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Spring Newsletter

The 2022 Spring Newsletter is now available.

Hard Copies are available from Cleckheaton Town Hall.

They are to be found in the display boxes near the notice board on the First Floor.

Alternatively you can download it from the Newsletter page of the website and print it out if you so wish.

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Room Changes 2022

  • Classes are starting again from Tuesday, 4 January 2022.
  • Subject of course to any changes in Government regulations.
  • Refurbishment work is starting in the Town Hall.
  • The Bar Lounge will be out of action for several weeks.
  • Classes will be moved to: the Hall, the Coffee Lounge and rooms on the ground floor.
  • Kirklees Staff will be present to re-direct Members.
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Flower Arranging Photos

Here is a cheery start to the New Year.

Photographs of some of the Flower Arrangements created in the classes from October to December 2021 have been added to the Flower Arranging Page. Take a look!

These classes have finished for the time being as they do not run January to March.

There may be summer classes – keep checking the web page.

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Thank You

  • A huge Thank You to all the Tutors & Members who have participated in our classes from October to December 2021 from everyone on the Committee.
  • We are now on our Christmas Break.
  • We will be starting again on Tuesday, 4 January 2022.
  • This will be the start of Week 1 and Weekly classes.
  • Unlike other years we will not be starting on the first Monday of January.
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  • There is room for more members in most classes, especially German Beginners.
  • Choir, Lunch Group and Tai Chi Beginners and Improvers are the only classes which are FULL.
  • The class fee for the rest of the year is £4 for fortnightly classes and £8 for weekly classes.
  • Membership is £8 for the Year ending in September 2022.
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  • Any changes due to Government and/or Kirklees Council restrictions will be posted on Stop Press when known.
  • Look out for updates at the start of the New Year.
  • PLEASE spread the word!

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Enrolment for New Members

  • New members can enrol at classes from Monday, 1 November 2021.
  • Enrol at each class that you wish to go to.
  • Pay the £8 membership at the first class.
  • A separate enrolment is needed for each class.

There are places in many classes  – exceptions are listed below.

Classes that are FULL

  • Choir
  • Flower Arranging
  • Lunch Group
  • Tai Chi Improvers

Classes that have limited availability

  • Bridge
  • Line Dancing
  • Tai Chi Beginners

Please note:

  • There will not be a line dancing class on Wednesday, 3 November 2021.
  • The next line dancing class will be on Wednesday, 10 November 2021. (10.00 to 12.00)
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  • All updates will be posted as soon as possible
  • Keep reading Stop Press
  • Please spread the word

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Payment at Enrolment

Not long to go!  – Enrolment will start on Monday, 4 October 2021 for previous members.

  • A reminder that for this year, 2021-2022, you will have to fill a separate enrolment form for each class.
  • Payment will be taken at each class.
  • Membership payment will be taken at the first class you enrol on.
  • Please either pay by cheque* or have the correct amount in cash**.
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  • *Cheques to be made out to Cleckheaton U3A.
  • **Change will not be available at enrolment.
  • **If change is required it will be given at the next class.

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Class Dates 2021-2022

  • A grid has been produced to show the dates for the 2021 – 2022 classes.
  • It is corrects as at 24 September 2021.
  • It can be accessed from the link below.
  • It can be printed out.
  • It can also be accessed from the Class Calendars page on the website. 


The days and times of classes are as in previous years except for one change – 

Tai Chi classes are now on MONDAYS.

Tai Chi Beginners will be 15.00 – 16.00

Tai Chi Improvers will be 13.45 – 14.45


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Enrolment for 2021-2022

  • Enrolment will be different for 2021-2022.
  • Hopefully we will be back to our usual enrolment day in September 2022.
  • Previous members of Cleckheaton U3A classes in 2019-2020 can enrol at their first class.
  • You can only enrol for yourself this year.
  • Arrive at the start of your first class.
  • Enrolment forms and envelopes will be available on the day.
  • Fill in an enrolment form to include membership fee, the title of the class and the fee.
  • Take your form to the committee member to be checked and to pay.
  • Payment will be, as usual, by cash or cheque (made payable to Cleckheaton U3A).
  • If paying by cash, please have ready have the correct amount if you can.
  • Take the yellow bottom slip as your receipt.
  • Place the top sheet and the payment into an envelope and seal it.
  • Write your name and the class on the envelope.
  • Hand the envelope to the committee member. 
  • Enrolment for everyone present has to be completed before the class can start.
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  • If you go to other classes the same procedure will occur.
  • However you will need to write paid against the membership fee.
  • Your previous yellow receipt slip is proof of this.  
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  • Notice of classes that are full will be published in Stop Press. 
  • People who were not enrolled in 2019-2020 can enrol from Monday, 1 November at the start of classes that have vacancies.
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  • Because of its late start date everyone can enrol at Serendipity on Friday, 29 October 2021 from 10am.

NB  All members joining physical activity classes will be required to sign an insurance disclaimer confirming fitness to participate and acceptance of sole responsibility for their own safety.