Welcome to U3A SUTTON BRIDGE Website
The Coronavirus pandemic, and resulting government restrictions, are impacting on many aspects of the life of this U3A and its members. You will see from the Events page that monthly General Meetings, the 2020 Annual General Meeting and U3A Day have all been cancelled or postponed, from April until at least June this year.
Our Executive Committee is holding frequent discussions via video conferencing, to determine how best to support members during this unprecedented crisis.
The first priority is the health and wellbeing of our membership, and those closest to them. Self-isolation and 'social distancing' will, hopefully, make a significant difference here.
The second priority is to find ways for our members to stay in contact with each other, and to continue to participate in interests that stimulate, inform, and entertain them.
Vice Chair Roger Lancaster, together with others on the Committee, are exploring ways in which this can be achieved. The obvious focus is on existing technology, and how it might be simplified and made more accessible for more of our members, but all good ideas will be entertained, so please get in touch if you have any to share!
The remainder of this page remains as it was before this crisis, as the information it contains will, at some point, become relevant again. If you are considering joining us in the future, when things are back to normal, please read on. We will save a warm welcome for you!
Welcome to our U3A!
We are a friendly group of over 150 members and, currently, 30 Interest Groups, with more in the pipeline.
We cover a large geographical area encompassing Sutton Bridge, Long Sutton, Holbeach and all surrounding villages.
We hold monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of every month, with doors opening at 1:30pm for a 2:00pm start.
The afternoon begins with the Chairman's welcome, and we then settle back to enjoy an invited speaker. Following the speaker, refreshments are served, and the Chairman delivers his announcements. This is also a chance for Interest Group Leaders to share group news with the assembled members.
There's time at the end of the formalities for friends to meet up for a chat, and make new friends too. This is also a chance to look for news on the notice board, and to browse the Interest Group table, and sign up for an activity or interest that takes your fancy. Committee Members will also be circulating, and will be available to answer any questions you might have, or just to say hello.
All members are welcome at our monthly meetings, which alternate between The Curlew Centre (Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge PE12 9SA) and Market House (9 Market Street, Long Sutton PE12 9DD).
Visitors are welcome to attend monthly meetings with no limitations (apart from those set out below) on payment of a small fee per meeting. The fee will be agreed by the Executive Committee each year. Visitors will be encouraged to become members, and visitors who join at the monthly meeting will have their visitor fee for that meeting refunded.
Visitors are not permitted to enrol in any Interest Group or to attend an Interest Group meeting until the membership fee is paid and a membership number issued. Visitors are not eligible to vote or participate in the Annual General Meeting or attend the Christmas social event.
We distribute a monthly newsletter, full of news and information. The newsletter is sent to most members via email, but printed copies are available on request.
Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to welcoming you to our U3A!
The U3A movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through individual U3As all around the country, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together to socialise and learn together, not for qualifications, but for its own reward; the sheer joy of discovery!
Members share their skills and life experiences; the learners teach and the teachers learn, with no distinction between them.
The U3A movement is a charitable concern supported by its national organisation, The Third Age Trust.