Witham & District (Essex)

Groups

Due to the Government's advice on tackling coronavirus on March 17, Witham and District (Essex) U3A committee accepts that we have only digital and telephone contact left.

We have tried to operate normally for as long as possible but now we have no option but to close the normal meetings for groups, the monthly Spring Lodge meetings and all planned events and trips for the rest of March, April, May and June.

Activity Group Leaders are in touch with their members by phone or email to discuss alternative liaison steps where they can.even if it means changing planned programmes to fit into a different format.

Meanwhile we urge all membersl to stay as fit and well as possible.

Please don't lose contact with people and remember to follow the Government advice on coronavirus.

If any of you need personal help or assistance in the days ahead, please let your Group Leaders or a committee member, know. We will do all we can for you.

Witham and District (Essex) U3A Committee
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For all issues regarding Joining Groups, please contact Either the appropriate Group Leader, or the Groups Co-ordinator, Terri Stevens on 01376 500141, mobile 07904 775872, via the Blue Bird link, (RH side of page)

Our friendly groups usually meet in informal settings, which is sometimes a member’s home. Groups can vary in size from 4 or 5 up to the mid 20’s - depending on the subject.

Group Leaders share their area of interest or knowledge with like-minded members; they are not necessarily experts, just enthusiasts who respond to the wishes of the group.

We are always looking to start new groups, so we welcome your ideas!

If you would like to start/lead a group, please contact the Groups Co-ordinator.

All members are invited to attend any groups which interest them, subject to availability of places. Occasionally a group will have a waiting list, as the number that can be accommodated may be limited by the size of the venue or the nature of the activities. It is essential, therefore, to contact the Group leader or Group Co-ordinator in advance.

Please show your membership card when joining a group.

The Committee has been asked about guidelines for Walking Groups.

We recommend all group members discuss this, and if thought necessary, to form their own guidelines, as appropriate to their activities.

One area of concern is an emergency situation.
It would be helpful if members carried contact details of their next of kin and any existing medical information that may be required by the ambulance service.

Guidelines need to be reviewed at regular intervals.

A list of our groups is given below. Most groups meet once a month, some twice, and a few more frequently. Just click on the name of any group for a brief description of its activities.
If you would like to join a group, ask for more information or suggest new ideas, please contact the group leader- details given on the page

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST HAVE AN UP TO DATE MEMBERSHIP BEFORE YOU CAN JOIN ANY INTEREST GROUP

Group List
Amblers
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday @ 10.30
Monday a.m.
2nd Monday @ 10.30
Art Appreciation
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday in month
Thursday a.m.
3rd Thursday in month
Art Group
Tuesday a.m.
Tuesday a.m.Beginners Spanish
Monday p.m.
Group suspended until July
Monday p.m.
Group suspended until July
Bird Watching
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday (Sept to May)
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday (Sept to May)
Board Games
Monday p.m.
Monday p.m.
Bobbin Lace
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.Bridge
Friday a.m.
Friday a.m.
Canasta
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Fridays
Friday a.m.
2nd and 4th Fridays
Carpet Bowls
 
 
Creative Writing
Tuesday p.m.
Meets monthly on 3rd Tuesday
Tuesday p.m.
Meets monthly on 3rd Tuesday
Family History I
 As arranged to suit members
 As arranged to suit members
Family History II
Friday p.m.
LAST Fri in month
Friday p.m.
LAST Fri in month
French Beginners
Tuesday p.m.
Tuesday p.m.
French Conversation
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Monday a.m.
2nd & 4th Monday
Fruit n Veg Growing
Thursday a.m.
4th Thur @ 10am
Thursday a.m.
4th Thur @ 10am
Gardening
Tuesday p.m.
Last Tuesday each month
Tuesday p.m.
Last Tuesday each month
History
Tuesday p.m.
Group suspend until July
Tuesday p.m.
Group suspend until July
Italian
Wednesday p.m.
Wednesday p.m.Knit & Natter
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Wednesday p.m.
2nd Wednesday
Line Dancing
Wednesday a.m.
Wednesday a.m.Luncheon
 
 
Music Appreciation
 
 New Groups
 
 
Patchwork and Quilting
Thursday p.m.
Thursday p.m.Photographic
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Thursday a.m.
1st Thursday
Photography-Lockdown
 
 Quizzers
 
 
Ramblers New Century
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st Wednesday
Ramblers Original
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 2nd Wednesday
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 2nd Wednesday
Reading
Friday p.m.
Third Friday
Friday p.m.
Third Friday
Scrabble
 
 
Short Walks
 
 Social Dining
 
 
Spanish
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday 2 p.m.
Tuesday p.m.
2nd Tuesday 2 p.m.
Strollers
Monday a.m.
4th Monday
Monday a.m.
4th Monday
Table Tennis
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mondays
Monday p.m.
2nd & 4th Mondays
Talking Shop
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday of month
Thursday a.m.
2nd Thursday of month
Ten Pin Bowling
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Wednesday a.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Walkie Talkies
Monday a.m.
Monday a.m.
Wine Appreciation
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday.
Wednesday p.m.
4th Wednesday.
  
Timetable Summary
Day MorningAfternoon / Evening
MondayAmblers   Bobbin Lace   French Conversation   Strollers   Walkie Talkies   Beginners Spanish   Board Games   Table Tennis  
TuesdayArt Group   Creative Writing   French Beginners   Gardening   History   Spanish  
WednesdayLine Dancing   Ramblers New Century   Ramblers Original   Ten Pin Bowling   Italian   Knit & Natter   Wine Appreciation  
ThursdayArt Appreciation   Bird Watching   Fruit n Veg Growing   Photographic   Talking Shop   Patchwork and Quilting  
FridayBridge   Canasta   Family History II   Reading