TV Licence Scam

Please be aware there are a number of TV licence scams circulating at the moment.

If in any doubt go to the Official TV Licensing Site.

Here is some advice on TV Licence scams.

Sample Scam

Due to outdated TV Licence account details, your account has been flagged and it will be suspended if you will provide no response at this Notification.
Next up you need to verify your TV Licence account.
How to easily update your TV Licensing.
To update your details, you will need to tell us:

Step 1: your personal details like date of birth, current address and phone number.
Step 2: your payment method.
Step 3: your official identity informatio.

Updating your account regularly is easy to do and could help keep the cybercriminals even further away from accessing your personal and financial information.

Kind regards,

Alice Porter Senior. Manager Secure Sites  TVL Digital

U3A Radio

Third Age Trust have launched their own radio station  run by volunteers with contributions from group leaders and key figures in the U3A movement and it will explore the theme of u3a Looking Forward. 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel now.

Do you think your story might be of interest? Get in touch. 



Ela Watts is photographed here producing content for u3a Radio.  


With the increasing use of Zoom for family get togethers, quizzes etc and most importantly for some of our groups and soon our Monthly General Meeting we have put together some notes on its use to either join a meeting or set up and organise a meeting for group leaders.

Joining a meeting is not at all difficult and if you have a device that allows you to read this then you can join a Zoom meeting

Amazon Tour

Unfortunately our Amazon Tours planned for earlier in the year were postponed and they have just announced, understandably, that there is no prospect of them resuming in the near future so they have created a short video illustrating some of what we might have seen. It is not as good as the visit but it is still an interesting insight into the process and the technology behind the arrival of your brown cardboard box.

The video lasts about 10 mins

Groups – The Latest

These Groups are continuing to meet in various ways e.g. Zoom, email, telephone etc. If you are interested please contact the group leader for details.

Camping & Caravanning.
Creative Writing 1.
Creative Writing 2.
Gentle Walks.
German Conversation.
Lets Talk French.
Poetry 1.
Poetry 2.
Poetry 3.
Quiz Group.
Readers Circle 1.
Readers Circle 2.
Readers Circle 3.
Sounds of the Sixties.
Sounds of the Fifties and Seventies.
Local Walks.

Photography for Pleasure may join them soon.

Bus Passes

Although you may not have used it recently – have you checked your bus pass?

You may find that it ran out on your last birthday.

You can renew online.

or ringing the automated telephone service

 01296 873 011.



What’s New?


Every Thursday Mike McCabe contributes a new Quiz on a variety of subjects – the answers follow one week later.  Try them yourselves and get family and friends involved

Sounds of the 50s/60s/70s

New presentations appear regularly. Latest contributions include ‘Wild Women Pt 2’,  ‘Sun Records’ , “Names from a Poster” and “Instrumentals from the 6os” 

For Amusement

Includes:- some amusing candidates for safety awards, suggestions for maintaing a level of insanity in old age, some politically incorrect adverts of old, some more cartoons and another collection of amusing videos selected by Chiltern U3A

Art & Craft

Examples of work being done by our painting and art and craft groups