Group Leader Guidance

Please check this page regularly for updates, useful documents, support and advice.

Beacon (17/11/19)

Our site was set up on the 1 November 2019 and membership data was successfully migrated. We are spending the time before the New year trialling and ironing out any errors and mistakes.

We are starting to populate group information so that for those who wish to modernise their group records, you will be able to use this facility directly.

To find out more please read the November Beacon Newsletter and if you have any questions please email the Beacon Administrator.

Group Showcase in 2020

We would like to showcase our Ware U3A and our Groups at both our AGM (to our members) and in June to the local population. We would welcome ideas from you and your members on interesting ways to celebrate what you do. Please email Jan Wing your ideas.

Group Leaders Facebook Closed Group

Some of the Group Leaders have expressed an interest in having a Group Leaders Facebook Group where they can share information and ideas with each other. I am pleased to say that 17 group leaders have joined the group so far with a couple of others expressing an interest. If you would like to join the group can you please send Doreen Howe a message.


Please note the Link newsletter is issued bi-monthly. Please send your contributions to the Link Editors for December / January by noon Tuesday 19 November 2019.

Waiting Lists for Groups

If your group is full and you are approached by new members to join you please take their names and contact details and pass them to Sue Richardson, Groups Co-ordinator, who is holding waiting lists for all groups.

Group Leader documents

Data Protection Act 2018

In order to comply with the regulations please ensure that you delete all your information on members who are no longer in your group.

For useful Ware U3A information read frequently asked questions

Ware U3A policy documents

To read the policy documents visit the Welcome web page. You will find them under the Links section.

East Herts Cluster Group of U3As
Group Sharing Agreement

Read the Group Sharing Agreement of Interest groups within the U3As Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Hertford, Ware and Waltham Abbey

Rolling screen

News for the rolling screen can include the latest group information, especially if the Link deadline was missed; new groups starting; groups needing new members; any help required; next month's speaker and any photos of group activities, group visits or excursion, which should be accompanied by a descriptive caption.

If you would like an item added to the presentation can you please email Doreen Howe by the end of the first week of the month.

Ware U3A equipment

A laptop and projector is available for use by the groups.

Normal users of the Ware U3A projector

GroupRegular day required
Science and TechnologyFirst Tuesday
Art Appreciation 1First Thursday
HistorySecond Tuesday
Monthly meetingSecond Wednesday
Art Appreciation 2Second Thursday
Digital PhotographyThird Friday

If you would like to use the equipment please contact Jan Wing.

Group meeting venues

Allenburys Sports and Social Club Cricket FieldHarris Lane, Priory Street, Ware SG12
Burnt Oak Snooker ClubEdinburgh Way, Harlow CM20 2DQ
Christ Church HallNew Road, Ware SG12 7BS
Herts Regional CollegeLondon Road, Ware SG12 9JF
Leaside Church and Community Centre High Street SG12 9BT
Place House HallBluecoat Yard, Ware SG12 9HL
Scout HutBroadmeads, Ware SG12 9HY
Standon and Puckeridge Community CentreStation Road, Puckeridge SG11 1TF
Southern MaltingsKibes Lane, Ware SG12 7BS
Ware MuseumThe Priory, 89 High Street, Ware SG12 9AL
Wodson Park and Leisure CentreWadesmill Road, Ware SG12 0UQ

If you would like more information about any of the venues that Ware U3A use contact Geoffrey Morrison who may be able to advise you.

Website editing

Please note that the Website Administrator will be deleting accounts if not accessed for over six months

If you are interested in attending a content editing workshop please email the Website Administrator. You will learn about:

  • Signing in and out of Site Builder: if you want to edit your groups' information
  • Menu options: to see ways of moving around the site
  • Adding and saving content: so you can amend and add new information
  • Adding and amending events: so that you can keep your irregular events up to date and fresh
  • Adding and amending emails: so that you can keep your contact information up to date
  • Adding and deleting documents / photographs in order that the latest information is published correctly

It would be good if you could bring along your laptop to the workshop and be willing to sign in into the venue's Wi-Fi.

Website content

If you would like any content amending / adding or have any suggestions on how the website can be improved email the Website Administrator who will aim to respond within five working days.