Like all U3As, we are what our members want us to be. If you are retired or not in full time employment and want to take up new or neglected interests, U3A is probably what you are looking for. Prior to the pandemic, Hessle U3A had about 200 members and twenty eight interest groups. We hope to increase our membership and groups to that level again soon A monthly meeting of Hessle U3A is held on the first Friday of each month at All Saints Church Hall, The Square, Hessle at 2pm. There are no monthly meetings in December.
Members pay an annual subscription of £12. They also contribute £2 to help defray the cost of each of the meetings held in public halls. Most of our groups meet in rooms at church halls or Hessle Town Hall. Smaller groups meet at members' homes. A few of our groups meet in the great outdoors.
The Third Age Trust is the parent body for U3As in the UK. The Trust provides help and advice as well as information and resources. You will find a link to the web site of the Trust in our Links section. As a member of Hessle U3A you would be eligible to receive five copies per year of Third Age Matters, the Trust's magazine (at a cost of £3.00 per year to cover postage).
The Humber Accord is an informal association of several U3As in the East Riding of Yorkshire, which comprises, at present, Awake (Anlaby, Willerby and Kirk Ella), Beverley, Caves, Cottingham, Hornsea, Howden, Swanland and Hessle U3As. One of the benefits of this association is that members of one U3A may join an interest group of another U3A in the Accord, provided that the interest group has room for more members.