Robertsbridge village voice

We would like to start this week by sending our condolences to the family of John Lambourne who sadly died last week. He was our Vicar in Robertsbridge and Salehurst for many years and was much missed when he retired. He kept bouncing back to do the odd funeral or wedding and this is sadly no longer a possibility.

John was a great support to many villagers, and in years gone by has been known to do that supporting at a pub bar enjoying a little tipple. This is what made him good at his job; he was accessible not only in the church but anywhere if you needed him. He was also there for people that didn’t have faith, and was approachable to the young and the old and any age in between. Personally he has married and buried many of my loved ones as I know he has for many of you, lets hope that he finds the peace and eternal life that he believed in, in life.

Tomorrow is the Robertsbridge Guides Brownies and Rainbows Jumble Sale at the Church Room in Fair Lane between 10am – 12 noon. If you have any late donations you would like to give please ring Jo on 880872 or Jane on 880619 and I am sure they will come and collect.

Wednesday 16th May is Tea Dance Party at Robertsbridge Club starting at 2pm until 4.30pm. The afternoon costs £3.50 per person and that includes, dancing, tea and cake, raffle and as much chatting as you want.

Thursday 17th May is when the next surgery with PCSO Tina Grevett is taking place in the High Street at 3pm.

Thursday 17th May is Whist Drive Night at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7pm. All are welcome.

Also on Thursday 17th May at 8.30pm is the next Robertsbridge Bonfire Society meeting at Robertsbridge Club.

Monday June 4th is fast approaching; don’t miss out entering into the Sedan Chair Race just because you can’t be bothered to contact Simon Longhurst. Do it now. Ring him on 880469 or by emailing him on sjlonghurst@yahoo.co.uk you wont regret it. The whole of the Jubilee weekend looks like it going to be another great event in the village for all to remember. Fun, games and music, and not forgetting a glass of Pimms plus something for the whole family with `Jubilympics `.

Sandie at the Floral Boutique has some books available that have been written by the Hastings Writers Group. These books are short stories and the book is called `Ghost Writers`. All proceeds go to the Association of Carers, which is Young Carers, Supporting Young Carers that Care.

Lantern Tree Theatre Group is a local group that will be putting on a production of `Wind in the Willows` in Robertsbridge from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August.

The group are in need of any unwanted fabrics, in keeping with the Pre 1914 costume theme, this includes Floral Fabrics, they also need any spare emulsion paint you may have hanging around. If you would like to volunteer and are willing to help with the production side of this project the more the merrier. The greater the team, the lesser the load, for any individual. There really is no task too small. If you can donate any of the above or would be interested in helping please contact Leon on 01580 880921 or Mark on 07898188139 as soon as possible. Many thanks in advance.

FOOTBALL: The two Robertsbridge Charity Cup Finals, sponsored by Speedtrace Builders, have been re-arranged for Tuesday 15th May 2012 where Hollington United II will play Ninfield United II for the Junior Cup and on Wednesday 16th May 2012 St.Leonards Social will play Iden for the Intermediate Cup. Both matches Kick-Off at 6.30p.m. Fund-raising dates for your diary:- Tomorrow is a ‘Gamesday’ starting at the Recreation Ground(weather permitting) at 10.30a.m. and then at Robertsbridge Club for a Darts, Pool and Kurling competition in the afternoon with a barbeque and then in the evening the Annual Presentation followed by a Disco from 8p.m. Members £2 Guests £3. Saturday 16th June 2012 we are holding a ‘Prize Bingo’ at Robertsbridge Club 8p.m.

LADIES DARTS: On Monday[14th May] the season comes to a close with Finals Night and Presentation at Robertsbridge Club 8p.m.

STOOLBALL: The Ladies team are away at Hooe on Tuesday 15th(6.45p.m.)

DARTS: The next ‘Open Pairs Darts’ is at Robertsbridge Club on Sunday 3rd June 2012. This is becoming very popular and highly entertaining with registration at 7.30p.m. and entry fee of just £1 per person.

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