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LOCATION: Most of our meetings take place at the Harrow and District Masonic Centre is in Northwick Circle HA3 0EL, near Sainsbury's in Kenton. The nearest stations are Kenton and NorthwickPark. The nearest bus stops are in Kenton Road or Woodcock Hill.
REFRESHMENTS: Almost all our activities involve a break in proceedings for members to have tea, coffee and biscuits and the chance to socialise with others. Refreshments cost 50p.

COVID SAFETY ARRANGEMENTS: The Kenton u3a Committee's approach to Covid precautions for our members in the light of declining infection rates in London and the shift in the Government's position, including its moves towards living with the virus, is as follows:

  1. Members do not need to wear a mask when they are in the Masonic Centre unless they wish to.
  2. At larger meetings can provide an area set aside at a distance from the rest where all those who prefer to wear a mask can sit at a safe distance. We ask those who do not wish to wear a mask to avoid sitting in that area. Smaller groups can make their own arrangements to suit group members.
  3. People are free to move seating so there are enough seats for mask wearers and so that they feel safe.
  4. We will continue to keep all seating well-spaced and to ventilate meeting rooms.
  5. We urge all our members to be considerate of others and their personal choices and to act respectfully and responsibly. That includes, remembering to avoid bunching together, especially during refreshments breaks - something many of us forget.
  6. If members are at all unwell with any cold like symptoms we firmly request they you do not attend our meetings until they are better.
  7. We encourage members to act cautiously and stay away from in person meetings if they live in the same household or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid. When either they have recovered from Covid themselves (if they got it first in their household) or the household is clear of Covid or they are confident they have not contracted it from their close contact they are welcome to return.






MONTHLY MEETINGS



On Wednesday 27th July at 10am Lord Stephen Sherbourne of Didsbury will talk Page 2 about “My Life in Government and as a Peer”.

On August 24th one of our members, Howard Goldstein, will deliver “A Musical Tiptoe through the Sixties”



QUIRKY VISITS


Our next visit is on Wednesday 10th August when we will be touring the Willesden Jewish Cemetery. This has been a prestigious burial ground for London’s Jewish community since 1873. Today it is the only Jewish cemetery registered as a Park or Garden of Special Historic Interest. Our guide will cover the history of the cemetery, the significant monuments and some of the fascinating residents, including scientist Rosalind Franklin, Tesco founder Jack Cohen and 23 members of the Rothschild family. The tour starts at 10.45am and lasts 75 minutes. Afterwards we can have a look inside the buildings, including the new ‘House of Life’ visitor experience. The cemetery is about 10 minutes’ walk from Dollis Hill Station and we can travel together from Wembley Park Station. The cost is £8 each. If you are interested please contact Louise Bennett.







National Office are also going to keep us updated on what is happening and what other U3As are doing through their email Newsletter. If you have not already signed up to it, please go to " https://u3a.org.uk/newsletter" and enter your details.

For more information about our groups, walks, visits and outings contact Interest Group coordinators at ku3agroups@outlook.com.
We look forward to seeing you at some of our meetings and group activities when lockdown is finished.



Rivieria Travel will make a 10% Donation to KU3A
A reminder that if you book a holiday directly with Riveria Travel and nominate Kenton & District U3A, they will donate 10% of the final cost to us on your return. But you must mention that you would like them to do this at the time of booking. The donation can apply to the total cost of a group booking if the person making the booking is a U3A member. You may have seen their adverts in Third Age Matters magazine.
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