Parish notices – 13/02/18

Sunday Strollers walk 18th Feb.

This is a flat easy 1.5 hour walk around Southport  lake. The group will catch the 11 am 300 bus from opposite the old library. Lunch afterwards – possibly fish and chips. If you have a bus pass bring it with you.. Contact : John McKenzie 531 0207

Sefton Active walk 18th February

Meet at 2.30 pm opposite the Hayloft Pub Lydiate for a 4 to 5 mile walk at a brisk pace . Please wear appropriate footwear . Contact Brenda on 5310207.

Theatre group have tickets available for the Nina Simone Story at the Unity Theatre on March 22.  Please contact Theatre team

Parish notices – 06/02/18

Collection of Children’s’ books for a school in South Africa.
George is still seeking children’s’ books – age 4 to 9 to be sent to the school to help children learn to read. Please bring any books in to coffee morning or talk to George if you have some and this isn’t possible.

Room set up and clearance Tuesday morning
Could all groups that have tables on Tuesday morning please try to clear these quickly once we finish at 11.15 to enable the set up team who have been at the hall since 8.45 a chance to clear up and go home.

Finally a heartfelt plea from Committee.
From April we will not have a Treasurer and as such we are at massive risk of closure. I can’t express strongly enough how desperate our situation is. We need a Treasurer AND a team of Treasurers’ helpers who can work together and, on a rota, help make the Treasurers’ job easier on a Tuesday morning. So please seriously think about whether you can potentially fulfil one of these roles. You would receive lots of support. Please come and chat to me, Frank, Clive or any Committee member to gain a better understanding of the roles

Parish notices – 30/01/18

Theatre Group

Nina Simone Story, Unity Theatre,  22 March,  £21,  no transport

Hard Times at the Playhouse Liverpool 29 March. Ticket only £20

Happy Days – Maxine Peake 1st June Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester,

Maths for Fun

Wed 7th February 2.30 – 4.30 @ KH – The Maths in Music

Walking group

Thursday 1st Feb walk – 2 walks near Rhewl, Ruthin,  N Wales.

Short – 5 miles,  long – 7 miles. Meet Baptist church car park 9:30 to arrange car share.

Expected muddy so spare shoes please. Lunch at the Drovers arms.

Practical Gardening

Monday 5th Feb  – 10am at Maghull Parish Hall, Damfield Lane.  Our discussions will include winter garden successes and concerns and gearing up for the gardening year ahead.  All welcome

Italian Language Course 

10 week course starting Friday 2nd Feb at Kensington House – contact George Birchall

Garden visits

Coach to Lord Martin Garden Centre -7th Feb – Maghull Square at 9.15 prompt.

Subscription renewals

We currently have reserves in our U3A funds. Our Committee have decided that for the 18/19 year the annual subscription will be reduced to £6. This is a decision for this year only and subscriptions for 19/20 will be determined towards the end of this year when they will potentially return to a higher figure.

Parish notices – 23/01/18

Theater Group
Tickets for One For The Road and Swan Lake – collect from the Theater Desk

Play-Reading and Drama Group
The Play-Reading and Drama Group is hoping to reform in February. They usually meet at 2 pm on the second Tuesday of each month (though this is open to negotiation.
If you are interested in simply play-reading for enjoyment; play-reading to be read in performance, or in acting in a short production, please ring Elsie Bickerstaff on 526 6511 or add your name and telephone number to the notice on the notice-board.
No previous experience necessary – just come along and enjoy.

Maghull Baptist Church have asked that we make sure we don’t park on the grass around the car park as it is getting damaged.

Walking group: Thursday 1st Feb walk
The group are doing 2 walks in the area of Rhewl Near Ruthin N Wales. Short walk is approx 5 miles and the long walk in approx. 7 miles. There are a few stiles and it may be muddy in parts so please dress accordingly
Lunch afterwards in the Drovers Arms Pub.

