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  • Advice for Older Drivers

    14th May 2020

    Back in January we had a very engaging talk from April French, Bromley Road Safety Officer.  She sent the following message to Vice-Chair Pauline which provide useful hints and tips for safe driving as we get older. Good morning Pauline I hope this email finds you well and that you had a good Bank Holiday weekend. Attached, please find four safety bulletins created by the Older Drivers Forum, providing advice during the lockdown period and beyond. They are in easy-to-read format and can be downloaded, printed or viewed online using the links below. Part 1: Car Care during lock-down Click here to open Part 2: Maintaining Driving Skills during lock-down Click here to open Part 3: Getting back on the road Click here to open Part 4: Living without a car, post lock-down Click here to open Please feel free to circulate as widely as possible, to your membership and beyond. Stay safe & be well, April April French | Road Safety Officer Transport &...

  • U3A National Newsletter

    10th May 2020

    In case you missed the email, here's a recent U3A national newsletter with details of some web sessions available in May. U3A Newsletter Express - May.pdf ...

  • Archive film of VE day celebrations in Orpington

    10th May 2020

    In case you missed the recent email, click on the following link to access archive film of VE day celebrations in Orpington and other archive film from Orpington Video and Film Makers: https://www.ovfm.org.uk/ve-day-celebrations-looking-back-with-ovfm/ ...

  • A timely memory

    A timely memory

    10th May 2020

    Here's a Recorder Interest Group photo from shortly before the lockdown. It was taken at the end of a recent concert that they did and is intending to replicate the colours of 'Over the Rainbow' which was one of the pieces they played. Was it just a coincidence that they chose this song or do...

  • Pop Music Interest Group Keep on Groovin'

    10th May 2020

    Not to be daunted by the lockdown, the Pop Music Interest Group has embraced technology to keep going. In late March we each submitted our favourite songs for the theme "What, Where, When, Why?" (Song title or Artist name). A list of the songs was published and we all played the songs at the same...

  • April Newsletter - Now Available

    4th April 2020

    The latest newsletter has now been published. For those of you who still receive this in the post we are having to print this copy ourselves but are doing our best to get it to you as soon as possible. Here's 5 good reasons to think about taking the newsletter by email: You'll get it sooner...

  • Update on Coronavirus - Monthly Meeting CANCELLED

    14th March 2020

    Dear U3A member On Thursday the government announced that the UK is moving out of the contain phase and into delay, in response to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. Although large meetings are not being specifically banned at present, the announcement stated that in the coming weeks, the...

  • Orpington U3A - Latest advice on Coronavirus

    11th March 2020

    From Third Age Trust Chief Executive Sam Mauger All U3A committees have been asked to keep fellow members up to date with advice about coronavirus and to make the following recommendations. In the situation that any U3A Orpington member thinks they may have been at risk of contracting the...

  • Gardening Jobs for March

    10th March 2020

    The storms continue, but signs of spring are all around us. Here's a few jobs to be getting on with in the garden this month: Apply a general granulated fertiliser to your beds. Mulch around plantsPrune Winter Jasmine and divide Snowdrops when in the greenStart to mow the lawn (on a high setting)...

  • Birdwatching Group events for 2020 - CANCELLED

    3rd March 2020

    The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month to visit parks, rivers and reserves local to Orpington or farther afield, to look out for birds and other fauna. We have a gentle walk and try to finish with a welcome cup of coffee. Generally we meet at the venue at 10 a.m. or 9.30 a.m. at...

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