HAPPY New Year to everyone in Oakley. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year celebrations. I sincerely hope that not too many of you lost electricity and have all managed to stay warm and dry in the terrible weather we are having.

OAKLEY Ramblers Club: A Sunday morning walk is being organised for Sunday, January 19. Meet at Oakley schools layby at 9.20am for a 9.30am start.

MOBILE Library: The next mobile library visit is to Kennet Way next Monday, from 10.45am to 1pm.

WOULD you like to write this column each week? I have decided to stop writing the Oakley Community News but am hoping that someone else would like to take over from me so that the Oakley news stays in The Gazette each week. If you think you would like to do this, please call me or email me at Claire.lack@yahoo.co.uk and I will be happy to give you more information. I will continue until the end of January, so please continue to send me your news until then.