Parish notices – 16/01/18

Newsletter: Our new newsletter is available for collection today. Ensure you collect the flyer for more information on the vacant role of Treasurer which must be filled if our U3A is to continue. Contact Frank Mercer or Clive if you need further information on the role

Day trips Trips Fri.23.2.18 – please visit day trips table to collect choice of meal slip.
Theatre Group: Booking now for:
Thursday 22 March at Unity Theatre – The Nina Simone Story £23.
Thursday 29 March at the Playhouse – Hard Times by Northern Broadsides Company.
Friday 13 April at Empire Theatre – Mathew Bourne’s Cinderella.
Friday 4th May at Empire Theatre – Beautiful, the Carol King musical.
Please see theatre desk for seat and transport costs
Birdwatching: A meeting will be held today at 11.30 in the coffee room
Philosophy: Jan 17th – John Rawls, 20th C.  American Philosopher. ALL WELCOME
Parking at Maghull Baptist Church Could all members please be considerate when parking, and if using the MBC car park please stay within one parking space rather than leaving big gaps when parking. The Cricket Club car park has plenty of space which we can also use. Cars should not be parked on the roadside outside MBC – today one of our members needed to assist a lady with a pram who was having great difficulty navigating the pavement due to parked cars

Parish notices – 05/12/17

Walking Group  Thur 7th December. Ship inn Haskayne 10:15.  There are 2 walks;  5  and 8 miles. There will be an opportunity to eat at the end of the walks. It is understood that the planned bus strike on Thursday has now been cancelled but please watch/listen to local media in case of any changes.  If there are any difficulties please contact Margaret Kendall this morning as lifts may be possible.  The 1st walk of 2018 will be on 4th January which is before U3A restarts. Details will be posted on our website. The schedule for next years’ walks was agreed at a meeting at the end of Coffee morning today and will be placed on our website.

Theatre Group   Tickets for the Philharmonic for 21st and 31st December need to be collected from the Theatre desk today. Transport for both shows will leave the square at 6.30 prompt please.  Tickets for Jersey Boys must be paid for today. There is no transport for this show

Day Trips   The coach for the trip tomorrow to Grange over Sands for Christmas lunch will be departing from the square at 9.30 am.

Maths for Fun   Meeting this Wed 6th December 2.30   Kensington House. ‘Christmas Maths’

Christmas Lunch   Today is the last chance to buy tickets for the Christmas Lunch at the Adelphi

Local History  The group are meeting today 5.12.17 at Lydiate Village Hall 2 to 4 pm.

Cycling  (Day Riders)  Having led the original group for the last 12 years , Phil Hughes is stepping down as leader and Alan  Carr will be taking over in the New Year.  Phil Hughes will stay on as assistant leader . Sincere thanks to Phil for all his hard work over the last 11 years and to both  Alan and Phil for carrying on in their roles of leader and assistant. 

A huge personal and U3A thank you  to Jane  for the great night we all had at the British Legion on Friday.  Jane’s thoroughness and  attention to detail made for a really good night which was thoroughly enjoyed by all .  Well done and thank you Jane

Next week we have the Christmas Concert to look forward to. This will be our last week – we return on the 9th January. Just a suggestion – take it or leave it – but it would be very festive if we could try and wear something red  next week.




Parish notices 21/11/17

Terracota Warriors 10th Feb 18  All outstanding money for the visit must be paid asap or the place will be forfeited to a reserve member

Christmas Social 1st December Royal British Legion  Please make sure you have your tickets for our Christmas Social – our event of the year. Price is £12 including hot and cold buffet, music, vocals and dance – what’s not to love !!

Architecture for Fun Christmas Lunch  Anyone who hasn’t paid needs to do so now – see George B.  Also if you haven’t chosen from the menu see George and complete the necessary form

Childrens Books age 3 to 9  George is collecting Children’s’ Books age 3 to 9. These will then be sent by George’s son in law to a scheme called ‘ HELP A SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL’ and will assist the teachers in helping children to read.

Please bring your books to MBC on the 28th; if you need books collecting George is happy to do so – contact George by phone ( 0151 287 0308 or 07826 048379)

Booking trips and holidays  Committee have discussed the arrangements for booking trips and holidays and have decided in the interests of fairness and equal access for all, that anybody booking a trip or holiday should only be able to book for themselves and one other person. If you have any issues with this decision please talk to me or take this up with group support on their desk.

