So what has been happening with our U3A? Since the last newsletter your committee has met twice and has been looking at how we can get things moving again in terms of both our group activities and starting up our monthly meetings. The first thing we discovered was that the regular base for our monthly meetings was not going to be available for us in 2021. Very simply Crockham Hill hall has been block-booked 5 days a week for the rest of this year, and this is an opportunity that the hall committee could not turn down because of the financial gain.
So we immediately started a search for an alternative venue. Not an easy task when you consider that, for some of our speakers, we have had an audience approaching 130 members. Finding a hall to accommodate this possible number reduced our options considerably. But don’t despair - we have found an alternative and it is close to home. We have booked the Edenbridge Hall, previously known as the W.I. hall, which has undergone a complete redecoration recently and has all the facilities that we need. Although it looks like the final stages of the lockdown will end in June we have decided that we will leave the start of our monthly meetings until September.