New Horizons

By | May 10, 2021

New start, new venue, new opportunities

Where and when?

Aughton Village Hall, Winifred Lane, Aughton L39 5DH. Every Thursday morning starting on 22 July 2021, 9.30 – 11.45 am.

Why the change of venue?

The Scout & Guide HQ in Long Lane has served us well for many years. However, recently parking has become increasingly difficult and the building itself has at times become very overcrowded. After lengthy research and discussion, your Management Committee has taken the decision to change the venue to Aughton Village Hall, which has excellent, spacious facilities including an outside area, and adequate parking.

What goes on?

New Horizons is a weekly opportunity for members to meet informally for coffee and a chat. Group Leaders can pay in money or request that payments be made, and tickets for events can be purchased. It’s also our main recruitment opportunity when new members can be introduced to our u3a.

Will there be any Covid precautions in place?

The government’s ‘roadmap’ indicates that nationally all restrictions will be lifted on 21st June. Accordingly, you will not be required to wear a mask at New Horizons or to maintain social distancing. However, tea and coffee will be served in disposable cups for the first week or two, and biscuits will be wrapped. Everyone must take responsibility for their own safety and well-being.

Anything else I need to know?

In order to keep our u3a on a firm financial footing, New Horizons needs to cover its costs. We will therefore be introducing a 50p per person charge, payable as you come in, to cover the cost of hiring the hall and refreshments.

What about other u3a activities?

A Restart Working Party has been formed to address the planning and preparation for restart of u3a activities. A newsletter in mid-June will give details. The process requires a regular exchange of information between the Group Leaders and the Restart Working Party, and to this end Group Leader bulletins have been introduced which are initially emailed to Group Leaders then posted on the website, to keep the wider membership informed. Click here to see the published bulletins.

If you have any questions, please contact Pam Ball or Sue Watkinson.