Weekly Update 30 November 2020

Lockdown Quiz
The latest quiz from Julie Clarke (number 35) has been loaded to the website as well as the answers to number 34. Go to the quiz page where you’ll also find  this weeks music quiz (number 34) and the answers to music quiz number 33. Our quiz page lists all the quizzes that have been set previously.

Have you updated your membership details on our U3A website recently?You can check or update your membership details on our Sandbach U3A website.  Click on the members tab or go to https://sandbachu3a.org.uk/members-news-information-new/ and click on the “View and Amend your details” link in the right hand column. You will need your U3A membership number to login.

Local News

Offer of free talks from Crewe and Nantwich U3A
Crewe and Nantwich U3A have Mirthy.co talks booked up for most (not all) Fridays at 2.00 p.m. until the end of January and will possibly continue with these until further into the spring. They write:-
“We have felt that these talks have been so much enjoyed by those  members who have used the facility that we would like to offer our fellow members of the South Cheshire Cluster Group free access to our online talks.  It does not matter how many or how few people choose to access the offering.  We feel it is just something for people to look forward to if they are not doing anything else.  Something on the calendar!”
To find out more go to https://mirthy.co.uk/u3a-candn . Once registered your members will receive a confirmation email with a unique link in it to access the talk.  If you register and do not receive the confirmation email  check their junk or spam folders.

Introduction to One You Cheshire East Services
We have been contacted by Kevin Pack, Health and Wellbeing Coach, One You Cheshire East – Reed Wellbeing. He writes:-
“I am writing to you to introduce both myself and the service I represent in Cheshire East, One You Cheshire East (OYCE) is a service provider for Exercise, Weight loss, Smoking cessation and Falls prevention programme. Many of the programmes are delivered virtually via social media but as we, hopefully, return to relative normality after this current bout of lockdown, OYCE, are looking again at engaging with prospective participants for all our programmes.
All of the programmes are fully funded and fully supported with weekly coach interaction and online content. My personal speciality is the Falls prevention programme which is an Otago based course of classes aimed to help anyone who has had a fall or has a fear of falling and that would benefit from low intensity, functional exercise.
Currently, we are  looking at rolling out all of our services with face to face programme in a wide variety of venues across the Cheshire East area, including yours. We will continue augmenting these sessions with an online or DVD based programmes supported with literature for those who are still shielding.
Our services are self-referred programmes where we rely on organisations or agencies, like yours, to signpost any of your stakeholders, members or participants toward our services. If you could assist us in any way to advertise our services and help inform your community of its availability and benefit, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please do not hesitate in contacting me for any further information – Tel: 075 9719 8279, email: kevin.pack@reedwellbeing.com

Have your say on our household waste recycling centre consultation
Cheshire East are inviting residents to have their say on our household waste recycling centre consultation, including the potential closure or the Congleton recycling centre.
We currently run eight household waste recycling centres (HWRC) for use by residents. The contract for this operation ends in 2023 and therefore preparation for the procurement of a new contract is starting to take place.
For the full article and to complete the survey visit https://crowd.in/haE2Px

National News

U3A National Programmes
Talking of websites at https://www.u3a.org.uk/learning/national-programmes you will find many ideas to keep learning during these times –  a mixture of suggestions from members and quizzes, challenges and projects from our subject advisers, members and other Trust Volunteers. Some are one-off events and others ongoing over a period a time.
Don’t forget to look at the accompanying Online Events for an exciting range of workshops, webinars and interactive sessions delivered by members for members, which are free to join.

And finally …

“For those who enjoy a large port after dinner, Rotterdam is recommended.”
“Those who invest in coal often take a lump sum.”
“Gardeners buried in allotments should be allowed to rest in peas.”
“Our local scrabble club had to close recently, we are lost for words.”
“With the rising price of potato crisps, it’s going to cost us a packet.”
“Experienced mountaineers always climb at off-peak times.”
“Life rafts always carry flares in case they come back into fashion.”

with thanks to David Willcocks, Congleton author of David’s book of Nonsense
http://davidsbookofnonsense.com/press-clippings/