Robertsbridge

Sandie Madge & Sue Paine, The Floral Boutique, 20 High Street

Tomorrow Saturday 2nd March is the next Saturday Market at Robertsbridge Hall from 10am – 12 noon. There is fresh produce, cakes, pies handicrafts and much more available. Or just a coffee and chat with friends.

The evening of 2nd will see the Quiz Night at Robertsbridge Club being run by SSA. This is always a fun night and always well supported. Teams of 6 @ £6 per person which includes food. The evening starts at 7.30pm and there will be lots of prizes up for grabs and a raffle.

Sunday 10th March is Mothers Day so don’t forget to treat that special lady in your life. The George is taking table bookings for lunch, the Floral Boutique is taking orders for florals and all the other pubs and shops in the village will cater for all your needs. Shop locally and save on petrol and parking costs and avoid the busy towns.

Saturday March 16th at Robertsbridge Hall between 10am -= 12 noon there will be another Health Education morning. The subject for the morning is `Dementia Information for Patients and Carers`. A presentation will be given on the signs and symptoms and help that is available. There will be time for questions with leaflets and information also available. If this subject is close to your heart or you think you or a loved one may be suffering please go along to this very informative morning, you may find the help you need. This is being organised by the Patient Participation Group of Oldwood Surgery and Battle Health Centre.

Saturday 23rd March at Robertsbridge Club between 10am – 12noon there is a Crafty Coffee Morning being organised by Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. There will be Craft Stalls, an Easter Raffle, coffee/tea and cakes and fun. This is raising funds for these years Bonfire Event in November so please support.

April 6th Bonfire Dinner Dance is getting closer, if you would like to come please feel free to pick up a booking form at The Floral Boutique. You do not have to be a member and I am sure that you will have a brilliant evening at the very much-loved Powdermills Hotel, with a 3-course dinner and dancing to Beve and the Beatroots.

This last item is a never-ending subject in the village and beyond, which is dog fouling on the footpaths. The children are back to school and many complaints are in from all areas of the village en route to the school. This is a health hazard besides being disgusting if you tread in it, or fall in it as has been noted. Please again, if you are a dog owner, pick up behind your animal; be responsible, as I know many owners are. There are a few people making it very miserable for many people in this village, if you see someone allowing fouling to take place contact the Parish Council with the details.

Football: The 1st team’s entertained Peche Hill Select at the Clappers with an almost full strength squad we took the lead after 20 minutes when Guy Ballard rounded three defenders before beating the keeper. The Bridge doubled their lead on the half hour mark when a Kevin Bird corner was met by Tom Ashdown whose header flew into the net for a 2-0 half time lead. The second half saw the visitors pressure our defence but it stood strong with man of the match Chris Phillips doing well and the Bridge increased their lead when excellent work by Phil Green saw his pass finished off by Ballard’s second of the match on 65 minutes and just 10 minutes later another Bird corner was headed home by Adam Hardy for a 4-0 victory. The second team played at Bexhill Road against Orington II in a cold blustery wind it was difficult for both sides but in a competitive first half there were little chances for either side but the Bridge burst into life in the second period with a Bradley Lyne shot hitting the post on the hour. The hosts went looking for the equaliser but the Bridge defence stood strong with man of the match Wayne Mewett marshalling the troops. The Bridge had another chance on 75 minutes but Wayne Carley’s effort just went over the bar as did Matt Winchester’ free kick with six minutes left and so both teams settled for a goalless draw. Tomorrow the 1st team are at home to Spartan 04 at the Clappers while the 2nd team are away to Sandhurst II with both matches K.O. 3p.m.

Ladies darts: We played at home to The Best Beech and were losing 3-2 after singles victories for Jackie Danaher and Carol Apps while we fell further behind at 3-5 when Dawn Mitchell/Jackie were our only doubles winners. There was victory in the trebles for Steph Goldsmith/Rosemary Clifford/Jackie in a

7-4 defeat in a match where we could not get our doubles. There were high scores for Steph [107,84,81], Carol [106,83x2], Jackie [88,83,82,81], Dawn [79], Alice Hodges [77,75] and Rosemary [77,75]. On Monday [4th] we are away to The White Hart II(Wadhurst) at 8p.m.

Darts: No game last week but tonight is the pushpenny singles knockout.

Stoolball: Hopefully the summer is on its way and it is time to think about summer sport and the Annual General Meeting of Robertsbridge Stoolball Club will be held at Robertsbridge Club on Monday 4th March 2013 commencing at 7.30p.m. for all present members and to anyone who would like to join the club. We have a full fixture list for Ladies and Mixed teams which play on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings also there are Sunday Tournaments for both teams.