Vice chairman is guest of honour at town’s University of Third Age branch

Vice- Chairman of Horsham District Council Cllr Roger Clarke attended an Open Day for the University of the Third Age (U3A) on 15 November at the Holbrook Club in Horsham where he was greeted by Robin Jeffcoate, Chairman of the Horsham U3A. SUS-161130-095000001

Vice- Chairman of Horsham District Council Cllr Roger Clarke attended an Open Day for the University of the Third Age (U3A) on 15 November at the Holbrook Club in Horsham where he was greeted by Robin Jeffcoate, Chairman of the Horsham U3A. SUS-161130-095000001

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The University of the Third Age’s Horsham branch welcomed the vice-chairman of the district council earlier this month.

Horsham District Council’s Roger Clarke (Con, Cowfold, Shermanbury and West Grinstead) attended an open day for the U3A at the Holbrook Club where he was greeted by Robin Jeffcoate, chairman of the Horsham U3A on Tuesday November 15.

A wide range of study topics were on display, from ukulele playing to gardening, art appreciation to local history.

The most popular topic amongst the group is the study of local towns and villages. There are eight groups which represents almost a quarter of the 950 membership of the Horsham Branch.

Each group meets monthly to visit an interesting town or village where local people will give them the ‘lowdown ‘ on its history.

Mr Clarke said: “I was surprised at the very broad range of topics on offer and the dedication of those who give up their time to run the various study groups.”

The open day concluded with a well- supported raffle.

For more information on the U3A’s Horsham branch visit www.u3asites.org.uk/horsham/welcome

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