Important Information for Members of Poole U3A

Latest message from Val Ingram, Chairman of Poole U3A

Hello to you all,

I hope you are keeping well and finding things to keep you busy.

I wish to bring you up to date concerning the commencement of classes. The committee have been sharing their thoughts along with advice we receive from The Third Age Trust (TAT) and also taking on board Government policy. Taking all this into account, I have to report that we will not be restarting classes in September and the date we are looking for is January 2021.

This, for all of us, is a disappointment but many of our members are vulnerable. TAT has also brought to our attention the terms of our insurance policy and we have included the details in the newsletter and also it is on our website (see below).

Regarding membership fees, these will be adjusted and your membership of the U3A carries over until the end of December. Our AGM will also move into the spring term.

I am sorry to bring you this news but we have to abide by the rules and bear in mind that we have a duty of care for all of you. Keep safe and please contact me if I can be of further help.

Best wishes to you all,

29 May 2020 

A Note from our Insurers - 20 May 20

All U3A activities should have an appropriate risk assessment / check list to ensure they are safe for U3A members to participate in. Government input about Covid19 is central to any risk assessment and given the advice remains “stay at home as much as possible” and “limit contact with other people” it follows that face-to-face U3A activity should not be undertaken at present. The government reasons for leaving home remain very limited and do not include for leisure activities such as provided by the U3A.

Click here for the latest Government advice on Coronavirus

Click here for the latest NHS guidance on Coronavirus

Welcome to Poole U3A...

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Poole U3A is part of an exciting world-wide movement which aims to provide educational and recreational facilities for older people no longer in full-time employment. Find out more about the U3A here.

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Philosophy Workshop - see important update re Summer Term here.

U3A National Newsletter - sign up here and see April edition here.

New U3A National Discussion Forums - user guide here and click here to access the forums.

Delphinus (Spring/Summer 2020 Library Edition) here.

Online application form is here.

We have moved! The Poole U3A office is now located at The Spire in Poole. Details here.

Music and Film licences now available here (at bottom of page).

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