Robertsbridge

Film Show: tonight November 7th at Robertsbridge Hall is this months film `The Grand Budapest Hotel`. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. This monthly film show is proving to be very popular and you can have ice creams or a glass of wine while watching.

Fitness Classes: On Tuesday mornings between 9.15 and 10.15 there is a new `Total Body Toning` class that has just started. The cost is £5 per class or 5 classes for £20. This is for all ages and all fitness levels and is a fun way to keep fit. Please take your own mat. For information please call Virginia on 07803582810. Another class that will be held on Wednesday mornings starting on 12th November at Robertsbridge Hall is `Fit steps`. This is a unique fitness class that uses some of the classic dance steps such as jive, cha cha, waltz, quickstep and tango. This has been developed by Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe of Strictly Come Dancing fame. Go along and dance your way to a fitter trimmer body. No partner or dance experience needed. The class is between 11am – 12 noon. and costs £5 per person. If you need to speak to the instructor it is Sue on 07503180555.

Jazz Club: This month’s presentation is on Thursday 13th November between 8pm -10.30pm at Robertsbridge Hall and is the saxophonist and clarinettist Pete Long with the Ted Beament Trio. Tickets are £10 on the door or £8 in advance from Judges Bakery. Information on www.Robertsbridgejazzclub.com or by ringing 880274.

Bonfire Society: Just one week to go until the biggest night in the village calendar. Still need more marshals if there is anyone thinking they may like to help, please contact Pete Claridge on 880468. Collectors are also needed on the night; the collection boxes can be picked up and signed for on the night at the entrance to Robertsbridge Club from 6pm. A reminder that all the money collected on Bonfire Night goes to local charity and not to the bonfire society. Please bring out donations to help our local groups, bearing in mind that the whole event is free to you all. The final meeting is on Thursday 13th November again at Robertsbridge Club starting at 8pm. The Floral Boutique is sponsoring the Guy Competition again this year. Who can make the best guy? Children of course !! But don’t forget kids; if you want granddads best trousers or Nan’s best hat don’t forget to ask nicely. The Robertsbridge Bonfire Society Programmes are available in the village now. This will give you all the information you need for the night. Times, routes, road closures, safety rules and much more.

Robertsbridge Utd. F.C.: will be holding a Poker Night on Saturday 22nd November at Robertsbridge Club. Entry fee per player is £5 and starts at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

Thanks: The family of Olive Paintin would like to thank all of her friends in the village: Community Church, Age Concern and dear neighbours for all the support and companionship they have given her over the seven years she has lived in Robertsbridge. Moving from Cornwall in her early eighties was quite a wrench but everyone has been so wonderful and she has enjoyed her final years living in your midst. We would like to send our condolences to Olive’s family at this sad time.

LADIES DARTS: We won our first match last Monday against The Bear I in a dramatic last game decider. We lost the first three singles but recovered with wins for Eileen Morgan and a forfeited game as our opponents only had four players. Alice Hodges/Steph Goldsmith and Carol Apps/Eileen levelled the score at 4-4 and with another forfeited game it was left to Carol/Steph/Alice to win the final game for a 6-5 victory. There were high scores for Eileen[111,78,70], Carol[99,76], Dawn Mitchell[92], Steph[85], Alice[83,72] and Jackie Danaher[74,71]. On Monday[10th] we are at home to The Bear II 8p.m.

MIXED DARTS: We played at The Millers last Friday against The Old King John in the League Knockout Cup. The darts was very exciting and close with victory resting on the last game. David Goodsell, Michael Stone, Stuart Miller and Keith Stone were the victors in a 4-3 win with Keith’ game the decider. There were 100+ scores for Keith[2 x 140, 121, 2 x 100], Frankie Taylor[120], Michael[5 x 100] and Stuart[3 x 100]. The pushpenny was also decided on the last game with Ted Goldfinch/Alan Apps winning the first and Dave Fortsch/Michael Stone winning the last for a 2-1 win. Tonight we are at home to Mountfield Club ‘B’ 8p.m.

Sandie Madge & Sue Paine

The Floral Boutique

20 High Street