Lea Valley U3A






This site was last updated on:
8th October 2020


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

COVID 19 Impact

Since the start of "lockdown" during March 2020 the operation of our U3A has been severely impacted.

Most of the general text below is information as it stood "pre-lockdown", so many aspects such as meeting monthly at The Spotlight do not currently apply.

Please go to the "NEWS" page for the latest information

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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 when they are running again, or you can request one by clicking on the 'CONTACTS' button in the margin of this page, then emailing the committee using the address in the margin of that page.  

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.

Our membership year has recently been changed and will now run on a calendar year basis i.e. from 1st January to 31st December. Because of the restricted operation due to Covid, if anyone wishes to join as a new member during the remainder of 2020 your 15 fee will cover you right through until 31st Decmber 2021.

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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