Outdoor activities to resume

With the easing of certain restrictions regarding outdoor activities and people meeting outdoors some of our groups are keen to get going and meet up with other members.
Whilst many of our members have been out and about, either solo or in pairs, on an informal basis as friends, the coming months will give us the opportunity to resume official u3a outdoor activities as near as possible to normal as the current pandemic permits.
From March 29th people will be permitted to engage in recreation and outdoor activity provided the Rule of 6 is observed.  Our Golf and Bowls Groups will meet up at this time as will the Day Riders and In-betweeners Cycling Groups together with Nordic Walking ( Rule of 6 ).
Other Outdoor Activity groups such as The Breakaway Cyclists, Sunday Strollers and Walk a Mile or Two will officially resume in April.


At the moment there are a few spaces available if you would like to join this group.  They meet on a Monday at 12 o’clock, and finish about 2.30 to 3pm  They meet at Kensington House near St Georges Church on Station Road.  For more details come to Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning or ring Brenda McKenzie on 531 0207.

Bowls Group Competition

The ever popular Bowling Group which Group Leader Carol Daley has run since our U3A started some 8 years ago, held their annual end of season competition recently. Members this year competed for a special trophy in memory of Edna Taylor, a long standing member of the group who sadly passed away this year. Edna’s husband Derek presented the trophy to the winners, Harry Walton and Sheila Kermode. Carol awarded  the trophy for the most improved player  to Tina Colligan.

There is a need for someone to set up and lead a second Bowls group, as there has been a waiting list for some time. So if this is something you feel you would like to do, please speak to Carol and  Group Support who will be pleased to give your you all the help you need. Ed.