February Walk – Cancelled

Walking Group Update

The fieldpaths around Broughton Gifford are very muddy and, with more rain today and tomorrow, the conditions are not going to improve.  With this in mind, I have reluctantly decided to cancel this Thursday’s walk which will be re-instated at a later date.  If any members pick up this message and have contacts in the group could they please pass the information onto them.


Nigel Vile 01225 710139.



Following the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, the Government and NHS have issued advice for members of the public. The Third Age Trust want to share this advice and have asked for the information to be disseminated to our members.

The Government and NHS have issued advice for members of the public following the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

The UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.

More information about the virus, as well as symptoms and advice, is available to view at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus- information-for-the-public

Or on the NHS England website at:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/02/statement-from-nhs-england-and-nhs- improvement-on-coronavirus/

Suggested New Groups for 2020


Following my previous requests for ideas for forming new groups the following have been suggested


Current Affairs, Soups and Puddings, Book Group, Short Walks – preferably without dogs, Poetry, Short Story Writing.


Someone in the following groups will need to have some experience/knowledge. Please state any experience when registering an interest.

Beginners Photography, Beginners Recorder, Sign language. Coarse Angling, Backgammon, The Internet of things.

Please send your interest in any of the above groups to me by the end of February.

Groups Co-ordinator

There is no need to state your preferred days and times at this stage.

When I have had all the replies I will arrange and set up planning meetings for the viable groups.

New Groups

                                               NEW GROUPS

I am asking all WWU3A members to send me any ideas they have for forming new groups.

I have already been given some ideas and I will add the newones to this list and send it out to all members to see what interest there is in all of the suggested groups. I will then set up planning meetings for those that appear to be viable.

The ideas could come from the fact that existing groups you are interested in are on a day and time which is inconvenient for you or a group you want to join is full therefore an additional similar group would be welcome These groups are usually, but not always, those that meet in private homes and are restricted by numbers.

I look forward to be inundated with your suggestions!

Please reply to Groups Co-ordinator