Thorpe Bay

New Members


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we are unable to hold any of the meetings that we would like to as a method of enrolling you in the Thorpe Bay U3A. In addition we are unable to offer you anything for the money you would be paying out. Therefore, we are not admitting any new members at present.

We are considering whether to hold a New Members Meeting at the end of this year but it will be difficult to offer our usual range of Interest Group activities. Please, be assured that we are aware that you are out there and waiting to join us.

We will continue to take your details in the manner listed below and will contact you all once we feel confident that we can welcome you safely into our number.

If you would like to join us please contact the Membership Secretary using the box on the 'Contact' page of the website. Please ensure you provide details including your full address & a contact phone number in the box provided. You will be then put on a list to attend our next New Members meeting at which time you will be given an opportunity to find out more about what we do and to complete your application formalities. These New Members Meetings take place every 6 to 8 weeks.

We do have a "closed" Facebook Group, but it is first necessary to be a member to be admitted. Applications to join Thorpe Bay U3A must be via the "Contact" button on this website, not via Facebook.

You may find that some of our popular Interest Groups are full, but new Groups are being formed all the time. Possibly you might like to create and lead a new group yourself.

You may also like to note that there are other excellent U3A's in Southend including another U3A which operates in the Shoeburyness & Thorpe Bay area. There are also U3As in the Rochford, Benfleet and Canvey areas which may be able to offer you a place. You can find out their details on the national U3A website by going to the Homepage & clicking on ‘Find a U3A’ or by clicking on the link 'Other Local U3As' on the 'Links' page of this website.

If you have further queries, please press the 'Contact' Button above, send us a message, and we will get back to you promptly.