Winchcombe Area


Members' Portal on Beacon

If you are a current member of our U3A, we are encouraging members to make use of the Beacon online system to update your details held by our U3A. Full details can be found by following the Beacon link.


As a member of Winchcombe Area U3A you can find details of our Policies by following the link

The U3A ethos

The U3A is not a service-provider. It is a mutual aid organisation to which everyone is expected to contribute. Its success depends on the willingness of members' to volunteer and help out in whatever way they can by:

  • starting new groups
  • giving talks
  • assisting in the running of a group
  • participating actively in the groups they join
  • becoming a committee member
  • doing other tasks to assist the smooth running of the Winchcombe Area U3A.

Your Committee

Our Membership Secretary is Jane Hawthorn; she can be contacted by email via the link on this page or on 01242 609031.

Details of our other Committee Members and post-holders can be found on the Contact Page.

Our Committee Roles

The organisation is managed by a committee of volunteers and details of their roles can be found by clicking on the Committee Roles link

Website Team

The team are continually updating this site, and it will continue to evolve. Group Lead Contacts and other post holder volunteers will be given access to update their own areas, if they would prefer. We welcome ideas and suggestions for improvements.

The following links should help you to find any further information you require:


Latest Newsletter
Monthly Meetings - see the Events Page
Beacon Login for designated Group Representatives.

Gift Aid

Your U3A can claim Gift Aid on your membership subscription if you are a UK tax payer. If you are willing to allow us to claim this money, you will need to complete a Gift Aid Declaration Form. (Note that, together with other gift-aided donations, you must have paid sufficient tax to cover the amount claimed back.)


In order for you to benefit from U3A membership, certain information - e.g. your name and contact details - has to be made available to the organisation. Following the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, all members will, on the membership form, be asked to consent to the use, within our U3A, of their personal data held by us, and to share it with specified third parties as explained in our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Policy. You should be asked if you wish to appear in any photographs used to publicise or report on our U3A; be aware that you have the right to refuse.

Membership Conditions

It is expected that all members will treat others with courtesy and respect at all times. Where there are concerns, problems or complaints to be resolved, there is a Grievance Procedure. For breaches of any membership condition or similar matter there is a Disciplinary Procedure, as referred to in our Constitution.
Codes and policies of Winchcombe Area U3A where applicable to you, are defined below:
Code of Conduct - Members (for everyone).
Code of Conduct - Trustees (for Executive Committee Members).
Grievance and Disciplinary Matters