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North Cotswold U3A

Welcome to the North Cotswold U3A

The Third Age Trust was developed from an organisation in France. A public meeting was held in Cambridge in 1981 from which a similar organisation capable of organising their own activities and providing the skill and expertise needed was developed. The first age is learning at school., the second is learning at work and the third age is when that is over and you can learn what ever you like.

Who are we?

We are local people like you living in the North Cotswolds. Begun in 1996 we now have over 30 interest groups and 300 members drawn from towns as far apart as Shipston on Stour, Blockley, Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Evesham, Stow on the Wold and Winchcombe and the many villages within this area including Weston-sub-Edge. We are also members of the Cotswold Link network of local U3A’s

Our Aims

To provide a framework so that lives can be enriched as we extend old skills, find new interests and make new friends while sharing the knowledge, skill and expertise of our members. All are most welcome and no academic qualifications are needed.

How our U3A works

We hold regular monthly open meetings at Willersey Village Hall together with over 30 smaller interest groups who hold their own meetings at various village halls within the area and at members homes.

Meetings are held during the day. We publish a regular Newletter containing the latest news, updates and group information and forthcoming events together with all contact details.

When you have been with us for a while and if you have expertise in any subject and would be willing to share it please let us know. You may wish to help with running a group or becoming part of the (Committee) where help is always welcome.

Would you like to join us?

If so please contact our Membership Secretary via our contact page. The annual membership fee payable from the 1st September is £12 per individual or £22 for two people living at the same address no matter how many groups you belong to. The amount when joining halfway through our year between 1st March to 31st August in any year is £8 and £14 respectively. Each group also has a fee which varies dependent on the particular venue each time you attend a Group session.

There are some  groups that meet in the WsE Village Hall

You do have to be a member of U.3.A. to join any of these groups, but the committee is always pleased to welcome new members.  The membership secretary is John Bissett 01386 859319
 

The History Group meets from 10am to 12.00 noon on Tuesdays the 1st week of the month. 

If you are interested in joining please ring Dr. David Pegg  01386 858232. More details here.

The New Age Curling Group meet from 10.00am to 12.00 noon on the 4th Monday of the month. This is a sport that is played with ‘stones’ which have to be sent from one end of the court to a target at the other end.  Scoring is determined by the number of stones closest to the centre of this target.   It is usually played in teams of four, two teams to each set of stones. If you are interested in joining this group please contact Daphne Bell on 01386 840182.  More details here.

There are many  other groups covering a large range on interests held at various locations around the North Cotswolds.

For complete information see North Cotswold U3A website here

Bank Transfer Fraud

Fraudsters are emailing members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred via bank transfer. Once payment is made the victims of the scam soon realise they have been deceived when the genuine tradesman requests payment for their services.

Protect yourself

  • Always check the email address is exactly the same as previous correspondence with the genuine contact. 
  • For any request of payment via email verify the validity of the request with a phone call to the person who carried out the work.
  • Check the email for spelling and grammar as these signs can indicate that the email is not genuine.
  • Payments via bank transfer offer no financial protection; consider using alternative methods such as a credit card or PayPal which offer protection and an avenue for recompense.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.
 

Babycakes

Every Wednesday morning at 10am in the Village Hall.  Come and join the ever-growing Babycakes Community.  Meet new friends, socialise your little cupcakes and enjoy a lovely morning with your local mummies. 
£3 per mum includes plenty of hot tea and or coffee, with Daddy C’s delicious homemade cakes – and Babycakes’ signature favourite Chocolate Brownies! 
A safe environment for babies to play from ages 0 – 3 years old. We have regular activities, special guests and lots of fun. 
Bring your friend, husband, partner, mum, sister, aunt – whoever! Open to all 🙂 
Parents to be are especially welcome to get a kick start on meeting like-minded mummies in your area. 
Don’t be shy, we’re all friendly, and we’re all here for the same reason! Motherhood can be a lonely time, so lets get out and enjoy ourselves instead, and cake is a good bonus too!

Contact

Lucy Jo Williams

Call 07432593320
 
@babycakesgroup
lucyjowilliams@icloud.com
 

Seagrave Arms Cirrus Inns Ltd.

The Seagrave Arms is owned by Cirrus Inns Ltd.

Other pubs that Cirrus Inns own are

The Lion Inn Wynchcombe

The Trout Tadpole

Yew Tree Inn Berkshire

Crab and Boar Chieveley

The Anchor Inn Alton

King John Inn Tollard Royal

Dundas Arms Newbury

Old House Sussex

Museum Inn Dorset

Archangel Somerset

Admiral Codrington London

Bourne Valley Inn Hampshire

Kings Arms Glos.

