Robertsbridge news
Robertsbridge news

Macmillan charity Disco: is tomorrow evening Saturday 25th June at Robertsbridge Club, entry is £5 and tickets are available in advance at the Floral Boutique with raffle tickets being available from Belle Flowers. There are a great many raffle prizes and it is well worth buying a ticket. You also get the chance to win £100 if you have the lucky entrance ticket, but you have to be in the club at the time of drawing to claim it. This event is being organised by Maggie Hodges and her family who has just finished her treatment for Cancer and wants to give something back for the care she has received. Please support this event; you never know when the service may be needed for yourself or a loved one.

St Mary’s Salehurst: will be holding services this Trinity 5 on Sunday 26th starting with Holy Communion at the Mission Room at 9am and then Sung Eucharist at 11am at Salehurst.The children’s Sunday Club is taking place during the service at 11am and is being held in the vestry at the front of the church. All children of primary school age are welcome to attend to join in the activities.

On Sunday afternoon there will be Tea Time Church, this is open to all ages and offers a more informal service with lots of singing and praise. Tea and cake are offered after the service.

There has been a good response to the appeal for helping to tidy the churchyard. But more volunteers are very welcome. On Wednesday 29th June from about 5.30pm – 8pm is the date that has been settled on to do the work. Some members of the footpath group have offered to help and so have a group from Darvell Community. If you can spare an hour or so on that day please pop along. There will be burgers and pizzas promised at the end of the work. Please don’t forget to take your gloves and any tolls that you may have to make it a little easier.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: is holding a Boot Sale this Sunday 26th June. Stallholders pay £10 in advance by ringing Pete on 01580 880468 or £15 on the day. This opens at midday and if you have enough stuff for a stall give Pete a ring before Sunday, and if not why not just go down and have a browse and a drink whilst meeting up with other villagers all supporting our Bonfire Night.

Robertsbridge Aviation Society: is holding its Annual Book Sale on Sunday 26th June between 11am – 5pm. The museum will be open too. Why not go along after the boot sale and have a browse at the stalls and the exhibits.

Robertsbridge Hall: is holding the AGM on Thursday 30th June starting at 7pm. This is an important annual meeting in the village, but especially this year as it is being used to celebrate the completion of major works that have been carried out re structuring the building. This has made a fantastic difference to the facilities available when hiring the hall. A beautiful large kitchen and much-improved toilets. A number of the Halls regular users will be there but all Robertsbridge people are welcome to attend. You will be offered a glass of something or a cup of something whichever you prefer. Gail Amies will be doing the ceremonial bit, very fitting as she was one of those originals that helped with the Hall being created right at the start. Thanks to her and everyone that puts in so much hard work and time into keeping the hall in good condition for us to use as a much needed and loved resource in Robertsbridge.

RoCoCo: is holding their Summer Concert on 8th July and not on 1st as first reported. This is at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7.30pm with free entry. There will be a collection for 2 charities that I will tell you about in next week’s column.

Robertsbridge Summer Event: held last Sunday at the recreation ground was a lovely afternoon for villagers to get together and just enjoy some time with family and friends. There was entertainment and music from the Sussex Stompers Jazz Band that was ideal for a lazy sunny summers afternoon. Activities for the children, and adults, food drink and it cost absolutely nothing to the individual. Many thanks to all those people that put the time and effort in to organise the event, it was a great success.

FISHING: The season has started so by now you should have renewed your Environment Agency Rod Licence but if not you must renew before you go fishing. The Rother Fisheries annual licences are now available from Alan Apps(01580-880877) at a cost of £3.50 per person which covers you to fish the Rother at Robertsbridge to Bodiam, Newenden and Wittersham. Don’t forget if you get caught without either of these licences the fines are substantial.

STOOLBALL: The Mixed team played at local rivals Brightling last Tuesday and after being put into bat an opening partnership between Reece Kuhler[25] and Lou Taylor[15] of 47 was broken when Reece was run out. JJ Boast[56] shared a 17 run partnership before Lou was caught and a 20 run partnership with Abigail Green[3] before she was caught. Lisa Fifield[1] was run out with the score on 101 and then JJ was caught on 116. 5 runs later young Lucy Kuhler[2] was caught but Keith Apps[9n.o.] and Diane Kitson[3n.o.] took us to 131-6 off the 11 overs. The hosts never got going due to some good bowling and fielding. Glenis[1] was caught by Richard Apps from the bowling of Reece[1-7] and just 7 runs later Rob[6] was clean bowled by Abigail while Pete[1] was Abigail’[2-2-18] second wicket caught by JJ with the score on 17-3. Four wickets were lost for just 12 runs as George[2], Sarah[8] were run out Sophie[0] was caught by Lou from Lisa’[1-6] bowling and Mike[4] was run out with the hosts on 29-7. Lilly[13] and Callum[12] put on 30 runs before Callum was run out and 7 runs later Lilly was bowled by Abigail. Chiffer[17n.o.] and Sandra[10n.o.] took Brightling to 98-9 at the close. Last Thursday the Mixed hosted Icklesham and batting first we lost Sarah Clark[1] in the first over and then Keith Apps[10] went in the second over as we were on 22-2 but a third wicket partnership of 39 between Abigail Green[18] and JJ Boast[32] steadied the innings before Abigail was caught. JJ was caught with the score on 61 and just 12 runs later young Charlie Apps[5] was clean bowled while Lucy Kuhler[1] was caught and we were on 86-6. Skipper Richard Apps[12] fell on 92 but then young Alisha Clark[12n.o.] and Ian Kitson[17n.o.] took us to 127-7 off the 11 overs. Graham Clark[1-8] clean bowled Craig[0] with his third ball and in the second over Abigail[2-2-38] had Raisa[8] caught by Richard and Matt[16] caught by Reece Kuhler. Heidi[3] was caught and bowled by Keith[1-10] with the score on 38-4 but then we had three chances to take Tris[66] wicket but failed on all three which turned the game as he and Tracey[31] put on 101 to claim victory before they both retired to let in Paul[2] who was run out, Hannah[2] who was caught by Reece of his sister Lucy’[1-8] bowling which left Ryan[8n.o.] and Jason[7n.o.] to finish their innings on 161-6. Sunday[26th] is Staplecross Mixed Tournament at 10a.m. and then on Tuesday[28th] we hosts Staplecross Mixed and on Thursday[30th] the Mixed are at home to Hooe with both matches starting at 7p.m.

If you would like to have an entry in this column: for any events or information that you would like the villagers to know please email me on or leave the information with Sandie at the Floral Boutique before a Monday lunchtime.

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