangelical Church car park located in Chapel Road, Colchester, CO3 0PU where we have arrangements for parking from 1pm on meeting days.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our meetings. Until then, stay well.

Heather Wragg (Chair)


From the Social Squad :-
We’ve been putting our heads together and working on our Social Xtra programme for 2022. When finalised, details will be added to the Diary below and announced in our Newsletters, but we are pleased to confirm that there will be a Social Xtra event on the 4th Friday afternoon of each month from January to November!

Lots of opportunities for us all to get together and enjoy ourselves in good company.


Trips news
Our trips organiser has started work on a provisional plan for 2022 trips, which will include at least some of those we were looking forward to in 2020, before Covid stopped us in our tracks. Details to follow soon and will be added to our Diary below and Newsletters.

Dates for your Diary
January 2022
Fri Jan 28thSocialSocial Xtra - Indoor Games Afternoon. 2pm Stanway Village Hall. Come along and join in or maybe learn how to play various games. See Newsletter Jan 2022 for more details.
February 2022
Fri Feb 11thMeeting2.15pm Musical Performance by Steve Galler: “The Songs We Sang”. Doors open 1.45pm Stanway Village Hall.
Fri Feb 25thSocialSocial Xtra Quiz. Details to follow.
March 2022
Fri Mar 11thMeeting2.15pm Presentation by Cherry Mullins: “Tales of a Tour Guide”. Doors open 1.45pm Stanway Village Hall.
Sun Mar 20thOutingThriplow Daffodil Festival & Country Fair - see Newsletter Jan 2022 for details and booking form.
Fri Mar 25thSocialSocial Xtra entertainment by “Snakey Sue”. Details to follow.
April 2022
Fri Apr 8thMeeting2.15pm Presentation by Tony Harris: “Henry VIII” in person. Doors open 1.45pm Stanway Village Hall.
Fri Apr 22ndSocialSocial Xtra Beetle Drive. Details to follow.

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