MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 2.30. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 2.00.
Leigh Wesley Methodist Church
Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SJ.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL 2.00PM. AS SPACE FOR QUEUING IS LIMITED, PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE TOO EARLY (especially when cold or wet!)
Meetings will usually start with notices and items of group news, followed by a guest speaker. Refreshments are available afterwards so members can chat to friends or maybe the speaker.
There is no charge for attendance and not only that but you can get a cuppa at the end all free of charge; so pretty good value.
Please note that we are not permitted to use the car park attached to the church; however, there are small pay-and-display car parks in Elm Road (at rear of Leigh Community Centre/Police Station) and off North Street (east of the Wesley Methodist Church) but these do fill quickly. Parking on nearby streets is limited so please check local parking restrictions.
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Bumblebees – Their life and conservation. A talk by John Taylor
January 16, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bumblebees are experiencing heavy declines with 12% of them having gone extinct and of the remainder 60% are under extreme pressure. The talk will cover aspects of bumblebees life and lifecycle, differences to honey bees both as pollinators and in origin. The reasons for their decline and what gardeners can do to assist in their preservation. He will tell us about the rare “Shrill Carder” bumblebee, which exists as close as Two Tree Island. He hopes we will emulate other U3As by introducing monthly bee walks.