War Memorial: firstly a big thank you to Anne, Bonita and the staff at One Stop for holding a raffle towards the Memorial refurbishment. A grand total of £230.00 was raised and a great start to the fundraising.

Our Nat West: is closing its doors on Thursday 22nd and never re-opening. The nearest branch will be Battle, or on-line or the other option is at the Post Office where you can pay bills, withdraw cash, and check balances. If you are not happy with this there is a petition in the Floral Boutique that you can sign and let them realise people are not happy with this.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: is holding its badge night tonight Friday 29th August at Robertsbridge Club. This will be the last opportunity to pay annual subs or take up membership, so please if you would like to march with the society and take part this season now is the time to make that commitment. The next event for the Bonfire Society is the Flower Show and Small Pet Show being held at Robertsbridge Hall on Sunday 14th September. Schedules are available from the Floral Boutique or online. Please support this event, the flowers may not be so good but you can always bake, make or create. There is something for every age group.

Feathers and Busters: are holding their open day tomorrow Saturday 30th August. This will be held at Parsonage Farm in Salehurst and is a BBQ, Beer and Birds Day. There will be owl displays, bouncy castle for the kids, tombola, other activities for everyone to enjoy. For more info. Please ring 880803 or 882020.

Robertsbridge Club: will be hosting music this Sunday 31st August starting at 4pm. The band is to be `Wakin Snakes`. Next Saturday 6th September is `Pass the Cat` starting at 8pm.

Robertsbridge Age Concern: resumes on Monday 1st September at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 10.30am. The group are still looking for a Chairman. If you are interested please contact Bernadine on 880511 or Sue on 880254 for further information. The groups AGM is to take place on Monday 22nd September at the Hall starting at 1.30pm and is open to all.

FOOTBALL: We Kick-Off the season in the Macron East Sussex Football League on Saturday 6th September with the Paul Mitchell sponsored 1st team away to Sedlescombe Rangers in the Premier Division while the Playfoot Engineering sponsored 2nd team are away to Sedlescombe Rangers III at Bulverhythe in Division 6 with both matches K.O. 3p.m.

STOOLBALL: The Ladies played at Icklesham last Monday[18th] with a very young side we started badly with Sophie Turner was caught for a duck off the second ball and then Charlie Apps[3] was run out with the score at 9-2. Christina[5] was cruelly run out and soon after Abigail Fifield[10] went the same way. Sarah Clark[16] was joined by her daughter Ali[1] before Ali was bowled which bought debutant Callum Apps[14] into the fray and his partnership of 17 was broken when Sarah was caught and when Melinda Makcay[4] was bowled we were on 56-7. Lisa Fifield[11n.o.] joined Callum to put on 17 before Callum was bowled and then Emma Turner[4n.o.] came in to see out the 10 overs with 84-9. Our young side bowled well with the hosts struggling to get going and it was Sophie[1-7], aided by a catch from Sarah, who broke the opening partnership and then good fielding led to a run out leaving the hosts on 50-2. Charlie[1-12] took the next wicket helped by a catch from Melinda but the hosts finally ended on 100-3. On Tuesday[19th] the Mixed team hosted Brightling in an 8 over match and the visitors were soon in trouble losing their first wicket to Abigail[1-33] aided by a catch from Sarah in the first over and when Graham Clark[1-7] took the second wicket, as Keith Apps held onto a catch, they were on 12-2 but Chris ‘ Chiffer’ Hermitage steadied the innings with a solid 22 however two wickets in Josh Lewis’[1-8] over, a catch from skipper Richard Apps and a run out, saw the visitors on 40-4. Sarah Hermitage[17n.o.] stayed around after Chiffer was caught by Josh from Sarah’[1-12] over while Richard[1-14] took the 6th wicket as Brightling ended on 105-6. Our reply was slow with both openers Keith Apps[6] and Sophie Turner[5] going with just 36 on the board but a third wicket partnership of 42 between Josh[43] and Abigail[5] was broken when both went with 80 on the board. Richard[12n.o.] and Sarah[19n.o.] took us to victory and they retired to give Jem Ahsam[3], Charlie Apps[1n.o.] and Graham[1n.o.] to see the innings out on 125-5. This Sunday[31st] is Icklesham Ladies Tournament at 11a.m. while on Thursday 4th September the Mixed are at home to Crashburnham @ 6.30p.m. The final tournament of the season is our Ladies on Sunday 7th September @ 10.30a.m. at the Cricket Ground.

Sandie Madge & Sue Paine

The Floral Boutique, 20 High Street