Woolpack Inn Totford Hampshire

The Kings Head Hursley

White Horse Chilgrove West Sussex

Punch Bowl London

Horse and Groom Bourton on the Water

The Mayflower Lymington

Annual Parish Meeting

WESTON-sub-EDGE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

Members of the public are very welcome to attend this meeting

7.15p.m. Tuesday 27th May 2014 in the village hall

– A G E N D A –

1.0       Welcome & report from the parish council chairman councillor Bill Carruthers

2.0       Apologies for absence

3.0       Approve minutes of the meeting held on 28th May 2013

4.0       Report from the local police – PCSO Mike Jurkiewicz

5.0       Report from the county & district councillors

6.0       Presentation and demonstration of a video of the community defibrillator

7.0       Presentations and review of written reports from the various organisations in the village.

8.0       Announcement about the update of the Community Plan questionnaire and response required from parishioners

9.0       Public participation

10.0       Date of next year’s meeting – 26th May 2015 is suggested

11.0       Any other business

 

Yoga with Sophie

Yoga and Pilates at the Village Hall Tuesday evenings at 7pm-8.30pm. Each session costs £8.

. See Events Calendar to check dates.

Classes are also held as follows

Wednesdays (Broad Campden Hall): 09.30hr – 11.00hr; 
Fridays (St James’s Church Rooms, Chipping Campden): 09.30hr – 11.00hr
Saturdays (Broad Campden Hall): 10.00hr – 11.30hr

Sophie Whitehouse can be contacted on 07964278424.

See Sophie’s Facebook Page

Church History

St John the Baptist and St Lawrence, Parish Church of Weston-sub-Edge

The entrance to the church is through the Lych Gate, c.1920, which was designed by F L Griggs of Chipping Campden and is a memorial to the men of the village who died in both world wars.

In the churchyard there are two 17th century chest tombs and the oldest tombstone is Thomas Blackwell’s. He died in 1675. The stone coffin on the south wall may have been in the church at one time, and could have contained the bones of Robert Giffard who, in his will of 1446, wished to be buried in the church. Four coffin lids, situated below Canon Bourne’s memorial are thought to be over 700 years old.

A silver birch planted to commemorate King George VI’s coronation and a copper beech commemorating George V’s Jubilee can be seen. A second copper beech was planted on the north side of the church during the 7th centenary celebrations in 1984.

The 13th century church, with its 15th century tower, was much rebuilt during 1853-4. The architect was F Preedy, and Canon G D Bourne, Rector for 55 years (1846-1901), was responsible for the restoration. He removed the gallery, raised the roof, and paid for the stained glass windows in memory of his two wives. The beautiful stained glass is by Wailes and Preedy, 1854-1867.

In the tower there is a single bell, hung in July 1817 at a cost of £30.12s. The clock was installed in 1892.

The large stone altar was consecrated in 1315, and is just one large piece of stone measuring almost a yard wide and 11 feet long. Behind the altar is an arched stone reredos. The Lord’s Prayer and Ten Commandments were painted in 1849. In the chancel there are two carved stone figures under 14th century canopies. There is a fine Elizabethan brass memorial on the north wall to William Hodge who died in 1590. The hexagonal pulpit is late Jacobean and dates from about 1680. The choir stalls are Victorian.

A list of Rectors hangs on the north wall. Special note is made of Richard Giffard, appointed Rector in 1284, and Godfrey Giffard, Bishop of Worcester, who was responsible for the building of the church. The Giffards lived in the moated manor of Weston for 400 years until 1613.

ANNUAL CHURCH EVENTS

Easter Sunday

The Rector takes the first service at 6.00am on Dover’s Hill. All parishioners from the benefice are invited to attend.

June

The Flower Festival and Gift Weekend in the church.

September

The Church Flower, Produce and Photography Show and Fete take place in the Hall of Friendship and adjacent field. This is a most entertaining event for all the village.

October

Following the Harvest Festival service a Supper is held in the Village Hall.

Christmas

There is a Christingle service in at least one of the churches of the benefice, carol services and the midnight service.

THE MESSENGER

The Aston and Weston-sub-Edge Messenger is a monthly magazine for residents of the two parishes. It reports the social and official activities of the churches, clubs and organisations. It is also a source of local information for the many tourists that visit the area.