1st May 2023

MEMBERSHIP

To join as a NEW member, please click on the attachment and download the form.  All instructions are on the form 

Subscriptions for 2023/4 are £20 for full membership.  Associate membership (with proof of full membership of another U3A) costs £10 

To RENEW your membership FOR 2023/24:  

1   Renewals due from 1 June 2023.  There is no need to complete another membership application form.   If you have changed your phone number, address or email, please advise Barry to enable us to keep in touch with you.   

2   BANK TRANSFER:   Payee:  The Countesthorpe U3A.  Sort Code:  40-12-35    A/c no:  01402889   It is IMPORTANT that you use your U3A membership number as the reference, FOLLOWED by your name.  If you do not know your number, call Barry or June who will be able to help.     

3   CHEQUE:  payable to "COUNTESTHORPE U3A", to our Membership Secretary, Mr B Hillyard, 35 Station Rd, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5TA.  You can also use the U3A's deposit box at the Library/Parish Office.  

4   CASH:  To our Membership Secretary, Mr B Hillyard, 35 Station Rd, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5TA. 

IF YOUR MEMBERSHIP HAS LAPSED, THEN PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS AS ABOVE.  fees are as above.   If you are unsure whether your membership lapsed, then please contact Barry on 277 4187.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS will not be issued, as little use is made of them.   Proof of membership can be provided on request to Barry, if this is required.

Membership Application 20234 >

11th December 2023

Current Newsletter

Well, here is our current Newsletter - with a report on the Llandudno holiday,  and an update on various groups.  Apologies for the missing three photos in the holiday report - they were a victim of file size constraints on the webpage.

Click below to open the current Newsletter, now published in June and December.  

Newsletter Dec 2023 to May 2024 >

8th February 2024

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.  £3 includes refreshments.  

 

9th February 2024

Line Dancing

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in the Village Hall.   £3.00 per session.  Call Maud on 07941 759856. 

10th February 2024

Pickleball

Why not try this new activity, akin to tennis and badminton, and proving very popular with our age group.  11 am -12 noon at the College sports hall. Just £3.  To attend or for more details call Sheila Pennington on 07703 290886, or email: sheepe53@gmail.com

12th February 2024

Fit for Life

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in Village Hall, Countesthorpe.  £5 per session.   Open to all U3A members - just turn up with suitable shoes and loose clothing  Details from Diana on 277 9142   

12th February 2024

Science & Technology

Regular meeting from 2 pm on second Monday of the month. At David Wild's home.   Details from David on 277 5881

12th February 2024

Country Dancing

2.00 - 3.00 pm in the Village Hall.   More dancers sought - why not try this great activity!  For details, please call Patsy on 277 6259  

12th February 2024

Bridge

Friendly group seeks more members.   Cards drawn for partners.   2 - 4.30 pm weekly in Methodist Church.  £1 inc refreshments.   Why not come along?  

13th February 2024

Monthly Meeting

Doors open at 1.30 pm, so come along and book your outings and socialise with friends.   Speaker: TBC "Hospital Volunteers".   Followed by refreshments

14th February 2024

Kurling

11 am - noon.   Village Hall.   £1.50  Friendly banter or more serious competition - as you choose!    

14th February 2024

Ukulele

11 am - 12 noon in small lounge.   £1.  Details from David Wild on 277 5881  

14th February 2024

Handbell Ringing

From 2- 4 pm at Methodist Church.  

 

14th February 2024

Carpet Bowls

In the Scout Hut, as usual 2-4 pm. 

14th February 2024

Flower Arranging

2.00 - 4.00 pm in small lounge, Countesthorpe Village Hall.  £3

15th February 2024

Slimming (CHEWS)

Meet from 9 am at Pamela's home.   First and third Thursdays of the month.  No charge.  Group size may be limited due to space restrictions.   Call Ruth on 277 1533

15th February 2024

Art

2.00 - 4.00 pm every Thursday in the Methodist church room, Wigston Street.    £3 inc tea/biscuits.  

15th February 2024

Talk - Peter Liddle

10 am - 12.15 pm in the Methodist Chapel.  £4 on the door, to include refreshments.   Peter Liddle returns to give us one of his fascinating and informative talks on recent archaeological activity in Leicestershire.  Today:  "Bradgate Park"  

16th February 2024

Line Dancing

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in the Village Hall.   £3.00 per session.  Call Maud on 07941 759856  

18th February 2024

Solo Sunday Lunch

12 noon for 12.30 pm at VIETA, Lutterworth.  Names but not pre-orders required on list in lounge please.   Call Hilary on 277 1176 or Carol on 277 8999.    

18th February 2024

Pickleball

Why not try this new activity, akin to tennis and badminton, and proving very popular with our age group.  2-3 pm at the College sports hall.  Just £3.  To attend or for more details call Sheila Pennington on 07703 290886, or email: sheepe53@gmail.com

19th February 2024

French Conversation

10-11 am in small lounge, VH.  £2.  Varied ability French speakers helping each other to improve, using a variety of means.  Details from Dorothy on 07411 163396 or Gill on 0116 284 8171

19th February 2024

Fit for Life

11.30 am - 12.30 pm in Village Hall, Countesthorpe.  £5 per session.   Open to all U3A members - just turn up with suitable shoes and loose clothing.     Details from Diana on 277 9142   

19th February 2024

Creative Writing

2 pm at Brook Court.   Theme:  "Out of the Window"  50p for refreshments.   Details from Mikki on 277 5509

19th February 2024

Cryptic Crosswords

2 pm at 26 Shetland Way.   New members who are interested would be welcomed, as support is available.  Call Ursula on 277 5881.  

