Welcome to the website of Sandbach & District U3A.

To obtain information about the organisation and the activities arranged for its members, click on the menu above and select an appropriate page. The Posts pages contain additional news items about things that have happened or are going to happen.


Membership Renewal

The annual process of issuing renewal letters to all members of Sandbach & District U3A has started. There are some key points you should be aware of:

  • The Sandbach U3A year starts in September so the payment we are asking for now will take your membership up to the end of August 2018.
  • Three quarters of the letters are being hand delivered by volunteers to members in their local area saving over £400 in postage costs. The volunteers take their time delivering the letters so that the U3A desk in Sandbach library is not overwhelmed by early renewals. This means that some members may feel temporarily left out. If you have not received a renewal letter by the end of May 2017, please send an email to SandbachU3A@hotmail.co.uk
  • For the next two sessions in Sandbach library there will be extra committee members on hand to issue the membership cards for the year ending August 2018. This should reduce the queues but you may at any time drop your renewal letter including a cheque and a stamped addressed envelope in the box under the U3A noticeboard in Sandbach library.
  • You may renew your membership at any time up to September 2017.


Group News

Table Tennis 4  A new group is being set up, meeting on Tuesdays from 2pm to 4pm in the Scout Hut, Chapel Street, Sandbach. If you are interested, please email: table.tennis.4@sandbach.org.uk

Walking Football  The group met for the first time on Friday 24th March (click here for further details), and would welcome new members (especially Ladies).

Dressmaking We are pleased to confirm that the Dressmaking group is once again up and running.  We meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, in the Wesley Centre, 10am until 12.  The cost will be £2 per session plus refreshments.  The next meeting is 15th March.  You would bring your own dressmaking project, sewing machine, kit and extension cable.  There is no ‘teacher’ as such.  We will be working as a supportive, friendly, self help group.  You will be made most welcome if you want to pop in just to see what the group is about.
Email: dressmaking@sandbachu3a.org.uk

Bridge 2    A new bridge group meets every Monday night from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Union Street Hall, from January to December.   For further details, click here

Astrology A new member wishes to start an astrology group but needs an assistant who is also knowledgeable in the subject.If you can assist please contact the groups’ co-ordinator: groups.co-ordinator@sandbachu3a.org.uk

Geology for Beginners A new weekly group starting in September. Recognition and importance of minerals, rocks and fossils to begin with. After that, the world awaits.This will also include some field trips. If you are interested please contact the groups’ co-ordinator: groups.co-ordinator@sandbachu3a.org.uk

Personal Laptop Group (2 vacancies) Please note that the Personal Laptop Group now has two vacancies. Course details can be found here

If you are interested, please contact: laptop.computing@sandbachu3a.org.uk

Sandbach U3A Singers Our singing group are seeking a new choir master or mistress to mentor them and also an accompanist. If you can help please contact: singers@sandbachu3a.org.uk

Enjoying Photography The leader is stepping down and the group will be split into two groups from September: Basic Photography (for beginners) and Enjoying Photography (a self-help group for those with some experience). Leaders for both groups have come forward.

Group Vacancies A number of groups currently have vacancies. For the full list, please click here


Do you have any news?

To add an item to the monthly newsletter, send an email to newsfeed@sandbachu3a.org.uk. You may be contacted to clarify the message you want to send.

If any leaders, or indeed members, would like to post U3A related news on this site, please contact Kevin Dean our U3A webmaster at enquiries@sandbach.org.uk for advice and instruction.  Course updates, reports, photos, book reviews, links to sites of interest are all welcome.