June 2020

U3A Bowls Group:
In line with the government slight relaxation of rules regarding the playing of bowls in parks, as adapted by the BCGBA, The Formby U3A bowling arrangements for this summer can now start to take place.

Ray Doldon is willing to organise the use of the green on the Tuesday afternoon slot from 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. each week if there is enough support for this from the members. Playing conditions will differ vastly from the traditional format, roughly as follows:

1. Only 6 players can be on the green at any time, for 1 hour, and no others are allowed to be present during that hour.
2. Play can be in groups of 2, 3, or 4, or even a single, subject to the max. 6 player rule (3 jacks).
3. The first group of players must leave the area after 1 hour, and be replaced by a second group of 6.
4. No toilet facilities or refreshments will be available.
5. Two- metre social distancing must be in operation throughout.
6. Strict attention must be paid to stringent hygiene rules before, during and after play.
If you would like to take part in this very restricted format, then you should turn up at the park at 1.50 p.m.on Tuesday 16th June, when final necessary details will be arranged. Ray Doldon June 4th email: or phone: 01704 834253

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Bridge Co-ordinator:  Nikki Harrison is the Co-ordinator for the Bridge Groups.  She is the point of contact for members wishing to find out more about the different groups and which would be the most suitable group to join according to their experience.  Contact Nikki on 871308 or

Local History Co-ordinator:  Lis Harvey of LHG 15 has volunteered to be the Co-ordinator for the Local History Groups.  Contact details: or 01704-621168

Walking Co-ordinator:  Jeremy Swinson of Walking Group 3 has kindly volunteered to liaise with all the walking groups, including ambling and fell walking. Contact: or 871509

Current List of Groups below

Amblers 1Amblers 3Amblers 4
Art and PaintingBird WatchingBoard Games
Book Club 1Book Club 2Book Club 3
BoulesBowlsBridge 1
Bridge 3Bridge 4Bridge 5
Bridge 6Bridge 7Bridge 8
Bridge 9Bridge 10Bridge 11
Bridge 12Bridge 13Bridge 15
Bridge 16Bridge 19Bridge 20
Bridge 21Bridge 22Bridge 25
Canasta 1Canasta 2Canasta 3
Canasta 4Canasta 5Card Making
Chess for BeginnersCookery GroupCribbage
Current AffairsCyclingCycling for Softies
Discussion GroupFamily History 1Family History 3
Fell walkingFilm FunFloral Art 1
Folk GroupFrench Improvers 1French Improvers 2
LatinLiterature 1Literature 2
Local History 2Local History 4Local History 5
Local History 6Local History 7Local History 8
Local History 9Local History 10Local History 12
Local History 14Local History 15Local History Project
Lunch Group 2 SundayMahjongMusic Appreciation 1
NeedlecraftOpera Appreciation 1Opera Appreciation 3
OutingsPoetry AppreciationPuzzles
Scottish DancingScrabble 2Scrabble 3
Singing for PleasureSkiffle GroupSnooker
Songs of the SixtiesSpanish (Basic)Swimming
Table TennisTheatre Visits in the North WestUkulele
UnoWalking 1Walking 2
Walking 3Walking 4Walking 5
Walking 6Watercolour Painting 2Wine Appreciation 2
Wine Appreciation 3Wine Appreciation 4Wine Appreciation 5
Wine Appreciation 6