20th February 2024

SWANS

Abbey Park.   10.30 am in St Margaret's Pastures CP.   Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

 

21st February 2024

Kurling

11 am - noon.   Village Hall.   £1.50  Friendly banter or more serious competition - as you choose!   

21st February 2024

Ukelele

Small lounge at VH.   11 am - 12 noon.  For details, please contact David Wild on 277 5881. 

21st February 2024

Literature

2 - 3.30 pm at BROOK Court, Residents' Lounge.   "The Girl Behind the Wall" by Mandy Robotham.  Details from Dorothy on 07411 163396.  For reading list, see Activity Group page

23rd February 2024

Discussion

10 am - noon at Brook Court, Countesthorpe - residents' lounge.   Topic: "What is the Role of Sport in our Society?"   Details from David Fagg on 07775 730378 or Janine Tibbles on 07970 648979

24th February 2024

Pickleball

Why not try this new activity, akin to tennis and badminton, and proving very popular with our age group.  10-11 am at the College sports hall.  Just £3.  To attend or for more details call Sheila Pennington on 07703 290886, or email: sheepe53@gmail.com

26th February 2024

Country Dancing

2.00 - 3.30 pm in the Village Hall.  Special event with a maypole!  More dancers especially welcome.  For details, please call Patsy on 277 6259  

26th February 2024

Jazz Appreciation

Meet between 3 and 5 pm at Malcolm's home, 17 Linden Avenue.   Details from Joan on 277 5369.

29th February 2024

Walking (CARE)

Leave Countesthorpe Village Hall car park at 9.15 am in shared cars.   Walk for about 4 or 4.5 miles from The Elms, Lutterworth, LE17 4HB.   Contacts for this walk are Martin and Lyn on 247 8352.  Optional pub lunch.  New walkers are always welcome! General info from Allen on 277 3665 or Malcolm on 277 2599.  

29th February 2024

Luncheon Club

12.30 for 12.45 pm at the Red Lion, Huncote.  The menu and list are in the Lounge at meeting.  Please sign up at meeting, or confirm attendance to Sue Wyllie on 0116 284 9959 or susanvwyllie@hotmail.com. 

 

4th March 2024

French Conversation

10-11 am in small lounge, VH.  £2.  Varied ability French speakers helping each other to improve, using a variety of means.  Details from Dorothy on 07411 163396 or Gill on 0116 284 8171

4th March 2024

Cryptic Crosswords

2 pm at Ursula's home, 26 Shetland Way, Countesthorpe.  New members who are interested would be welcomed, as support is available.  Call Ursula on 277 5881.  

5th March 2024

SWANS

Oakfield Park, Blaby.  10.30 am in CP, Hospital lane.    Details from Pauline on 277 9338 or 07936 555048

 

5th March 2024

Classical Music

Meet at Barry's home (35 Station Rd) at 7 pm.    

6th March 2024

Slimming (CHEWS)

Meet from 9 am at Pamela's home.   Note change of meeting plan - now first and third Thursdays of the month.  No charge.  Group size may be limited due to space restrictions.   Call Ruth on 277 1533

6th March 2024

Come From Away

At Curve, Leicester.  2.15 pm matinee.  £47 payable by 12 Jan 2024.  Leave Cosby 12.45 pm, then VH, SQ, COLL, SW, and MC approx 1 pm.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge or call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 07757 007025

6th March 2024

Scrabble

2-4.30 pm in Residents' Lounge, Brook Court.   Call Carol for details on 277 8999

6th March 2024

Italian Conversation

First meeting of this new group.   4-5 pm in small lounge at Countesthorpe Village Hall.  £2 (may vary in the future).   Come along and enjoy developing your conversation skills within an informal, friendly and varied ability group.  Details from David Hebblewhite on 0116 479 0945

7th March 2024

Birdwatching

Draycote Water.   Leave Village Hall in shared cars at 9.30 am.   Details from Janet Easey on 277 2544.  

24th March 2024

Pickleball

2-3 pm at the College sports hall.  Just £3.  To attend or for more details call Sheila Pennington on 07703 290886, or email: sheepe53@gmail.com

4th April 2024

Lincoln

Day trip to Lincoln with its cathedral on a hill, well-preserved castle and prison, cobbled streets, places to eat and drink, unique shops and shpping experiences.  Leave VH at 9.00 am, then SQ, Coll, SW and MC approx 9.15 am.   £30 payable by 12 March.  Book/pay at Outings desk or call David on 479 0945 or email: davidheb@talktalk.net.

3rd June 2024

SCENIC TRACKS AND BEST OF THE PENNINES

Mon - Fri, 3-7 June 2024.  Coach holiday to Last Drop Village and Spa, Bromley Cross, near Bolton.  4 nights' dinner, bed and breakfast, inc luggage handling and gratuities.  Ride on the Settle to Carlisle Railway, Guided our of the Victorian village of Saltaire, Skipton and a cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool canal.  From £524 per person.

As at 14 August, all single rooms have been booked, but three twin rooms are still available.   Names can also be taken for a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Full details on attached booking form.

Pennines Booking Form >

10th June 2024

Bakewell

Visit the bustling street market and the lievestock market, too.  Bakewell is a gem of a town in the Derbyshire Peak District.  Enjoy lunch in one of the many cafes, restaurants, pubs or tea rooms and sample the world-famous Bakewell pudding.   Leave VH at 9.00 am, then SQ, Coll, SW and MC approx 9.15 am.   £30 payable by 12 March.  Book/pay at Outings desk or call David on 479 0945 or email: davidheb@talktalk.net.

5th September 2024

Made in Dagenham

Loughborough Town Hall.  £37 payable by 11 June.  Leave Cosby 5.40 pm, then VH, SQ, COLL, SW, and MC approx 6 pm.  Book/pay at theatre desk in small lounge or call Janine on 07970 648979 or Gill on 07757 007025