Discussion Group  The next meeting is this Thursday at 1.30 to 3 in Melling Tithebarn with the subject for discussion ‘Privacy have we got any left’ All are welcome . Entrance is £1 including refreshments

Christmas Concert 12 December  Baked goods need to be collected from the bakery in Walton on 11th December by 1pm. Could someone with a decent sized boot please volunteer to do this collection. Please see Marg Kendall on group support.

Sale of goods today  Mary is selling items today to raise money for McMillan

‘A Yorkshire Christmas’ holiday  Meeting in coffee room 11.15 to 11.30 today

Carol Concert – Old Roan Methodist Church for Woodlands Hospice 7.30 2 December (doors open at 7)  Ian G has asked that members please support the Carol Concert above. Tickets are £5 each or you can pay on the door. All money raised will go to Woodlands Hospice

Theatre Group  There are a few tickets available for New Year at the Philharmonic price £42.  You can also now book for Jersey Boys on the 18th January. Please note tickets can’t be transferred and must be paid for before we finish on the 12th December.

U3A Diaries are on sale price £2

Car parking at Maghull Baptist Church  One of our members has asked that we all ensure we are parking ‘sensibly’ to maximise parking space. (Some cars have been ‘crossing over spaces’ and not ‘parking straight’)

Canal walking group  Reminder that our minibus is MBC at 9 am this Thursday to allow for the nights’ drawing in

and finally …

A reminder of our vacancies –  Treasurer, Treasurer’s ‘helpers’ (on a weekly rota)  (we must get a better title this is too reminiscent of Santa’s helpers)   and photocopying help – again on a rota. 

The latter of these – photocopying –  was filled today after notices – thank you very much to our volunteer –  and apologies but  I don’t know your name – yet. Please could members seriously consider whether they can take up the position of Treasurer or Treasures helper(s) as these are absolutely vital for the ongoing operation of our U3A

Thank you all and have a great week



Parish notices – 31/10/17

Day trips – Eastbourne Nov. 5th Leave 9 am.

– Nov. 13th. Stockport Plaza.  Leave 9.15

Christmas –  Social and Lunch tickets now on sale.

Maths 4 fun – Awkward numbers. Nov 1st, 2.30 at K.House

Walking group – Nov. 2 Burscough   6 miles. meet Tesco in B. village. See notice board for more details.   Walking group planning meeting Nov. 14th @ 11.15 to discuss ‘way forward’

Practical gardening – next meeting Nov. 6th. new members welcome

Walking netball – No meeting this Friday

Walking football – Active Sefton have walking football on Mondays 10-11 at Crosby Leisure Centre.  £3.50 per session.  See ‘group support’ for more info.

Bird watching – Nov. 16th. 10 am. guided walk RSPB Marshside (Southport) £5

Group support – new group for individuals ?

Sale – Nov. 21st. sale of surplus ‘donated gifts’

Parish notices – 24/10/17

Maths 4 fun – Nov 1. short cuts in everyday life

Strictly  Nov 30th – Tea Dance @ Town Hall

Archaeology – 2nd Friday, 2.30 at Kensington House

Christmas social – Dec 1 RB Legion see Jane Jones

Eastbourne holiday – meeting today at 11.30

Digital cameras – Nov 14th  ‘display day’

Family history – Aviva community fund, Lydiate Abbey

Don’t forget clocks go back this weekend.

Parish notices – 17/10/17

Day trip on Wednesday 18th 9.15 am departure

Theatre- a reminder that as we will have a Christmas break from 12th Dec to 9th Jan people must book and pay for their various concert tickets. There are also still tickets for Giselle available.

Walking netball starts this Friday- make contact with Brenda for more info.

Philosophy 18th Oct 2.30 at Kensington House.

Finally, congratulations to Maghull Station Volunteers as they have won the Environmental Award at the Maghull Civic Awards.