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

The local cycling group Robertsbridge Rough Riders have managed to put a cycling team together called Team GBSA, to take part in the London to Brighton Off road event on Saturday 21st September to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. If you would like to support this by giving a donation towards BHF you can do so by going online to the following link and donate directly to BHF Charity. Your donation will help save lives.

In anticipation of your generosity the team would like to say thank you for your support.

Kent and East Sussex Railway ` A Return to Robertsbridge` Gala on this week end 21st and 22nd from 10.30am

The first public steam train service since 1961 between Robertsbridge and Northbridge Street. Steam and Diesel service between Tenterden and Bodiam DMMU service operating between Tenterden and Junction Road. Free bus service between Northiam and Robertsbridge. Ring 01580 765155 or visit for further info.Robertsbridge Bonfire Society is holding a `Silent Disco` at Robertsbridge Club on Saturday 21st September starting at 7.30pm. Entry fee is £5.00 plus a £5.00 deposit for the headphones.

Don’t forget some of the young people in Robertsbridge are putting on an Art and Film Exhibition at Robertsbridge Youth Centre on Monday 23rd and Friday 27th between 6pm – 8pm. Please support them by going along, if you cant make those dates you can also go on 2nd & 7th October between 6pm – 8pm and on 4th October between 3pm – 5pm.

Sandra`s home cooked Sunday Roast is on next week, Sunday 29th September at Robertsbridge Club. This is served between 1pm – 3pm and booking is advisable on 01580 880673

A reminder that Flu Clinics are on at Oldwood Surgery on Saturday 28th September and Saturday 12th October between 8.30am – 12.30pm and also on Monday 7th October between 2pm – 4pm. Please book an appointment with the receptionist on 01580 880790.

A couple of dates in October for the Robertsbridge Twinning Association Quiz Night at Robertsbridge Hall on Friday 4th at 7.30pm. Please book in advance by ringing 880977 or going in to see Sandie at the Floral Boutique. Teams of 6-8 at £8 for non-members and £6 for members with under 16`s free. Food is included in the ticket price and you can buy your drinks at the bar. Please book your place as last time this event was on it was fully occupied.

Saturday 5th October the British Red Cross is running an Everyday First Aid Session at Robertsbridge Scout Hut. As of yet I haven’t been given a time but look out for the posters and leaflets around the village.

Hospice Neighbours is a new service being offered by St Michaels Hospice in St. Leonard’s –on-Sea to people throughout Hastings and Rother who are living at home with a life limiting illness.

This new scheme is establishing a network of community-based volunteers who will support people who wish to remain at home during their illness. Volunteers will provide practical support with the everyday tasks that need doing and which, when you have a life limiting illness, you find difficult to do. These can include light housework, gardening, pet care, collecting prescriptions or simply dropping in for a cup of tea and a chat. They are all trained and supported by the hospice.

After successful pilots in Rye, Northiam and Ore, the scheme is now extending across the rest of Hastings and Rother.

Clients have been quoted as `getting a new lease of life` and `the visits brighten my day`.

To find out more, please contact the Hospice Neighbours team on 01424 445177 or email

Christmas Capers this year is on Friday 6th December. Please put this date in your diary, as your local traders will need your support. The evening runs from 6pm – 9pm and is a great event for the village.

Alan Ball would like to thank the kind people that helped him a few weeks ago when he had a fall along Northbridge Street. He says he did not know them personally but was very thankful for their caring help.