News & Group Updates

August 28, 2019

Message from the Chair


Once again we are asking for members to come forward to be co-opted onto the Committee. For various reasons we have had several resignations and need to fill spaces. Can I remind you that several years ago David Siddons said that, if people didn’t come forward to help with the backroom organisation of Cheltenham U3A, it would close?  This is still the case so, if you value Cheltenham U3A,  as I do, please contact me and let us keep everything on an even keel. Experience is not necessary; common sense is. For more information contact me via the link below or phone me, my number is at the front of the newsletter.

Maggie Conu

Contact: Maggie Conu

August 16, 2019

Publicity Officer


We are looking for a member willing to take on the role of Publicity Officer. This will involve a small amount of work to publicise our events in both the Third Age Trust magazine and local press. We would also like to produce a leaflet on Cheltenham U3A to let people know what we do and dispel the University myth. It does not have to be a committee position but could be. Please contact me at  [email protected]  or phone to discuss the role; my number is at the front of the newsletter.

Contact: Maggie Conu

August 08, 2019

Call for Group Leaders

 ‘Untuneful’ Choir

There has been a good level of interest in this new group but we need somebody willing and able to lead it.  Is there anyone out there who might able to make this new group a success?

Know your Cheltenham

Tony Ridlington has delighted us all with images of our local area for many years, but would now like to pass the baton on to a successor.  Would somebody be willing to take on this role?

New Birding Group

Several people signed up for a new Birding Group following the specialist talk in July, but nobody feels confident to run the group, even with help from Cheltenham Bird Club.  Could you be the person to get this new group off the ground?

To express interest or for further information please contact Lynne Macedo below.

Contact: Lynne Macedo

June 23, 2019


The Church has addressed this problem to the Council.

Consequently the Council have agreed to remove the restrictive Kerb markings outside the Library.

This now means that Blue Badge Holders can park in those spaces. Remember the road is now 2 Way and parking is not allowed directly outside the entrance to the church.

Di Kyte  U3A Social Secretary


May 14, 2019

Health and Safety Member

Your committee are seeking a member with experience of Health and Safety or prepared to learn.  We need someone to check meeting places to make sure they are safe for our members and report back to the committee

Contact: Maggie Conu