Robertsbridge village voice

A couple of reminders to start with, tomorrow evening Saturday 10th March is the Rock`n`Roll cover band `Suspect` playing at Robertsbridge Club from 8pm.

Wednesday 14th March the Robertsbridge WI welcome you to their meeting at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 2.30pm. The speaker for the afternoon will be talking about ` A Sussex Farm in the 1950`s `. This is open to males as well as females this month.

Tomorrow Sunday 11th March there will be Live Music at the Salehurst Halt with `Justice`. I am told it is well worth a listen.

Thursday 15th March is the next Whist Drive at Robertsbridge Hall. This starts at 7pm and is a very friendly evening where everyone is welcome.

Next Saturday 17th March is Poker Night at Robertsbridge Club. You have to have registered to play by 7.30pm and entry is £5.00. Why not go along and bluff your way to victory, or go all in on a pair of 3`s to take the prize money.

Mothering Sunday is fast approaching on March 18th, why not show your mum how much you love her by taking her to lunch at a local pub right in the countryside and is right on your door step. The Salehurst Halt is now taking bookings and is running two sittings to try and accommodate everyone. To be sure of a table ring 01580 880620.

ednesday 21st March is Tea Dance Party afternoon at Robertsbridge Club. It starts at 2pm and ends at 4.30pm, the cost for the afternoon is £3.50 which includes dancing, tea, cake, a raffle and as much chatting as you like. This is run to raise funds for the Bonfire Society.

Robertsbridge Community College is holding a Race Night on Thursday 22nd March with the first race starting at 7.30pm. Why not go along and enjoy a little flutter and a fun evening.

Robertsbridge Community Association will be presenting `Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides` (12A) on Saturday 24th March. This will be at Robertsbridge Hall with the doors opening at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are available from The Floral Boutique or on the door on the night. There will be a bar and refreshments available during the evening.

The London Marathon will be on April 22nd this year and there are two young men from the village running it this year to raise funds for the Cardiomyopathy Association. Sam and Jamie Pither know first hand how this condition can affect people’s lives as their mother was diagnosed with it in 2000. Cardiomyopathy is an inherited heart muscle disease that affects people of all ages including babies. This charity is the only one in the country that is dedicated to helping families through support and information, and Sam and Jamie would like to raise £3000.00 to give something back for the help their family have received. If you would like to make a donation, no matter how big or how small you can do so online at Sam’s web page: or in person to 74 Millrise. If you would like any further information on this condition you can call 0800 0181 024 or visit

The Salehurst Halt 2012 Calendar Sales has just tipped over £3000.00 with the money going to St. Michaels Hospice. They would like to thank everyone that has helped with the selling and the promoting of sales, as the Hospice is very grateful to receive such a good size donation. There are still a few calendars available from the Halt and other outlets in the village at a reduced price of £7.00

Sandie at the Floral Boutique now has a Diary for use by organisations and groups, or anybody in the village that is setting up an event this year. This has been tried before and does help in the benefit of not having too many events clashing on the same dates. If you want to know details of a specific date or have a date to put in for others to check on please feel free to contact Sandie on 880977 or go into the shop and have a look for yourself. This will run along side the Robertsbridge website so hopefully it will cater for non-computer buffs and be of help to everyone.

Ladies Darts: We played at The Red Lion on Monday [27th] and we were losing 4-1 after the singles with Jackie Danaher our only winner and the match was lost after Jackie/Eileen Morgan were our only doubles winners. We recovered in the trebles with victories for Steph Goldsmith/Carol Apps/Eileen and Jackie/Steph/Dawn Mitchell to lose 7-4 on the night. There were high scores for Jackie [98], Steph [94] and Carol [90]. On Monday [12th] we are at home to The Bear II.

Friday Darts: Ted Goldfinch and Dave Goodsell reached the semi-finals of the pushpenny pairs K.O. Cup. Tonight is the Darts Mixed Pairs knockout at The Kings Head.

Stoolball: The first event of the new season is an Indoor Curling Night at Robertsbridge Club on Saturday 31st March 2012. Entry is £1 per person and a maximum of 4 players per team. Registration of teams is at 7.30p.m. or you can phone Alan Apps 01580-880877 to register your team but don’t worry if you can’t get a team there will be spare players on the night to make up a team. This is a fun event and there is a prize for the winning team. Training for the new season starts on Tuesday 3rd April 2012 at the Cricket Ground and anybody is welcome to attend.

Sandie Madge & Sue Paine, The Floral Boutique, 20 High Street.