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

To start with this week, the website for the local conservation group as some of you may have found was incorrect in the 25-1-13 edition. The correct address is There was a very lively meeting about the planning applications at Baldwins Farm in the Darwell Valley and you can find a full report on

Tonight 8th February is the Robertsbridge and District Archaeological Society meeting with John Foxley giving the talk on `History of the Brede Steam Giants`. This is at Robertsbridge Hall and starts at 7.45pm

The Salehurst Halt has music with Roger Carey and Andy Williams this Sunday 10th February between 5pm – 8pm.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society is running a Craft/ Coffee morning on Saturday 23rd March at Robertsbridge Club. Details to follow.

The RBS Dinner Dance is at Powdermills this year with a 3-course dinner with coffee and mints to follow and dancing will be to Beve and the Beatroots. Forms are available from Sandie at the Floral Boutique.

FOOTBALL: The weather claimed both matches again last week. Tomorrow the 1st team are at home to Ninfield United at the Clappers while the 2nd team are away to Herstmonceux III at Herstmonceux Recreation with both matches K.O. 2p.m. Our next fund-raiser is a Quiz on Saturday 23rd February 2013 at Robertsbridge Club. Teams of up to five players @ £2 each to register at 7.30p.m. You can book your team by calling Alan Apps on 01580-880877.

LADIES DARTS: We played at The White Hart II (Wadhurst) in the 2nd Round 2nd Leg of the team knockout cup. Having lost 5-6 at home we had to make a good start which we did with wins for Carol Apps and Jackie Danaher but the hosts replied taking the next two singles but Steph Goldsmith won the last singles to level the aggregate score. Doubles wins for Carol/Steph and Dawn Mitchell/Alice Hodges gave us the lead and when Rosemary Clifford/Dawn/Steph won the first trebles we needed just one more game and that came on the very last game through Carol/Jackie/Rosemary for a 7-4 win on the night but an aggregate score of 12-10 to progress into the semi-final. There were high scores for Jackie [96,76,72], Rosemary [90,83], Steph [85x2], Dawn [79] and Carol [72,71x2]. On Monday [18th] we are at home to Best Beech at 8p.m..

DARTS: We played at The Kings Head and lost darts 4-3 with victories for Michael Stone, Guy Ballard and Phil Green while Alice Hodges/Cherry Taylor won the Ladies Pairs 2-1. There were high scores for Michael [140, 135, 108, 100x2], Guy Ballard [140], Stuart Miller [132,100], Alec Martin [124], Alice [101], Phil [100x2] and Dave Goodsell [100]. We won pushpenny 5-0 with wins for Cherry Taylor, Alec Martin, Michael Stone, Dave Goodsell and Ted Goldfinch with Michael scoring a ‘goldwatch’. Tonight we are at home to Mountfield Club ‘A’ 8p.m.

STOOLBALL: Hopefully the summer is on its way and it is time to think about summer sport and the Annual General Meeting of Robertsbridge Stoolball Club will be held at Robertsbridge Club on Monday 4th March 2013 commencing at 7.30p.m. for all present members and to anyone who would like to join the club. We have a full fixture list for Ladies and Mixed teams which play on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings also there are Sunday Tournaments for both teams.