New Groups

Would you like to be a Group Leader and set up a New Group for a pastime, interest or hobby that you have? MKU3A welcomes new groups and new ideas. Please contact the Groups Coordinator, Shirley Dewar at or telephone 07879 007513

Anyone for Croquet?

Have you always wanted to try Croquet – maybe this could be the Group for you!

  • Wednesday mornings for beginners of 2 hours duration (10am -12noon)
  • Stony Stratford Croquet Club (where there is a clubhouse and all the equipment provided) .
  • The group would have the use of 3 lawns with all the tuition necessary to enjoy the game  with refreshments included in the cost of £4 per session.
  • The usual season lasts from April to October.

If you are interested, please contact Shirley Dewar. Groups Co-ordinator on 07879 007513 or

Cycling - up to 10 miles

Are you a near beginner who can already cycle a few miles? 
Are you someone who would like to return to cycling after a break and wants to build up mileage again?
Would you like the security of cycling with a friendly group on the Redways?

If you have answered 'Yes' to one of these questions, then this new group might be what you have been looking for! Why not join us to find out.

  • Week 1 and Week 3 of the month on Tuesdays, weather permitting.
  • Set off time 10:00am
  • Cafe stop during the ride.

Your bike should be in good working order and a helmet is strongly recommended.
(We will always have someone riding with us who can help repair the odd puncture!)

We will build up mileage gradually to 10 miles maximum and initially we expect to cover only about 5 or 6 miles.

To book a place or find out more – please contact Shirley Dewar on 07879 007513 or email

This proposed new Group will be held at the Cross and Stable Community Centre, Downs Barn, on Thursday afternoons from 1:45pm to 3:45 pm – with essential tea break of course.

It is designed for Members with little or no experience of Ballroom Dancing, although social dancers who would like to learn the popular Sequence Dances would find it useful.

The syllabus will include most of the traditional sequence dances plus some recently invented dances that are becoming popular. Some time will be spent on figures from Ballroom and Latin that appear frequently in Sequence and need to be learned following the official rules on alignment, footwork and technique.

Sequence is ‘together’ dancing and Members without a partner need to be prepared to dance Leader or Follower.  
The group will be taught by a professional dance teacher, an active member of two Societies approved by the BDC and qualified in Ballroom, Latin and Old Time Dancing.

To register an interest, please contact Shirley Dewar, Groups Co-ordinator on 07879 007513 or