Be Involved

Monmouth u3a’s Activity Groups and social events are organised by members for members. 

Each Activity Group is led by one or two of its members – the Conveners. Many groups offer members the chance to suggest or lead group activities throughout the year. 

Monmouth u3a also offers all members the chance to be involved by organising a one-off social event or visit, or as a Member of the Committee or just lending a hand as one of our STAR Helpers. Scroll down for more information.

Our Committee

Averil Macdonald


Cherry Lewis

Vice Chair

Sue Cobourne


Frank Birch


Sheila Woodward

Membership Secretary

Sheila Rowland


Simon Durrant


Wellbeing Service

We will arrange cards, telephone calls or visits for members who may be facing difficult times, such as during or after a period in hospital, following an acute illness, an accident or bereavement. Some may appreciate help with signposting to community organisations for advice or support, and we will try to help with this.

Members are welcome to request this service for themselves or on behalf of another member. This can be done by using the CONTACT US button on the home page.

Please don’t forget to include your name and contact details.


If you have a safeguarding concern you may wish to review the information available on the safeguarding page.

The Role of Convener

Activity Groups are the cornerstone of our u3a community. Activity Groups enable members to engage with others to Discover, Learn and Make Friends. Many members offer to help as ‘Group Conveners’ to share  their interests and hobbies with other members. 

As a Group Convener you will simply ensure that the Activity Group operates efficiently by keeping the membership list up to date, communicating by email with Group Members and, if required, booking speakers, checking room hire arrangements and payment of costs. In fact, some groups have multiple Conveners, making the responsibilities even easier to manage.

The Monmouth u3a Groups Coordinator is always on hand to help and guide Conveners through the process. 

The Committee is always keen to hear ideas for new Activity Groups. Please use the blue tab below.

Star Helpers

Monmouth u3a also offers all members the chance to lend a hand as one of our Star Helpers. Whether it’s organising or helping at the July Summer Celebration or Christmas Party or welcoming new members at the New Members Meetings, support by our STAR helpers make all the difference. To offer to help on an ad hoc basis, when you have time, use the ‘Contact Us’ tab. Thank you in advance for your support and help. 

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Accessibility at Bridges Centre

Members’ monthly meetings are held at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park. Some group meetings and activities also take place at Bridges. Off street parking is available here outside the building, and disabled parking is adjacent to the building entrance. There are no external steps or slopes, and the entrance doors are automatic. The ground floor is fully accessible and level throughout, and there is space for wheelchairs. There is a lift to the first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors. There is a hearing induction system in the Agincourt room where the monthly meetings are held.

Accessibility at Ty Price

Some group activities and meetings are held at Ty Price, St Thomas Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square. There is no off street parking here. The approach on foot is a gentle slope to double entrance doors. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and there is a disabled toilet. The stairs to the first floor are wide and well-lit with a handrail on both sides, but there is no lift. There is a hearing induction system on the ground floor.