Sudbury

Our present Interest Groups

Welcome to our Groups Page.

My name is Jennie Leech and I am your Groups Co-ordinator.

The list that follows shows all our groups which were operating at the beginning of this year. Due to the current pandemic this is now very much depleted, although certain Activity Groups .. Ambling, Rambling, Walking, Cycling, Bird Watching, Snooker and Table Tennis are operating with restrictions.

The Government has introduced ‘The Rule of Six’ which allows groups of up to six individuals to meet within a private dwelling or Covid-19-Secure premises. There are currently no u3a charity exemptions to this rule. However, it allows u3a ‘Sedentary Interest Groups’ such as social sciences, languages or any other topic that does not require sharing or handling items, to meet in private dwellings or Covid-19-Secure venues. If meeting in a private dwelling, the interest group host must carry out a Covid-19 assessment that demonstrates its use can meet social distancing and hygiene recommendations.

Group Leaders might also consider meeting in Covid-19-Secure premises. I have found six such venues in our area so far .. Sudbury Snooker Club, The Christopher Centre in Sudbury, Long Melford Old School, Long Melford Memorial Hall, The Jetty and The Stevenson Centre in Great Cornard. Each of these centres has prepared a Covid-19-Secure Risk Assessment following government and Health Authority guidelines.

I have scrutinised all these Risk Assessments and find that they meet all the necessary criteria. I have also visited four ..the Snooker Club, The Christopher Centre, The Jetty and The Stevenson Centre, and checked their suitability. Please see my REPORTS on THE LINKS (to the right of this page). All centres have spaces for hire.

Group Leaders who are considering meeting in a Covid-19-Secure venue will have to lodge their Risk Assessment checklist with me before restarting their meetings, also members taking part in activities have to Risk Assess themselves to ensure they are Covid-19 free and allow the Group Leader to have a contact number should Trace and Test be needed.

On this page (LINKS)you will find Risk Assessment Checklist,SAMPLE CHECKLIST and my reports of the prospective Venues, for your guidance.

I do hope you will consider re-convening soon in safe environments.

Contact details of three centres are included in my reports, a further three are ..
Long Melford Old School .. contact rosey26@me.com
Long Melford Memorial Hall lettings.longmelfordvillagehall@hotmail.com
07379 894325
The Jetty .. Sharon Buckler 07533517326 manager@quaysudbury.com

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you would like your Group to continue running using the Zoom video conferencing service and would like some assistance please telephone Tony Lee on 01787 376434.

