Congleton & District U3A

Charity No. 1076203

Welcome to our U3A website

If you are a new visitor to this site you are very welcome to browse the website to see the group activities, monthly speaker meetings and outings that are organised for our members. If you wish to join our branch of the U3A then click the "Join the U3A" link on the left of the screen and provide the details requested, our membership secretary will contact you in due course.

If you are a member and new to this site you will have been sent your membership number together with a password that you can use to log in to the members facilities within the website. We advise that once you have logged in on this first occasion you should change your password to something memorable to you.

Membership Application

Note that using this online application requires you to supply an e-mail address. If you do not have an e-mail address (or do not wish to use one) please apply by downloading and completing our offline Application Form.

Please read the statements below and then select either the relevant 'I Agree' button, or the 'Abandon' button at the foot of the page. If you would like further information on any of the points described here, please select the 'Abandon' button to abandon your application and then contact us by using the General Enquiries entry in the Menu on the left.

After selecting 'I Agree', and completing the Application Form on the next page, you will offered the facility to pay your membership subscription by credit or debit card. If you do not wish to pay in this way, simply click the 'Abandon Payment' button and wait to receive an e-mail conformation of your application from the Membership Secretary. This will include instructions on how to pay by sending a cheque to the Membership Secretary.

If you apply for membership, and pay your subscription, after 14th April 2018 then your subscription will cover the whole of the next Session 2018-19 as well as the remainder of the current Session 2017-18. The amount of the subscription payable will be that determined by the Membership at the preceding Annual General Meeting of Congleton & District U3A. For any applications made before this date, the subscription paid will only cover the current Session 2017-18.

Please note, the Gift Aid statement below applies if you choose to select YES in the Gift Aid box on your Application Form on the next page, or if you intend to give Gift Aid in the future. If you do not select Gift Aid, and you do not intend to give Gift Aid in the future, then you can disregard the following Gift Aid statement.


'I would like to take advantage of the Gift Aid Scheme to enable Congleton & District U3A to reclaim 25p on every £1 (or the rate in force at the time) of my annual subscription.

Please treat as Gift Aid, subscriptions I make to Congleton & District U3A in 2017/18, in the future or have made in the last four years. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations, it is my responsibility to pay the difference.'

Please notify Congleton & District U3A if you wish to cancel this declaration, if you no longer pay sufficient Income or Capital Gains Tax, or if you change your home address. Note: If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment Tax Return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.


Congleton & District U3A has implemented a Policy in order to comply with requirements under the Data Protection Act in connection with the holding and dissemination of personal data. Please read the Data Protection & Privacy Policy and note that by agreeing to these Terms & Conditions you are consenting to your personal data being used in accordance with this Policy. The Committee is responsible for monitoring that this Policy is being correctly applied, and each Member is responsible for adhering to this Policy.


Congleton & District U3A website holds some personal data about each Member: Title, Names, Address, Phone Numbers, E-Mail Address and Emergency Contact Numbers. The Data Administrator, the Membership Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Website Administrator have access to Members' data for administrative purposes. Other Members, including Group Leaders, who require such access to parts of the database, in order to carry out their assigned duties, may be nominated by the Committee. Non-members cannot access any of the above information. Members on 'login' can see the names of Group Leaders and Committee Members but not their contact details unless specifically authorised.

The Membership Secretary will, for short periods of time, hold a subset of address information on a personal computer, to enable the printing of labels and the organisation of magazine deliveries, which is deleted after use. Hard-copy signed Membership Forms for those without e-mail capability are also held by the Membership Secretary and kept as a record of Gift Aid consent.


Names and addresses of Members may be passed to the National Office for circulation of 'Third Age Matters' and similar publications from the National Office where the Committee decides they would benefit from such material, and their consent has been obtained. No other information from the database is made available outside Congleton & District U3A.


Information regarding Gift Aid donations is retained for as long as required under HMRC regulations; other data is retained for one year after the Member resigns. Members authorised to receive personal information from the database must take reasonable precautions to keep this information secure and confidential. Members must take care not to disclose the information to unauthorised parties either intentionally or otherwise, and must ensure that any information received or gathered is destroyed once the purpose for which it was provided is fulfilled.


We use cookies in our website to improve its performance and enhance your user experience. Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website to recognise your device the next time you visit. They also help us to remember your username and preferences (e.g. the Groups you select in the 'Group Planner').

Page last updated : 07 April 2018


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Posted by Terry Chamberlain on 29th June 2017