Congleton & District U3A

Charity No. 1076203

Welcome to our U3A website

If you are a new visitor to this site you are very welcome to browse the website to see the group activities, monthly speaker meetings and outings that are organised for our members. If you wish to join our branch of the U3A then click the "Join the U3A" link on the left of the screen and provide the details requested, our membership secretary will contact you in due course.

If you are a member and new to this site you will have been sent your membership number together with a password that you can use to log in to the members facilities within the website. We advise that once you have logged in on this first occasion you should change your password to something memorable to you.

Welcome to Congleton & District U3A

Congleton Town Hall and The CloudLogin HelpEnrol now for 2017-18Welcome to the Congleton U3A website. We hope you will enjoy browsing through what we have to offer. Our U3A is one of the largest in the country with well over a thousand members providing more than 100 active groups for your enjoyment.

Congleton is a historic, friendly market town in South Cheshire, often referred to as the 'little town with a big heart'.

Congleton U3A is a non-discriminatory organisation, principally for people in their 'third age' not in full time work but there is no age limit.

Should you decide to join Congleton U3A, you will receive a very warm welcome and be certain to make many friends. So, why not follow the quick links below to see what we have to offer? We look forward to meeting you.

To join us :

1. On line by clicking on "Not a Member?-Join U3A" at the top of the U3A MENU on the left

2. If you do not have an e-mail address, you can download, print, and send us an application form

3. Should you experience problems you can seek assistance at the U3A Information Desk in the St John Ambulance HQ, West Road.
For the Information Desk opening times see below.

WHAT IS U3A ? The full title of the organisation is "University of the Third Age". U3A groups around the United Kingdom are members of the Third Age Trust. Its main purpose is to encourage lifelong learning for those no longer in full time employment. Each U3A has its own constitution, and run its affairs in accordance with the wishes of the local membership.

WHO CAN JOIN ? There is no age limit for membership of Congleton U3A, but activities are aimed at mature people who are not in full-time employment and wish to share in educational, recreational and creative activities and companionship. No qualifications are required or are given.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ? From now until the end of the 2018 academic year, the membership fee is £20.  For those already a member of another U3A organisation for 2017-18, the fee to join Congleton U3A is £16.50. Additional fees may apply to Groups using facilities at certain locations. There are no session fees for some outdoor activities such as walking. The U3A year starts in September and runs through to May/June each year.  A number of Groups continue to meet over the summer months.

WHERE DOES IT MEET ? Congleton U3A meets at the St John Ambulance HQ on West Road and at several locations in the town including Congleton Leisure Centre, The New Life Church and the Worrall Street Scout Headquarters.

HOW DO I JOIN ? New members will be shown how to enrol via the website at the St John Ambulance Headquarters, West Road on the first Monday of each month during term-time (October to May), between the hours of 10.00 am and 12.00 noon. A U3A member will be on duty to answer your enquiries.

HOW IS U3A RUN ? Congleton U3A is a self-help organisation run by the members. The Committee manage the affairs of the organisation and are elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting. Congleton & District U3A was formed in 1998 and membership now stands at over 1,400.

All our activities are run by our members, on a self-help basis and co-ordinated by members who have volunteered to be Group Leaders. Group Leaders pass on their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm and provide opportunities for members to contribute and learn from one another.

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Page last updated : 25 June 2017





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