St Austell u3a September 2021 Newsletter

We’re Back!

Groups have now begun to meet at the Arts Centre and they have issued their own Covid guidance which is available HERE. (For the latest information regarding Coronavirus check the Cornwall Council website HERE.)

A few groups have decided that they are not quite ready to meet face to face just yet, so please check with the individual Group Leaders before attending.

NB When attending any meetings, it is essential that all members carry their membership cards to ensure that we can comply with Track and Trace requirements and that the reverse of the card contains emergency contact details. (Name and telephone number).

24th September is our first Coffee Morning since the pandemic. We now have Prepayment Cards available to purchase for meetings at the Arts Centre and a Card Payment machine is now available so no more cash!


Many thanks to Carol Folley for hosting the last of our current Zoom Speakers. Mary Smith Jones “A School Girls War” The talk told the story of school life during WW2 and featured the recently discovered and exquisite art work of a WW2 school art teacher. From feedback received this proved to be an excellent and very enjoyable talk.

As I advised last month we currently have no more Speakers booked and without volunteer(s) from members to fill the vacant post of Speaker Secretary we are unable to provide an on-going speaker programme. There is a large file of available speakers to be passed on. If you are interested in helping out please contact – it would be a real shame not to have any further speakers.

Policy Documents

Our Data Protection and Privacy Policy documents have recently been updated and are available on the website. If any member who does not have email / internet access would like a “hard” copy of any of our policies, please let us know and we will provide a printed copy.

PAT Testing (Portable Appliance Testing)

Our electrical equipment much of which has been unused over the last 18 months or so now requires to re PAT tested. Do we have any current member or members who are qualified to undertake this on our behalf? (Or know of anyone who does)?

Remember our u3a website is updated on a regular basis with the latest information and you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Best wishes

Chris Crane