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.


Sandbach Today 2017

On Saturday 16 September, U3A members manned a stand at the Sandbach Today event in St Mary’s Church Hall. This event, run by the Sandbach Partnership and open to the public, provides an exhibition of the great variety of local organisations.  Visitors are able to talk to the volunteers, find out about the groups and learn how to become involved.


Lesley Farrar with Town Council Mayor Martin Forster, who visited the U3A stand



Jinty Pyke, Sandbach U3A Secretary (left), with Fiona Bruce MP




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

New groups for 2017-2018 For links to new groups for 2017-2018, please 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

Birdwatching 2 The Birdwatching group is now full, but a leader has kindly come forward to take a second group. Course details can be found here. If you are interested, please contact: birdwatching2@sandbachu3a.org.uk

Brewing Appreciation Study Group A new group study and taste the various brews now available to discerning members. Course details can be found here.
If you are interested please contact: brewing.appreciation@sandbachu3a.org.uk 

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

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

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.