Witham & District (Essex)

U3A NEWS

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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The committee has decided to put the Minutes of its meetings on our website. Any member with queries or comments should contact the Secretary.(see Contacts Page).
The Committee Minutes for September 2019 and March 2020 can be accessed by the link in the Links column.

The Poems submitted by Members in celebration of National Poetry Day are available in the Links Panel. Click on Rhyme TimeDue 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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Advice aimed to prevent Crime and other useful information (see links in Links column).
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NEWS FROM THE THIRD AGE TRUST

The THIRD AGE TRUST is our National Organisation and here readers will find the latest offers and opportunities.

MOOC's.... Massive Open Online Courses.... are useful for those wanting to brush up or develope their knowledge of allsorts of subjects. (See Useful Documents and Useful Materials, in Links column).

OFFERS OF TRIPS, such as to the Royal Institution, Benefits for members, such as Free Legal Advice andother miscellanea will be found here.

U3A members can purchase an ATG Theatre Card for £25, a saving of£10.This gives a series of benefits including
priority bookings and saving of tickets in 38 theatres across the UK (not Colchester) see "offers" in the members section of the website: http:/www.u3a.org.uk.