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We currently have over 115 individual groups covering 50 interest areas.  Each group is organised by a volunteer group leader. Most activities which follow a particular interest or hobby take place within these individual member’s home.

Current groups can be found by clicking in the blue box below. New and existing members should contact the group leaders of the activities in which they are interested. Not all groups have vacancies at any given time but most are willing to hold waiting lists. Or contact the Groups Secretary (see below)

The Acting Groups’ Secretary position is Linda Sharratt, and additional groups may be opened if there is sufficient interest shown, with the result that the newly formed groups are then added to this website. Please email (groups@formbyu3a.org.uk) or ring 878232

You can also take advantage of the opportunity to meet Committee Members at the Monthly Workshop whenever possible (click here for details)

There are two ways to find groups of interest

  • By subject name (alphabetical list) - please click here

  • By the day of the week they take place  - please click here

To    All Group Leaders:

  • You have your own page for resources and information please click here

  • Just a reminder that every Group has its own ‘information page on the Formby U3A website. These are accessed by clicking on the Groups tab at the top of the page and then clicking on the alphabetical listing of groups. Some of these pages seem to need updating. Could all Group Leaders please check their page and e-mail any additions or amendments to the Group Secretary

  • If you are a group leader and would like to advertise for vacancies through this page please contact  groups@formbyu3a.org.uk (Groups Secretary) and this will be arranged with the webmaster

  • Group Reporting: A reminder that we need to include groups income and expenditure in our results from 2019. Many groups do not need complete monthly reports because they either don’t have any income and expenditure or amounts are very small (less than £100 per year) or the monies in and out occur on the same day. However these groups need to submit an annual statement to the Treasurer stating why they do not need to report,  if you haven’t already done so would you email the Treasurer with this information please email treasurer@formbyu3a.org.uk or send a letter to Formby U3A, PO Box 216, Liverpool, L37 1XQ, or speak to the Treasurer at the monthly coffee morning. If your group does have income and expenditure and you’re not already reporting, would you contact the Treasurer who will talk you through the straightforward requirements

We have been informed that the groups below currently have vacancies or are interested in forming a new group - please click on each group name to see details (this facility is under development so it is not an exhaustive list of all groups with vacancies) - please contact the group leader for any group to check current availability. See below if seeking members for a new group

Please feel free to contact me if you have queries about how to set up a new group or the group you wish to join has no vacancies.  If enough people show interest, I may be able to help to form a new group.  I’d also like to hear from any Group Leader when the situation with vacancies within your group changes.  Contact: groups@formbyu3a.org.uk  or 878232.  

Group Leaders Meetings:  All Group Leaders were invited to meet up with committee members at the Workshop on a choice of four dates during October and November.  Refreshments were served and the meetings were welcomed by  all in attendance.  Many useful suggestions and comments were aired.  Thanks to everyone involved.  

New Group - Poetry Appreciation:  Members bring along 2 poems based on a topic the group has chosen previously from a list of suggestions.  The poems are read aloud and everyone joins in a chat about each one.  Topics are varied and there are many styles of poetry.  Informal and friendly group.  Meets fortnightly, every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 2pm.  Contact: Linda Sharratt,   groups@formbyu3a.org.uk   or 878232 if interested in joining.  


Bird Watching:  This group has vacancies.  Travel is normally by shared cars to local bird reserves.  The group travels as far as Preston and the Wirral but normally shorter distances.  Binoculars, suitable clothing and footwear required.  Contact: Andrea Burton on 876454 or andrea.burton@talktalk.net for more details.  


Bridge Groups Co-ordinator:  Nikki Harrison is now the Co-ordinator for all the Bridge Groups.  She is prepared to be the point of contact for members wishing to find out more about the different groups and which would be the most suitable group to join according to their experience.  Further details from Nikki: 871308 or nikki@nikki101077.plus.com


Beginners Golf:  This group has vacancies.  The group meets weekly on Wednesday mornings, 10-11am, at Formby Golf Centre on Moss Lane.  Tuition is given by golf professional, David Lloyd at a driving range.  The cost is £6.00 paid directly to David Lloyd on the day.  For further details please contact Bob Campbell on 872591 or by  e-mail bob.c@blueyonder.co.uk


Fell Walking:  This group has vacancies.  A typical walk is about 10 miles with an ascent of 2,000 feet.  The group share cars and meets at the Cross House Inn at 7:50am for an 8am start on the first Wednesday of the month.  Members must let the Group Leader know in advance if they are joining the walk, so that travel arrangements can be made.  Contact: Mike Williams on miw33miw33@gmail.com or 870438 for more information.  


Local History Co-ordinator:  Lis Harvey (Local History Group 15) has volunteered to be the Co-ordinator for the Local History Groups.  She is contacting leaders of the LHGs to introduce herself.  Contact details:  ipreh@tiscali.co.uk.  


Music Appreciation Group 1:  This group has 2 vacancies and meets every 4th Thursday 2-4pm at the home of the host member.  The host arranges a 2 hr programme of recorded music including a break for refreshments allowing time for socialising.  Subjects include songs from the shows, film scores, classical music etc.  The group is friendly and informal.  Please contact Rob Blackwell: 875573 or   robblackwell@talktalk.net.  


Vacancies: There are also vacancies in the following groups: Art, Board Games, Book Club 2,  Boules, Bowling, Bridge Groups 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 22 & 23, Canasta 4 & 5, Chess, Cookery, Current Affairs, Cycling for Softies, Family History 3, Gardening 1 & 3, Guitar, Local History 6, 8 & 15, Lunch Thursday & Sunday, Needlecraft, Recorder, Science, Scottish Dancing, Scrabble 2, Swimming, Table Tennis, Ukulele, Walking 5.  


Your current membership card should be shown at all meetings.

If you have experience of a subject that is not covered by current groups and would like to create such a group - please contact  groups@formbyu3a.org.uk (Groups Secretary)

 We are really keen to offer our members new  skills.

New Groups Formation


Current Group Vacancies