Burnham on Crouch


Burnham u3a is a group which offers non-formal learning through self-help interest groups covering a range of topics and activities.  There is no minimum age, but a focus on people who are no longer in full-time employment or raising a family.  Many of the 30 or so Interest Groups meet in members’ homes, some larger groups in local venues or the great outdoors, and sporty ones at Dengie Sports Centre.

In addition to all our Interest Groups we hold a General Meeting once a month on the 1st Friday at the Village Hall in Burnham (Carnival Hall).  As well as notices and announcements and a chance to chat over tea and biscuits with other members and group leaders, we also have a speaker to entertain and educate us for 45 minutes or so.

The Burnham-On-Crouch u3a is a Registered Charity – No. 1091017

A copy of our constitution is available here.

General Enquiries - Email or telephone 07388 153930


Committee members are elected each year by the membership at the Annual General Meeting, which in recent years has been held in June.  They may hold office for up to 3 years, after which they have to step down from their post (although in some circumstances they may be re-elected in a different role, subject to an overall limit of 9 years in any combination of roles).  Others may be co-opted as members of the committee.

Chair : Carl Hughes
Vice-Chair : Dave Rae
Secretary : Jo Gray
Membership Secretary : Phil Flack
Treasurer & Newsletter : Pete Wardle
Webmaster : Graham Newman
Members' Reps : Mo Rae, Marilyn O'Doherty

Committee meetings are held at the Old White Harte Hotel, Burnham, on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:00am.  Members are very welcome to attend; if you plan to do so, please let our Secretary, Jo Gray, know in advance.

Other Useful Contacts

Webmaster : Graham Newman
Interest Groups Co-ordinator : Diane Caulkett
Speaker Co-ordinator : Mo Rae
Magazine Editing & publishing : Jo Gray, Pete Wardle

u3a National Website

The National Website can be found here

‘Third Age Matters’ magazine is available here

National Newsletter is available here

National Podcast is available here

The u3a Learning Programme is available here

Online learning via Zoom is available here

u3a YouTube page is available here

Maldon Cluster Group

Maldon & District, Blackwater, Heybridge, Limebrook, Dengie & District, Burnham on Crouch, Crouch Valley, and South Woodham Ferrers u3as

Members of Burnham on Crouch u3a are free to attend interest groups including theatre trips and outings organised by other u3as in the area subject to space.

For more information of the Cluster Group - Click Here

A full list of all u3as can be found on the National Website or by clicking here