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Derbyshire Network Cluster


Interest groups

Members of one Cluster U3A are able to join an Interest group in another Cluster U3A.    

This is limited to a maximum of three interest groups per member.

Cluster members pay no extra fee, but are, of course, be liable for their share of the running costs of the group.

Members must carry their current home U3A membership card with them.

‘Visitors’ must abide by any rules or stipulations of the ‘receiving’ U3A.

Group Leaders may decide, for whatever reason, that they do not want cluster members in their group.

It is up to individual members to make contact with the Group leader and to find out arrangements.

Associate Membership   Associate Membership fees are payable only if cluster members  want to join more than three Interest Groups in another  U3A or to regularly attend another U3A’s monthly Open meetings.

Derbyshire ‘Network Cluster’, Nov. 2016

The following U3As have decided to join the Derbyshire ‘Network Cluster’, so-called:



Cluster U3As Interest Groups are marked in yellow

on the Interest group lists.

Any other Derbyshire U3As who want to join the Network Cluster will be welcome, and should contact the Secretary  at    secretary     

U3APicnic at Elvaston Castle

Tuesday 13th June 2017   – for U3A members from Derbyshire

Take your own food, drinks, weather gear, something to sit on, etc.

Aim to reach Elvaston Castle entrance on the B5010 road from Borrowash by 11.15 am then park in the main car park (parking meters currently 4h £2.90, all day £4.40)

(if you have a Blue Badge for parking, you might like to see the section ‘Access for All’ on the site leaflet on the website.)

Meet everyone at the far end of the main large car park by 11.30 am.

We shall then walk through the grounds probably to the lawn by the meadow area where we’ll assemble to enjoy our lunches.

Because of building work there might be nowhere to shelter from rain so please come prepared.

After lunch, members are encouraged to enjoy parts of the grounds such as the walled garden, lakeside, individual trees, woodland, nature trail and there will be a bird watching walk (bring binoculars).

 details of Elvaston Castle.