Robertsbridge

Christmas Capers: is tonight Friday 4th December, this is another night in Robertsbridge to show how lovely a community we have. Shops are open until 9pm; there are open houses, street activities, nice foods and the odd tipple available. The Bonfire Society Christmas Draw tickets are on sale and one of the 3 Hampers will be in the Floral Boutique for you to see what you might win. This is a great way to get into the festive fun and feeling and it needs supporting. There will be many items for you to buy for Christmas pressies, without even leaving the High Street.

Christmas Village Market: is being held tomorrow Saturday 5th December at Robertsbridge Hall between 10am and 1pm. Again plenty of Christmas bits to buy within our village. Fresh produce, home made pies and cakes, handy crafts that have been made locally and of course you can have a coffee and chat with your friends. A great way to spend time on a Saturday morning.

There will be no Film Night in December at Robertsbridge Hall but will resume in January.

St Mary’s Salehurst: this Sunday 6th December is 2nd Advent and the service will be Family Eucharist at 11am at Salehurst.

The Church would like to thank all those that attended and supported the Christmas Market last week. It raised over £2700.00 to benefit the Church through the year and so was a great success.

Community Church: will be holding its Sunday service this week at 10.30am at the Youth Centre Hall, everyone is welcome to attend. This Sunday Pat Reigh will take the service.

The weekly activities take place at the Hub next to Boots in the High Street. Tuesday is puzzling afternoon with tea and cakes, Wednesday just gone was the first craft afternoon, Thursdays is coffee morning and Friday is prayer meeting from 10am – 11am. The Hub will be open for Christmas Capers with stalls supporting Traidcraft, Demelza House, and the Kenward Trust and there will also be a cake stall.

The Carol Service will be held at the Youth Centre Hall on Sunday December 13th at 3pm but there will be no morning service on that day.

Robertsbridge Community College: will be presenting `Sweeney Todd` on 10th-11th-12th December. This production is to be performed entirely by the students. So please support if you can. Tickets are adults £8 and children £4. To book please call 01580880360 ext. 150 or email jcrouch@robertsbridge.org.uk

Robertsbridge Jazz Club: will be holding its night on Thursday 10th December at Robertsbridge Hall. This month presents one of the UK`s finest jazz singers and trumpet players Georgina Jackson, along with John Horler (piano) Chris Laurence (bass) and Pete Beamont (drums). Tickets are £10 on the door or £8 if bought in advance from Judges Bakery. You can ring 880274 or go on www.robertsbridgejazzclub.com

DARTS: We lost 6-1 against The Old King John in the Knockout Cup with Guy Ballard our only victor. There were 100+ scores for Guy[4 x 100] and Michael Stone[3 x 100]. We also lost pushpenny 2-1 with Michael Stone/Dave Fortsch our only winners. Tonight we are away to The Old King John in a league match at 8p.m.

FOOTBALL: The Bridge 1st team travelled to Division 1 side Crowhurst in the 3rd Round of the Birchwood Group Challenge Cup. The hosts had already dumped two Premier Division sides out of the competition so we knew it would be a hard match and we had a good chance to open the scoring after 10 minutes when Ben Hardy was pulled down in the area but Guy Ballard’ spot kick was saved by the home keeper however a cross by young Ben Thorpe 5 minutes later found Adam Hardy to head home. Both sides had chances during the half but Ballard made up for his earlier miss to double The Bridge’ lead with a great finish five minutes before the break. Ten minutes after the re-start Ballard headed home a corner which stirred the hosts into attacking but man of the match Michael Stone marshalled his defence to keep them at bay and a semi-final place was secured five minutes from the end when Phil Green tapped in at the far post for a comfortable win. Tomorrow the 1st team are away to Mountfield United for a Premier Division match K.O. 2p.m. while the 2nd team travel to Division 2 side Peasmarsh United in the 2nd Round of the Paul Mitchell Plastering Contractors sponsored Robertsbridge Charity Junior Cup K.O. 1.30p.m.

LADIES DARTS : The next Open Night is on Monday evening at Robertsbridge Club 8p.m. This is open to any ladies that would like to have a go at playing darts in a very friendly atmosphere with comfortable surroundings and food for all players so why not come along and enjoy an evening at the Club.

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