Haywards Heath & District U3A



Leader:  David Waite, Contact:Tel: 01444-453954 Email: dclwaite@btinternet.com


Meetings Held: Monthly On The First Wednesday Of The Month 10am – 12noon .


Venue: Upper Floor Meeting Room, Methodist Church, Perrymount Road.


This new and friendly Group will consider a wide remit of Environmental subjects. Initial subjects will comprise contributions from external speakers such as from Mid Sussex District Council on Pollution and Waste Disposal, the work of Lindfield Preservation Society and Friends Of The Earth. There will also be talks from internal members of the Group. We will be looking to have speakers from other Environmental Groups in the future.




6 September 2017 - David Terry Landscape Contracts Manager and Steve Witchell Assistant Landscape Contracts Manager both of MSDC will give a talk on Parks and Parkland Management.


4 October 2017  - Esther Dawson owner of Ridgeview in Ditchling will give a talk on the winery that she manages.


1 November 2017 - Brian Campion of Sussex Woodcraft Society will give a talk on the Society.


6 December 2017 - Dr Margaret Pilkington of Sussex University will present a talk on her book entitled Wildflower Meadows.


3 January 2018  - Daniel Rodrigues Field Customer Engagement Officer from Southern Water will present a talk on the work that he undertakes.


7 February 2018 - James Osborne County Adviser for the National Farmers Union


7 March 2018 - Jill Sutcliffe who is an expert on Fracking will give a talk entitled Health and Fracking.


4 April 2018 - Sally Povey of the Sussex Branch of the Council For The Preservation Of Rural England will present a talk on the Council’s work.


2 May 2018 - Nicola Peel who is an Environmental Education Speaker will cover environmental issues.


6 June 2018 - A Visit To Ridgeview Wines in Ditchling,  Cost £15


4 July 2018 - A lady (yet to be confirmed as to name) from the National Trust will be speaking on the work of the Trust in our area and on a wider geographical perspective.