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Happy Easter everyone: the weekend starts at Robertsbridge Club- tonight Friday 25th March with the Band Soul Xpress playing from 9pm. Members get free entrance and guests have to pay just £3.00

St Mary’s Salehurst: services this week, today Good Friday 12 noon at the Church, and Saturday at the Church at 8pm the Easter Vigil. On Easter Sunday 27th March starts with Holy Communion at 9am in the Mission Room and with Family Eucharist at 11am at Salehurst.

Don’t tell them, but there may even be a chocolate treat for the children.

A date for the diary: on Saturday 14th May St Mary’s will be holding their Spring Market. Plants, seedlings, vegetables will all be needed. So if you have green fingers and would like to donate maybe you could plant a few extra for helping to raise funds for the Church. For more information please contact Patricia Barnes on 01580 860242 if you can help.

Robertsbridge Jazz Club: will be presenting the legendary Latin Percussionist `Frank Holder`. The Frank Holder Quintet featuring Frank Holder vocals and Latin Percussion, Shane Hill guitar, Michael Coates Sax, Geoff Castle keyboards, and Ma4rk Rose bass. This month it will be on Thursday 14th April from 8pm – 10.30pm. This is at Robertsbridge Hall with entry price£8 in advance from Judges Bakery, and on the door at £10.Info. 880274 or www.robertsbridgejazzclub.com

Don’t forget: this weekend the clocks go forward 1 hour.

It will be lighter in the evenings so more dog walking. If you are in the fields please be aware that there are sheep in the fields waiting to lamb if they haven’t already done so. Keep your dog under control at all times as there was a report of dogs running on their own in fields near sheep in the Poppinghole Lane area last week.

Enjoy the Easter break and thanks for reading our column.

DARTS: Sunday see’s the very popular ‘Open Pairs Darts Knockout’ at Robertsbridge Club with registration at 7.30p.m. Entry is £1 per person for an evening of fun in comfortable surroundings with cheap drinks and a raffle. This is open to anyone who wants to relax and play darts for fun.

FOOTBALL : There was no 1st team game last week while the 2nd team hosted Sedlescombe Rangers III in Divison 5 of the Macron East Sussex Football League. Rangers went a goal up in the 12th minute after but The Bridge were level when Sam Cawkill’ 20 yard strike went into the corner. Both sides had chances during the rest of the half but it was Rangers who led at the break after another defensive error saw them score on 42 minutes. The second period both sides pushed for another goal but man of the match JJ Boast held firm in the Bridge defence while chances went begging at the other end until the final minute when Kenny Jones lobbed the ball into the net for a deserved equaliser and a point. Tomorrow the 1st team are away to Hawkhurst United while the 2nd team are at home to leaders Sandhurst with both matches K.O. 3p.m. We are holding a fund-raising evening at Robertsbridge Club on Saturday 2nd April 2016 with a ‘Quiz Night’ for teams of upto 6 players @ £2 per player. There will also be a raffle to help with the Football Club raise funds so why not come along and enjoy a fun evening.

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