Our monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month.

Now that the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, we have resumed holding the General Meeting ‘in person’. The indications are good, however, nothing is guaranteed and things (as we know) are subject to change. It may be that we will have to adhere to any restrictions that the Hotel choose to impose re: on social distancing/face masks etc.

The meetings are at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel on the second Monday of the month, between 10:00am and 12:00pm, and will be held in the ballroom.

As normal at these meetings, there will be a ‘Speaker’. See Talks for details.

The Hotel will be selling coffee & biscuits for £3.00 on the far side of the ballroom.

The most important thing for this event is for members to come along and enjoy the opportunity to meet friends and socialise once more. Although we do advise that you bring a mask with you – just in case.

Please be sure to bring your membership card to the meeting. This is because members will no longer be required to sign their name to gain entry to the meeting, instead we will be scanning your membership cards, and this will mean that actually getting into the room will be much quicker.

We do hope to see you there!

Getting there

By bus

We strongly recommend using public transport.
Travel by bus is recommended. CityBus service 34 stops outside the hotel on Millbay Road, CityBus service 25 stops in Citadel Rd about 150m from the Hotel. CityBus services 5, 5A, 14, 21, 21A and Stagecoach services 1 and 101 stop in Union Street, about a 5 minute walk to the hotel. And almost all CityBus services stop on Royal Parade, about 10 to 15 minutes walk to the hotel.

Car Parking at the Duke of Cornwall

There is a car park at the rear of the building for use by hotel residents and visitors. It is a rather small car park with limited spaces and there are no priority parking spaces. The Plymouth u3a have no control over the Hotel’s parking arrangements.
Entrance to the hotel can be made from the car park where there is a lift to the ground floor. Numberplate recognition is in force, and you must register your car numberplate at the hotel reception as a visitor when you enter the ground floor. These are the hotel’s rules and failure to advise them of your car registration will mean a £60 fine. The Hotel have made this situation very clear so please be aware that making a complaint after a fine is issued may be met with a lack of understanding.

If you do choose to come by car and the car park is full, there is ample parking close by in the Pavilions car park, in Martin St (off the mini roundabout in Millbay Rd situated opposite the red school) and on-street metered parking nearby.

Perhaps car sharing could be a consideration? As this would mean any cost for parking can be shared.

Location of The Duke of Cornwall Hotel