Reduced membership subscription rates for 2020-21

Spilsby U3A Committee have agreed that the membership subscription rates for 2020-21 be reduced to £10 per full member and £6.50 for associate members. This is due to the Coronavirus restrictions on group meetings.

Group Activities

U3A Group activities may recommence as from 4th July 2020 where Coordinators are satisfied that they can comply with UK Government guidelines (currently a maximum of 6 persons attending an outdoor activity). However, a risk assessment form must be completed before the meeting and a list of those members attending the meeting must be forwarded to the Coordinator’s Coordinator as soon as possible afterwards to ensure that if any member showed Covid-19 symptoms that a “track and trace” system can be quickly established.

Creative Writing Group’s

“Reflections of Spilsby” is now available from Jenny Williams at the bargain price of only £1.

tel: 01790 752208

Contains the latest series of short stories by members of the U3A Creative Writing Group with all the profits from the sale of this publication going to the charity LIVES

For the event scheduler please click **here**

Scrabble Group


The next Meeting of the U3A Scrabble Group will be at 2.30pm on Wednesday 25th March at Sue oliver’s house, Little Steeping

Family History Group 


 NEXT MEETING Friday 8th May 2020 2.30 pm.

 From immediate effect the Family History Group will now meet on the 2nd Friday of each month

 3 Grace Swan Close, Hundleby, PE23 5LT 

01790 753895  Janet Gordon – Co-ordinator.

Please let Janet know if you wish to attend or again if you will be absent.

This is an informal group lead by David Stonehouse and  gives time for research, problem solving, etc.,  whether you are a beginner or more experienced.


 Use of Ancestry.com,  Family Search and other websites is available.


Guest Speakers may be invited from time to time.


The group may also choose to work on special projects and visit places of interest in the future.


Luncheon Group

Luncheon Group organiser and venue for 2020


Future venues to be advised at monthly meeting


U3A Gardening Group

 2020 Gardening and Garden Appreciation

 April Aswarby Park Garden tour Friday 17th April 2pm. Cancelled

Daffodils and other early flowers.  Tour including refreshments £7.00

If you want to have lunch there is a new venture café serving soup and sandwiches. Full details at U3A meeting. Lunches will need booking.

May 15th May Mill Farm Garden, Grasby DN38 6AQ at 10:30am Cost is £6 to include tea & Cake Cancelled

June 26th June Overbeck, Scothern. 10.30am cancelled

Cost £4 including tea/coffee and cookies.

Scothern Garden Centre nearby to visit afterwards to look round and eat if you want.

July 24th July Coach visit to Elton Hall Nr Peterborough cancelled

Cost £12 for tour round Hall and formal gardens or £20 for tour round hall, formal gardens and private gardens with head gardener. Plus coach fare.

Garden Centre and Restaurant on site.

August cancelled

September 4th September 2020 at 10.30am

Aubourn Hall Garden and Grounds

Private visit and guided tour of this garden. 

 £8.00 to include refreshments

October Rasells at Little Bytham

Tour of this nursery that specialises in rare plants.

November TBA

December -Garden films at Halton Holegate date to be announced later.


Churches & Heritage Group

March 31st at 2pm meet St Mary’s Church, Horncastle for a church visit followed by a visit to the Roman Wall


Android Group -

The next meeting of this Group will be held on Monday 16th March 2020 at 1000am at 39 Station Road, Halton Holegate 

IPAD User Group -

The next meeting of the IPAD User Group at Monday, 16th March  at  2pm     at 4 Bowmans Ridge, Hundleby


Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Engagement Team

Scam Phone Calls

Many U3A members are reporting a bombardment of scam telephone calls where the caller threatens to cut off your BT account and advises you to press 1 on your keypad. DO NOT DO THIS _ JUST PUT THE PHONE DOWN.

 Please report any misleading website, email or phone number to Action Fraud www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or contact Lincolnshire Police on Tel 101


Please note this is just one example of a scam there are many others so please be vigilant and careful about to whom you are giving personal details

Mileage rates. Please be aware that the Committee have agreed that the rates for the use of private motor vehicles has increased from the 1st October 2010 from 20p to 30 pence per mile. In calculating this rate please multiply the mileage for your return journey by 30 pence and divide by the number of  occupants in the vehicle, including the driver.

For example: A return journey of 20 miles in a car with 4 occupants =           20 multiplied by 30 is £6 divided by 4 is £1.50 per person for the journey.