UPDATES from last week’s Brookvale Community Association’s committee meeting: The extension works to the village hall are now well advanced with the builders due to complete in the next few weeks.

The committee also discussed the association’s response to the borough council’s consultation on the Local Plan, which will guide development between now and 2029.

Work is imminent to put in paths at the Sinclair Drive “pocket park” on the north-west side of Victory Roundabout. On October 20, this is due to be followed up by a community planting day. Look out for further details nearer the time.

Residents can now benefit the asssociation whilst shopping online – find ‘Brookvale Community Association’ at easyfundraising.org.uk, register your support, click through to your retailer and turn cash rewards into donations.

MORE advance dates for your diary: The Brookvale Community Association’s AGM on September 4, a Hallowe’en event on October 25, and a production of Rapunzel on January 11.