Jennie Leech
 Groups Co-ordinator

Group List
Amblers Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
4th Thursday
Amblers Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Architecture
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues Day trips in summer
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tues Day trips in summer
Art Appreciation
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Art Visits
 4 times per year
 4 times per yearBird Watching 1
Tuesday a.m.
Last Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
Last Tuesday
Bird Watching 2
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
Last Wednesday
Book Group 1
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Friday p.m.
3rd Friday
Book Group 2
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
3rd Tuesday
Book Group 3
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday 10.30
Wednesday a.m.
3rd Wednesday 10.30
Book Group 4
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
3rd Thursday
Book Group 5
Monday p.m.
1st Monday(Not Bank Holidays)
Monday p.m.
1st Monday(Not Bank Holidays)
Bookbinding 1, 2 & 3
 Thursday am pm(In term time) +
 Thursday am pm(In term time) +Bridge: Improvers
Monday p.m.
Weekly 1.45 - 3.45 pm
Monday p.m.
Weekly 1.45 - 3.45 pm
Canasta
Wednesday p.m.
Every other week 2.30pm
Wednesday p.m.
Every other week 2.30pm
Cartography
Thursday 
Once a month
Thursday 
Once a month
Circle Dancing
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thu. 10am to 11.30
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thu. 10am to 11.30
Craft
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
4th Wednesday
Current Affairs
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesday
Cycling 1
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Cycling 2
 Every Monday and Thursday
 Every Monday and ThursdayDNA Testing & Analysis
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday
Dutch (Beginners)
Wednesday p.m.
2.30 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2.30 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Family History
Tuesday p.m.
Short courses fortnightly
Tuesday p.m.
Short courses fortnightly
Film
Friday p.m.
Last Friday
Friday p.m.
Last Friday
French Beginners
Friday a.m.
11.30 am
Friday a.m.
11.30 am
French Conversation 1
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
1st & 3rd Friday
French Conversation 2
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
French Improvers
Friday a.m.
10.15 am
Friday a.m.
10.15 am
French Intermediate
Monday a.m.
Every Monday
Monday a.m.
Every Monday
Garden Visits
Monday a.m.
1st Monday April thru October
Monday a.m.
1st Monday April thru October
German Conversation
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday
History of Ideas
Thursday p.m.
Thursday p.m.Holiday Group
 When advised
 When advised
Italian Conversation
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesday
Knitting
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
3rd Monday
Latin for all Standards
Friday 
Friday Mahjong
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursday
Making Memories
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Money Matters
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday
Music Appreciation
Monday p.m.
Last Monday
Monday p.m.
Last Monday
Musicians
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday
Painting and Drawing
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Tuesday p.m.
Weekly
Patchwork 1
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday 2-4.30
Tuesday p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday 2-4.30
Patchwork 2
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday 10.30-12.30
Friday a.m.
2nd & 4th Friday 10.30-12.30
Petanque
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays (In summer)
Monday p.m.
1st & 3rd Mondays (In summer)
Philosophy
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday
Photography
Tuesday p.m.
Every 2 months 2nd Tuesday 2pm
Tuesday p.m.
Every 2 months 2nd Tuesday 2pm
Pitch n Putt
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Monday 10 am
Monday a.m.
1st & 3rd Monday 10 am
Pub Lunch General
 More Information to follow
 More Information to follow
Pub Lunch-Sunday Singles 1
Sunday a.m.
1st Sunday 12noon
Sunday a.m.
1st Sunday 12noon
Pub Lunch-Sunday Singles 2
Sunday a.m.
2nd Sunday 12noon
Sunday a.m.
2nd Sunday 12noon
Pub Lunch-Sunday Singles 3
Sunday a.m.
3rd Sunday 12.30
Sunday a.m.
3rd Sunday 12.30
Pub Lunch-Sunday Singles 4
Sunday a.m.
4th Sunday 12.30
Sunday a.m.
4th Sunday 12.30
Quiz Group 1
Tuesday p.m.
2pm prompt on 2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2pm prompt on 2nd Tuesday
Quiz Group 2
Thursday p.m.
2pm Prompt on 4th Thursday
Thursday p.m.
2pm Prompt on 4th Thursday
Real Ale Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
Mainly 3rd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
Mainly 3rd Wednesday
Science & Technology
Wednesday p.m.
2.15 - 4.15 pm 2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2.15 - 4.15 pm 2nd Wednesday
Scrabble 1
Monday p.m.
Last Monday
Monday p.m.
Last Monday
Scrabble 2
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Singing
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
Friday p.m.
2nd & 4th Friday
Snooker 1
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Tuesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Snooker 2
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesday
Spanish Conversation
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday 11.00-1.00pm
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday 11.00-1.00pm
Spanish Improvers
Wednesday p.m.
Every Wednesday 1.30-3.30
Wednesday p.m.
Every Wednesday 1.30-3.30
Spanish intermediate
Monday p.m.
Every Monday 2pm
Monday p.m.
Every Monday 2pm
Strictly Rock n Roll
Thursday 
3rd Thursday am & pm sessions
Thursday 
3rd Thursday am & pm sessions
Strolling/Walking
 1st and 3rd Fridays
 1st and 3rd Fridays
Table Tennis 1
Monday a.m.
Every Monday
Monday a.m.
Every Monday
Table Tennis 2
Friday a.m.
Every Friday
Friday a.m.
Every Friday
Table Tennis 3
Wednesday a.m.
Every Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
Every Wednesday
Ten Pin Bowling
Friday a.m.
Usually 1st & 3rd Friday
Friday a.m.
Usually 1st & 3rd Friday
Theatre Visits
 When advised/Variable
 When advised/VariableTrace your Ancestors
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday 11-12pm
Thursday a.m.
1st and 3rd Thursday 11-12pm
Walking
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday & extra in summer
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday & extra in summer
Wine Appreciation 1
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wine Appreciation 2
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday
Wine Appreciation 3
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
1st Wednesday
Wine Appreciation 4
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday p.m.
1st Thursday
Wood Carving
Friday a.m.
During term time
Friday a.m.
During term time
Writing 1
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
1st Tuesday
Writing 2
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Tuesday a.m.
1st Tuesday
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayFrench Intermediate   Garden Visits   Pitch n Putt   Table Tennis 1   Walking   Art Appreciation   Book Group 5   Bridge: Improvers   Knitting   Music Appreciation   Musicians   Petanque   Scrabble 1   Scrabble 2   Spanish intermediate  
TuesdayAmblers Tuesday   Bird Watching 1   Book Group 2   Philosophy   Snooker 1   Writing 2   Architecture   Family History   Painting and Drawing   Patchwork 1   Photography   Quiz Group 1   Snooker 2   Wine Appreciation 2   Writing 1  
WednesdayBird Watching 2   Book Group 3   Craft   Spanish Conversation   Table Tennis 3   Canasta   Current Affairs   Dutch (Beginners)   Italian Conversation   Making Memories   Real Ale Appreciation   Science & Technology   Spanish Improvers   Wine Appreciation 1   Wine Appreciation 3  
ThursdayAmblers Thursday   Circle Dancing   Cycling 1   DNA Testing & Analysis   Money Matters   Trace your Ancestors   Book Group 4   German Conversation   History of Ideas   Mahjong   Quiz Group 2   Wine Appreciation 4  
FridayFrench Beginners   French Conversation 1   French Conversation 2   French Improvers   Patchwork 2   Table Tennis 2   Ten Pin Bowling   Wood Carving   Book Group 1   Film   Singing  
SundayPub Lunch-Sunday Singles 1   Pub Lunch-Sunday Singles 2   Pub Lunch-Sunday Singles 3   Pub Lunch-Sunday Singles 4