|Community Minibus for Hire|
|The Cartmell Community minibus is available for hire at 95p/mile, inclusive of fuel and insurance. There are seats for 16 passengers plus driver. Drivers need to be under 70 years of age or have passed a suitable medical. Drivers also need to undertake a short minibus assessment test. There are currently two U3A people who can drive the minibus. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and booking.|
|Potential Link to Ameglia, Italy|
|I lived in Malmesbury for 17 years and am Chairman of the Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury Society (www.thomashobbesofmalmesbury.org).My wife and I (75 year olds) spend a few months each year at our house in Ameglia in Italy. We've discovered its fascinating history and the mayor (an anglophone) would like to develop links with the people of Malmesbury. We shall be in Malmesbury on 27th October for a THoMS committee meeting and I wondered whether I could meet someone from the U3A to tell you more about the small town and the surrounding area. Historians, classicists, geographers, geologists, naturalists/environmentalists would all find it interesting to spend time in the area. Ameglia now has a splendid small hostel where visitors can stay. I may be contacted by email or directly on my mobile: 00 44 778 355 1280. I would be delighted to hear from anyone at the U3A who would be interested in talking to me and/or the mayor of Ameglia.|
|Malmesbury Oxfam Shop|
|Volunteers Wanted Oxfam is keen to extend its working hours and as such is looking for volunteer recruits to assist in the Malmesbury shop midweek, Saturday and Sunday as well as assist in its fledgling online sales. If you are interested please contact either Chris or Mo in the shop on 01666 826122. Hours and days to suit.|
Oxfam Shop Malmesbury
|Cotswold Water Park|
|As from March 2017, you now have to pay for most car parks in the Cotswold Water Parks.|
If you join the Cotswold Water Park Trust, then you can park for free! For further information, please see: CWP Trust
|Riverside Community Centre|
|This new venue is now open and available for hiring. Please visit their web site for further information: Riverside Community Centre|
|Walk and Draw with Anne|
|Every Friday 2:30 - 4pm (from Sept 9th).|
FREE Malmesbury Sketching Group run by Anne Hayhoe.
Meet at Anne's art studio (Unit 1 Cranmore House).
The sessions will be outside and inside (depending on the weather) - please bring your favourite sketching materials.
|for details please see Malmesbury Cinema Web Pages - http://www.malmesbury.gov.uk/cinema.html|
|Volunteer Drivers Needed ( fuel allowance available)|
We meet at the Activity Zone, Malmesbury on most Tuesdays from 12.15 to 3.15.
At the moment we are short of drivers to bring members from their homes in the town and surrounding villages, and to take them home afterwards. Our members are mainly elderly and a little frail but can get in and out of a car.
If you can help us or know anyone who can, please contact Rhiannon on 01666 823339
|Walking in Wiltshire|
|The website (www.walkinginwilts.co.uk) is one where you can get maps of walks in Wiltshire which can be freely downloaded and printed.|
|Older Drivers Forum|
|Bill Reed writes: "Through my RoSPA road safety group I have come into contact with the Older Drivers Forum which promotes advice, awareness and support for older drivers.|
Having recently dealt with two elderly drivers in my own family, I think it is a valuable resource which U3A members might like to know about.
The current scheme is based in Hampshire but preparations are being made for a national roll-out.
The website http://www.olderdriversforum.com contains a lot of useful information."
|Cirencester Advanced Motorists|
|Following the Monthly Meeting talk by Gordon Burley on 'Driving Safely on Rural Roads', further information can be found on the following web site: Cirencester Advanced Motorists|
|The British Heart Foundation|
|The Bristish Heart Foundation has recently introduce the 'PUSH' campaign to get more people aware of what to do to help someone having a cardiac arrest. It is possible to get a training kit to teach people Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR. This could be something that we as a U3A organise (although it would not be a regular group in that each training session would be a one-off event), so if you might be interested in organising such training, then take a look at PUSH - then contact the Groups Coordinator! And, of course, there is also an 'App' to help you as well! With the British Heart Foundation PocketCPR app, you can practice Hands-only CPR - there's one for Android and one for iPhone. The free app explains how to carry out Hands-only CPR on someone in cardiac arrest using hard and fast chest compressions.|
|Lisa Lewis from the Doorway Project in Chippenham gave a moving and informative talk about this charity helping the homeless in Chippenham and surrounding area. Everyone there learnt a lot about rural homelessness and the positive help and difference this project makes week after week and year after year. Members asked about making donations, please use the website should you wish to support this worthwhile and independent charity.|