Lea Valley U3A






This site was last updated on:
25th September 2019


Meetings held monthly at 'the Spotlight'
(formerly Broxbourne Civic Hall), in High Street, Hoddesdon

The U3A offers learning and social activities for those not in full-time gainful employment.  Skills and experiences are shared among the members and it is an excellent opportunity to meet local people in similar circumstances to your own.

Lea Valley U3A was the first to be set up in this area, in 1992, and we welcome members from Broxbourne, Hoddesdon, Nazeing and surrounding areas.  In fact, you are very welcome to join us wherever you live, and whatever your age.
Our main meetings are held on the second Monday of the month (no meeting in December), at 'the Spotlight' in Hoddesdon (formerly Broxbourne Civic Hall). 
Dates of forthcoming meetings are shown in the latest Newsletter which can be found on our News page which you can get to by clicking on the "NEWS" link at the top of the table in the margin. Members are invited to arrive from 1pm onwards to visit group tables and have a cup of tea or coffee, and lunch if they wish, in the Bistro Bar.  The speaker will begin at 2pm, the subject of our talks ranging from “Weird & Wonderful Weddings” to “Wildlife in Tanzania”, and everything else in between!

Lea Valley U3A has over 50 interest groups including Antiques and Collectables. Pilates, Keep Fit, French Boules, Exploring London, Reading for Pleasure, Walking Groups, Craft Groups and Pub Lunches, to name a few.  Click on "GROUPS" in the margin for a full list. There is something on offer for everyone, both ladies and gentlemen.  Depending on the number of members, some groups meet in small halls around the area, or in private homes.

Annual membership is 15 and forms can be collected at our meetings.  If you want to see what we do, you are welcome to come along as a visitor and pay just 2, which will be deducted from your membership fee if you do decide to join.

You can download and print a copy of the current Membership Form by clicking on the link below. You can then either send this to the Membership Secretary or bring it with you to a meeting.

Membership Form

We offer a warm welcome, a friendly smile, and lots to do – why not come along and find out for yourself !  You don’t have to be young to have fun !!

Please visit or 'NEWS' page to get all the latest information.

Lea Valley U3A has its own e-mail account which members and non-members can use to contact Committee Members or Group Leaders. Details and the appropriate link can be found on the CONTACTS page of this website.


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