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

Don’t forget that today is the longest day of the year and to take advantage of this why not go to the ROCOCO and Friends evening of `Midsummer Melodies` at Robertsbridge Hall. This starts at 7pm and is part of the FLAIR weekend, (Robertsbridge Youth Festival of Arts). Tickets cost £5.00 and can be purchased on the door with the Under 14`s going in free. Refreshments will be available during the evening.

The Salehurst School Association continues to be busy fundraising for Salehurst Primary School. There will be several events coming up over the next few weeks, starting with a Bag2School collection at the school on Thursday 27th June. This follows the very successful collection in January. If you fancy having a summer clear out and have some unwanted good quality items of clothing, soft toys, bedding, pairs of shoes, hats, belts, handbags put your items in a bag and take to the school by 9am on 27th. If you want further information please contact Amanda McIntyre on 881234.

The Summer Fete is on 6th July at Salehurst Primary School, further details will follow next week.

Another date for your diary is Saturday 20th July when the very popular Barn Dance will take place; tickets will be available soon, so watch this space.

Robertsbridge Community Association will be holding their AGM on Thursday 27th June at 7.30pm at Robertsbridge Hall Station Road. Please go along and support this meeting, as visitors are welcome and if you have some spare time and would like to volunteer your help then they would love to hear from you. Likewise if you have any suggestions or ideas or would like to be a part of the committee go along and have our say. The Hall is a very important resource in the village and it takes a lot of effort to maintain and run, this is done entirely by volunteers.

Football: Robertsbridge United Football Club are training for the 2013/14 season on Wednesday 26th June 2013 at the Recreation Ground from 6.30p.m.

Stoolball: Our Mixed home match on Tuesday was cancelled due to wet conditions but the Mixed did play at Civil Service on Thursday. The hosts batted first and lost their first wicket with 40 on the board when Keith Marden held onto a catch from Richard Apps’ bowling and in the next over Melinda Mackay claimed the second wicket aided by a catch from Emma Turner but then a third wicket partnership of 110 between Ann(61) and Neil(42not out) was broken when Alan Green held onto a catch from Ian Kitson’ bowling the hosts finished on 154-3 from their 10 overs. Wicket takers were Richard(1-14), Ian(1-14) and Mel (1-29). An opening first wicket partnership of 59 between Keith(50) and Melinda(32 not out) gave us a solid start and when skipper Richard(37not out) arrived at the crease we were hopeful but we fell 14 runs short ending on 140-1. On Sunday we played at Brightling’ Mixed Tournament and in the first match we lost to the hosts by 15 runs. Defending holders Catsfield were next and we were trounced by 36 runs while against Staplecross our batting let us down losing by 35 runs, however in our final match we played Crowhurst with Ben Moss scoring 51 not out got us to 68 and in reply we restricted Crowhurst to 59 to win by 9 runs with Josh ‘tootoo’ Lewis claiming 3 catches for a trophy. This Sunday is our Mixed Tournament at the Cricket Ground starting at 10.30a.m. while on Thursday 25th the Mixed are at away to Brightling starting at 7p.m.

Fishing: The season has started so make sure you have your Rother Fisheries Annual Tickets which are available at £3.25 each from Alan Apps 01580-880877 and don’t forget to get your Rod Licence either online or from the Post Office.