Robertsbridge Age Concern: is open on Mondays at Robertsbridge Hall between 10.30am – 2.15pm. If you are of an age that you would like to spend some time with people for a tea, lunch, activities, and company please pop along. If you need assistance to get there ring 880511 or 880254 for help and information. Not open on Bank Holiday at the end of the month.

St Marys Church: services this week Sunday 16th August start with Holy Communion at the Mission Room in Fair Lane at 9am. Then at Salehurst for Matins at 11am.

Only one more week until it is Open Gardens of Glenleigh Walk. Saturday 22nd August, between 11am – 5pm, tickets are available now from both High Street Florists. Only £5 per ticket, this allows you to see all the gardens. Tea and cake will be available at the Ostrich afterwards.

All proceeds going to St Marys with more details available by ringing 880146.

Progressive Whist evening: is taking place at Robertsbridge Hall on Thursday 20th August starting at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: will be holding its last Boot Sale of the Summer on Sunday 16th August at Robertsbridge Recreation Ground. Pitches can be booked by ringing Pete Claridge on 880468.

Schedules are available from Sandie at the Floral Boutique for the Flower and Small Pet Show at Robertsbridge Hall on Sunday 6th September. Pick one up now and that gives you time to perfect your recipe, shine your veg and primp and preen your pets. Something for everyone so no excuses. It also supports the Bonfire Funds for this year’s extravaganza in November.

Arts and Crafts Fair: at the Mission Room in Fair Lane on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August. Opening times are between 10am – 4pm with free admission. Many genres on display for you to browse.

STOOLBALL: The Bridge opened the batting at our Mixed match at Icklesham on Tuesday[4th] with Keith Apps[14] and Abigail Fifield[9] putting on 22 before Keith was bowled while the next over saw Abigail get caught which brought Sarah Clark[25n.o.] and Phil Green[29] in to steady the innings with a partnership of 37 before Phil was caught. Josh Lewis[8] and Ian Kitson[6] were both caught while skipper Richard Apps[7n.o.] saw the Bridge finish their 11 overs on 113-5. Abigail[1-8] took the first wicket and then Lisa Fifield had the hosts other opener caught by Josh. Sarah Clark[2-11] bowled the 6th over with her two wickets aided by catches from Richard while Phil’[1-6] was helped by a catch from JJ Boast with the hosts on 74-5. Josh[2-7] bowled the last over and was helped by Phil and Richard’ catching as the hosts ended on 119-8. Catsfield Ladies visited us on Thursday[6th] and we were put into bat with Sarah Clark[55] and Abigail Fifield[21] shairng an opening partnership of 82 before Abigail was caught and the very next ball Sarah was run out and then Charlie Apps[0] was bowled first ball however Clare Baker[19n.o.] and Jackie Kuhler[19n.o.] put on 45 as we finished our 10 overs on 127-3. Catsfield sent out their best batters to start with Jess[38] and Katie[38 retired] putting on 48 before Jess was run out. Poor fielding allowed Catsfield to score regularly with Jo[33 retired] and Achene[17] taking their score past our’s and when Jo retired Shelley[1] survived three balls before she was caught by Melinda Mackay from the bowling of Jackie[1-5]. Charlie[22n.o.] joined Athene to take the visitors total to 172-3. Sunday[16th] is Hooe’s Ladies Tournament at 10.30a.m. then on Tuesday[18th] the Mixed are at home to Brightling and then at home to Ashburnham on Thursday[20th] with both matches starting at 6.,30p.m.

FOOTBALL: The season kicks off on September 5th and this is also the night of our first fund-raiser which will be a ‘Race Night’ at Robertsbridge Club from 7.30p.m. This was very popular last year and it was a lot of fun which included camel and pig racing. Entry is free and you don’t even have to bet just enjoy this fun evening with cheap drinks and there will also be a raffle so come and enjoy the start of the football season.

DARTS: The very popular Open Pairs Darts Knockout will be on Sunday 30th August 2015 at Robertsbridge Club from 7.30p.m. Entry is just £1 for an evening of fun and laughter in pleasant surroundings and cheap drinks so come along and enjoy the bank holiday.

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