Cheadle & Gatley


Welcome to the website of the Cheadle and Gatley U3A.

The group was formed in the summer of 2011

and we have around 200 members with 25 Interest Groups operating.

*** Happy New Year! ***

Unfortunately, 2022 got off to a rather disappointing start as we had to cancel our January monthly meeting because of the upsurge in omicron cases. We very much hope that we will be able to return to our regular all-member meetings soon.

We did manage to have a festive meeting in December and photos and details can be seen in our latest Newsletter by following the link on this page.

Several of our Groups are active again and if you are interested in joining one please contact the Group Convenor. Convenors have done a great job in keeping things going throughout the past two years.

One of the great aspects of our U3A is the opportunity it gives to members to share in good company and lively conversation!

When we resume our regular Wednesday meetings we will be able to offer an interesting selection of speakers over the coming months. However, we must be mindful of the fact that there are still risks to health and we must guard against exposing our members to unnecessary risks. For this reason we will continue to restrict attendance to a reasonable number and will ask members to register in advance.

Lesley Witton, Chair


By clicking on the buttons at the top of this page you can find the following information.

GROUPS Details of all our current Interest Groups and Open Groups within the NE Cheshire Network.

EVENTS Details of our regular Monthly Open Meetings.

CONTACT A contact form by which you can send an email message to Cheadle and Gatley U3A.

GALLERY A collection of all the images which can be found elsewhere on the website.

U3A Information about the National Organisation and National Events.


These may be found on the right of the page on a computer, or below on a phone

Click on the Links to find, amongst other things:

• A New Members' Leaflet which gives outline details of Cheadle and Gatley U3A as it is under normal times.

• Copies of the September 2021 and January 2022 Newsletters, the latter containing details about how most of our Groups are beginning to resume normal activities.

• Information to help Convenors in the running of their Groups, in the Convenors' Reference link.

• The latest 2020-21 Financial Statement

• Information about the North-West Regional U3A.

• The Cheadle and Gatley Safeguarding Policy.

• The Cheadle and Gatley Privacy Policy.

• The Archive section which contains earlier editions of the Newsletters and other archive material.


Information about the cost of joining Cheadle and Gatley U3A is in the Membership link opposite.
If you would like to join our U3A:

• Please read the New Members' Leaflet in the link opposite to give an overview.
• Please read the Newsletters in the link opposite to see details of our Groups.
• An Application Form for new members for 2022 - 2023 can be downloaded from the link on the right.
• EITHER download, print and complete an application form from the link opposite and send it with a cheque to the address on the form.
• OR come along to any of our monthly meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1.15 at the URC Elm Road Gatley. Your first meeting is free, and there you can fill in an application form and join.
• Renewal of membership for existing members does not now require a renewal form to be completed. A payment of £12 to the Membership Secretary is sufficient.

Membership renewals are due from April 1st
Please note that you cannot enter your details onto the Membership Application Form online. Please print the form and enter the details by hand. You can then apply for/renew your membership by post or at a monthly meeting.


Subscriptions may be paid by cheque, cash or bank transfer. Full details are on the 2022 Application form.


If you would like us to be able to reclaim the tax on your annual subscription (known as a 'donation' for tax purposes), please download and fill in the Gift Aid Declaration Form in the links opposite. Many of you have now done this, and for anyone else who wishes to do so Gift Aid Forms will be available at the Monthly Open meetings. Thank you.


Some Interest Groups within our local network (North East Cheshire) have been designated as ‘Open Groups’, and can be attended by members of other U3As in the Network. More details can be found on the Groups Page by clicking the Groups button above, and there is a list of Network Open Groups in the link opposite.


This website is comprehensively updated twice a year, in January and July on the publication of our Newsletters. If any user finds any error, typographical or factual, or omission, then please advise us using the Contact button above. Also, if any Group Coordinator wishes to add details about their group e.g. their forthcoming programme, advise us in the same way.