Robertsbridge

St Mary’s Church: the Church Christmas Market is tomorrow Saturday 29th November at the Church Hall in Fair Lane. This is open between 10.30am – 1.30pm. All the usual stalls with plenty of fun and games for all the family. Christmas cards, presents, cakes, plants and homegrown produce all available. Please support this main fundraiser for the Church it helps with the upkeep of the building and for repairs to ensure it stays open for all special events in family and village life.

Sunday 30th November: there will be Holy Communion in the Church Room Fair Lane and then Choral Matins at 11am at St. Mary’s.

Something for the week-end: Starting with Bingo tonight Friday 28th November at Robertsbridge Hall being run by the 1st Robertsbridge Scout Group. Eyes down at 7.30pm to win lots of Christmas Prizes. There will be a raffle and refreshments so a fun evening whilst raising funds for our local Scout Group.

Tomorrow Saturday 29th November: at Poppinghole Farm there is to be a Christmas Fair. This is from 10am – 4pm and is raising funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Film Night: on Thursday 4th December at Robertsbridge Hall the film will be `Belle` a true story about Dido Elizabeth Belle. This starts at 7.30pm.

Christmas Capers: next Friday 5th December is late night shopping in our village. The shops and some houses will be open for an evening of festive cheer. There will be a road closure on the High Street between 6pm-9pm so no through traffic. After 9pm at the George the band Soul Xpress will be playing.

Jazz Club: the next evening of Jazz at Robertsbridge Hall is on Thursday 11th December between 8pm – 10.30pm Tickets cost £10 if bought on the night or £8 if bought in advance at Judges Bakery. Another great night is anticipated with then Ted Beamont Trio and the wonderful jazz singer `Jacqui Hicks`. For info. Ring 880274 or go to www.robertsbridgejazzclub.com

Children’s Play: `Active Tiggers` had a great visit from the fun van last Friday morning, the children really enjoyed the soft play and exploring the dark den, with all the lights and toys to stimulate their senses. Don’t forget if Fridays are tricky for you then you can also go to the group on a Thursday Morning at Pop in and Play. More creative and messy play is being introduced along with the usual activities of play and singing. All families with under fives are welcome to join in the fun at Robertsbridge Youth Centre on Thursdays between 9.30am – 11am and / or on Fridays 10am – 11.30am. This is for term time only.

LADIES DARTS: We hosted The Bear I last Monday in a league match having beaten them 6-5 earlier in a cup match at home but this time it was the visitors who took an early 3-2 lead in the singles with Alice Hodges and Steph Goldsmith our only winners and the visitors made sure of winning the match after winning all three doubles games to lead 6-2 however we recovered winning all three trebles games through Carol Apps/Eileen Morgan/Alice, Jackie Danaher/Steph/Eileen and Carol/Alice/Steph to lose 5-6. There were high scores for Alice[104,71], Jackie[95,87,84,79], Steph[90,72], Eileen[85,83,70] and Carol[2 x 83,75]. Monday[1st Dec] we are at home to Ticehurst Club 8p.m.

MIXED DARTS: Old King John was the venue last Friday and for the second week running we lost the singles darts. Guy Ballard, Dave Goodsell and Michael Stone were our only victors in the 4-3 defeat while Frankie Taylor/Janet Stone won the Ladies Pairs 2-1. There were 100+ scores for Michael[125], Guy[100], Dave[100] and Stuart Miller[100]. We lost pushpenny 4-1 with David Fortsch our winner while there was a ‘goldwatch’ apiece for Alan Apps and Dave Goodsell. We have now finished until after Christmas.

Sandie Madge & Sue Paine

The Floral Boutique

20 High Street