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Important Information – Courier Fraud


Please see below a message and attachment from Thames Valley Police.
A neighbour who watches an elderly person who lives next door, has reported a potential Courier Fraud to us.  The elderly neighbour reported that she had received a phone call from the Fraud Squad to say that her bank account was at risk.  They asked her to withdraw £2,500 and transfer it into another account, where it will be safe.  She went into her bank and did this.  Can everyone tell everyone that they know – friends, neighbours, work colleagues and relatives – not to believe a phone call from the Fraud Squad asking them to remove / transfer cash !

Following on from the recent message(s) about Courier Fraud, further reports have now been received and many more thousands of pounds has been handed over to these fraudsters by victims ageing from 70 through to 90+. Life savings gone in a flash by simply handing it to a stranger!!!!!


During the coming week, Princes Risborough Neighbourhood Policing Team will be out and about in full Police uniform and knocking on doors to highlight our concern. This is a difficult task as we will not be able to reach everybody. Please spare a few minutes and visit your neighbours, family or friends to help us get this message out there.

Click on the link below for more information:
Courier Fraud November 2017


Cheap Golf Day offered to U3A Groups

Golf Day offered at 50% + discount

Princes Risborough Golf Club is offering excellent value golf days to U3A Groups in February and March. The offer includes coffee & biscuits, 18 holes of golf and a lunch of hand-cut sandwiches and chips – all this at the special price of just £12 a head instead of the usual £28.

The offer is only available to groups and would need someone to arrange it with Risborough Golf Club manager Nick Shaw – telephone 01844 346989 or e-mail at
Nick can be contacted at any time and would be pleased to answer any questions.

Surely there are enough golfers in our U3A to take advantage of this offer or even set up a Golf Group!


Wendover U3A Milton Keynes Visit

Milton Keynes Discovery Day

The city of Milton Keynes is celebrating its 50th anniversary next month and Wendover U3A Travel Team is organising a coach trip to the Milton Keynes Discovery Centre on Monday 30 January 2017. Our members are invited to take part in the trip which costs £27 including coach fare, carvery lunch and a cup of tea.

Full details can be found in a flyer by clicking on the following link:
Milton Keynes flyer


Radio 4 – You and Yours

I am pleased to let you know that Eric Midwinter, one of our founders, has been asked to speak on the Radio 4 programme, “You and Yours” at lunchtime on Monday 12th December in recognition of achieving 1000 U3As. This was the programme where the U3A concept was first aired by Eric all those years ago in 1981.

I thought you may want to know in case you wish to tune in. Please let your members know too. Should you be unable to listen at that time it will be available in the episodes section of the You and Yours area of the BBC website

Regards from,
Sam Mauger,
Cheif Executive Officer,
The Third Age Trust.


New Group – Canasta

Vivienne Ball is aiming to start a new Canasta group for our U3A and an introductory meeting will be held in the Community Centre on Thursday 10 November. It is intended for any members who enjoy playing cards in a social environment. The venue has been booked for three Thursday afternoons – 10 and 17 November and 8 December – starting at 1.30 pm. Provided there is sufficient response the group will meet twice a month, on the second and fourth Thursday afternoons.

If you want to know more please get in touch with Vivienne on 01844 690119 or by email at


New Science & Technology Group – first meeting announced

Thank you to all who have expressed an interest in the proposed Science & Technology (S&T) Group. I have tried to take on board the availability of those who have let me know, plus that of a suitable venue, and (sticking a pin in the calendar & map!) have come up with a monthly meeting at 10-12 am on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the Lower Hall of the Baptist Church. Continue reading New Science & Technology Group – first meeting announced


Badminton Group Taster Session Announced

So far 22 members have responded to Peter Dixon’s proposal to set up a U3A Badminton Group. An initial “taster session” has now been arranged at the new Community Sports Centre at Princes Risborough School. This will be on Wednesday 25 February from 6 pm to 7 pm, with a short meeting afterwards to discuss the way forward.

Peter is planning to say a few words about this at our next Monthly General Meeting on Tuesday 10 February. If you can’t come to that but would like more information, please contact Peter by e-mail at


Plans for new Rummikub Group

Gill Wilkinson has proposed to set up a new Rummikub Group.

Rummikub is a strategic numbers game using tiles and is played vaguely along the same lines as the card game Rummy. It is a fast action game where the outcome is undecided until the last play and has a never-ending variety of strategies and play situations.

The initial meeting is planned for Tuesday 6 January at 10 am. The plan is to have weekly meetings at first to see how the group progresses. Gill will be hosting these meetings at her home – 77 Stratton Road, Princes Risborough.

If you are interested in attending please phone Gill on 01844 346145


Chiltern Society Family Wildlife Treasure Hunt

On Sunday the Chiltern Society will be organising a local Family Treasure Hunt at our wonderful Brush Hill and Whiteleaf Hill sites.

We will do some wildlife scavenging, hunting for signs of wildlife, maybe make a monster……  It will be an ideal way to blow away the cobwebs and maybe bring the grandchildren.

After a short introduction, everyone will go off and hunt for wildlife, collecting photos, descriptions, samples such as feathers – anything that doesn’t involve damaging living wildlife.  Continue reading Chiltern Society Family Wildlife Treasure Hunt