News & Group Updates

April 13, 2019

Gallery Photographs

Would Group Leaders please send me any photographs taken on group activities to go into the website gallery. However, please remember that you must get members permission if they are in the image and I need a caption for each photograph.

Martin Pettit (Webmaster)

Contact: Martin Pettit

April 08, 2019


You are warmly invited to a Buffet Lunch at St Matthew’s Church, Clarence Street

Monday 20th May, 12.30 – 2.30

The Cheltenham U3A Committee wish to thank you all for your commitment and hard work during the last Year.

After lunch there will be the opportunity to ask questions and share views with other Group Leaders and Members of the Committee.

We hope that as many of you as possible can attend.

For catering reasons, please let Lynne Macedo know by 10th May if you will be attending.

Contact: Lynne Macedo

April 08, 2019


We wish to co-opt an extra Committee member to

assist Lynne Macedo in her role as Group Co-ordinator.

This will involve supporting the organisation of existing groups and helping her to start new groups.

Please contact Maggie Conu for further information:

Contact: Maggie Conu

April 08, 2019

MOTO Group

MOTO (Members on their own) GROUP

The next meeting will be as follows:


ST MATTHEWS CHURCH, Clarence Street, 10.30 am

Please bring your current U3A membership card and £2 cover charge

We look forward to welcoming you there

March 13, 2019

Short Tennis

A new Short Tennis group has started. Group Leader Jean Basnett.

Short tennis is played with soft balls and a shorter racket on a badminton court. Originally this was an introduction to tennis for children. Now many adults play it, there  are short tennis leagues all over the country. We have members  who play both proper tennis  and short tennis. If you have ever played tennis you will probably pick it up quite quickly, and some people who have never played ball games soon learn and enjoy it.  If you are interested please contact me. Kind regards Jean Basnett

Contact: Jean Basnett

February 26, 2019

Chairman’s Message

Well it is nearly AGM time again and it doesn’t seem like any time at all since the last one.  I am very pleased to say that our newsletter editor, Sue Peters now has a new assistant, Liz Johnson, whom we welcome and hope she enjoys her tenure.  We have people interested in the Committee positions of Assistant Treasurer and Minutes Secretary, so it is all good news.  At the AGM we will be saying goodbye to David Siddons, Chris Griffin and Heather Barrett from the committee; they will be missed and I would like to thank them for their wonderful service over the past years.  I would also like to pay tribute to my Vice Chair Lynne Macedo, who has been very supportive and always there when needed. She has responsibility for new groups and during the past year has set up ten new groups, which brings our total to around one hundred and twenty-six – amazing. The rest of the existing committee are standing again and have all done a great job; thank you.  Click Here  for More………..

Contact: Maggie Conu

February 26, 2019

Scrabble Group

The new Scrabble group will meet at 2.30pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Honeybourne Gate. The group has space for a few more members.

February 06, 2019




Are you a single member of Cheltenham U3A? Do you sometimes wish you had other people to go to social events with, or just others to chat to on a regular basis?

With our new MOTO group we aim to put single members in touch with each other and to arrange regular get-togethers and outings.

Our first informal meeting will be on Friday 15th March at 10.30 in Café Zest which is on the 1st floor of Cavendish House.

Please let Lynne Macedo know if you plan to attend or would like further information about MOTO.

We look forward to welcoming you there.

Contact: Lynne Macedo

January 07, 2019

Short Tennis

Would you like to play Short Tennis?

We are hoping to start a new group in early 2019 which would meet in the YMCA on Tuesday mornings.

Please telephone Jean Bassnett on 01242 526962 for further details.

January 07, 2019

Shakespeare Society of Cheltenham

The Shakespeare Society of Cheltenham are hoping to become a U3A group in 2019.  This would be in addition to the existing Shakespeare groups where there are currently waiting lists.  They meet twice a month at 7.30pm on Tuesdays in Parmoor House and members would pay a small fee to cover the cost of the room.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Lynne Macedo for further information.


Contact: Lynne Macedo