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Wheathampstead U3A News

Medical Emergency ProcedureA policy has been established to ensure that a medical emergency occurring at a meeting or other Wheathampstead U3A event is dealt with quickly and efficiently. Please follow the direction of the meeting chairman and do NOT contact the emergency services unless specifically requested to do so.
Expenses claim formFor authorised Wheathampstead U3A expenses, available in PDF format.
NewslettersA short newsletter is published quarterly (February, May, August, November) - members are welcome to send contributions to the Communications Officer. To read the most recent issues please click one of the links to the right.
Meet The Groups 2018This annual event took place on Thursday 27 September 2018. The many groups put on a wonderful display. Visit the dedicated Meet the Groups 2018 page to read and see more.

Herts Network of U3As News

Herts Network of U3As WebsiteThis is a group of 39+ U3As from across Hertfordshire which holds network meetings, arranges study days, social events and training for U3A committee members.
Herts Network of U3As EventsLatest information about events and activities you can participate in. Study days coming up:
22 April Diversity - save the date! More information in the New Year. This study day Wwill included a compelling and fascinating film on immigration to London since the early 1900s and its impact on our society along with a guest speaker and a buffet lunch.

National U3A News

The U3A TrustThe Third Age Trust is the U3A national body which looks after all the U3As in the UK, providing educational and administrative support.
U3A Study Days 2019-2020The Third Age Trust runs an extensive programme of Study Days and other events throughout the year at various locations. The following study days all take place in London:
4 December:U3A Christmas Concert 2019, St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard
3 February: Discovering Childrens' Literature
U3A Summer Schools 2020Details about next year's range of summer learning opportunities around the UK.
Jazz in the Third AgeJazz in the Third Age was launched in June 2014. It aims to be inclusive for musicians whether active, inactive, new to or returning to jazz. The emphasis is on having fun whilst rehearsing, improving and performing in public.

Local Organisations

Wheathampstead Business GroupWEB – Wheathampstead Business Group. Search for local businesses and organisations.
Wheathampstead Community LibraryWheathampstead Library is operated by Wheathampstead Library Volunteers. Why not become involved in a really worthwhile community project?
W D P SWheathampstead & District Preservation Society. Working to protect all that is best about Wheathampstead.
Wheathampstead. NETEverything about Wheathampstead. Find out What's On in Wheathampstead, regular activities, local clubs, open spaces, local charities, other organisations, Village History and more!
Wheathampstead Parish CouncilEverything about the Parish Council and the local amenities which it manages.
SchoolreadersCan you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school? Schoolreaders is looking for more volunteers in Hertfordshire to carry out this important role. Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and one in four children are now leaving primary school unable to read to the required standard. This can have a lifelong consequence. No qualifications are necessary, just a good command of spoken and written English. Schoolreaders is flexible and will match your availability to an appropriate, local school. Our volunteers find the scheme incredibly rewarding, knowing that a few hours helping a child learn to read each week can have such a great impact on their life chances.

Safety & Security

Hertfordshire ConstabularyLots of information and advice to keep yourself and your property secure - identifying bogus callers, avoiding credit card fraud, securing your garden and outbuildings, personal safety, staying safe online and much more.
Neighbourhood WatchNeighbourhood Watch is a great way to keep your home and your community safe, as well as help us reduce crime. Neighbours can help make communities more secure by looking out for each other, keeping an eye on properties and sharing crime prevention advice. Crime is often lower where there are active watch schemes in place.
OWL - OnlineWatchLinkOWL keeps people informed of what's going on locally. It's a shared, secure platform for the public and local authorities. Sign up to receive latest local crime alerts.