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2019 Meetings

The next meeting is

9th October. My life as a BBC Reporter, Ian Cheeseman

Ian worked for BBC Radio Manchester for 23 years and covered many of Man City games (home and away) for over 40 yrs

plus each Thursday following a Wednesday meeting, there is a workshop in the village, please click here for details

Please click here for future meetings and events



Can You Help?

Author Frances Taylor 577205 chairman@formbyu3a.org.uk

Right now there are 3 vacancies on the Committee and the whole of the Formby U3A Committee will be up for election at the AGM in March. If you feel you could contribute to the smooth running of your U3A, please think about joining the committee either now or in March. It gives you a chance to meet new people and find out what is going on.  We welcome new people and new ideas. You don’t need to apply for a specific position – all contributions are gratefully received! Please contact any Committee member to find out what it involves.


As Formby U3A secretary I sometimes get some unexpected emails. Recently I received an email from a doctor in Australia which I thought was worth sharing. Roger Smith, an Australian family doctor has self-published a book on health – Take a Simple Drive to a Healthier Life - please click here to view  more details (pdf)


Sefton Borough of Culture 2020

Author, David Davies, Group Leader U3A Folk - please click here to view pdf



The Newsletter editor is Dave Goodwill, with Doug Boyd deputising in Dave’s absence. The October issue is live on the website. Online newsletters may be viewed by clicking here.  The October newsletter may be collected from the either the meeting on 9th October or the coffee morning on Thursday 11th.

Contributions to the monthly Newsletter are ALWAYS welcomed and actively encouraged.  All items for inclusion in the NOVEMBER issue are required by MIDDAY THURSDAY 24th OCTOBER AT THE VERY LATEST - The printed newsletter may be collected at the Wednesday meeting or Thursday coffee morning

Please be aware - To comply with GDPR implementation - Members submitting photographs must ensure that all people shown in photographs are aware that photographs are being taken for inclusion in the Newsletter and may also be used on the website

Please send any articles, photos and items for inclusion in the newsletter to newseditor@formbyu3a.org.uk - please note email delivery is not 100% guaranteed, if 7 days after submitting an article you have not received an acknowledgement one of the e-mail systems may have failed, so please try again.

Email Newsletter links are now sent via Mailchimp - if you wish to read more about this system please click here (opens a pdf)


Membership 2019-20 and the forthcoming 2020-2021

If you have not renewed your membership you are deemed to NO LONGER BE A MEMBER of Formby U3A and CANNOT partake of any of their activities as you will no longer have valid insurance cover.

Annual subscriptions were and will be due on 1st January. In order to ensure that the insurance cover provided by our affiliation to the Third Age Trust is not compromised, ALL membership subscriptions should be paid by 28th February.

If you wish to pay by Standing Order then please contact the please contact the Membership Secretary, Christine McIlraith

Email: membership@formbyu3a.org.uk or 874787

If you are not certain if you are still a member please contact the Membership Secretary, Christine McIlraith

Email: membership@formbyu3a.org.uk or 874787

Or write to:

Membership Secretary

Formby U3A,

PO Box 216,

Liverpool L37 1XQ

If you require information on how to renew  your membership please click here


Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations in May 2018, Formby U3A committee revised the policies for data protection and data privacy in line with the regulations

To view  the new polices please click here


Group Leaders

There is a separate page for Group Leader information - please click here


Latest Group vacancies - Please click here


Third Age Trust / University of the Third Age news, events and information. If you are not already registered on the National site then you will need to create an account to view  the member only areas and offers and receive their newsletter. The Third Age Trust (TAT) website can be viewed by clicking here.  The Third Age trust website also has a resource section which has articles on a number of topics which may be of interest,  Please click here


North West Region of U3As - You may wish to see what events are available elsewhere please click here to visit their site

To access North West Region Newsletter visit u3asites.org.uk/north-west and link to the Newsletter

To view and sign up to receive the National Newsletter direct, visit u3a.org.uk/about/newsletter


Older News

SEPT 2017 - Local information

Village Surgery promotes healthy lifestyles - please click here to view the information (pdf)


AUG 2017 - The Legal Helpline previously available to all U3A members has been withdrawn by Third Age Trust.  However, legal advice can still be obtained on a case by case basis, as appropriate, through specialist lawyers and this can be arranged by Third Age Trust, telephone 020 8466 6139


Volunteer opportunities New  Update March 2017

Looking for a new challenge? Have you thought about volunteering to help local charities? - to view current opportunities with please click here