·            The Old School Community Centre: The centre is open for use of the printer and photocopier during Post Office and Library hours, and also when booked activities are taking place. Michelle Parton, our new permanent administrator, will be available in the Centre from 10-11am and by phone or text on 07707 723637 from 10am – 1pm most weekdays, to help you with any enquiries relating to the Centre and its facilities; she can also be contacted via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours. The OSCC landline is no longer in use so please phone if you need to contact the Community Centre urgently. For further information about the Community Centre see www.theoldschool.org.uk and Facebook or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NB. The trustees are moving forward plans to rejuvenate the centre. Significant fundraising to replace the roof is still needed - see below re ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign.

-            The Post Office is open from 9-12 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Remember you can use the Post Office to make cash withdrawals from, and payments to, most UK banks.

-            Lloyds Bank’s mobile branch service in the car park visits fortnightly – every other  Monday from 9.45-11.15am. For dates see: www.theoldschool.org.uk/facilities/mobile-lloyds-bank/

-            The South Brent Community Library in the Old School Community Centre is open in its brighter, more welcoming facility in the Beacon Room on Mondays (10am-12noon), Wednesdays (2-4pm), Fridays (10am-12noon) and Saturdays (10am-12noon). Lyn Dent has returned as library Manager (contact: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / tel. 01364 73274). Donations of books in good condition welcome.

A new children’s section of the library will be launched on 28 March (see above). After the launch, it will be open during normal community library hours.

-            The South Brent Archive is now in the library in the Beacon Room in the Old School Community Centre and will be open in 2024 on days to be announced and viewed by appointment by contacting Steph Bradley (see below). We are looking for new volunteers, so that we can open more often. If you love local history, like talking to people, and/or are great at detail and enjoy cataloguing (training given) or maybe you are a techie and would like to help us to digitise our collection... we would love to have you on board!Entry to the Archive is free, but donations are welcome and will be used to buy archival quality storage materials to preserve the collection as well as contribute to the upkeep of the Old School Community Centre (which is still in need of a new roof!). FFI contact Steph Bradley on 01364 644978 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and see the Archive’s fascinating Facebook page.