Hayling Island u3a - March notices

In this update:

  • Doreen Beaven
  • South East Region spring gathering
  • Membership renewal fees
  • Rummikub
  • Kew Gardens visit
  • Parking at the Barley Mow
  • u3a High Street project
  • Andy Henderson

Doreen Beaven

We have been notified of the sad news that Doreen Beaven (our oldest member) died on the 20th February at the age of 104.

The South East Region spring gathering

This will be held online on 7th April and registration for the event is free. Click here for more information.

Membership renewal fees

Fees are now due. So far, half the membership has renewed already - an unprecedented response that will particularly help Peter Haskell, our membership secretary, and Bob Hornby, our Treasurer. Thank you if you have renewed.

Membership subscription for the coming year is just £10. There are five ways of paying: cash, cheque, card, or online by card or bank transfer. Membership stands will be at the April monthly meeting for those wishing to pay in person. To avoid the queues, you can renew your membership now; more details here.


A Rummikub group has started on the 4th Friday of each month between 10am and noon at the Barley Mow. Contact Ann Louth via the Rummikub group page if you'd like to join in. If you have the game please bring it with you.

Kew Gardens Visit

This is now fully subscribed for the larger coach. A reserve list is being generated as there are often reasons for people cancelling nearer the time. If you'd like to be considered, please go to the visit page and add yourself to the waiting list.

Parking at the Barley Mow

... for the monthly meetings. We understand that the number plate recognition system that was to be installed at the Barley Mow this month has not gone ahead and is unlikely to be installed until the full refurbishment of the premises is carried out. Parking is still permitted for u3a members going to our monthly meeting as previously.

u3a High Street project

In 2020 u3a members all around the UK began gathering photos and information about their own local shopping streets. By the end of that year, some 20,000 premises had been recorded into a website. Contributors to this project are making a record of changes that are happening around us: some quickly, and some less immediately obvious.

Robert Bull has recently completed work on the Hayling Island section of the project. Click here to see the Hayling section of the database.

Andy Henderson

Andy was presented with a thank you card and gift at the March monthly meeting in recognition of what he's done for HIU3A. He works tirelessly on maintenance and development of our web site and has recently migrated it from one provider to a better suited company, from which we are all now benefiting. Thank you Andy – from all of us.

Julie Taylor
Chair, Hayling Island u3a