Robertsbridge Archaeological Society: is holding it’s meeting this evening 12th February at 7.30pm at Robertsbridge Hall. The subject for the talk will be `Wardsbrook, Ticehurst and Country Pad`. This is to be given by the Society President David Martin.

The village is very lucky to have such a superb society, it has been established for over 50 years. Each month there is a talk about some very interesting historical subject. Everyone is welcome to attend and if you would like to become a member why not go along and join up.

St Mary’s Salehurst: will be holding Sunday February 14th services (Lent 1) starting with Holy Communion at 9am at the Mission Room in Fair Lane. At 11am Sung Eucharist at Salehurst. There will be Sunday Club for primary age children at 11am in the front vestry of the church. Everyone is welcome.

It is not too late to join the Lent course that is taking place on Thursday evenings for the next 5-6 weeks. The course will follow a book by Hilary Brand titled ` The Mystery of Everything`. There will be film clips and informal discussion. If you enjoyed the film about Stephen Hawking `The Theory of Everything1 then this may be for you. Meetings are at the upstairs room at the Salehurst Halt ion a Thursday starting at 7.30pm.

Community Church: worships every Sunday at 10.30am at the Youth Centre Hall. Jan Vidler will be leading the service this Sunday and afterwards there will be tea and coffee served. Everyone is welcome to go along and join in.

The Hub weekly activities are a Coffee morning on a Thursday between 9am – 11.15am and a prayer meeting on a Friday morning from 10am – 11am all of these are Open to everyone and you are very welcome to pop in, the Hub is next to the chemist in the High Street. The Hub is now an outlet bookshop for Ashburnham Place so why not pop in for a browse. Orders can be taken. Gifts to support the Kenward Trust are available also.

FREE Healthy Walks: leader-training day is being held on Monday 22nd February at the Tesco community meeting room in St Leonard’s from 9.30am – 4pm. No previous experience is needed just a friendly nature and the availability to help lead the existing walk in Robertsbridge on a regular basis. If you didn’t know, there is a Health Walk in Robertsbridge every Tuesday morning starting at 9.30am. For more information or to book a place on the training day please contact Paula on 07740899559.

Progressive Whist: is held on Thursday 18th February at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7pm.

National Trust Talk: this is being held at the Ostrich on Saturday February 20th starting at 8pm. Tickets are available from Judges Bakery and cost £6.00

This evening will be a very informative talk but told with gentle humour and amusing anecdotes by former NT Property Manager Andrew McElwee. He managed one of the South East of England’s largest Nation Trust properties and will recall the challenges and joys of the job. The talk will last for about 45 minutes and will be a fun evening. All are welcome.

Robertsbridge Children’s Services: provide year round childcare for children from 0-5 years and they have good reason to celebrate. They have just been awarded `Outstanding` in every category in their latest Ofsted inspection.

The inspector concluded `the management team demonstrates an exceptionally high level of dedication to evaluating and reviewing practise. They routinely update the professional development and that of the staff, for example, with training. This helps to provide high quality care and learning opportunities for children.

Sue Prochak said `at every inspection we have had at RCS we have been judges as Outstanding. Every time the criteria change and we knew it would be a challenge to keep the standards we all aim for. This accolade from Ofsted is a result of the hard work, commitment and care given to each individual child by all those involved. All the wonderful staff, the trustees and particularly the manager Tracey Maskell. All RCS are extremely proud and appreciative of the very supportive families who use the service.

Robertsbridge Film Club: will be showing the February film on Friday 19th. This month the film will be `My House in Umbria1. It is set in Rome and the sunny Italian Countryside. It is starring Ronnie Barker, this was the last film he did, and it also stars Maggie Smith and Timothy Spall. Sounds like it could be a fun evening why not pop along and see.

DARTS: Last Friday we hosted Mountfield Club ‘B’ and won the singles 5-2 with victories for Kevin Dixon, Dave Goodsell, Michael Stone, Gary Honeysett and Guy Ballard while Kevin/Gary won the Mens Pairs 2-0 and Frankie Taylor/Tracey Dixon won the Ladies Pairs 2-0. There were 100+ scores for Kevin[2 x 140, 100], Guy[120, 2 x 100], Andy York[123, 100], Dave[102, 100] and Gary[100]. We won pushpenny 5-0 with wins for Frankie Taylor, Dave Fortsch, Keith Stone, Michael Stone and Dave Goodsell. Tonight we are at home to Mountfield Club ‘A’ 8p.m.

FOOTBALL: The Bridge 1st team played away at Macron East Sussex Football League Premier Division second placed Ore Athletic on a very wet and heavy pitch. Their first match since December showed and two mistakes led to the hosts scoring on 20 and 30 minutes for a half time lead. Poor defending led to Ore increasing their lead 10 minutes after the re-start but a couple of substitutions midway through the half saw The Bridge get back into the game and their reward was an excellent header from man of the match Adam Hardy from Phil Green’ corner after 75 minutes. Green should have reduced the arrears minutes from the end but he shot over the bar. Tomorrow the 1st team are at home to St.Leonards Social in the Premier Division K.O. 2p.m. while the 2nd team are away at Battle Baptists II in the 3rd Round of the Eastbourne Coach Finishers Challenge Cup K.O. 1.30p.m.

A note for your diary we are holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 2nd April 2016 at Robertsbridge Club starting at 7.30p.m.

LADIES DARTS: The next event is at Robertsbridge Club on Monday 29th February 2016 8p.m. This is open to any ladies that would like to have a fun evening in comfortable surroundings and play a game of darts.

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