Meetings: Fourth Friday of the month.
Car share: Yes
Cost: Cost of the meal and any car share.
Our group started in 2005 with just eight members meeting at small intimate pubs. Since this time, the membership has grown considerably and each luncheon has between 18 and 27 people attending. Our total membership is now 32 and, should a smaller venue be used, then it is on a first come, first served basis. Some venues require the diners to make their choice of food in advance and some require a deposit.
Members take it in turn to book and organise a luncheon. A rota for the following year is drawn up in November. In winter, we usually go to local venues but venture further afield in the summer. Each participant pays their own bill. Most prefer to drive themselves to the venue, however, non-drivers are able to request a lift from someone nearby who is attending. The charge for this is usually around £2.00. The lunch is a purely social event with the chance to exchange news, opinions, gossip and also an opportunity for some U3A business. We meet at 12.15pm and often are still chatting at 3pm.