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

Tonight Friday 16th August at Robertsbridge Club the band Local Heroes will be playing. This was meant to happen a fortnight ago but due to unforeseen circumstances it had to be cancelled at the last minute, so now is your chance to see them. This starts at 8pm and is free to members.

Tomorrow Saturday 17th August the Club will be open from 12.30pm onwards for the start of the Premiership. BT Sport and Sky Sports are available to show all the premiership action from this football season. If you want to watch football on a Sunday the club will be open from 1pm.

Robertsbridge Annual Arts and Crafts Exhibition is on again and will be taking place at the Church Room, Fair Lane on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August.Admission to this event is Free. There will be local art work on show with many different genres. Painting, photography, pottery, jewellery, wood carving, bespoke cakes, sculpture, children’s hand made clothes. Something for everyone. As it is the bank Holiday week end there will be a Bar-b-que and Live Music on the Sunday evening from 7pm – 10pm. Admission is by ticket which are available from the Floral Boutique, Belle Flowers and Judges Bakery at the cost of £8 for adults and £4 for under 14`s. Profits from this event will be going to help with repairs on the Church hall.

Bonfire Night is fast approaching and money is still needed to put the event on. The membership closes at the end of the month with Badge Night on at Robertsbridge Club on Friday 30th August at 8pm. If you want to join or pay your subs that will be the last chance before the season starts. The Flower Show and Fete will be one of the last events to raise funds and in conjunction with the Community Association is taking place on Sunday 8th September at Robertsbridge Hall. Please if you would like to help in any way or want to join the 30th is the date you need. Schedules for the Flower Show are available from Sandie, as are membership forms. For this event to continue in the village and not flounder your support is needed.

The Lantern Tree Youth Theatre is launching in Battle on Thursday 5th September at the Lower Scout Hall, St. Marys Church.If you are interested in your child attending sessions please contact Leon on 01580 880921 for information on the group and details of prices and times.

Darts A note for your diary the very popular Open Pairs Darts Knockout returns on SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST 2013 with registration at 7.30p.m. Great fun for all wether you are a dart player or not come and join in the fun at Robertsbridge Club.

Stoolball Only one match this week away at Icklesham. The mixed team started badly with three wickets falling in the first over and when another two went in the third over we were on 20-5 but a stand of 24 between Melinda Mackay (15) and Richard Apps (19) steadied the innings but two more wickets fell in the seventh and only an unbeaten last wicket partnership of 23 by Diane Kitson (14n.o.) and Lisa Fifield (8 n.o.) gave us 89 to bowl at against the hosts. An opening partnership of 25 between Toby(15) and Raisi (13) was broken when Ian Kitson held onto a catch from Sophie Turner’(1-13) bowling but then Kevin(36) and Julie(21) took the hosts to victory. We did not give up and Keith Apps (2-14) bowled well. The highlight of the match was Hannah, from Icklesham, who fielded for both sides but when she fielded for us she took two catches, one being her father, and when she bowled she ran out her mother and took a wicket with the final ball aided by a catch from Richard to end a very entertaining and friendly match. The Ladies are at home to Catsfield on Tuesday 20th while the mixed are at home to Ashburnham on Thursday 22nd with both matches starting at 6.45p.m. A note for your diary our Ladies Tournament is on Sunday 1st September starting at 10.30a.m. and then to bring the season to a close our annual presentation of trophies will be on Sunday 22nd September at the Cricket Ground starting at 1p.m. which will include a fun match and barbecue so why not come along and join in the fun.