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

Tonight is the film show of `The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel` at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7.30pm

Tomorrow, Saturday 24th November is the Christmas Market for St Mary’s Church Salehurst being held at the Church Room in Fair Lane between 10.30am – 2.30pm. There will many stalls to choose from with new or nearly new items at bargain prices, bottle stall, raffle, children’s corner and Father Christmas and much more. This is one of the Churches biggest fundraiser each year so please support.

Next week from Monday 26th until Friday 30th, Ria Paine is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. This is in memory of Fiona Hawthorn who died recently from cancer. Ria is going to be a different Super Hero each day and will go about her daily life wearing the costumes, whether that is at home or on the school run or even going to the shops. If you would like to support Ria in this you can go to and make a donation or you can pop the donation in an envelope and leave it with Sandie at the Floral Boutique.

Friday 30th is the 1st Robertsbridge Scouts Christmas Prize Bingo Night. This is being held at Robertsbridge Hall with eyes down at 7.30pm

This will be a brilliant evening for all the family from young to not so young and will raise lots of funds for the local Scouts.

Also on Friday 30th there will be an evening of reminiscence at Robertsbridge Club with DJ Swifty playing music from 70`s, 80`s and 90`s to raise funds for next years Bonfire Celebrations. This starts from 8pm and will be a reunion for Youth Club members over the decades. Entry is just £3 for members and £5 for guests and non-members.

Village Calendars depicting scenes from around Robertsbridge by Lynette are available again this year from Belle Flowers at the cost of £5.50; they are in stock now and make an ideal Christmas Gift.

There are also Sussex Bonfire Calendars available from the Floral Boutique at £10.

I must finish off with Congratulations to all the Bonfire Society members that worked hard to make last Saturdays evening a fantastic success. Even though the weather was a little inclement, it was not so bad that like the last few years there was no visibility. This year the little breeze managed to keep the smoke moving just enough to allow the great fire and firework display to be seen clearly. The procession was in fine form with thanks to the Samba and Drumming bands keeping the noise levels and atmosphere up in the absence of any firecrackers and banger carts. Very nice displays let off around the village whilst the procession was taking place and thanks to the crowds for being sensible and having a fun safe night. Hopefully the collection will show the appreciation of everyone and I will let you know next week what the total was. Many thanks to all the collectors and marshals for their great efforts this event couldn’t happen without you. Bonfire Society draw tickets are available now from the Floral Boutique or by contacting a member of the society. This is for the usual Christmas Hampers and the money taken for the sales of these go into the funds to start saving for next years event.

Also next year the Bonfire Dinner Dance is taking place at Powdermills Hotel on April 6th. If you are interested in reserving a place please contact Ria on 07902625965 or email me on

F.O.R.C.C. Quiz night. Thursday 29th November at Robertsbridge Community College. 7.30 start. Teams of 6, Teachers, Students & Families. Everyone welcome. Bar available. Buffet supper included in ticket price. £5.00 per person or £25.00 per team of 6. Tickets available from John Crouch ( 0150 880360 ext 150 or ) Cash prize for 1st , 2nd & 3rd winners

LADIES DARTS: We played at The Best Beech last week and were winning 3-2 after single victories for Carol Apps, Jackie Danaher and Steph Goldsmith but we lost all the doubles to go into the trebles 5-3 down however a tremendous fight back saw us win all the trebles through Alice Hodges/Steph/Carol, Eileen Morgan/Rosemary Clifford/Jackie and Alice/Jackie/Rosemary to snatch a 6-5 win. There were high scores for Carol[93,81,80], Rosemary[89,85,81], Steph[89,85] and Jackie[83]. On Monday[19th] it is the 2nd leg of the Knockout Cup and we had a bye so we will be practicing at the Club 8.p.m.

DARTS: We played against Crowhurst Park and lost darts 4-3 with victories for Guy Ballard, Michael Stone, and Richard Hawthorne with 100 + scores for Richard [100x3], Michael[100x2], Dave Goodsell[100x2], Alec Martin [100x2] and Phil Green [100] We won pushpenny 5-0 with wins for Dave Goodsell, Alan Apps, Cherry Taylor, Michael Stone and Alec Martin. There was a ‘goldwatch’ apiece for Alan and Michael. Tonight we are away to the Kings Head (8p.m.).