JUMBLE sales: No sales have been arranged for August but Oakley Gardening Club is holding a sale on Saturday, September 11, in East Oakley Village Hall, starting at 2pm.

PLAY areas: Thanks to the Hampshire Youth Team, money is now available to repair and update the skate park. It is hoped that a basketball net and covered seating can also be installed so that Beach Park can be enjoyed by more people.

OAKLEY Community Care: Will restart the Lunch Club in September. The lunches will take place at the Deane Gate Inn fortnightly on a Wednesday, and anyone aged over 60 years is invited.

Everyone pays for their own meal (main course £5) but Community Care can help with transport if required. For more details, please contact 780412.

BARBECUE weather: Is sure to return, so make sure you get your locally-produced charcoal from Oakley Woodlands Group.

Made from sustainable hazel off-cuts in our own local copses, it is a bargain at £3 per bag. To place your order, please call 780810 while stocks last.