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Will the recent way NBC has handled the travellers situation impact who you vote for in future council elections?

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Kidsgrove U3A Launch Meeting

kidsgrove u3aKidsgrove residents are being asked to attend a meeting if they are interested in being part of a U3A project for the Kidsgrove area. The initial meeting will be held at St Thomas' Church Hall on March 5th at 2.30pm. It is hoped that enough interest will be shown in this project to get this idea up and running.

U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. It consists of local U3As all over the UK, which are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers. Local U3As are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.

The teachers learn and the learners teach. Between them U3As offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects in such fields as art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy, computing, crafts, photography and walking. A typical U3A has about 250 members but could be as small as 12 and as large as 2000. The U3A approach to learning is - learning for pleasure.

There is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained.

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0 #3 Betty Bailey 2014-06-27 14:58
I and my husband decided to go to the AGM of the U3A which was advertised in the Kidsgrove News as Friday 27 June 2014 at 2pm at the Scout H.Q. Kidsgrove.
We were looking forward to finding out more about the U3A. Unfortunately the building was locked up -we wait for a while (there was also another gentleman there whose first time it was also.
We were disappointed that there was no message on the door etc to inform us it had been cancelled or that it had been transferred to another place.
We went to the library but alas they could not enlighten us. Very disapponted.
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0 #2 Andrea Lazenby 2014-04-10 08:24
Hi - what is the email address of the person who I can contact about U3A in Kidsgrove please.
Thanks Andrea
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0 #1 bernard kirkham 2013-04-11 12:30
is there any more meetings
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