Robertsbridge village voice

Tomorrow 7th July is the next Saturday Market at Robertsbridge Hall from 10am till 12 noon.

You can buy many items from fresh produce, plants, handicrafts, books, home made jewellery and much more. You can also meet up with friends for coffee and a chat.

In the afternoon tomorrow, Saturday 7th July is the Robertsbridge Children’s Summer Fete at Salehurst Primary School. This starts at 12 noon and continues until 3pm.

This is one for the whole family, with many attractions under cover to make it a perfect day whatever the weather. There will be a good range of refreshments available, including a BBQ, strawberries and meringues, ice creams, candy floss and of course a bar for the adults. So pop along have your lunch and entertainment at the same time.

The main arena will have the local raptor centre `1066 Falconry` doing several flying displays, plus a local gymnastics group `Acromax` will be putting on a performance, which is one not to be missed.

On the playground area there will be several attractions, including a pedal cart obstacle course. On the field there will be many stalls and activities including a Bouncy Castle, Coconut Shy, Wellie Hurling, Crockery Smash, Plants Stall, Face Painting, Manicures, Tattoos, Nearly new stall and so much more. There will be the chance to win a wheelbarrow full of wine, a £50.00 note, a Childs wheelbarrow of goodies, and double your money. There will be a pony and cart giving rides throughout the day. Finally there is the Grand Summer Draw with the first prize this year kindly donated by Rush Witt and Wilson of £250.00, second prize of £100, a free birthday party, many luxury hampers, and again many more prizes. Tickets are available before the event at Salehurst School, Robertsbridge Children’s Services, Busters Farm Shop and of course on the day at the Fete.

It is important this year more than most when budgets are being cut so tightly that these events help bolster the school funding, this in turn helps our children to enjoy school life and a variety of benefits. The fund raising teams from both Salehurst School and Robertsbridge Children’s Services put in a great deal of effort to ensure that these events work so please feel free to go along and support our local event by spending your money on all the delightful things on offer and don’t forget to buy plenty of raffle tickets and you may be the lucky winner of £250.00.

The Salehurst Halt would like to thank all those of you that went and supported their Nepalese Night. It was a sell out and £350.00 was raised for the Ghurkha Welfare Trust and Oxfam. Three members of the Ghurkha regiment attended and were able to talk about the Trust; they also praised the Chef for the authenticity of his food. Well done to all involved.

Sunday 8th July live music from ` Box of Frogs ` will be playing at the Salehurst Halt by popular demand. The last time they played was on a hot summers afternoon when everyone was dancing on the terrace. Hopefully their return will bring back the dancing and the weather.

Little Stars School of Dance for Melody Bears Summer School dance and movement classes for boys and girls aged 2-4 years starts on July 10th at Robertsbridge Hall between 2pm – 2.30pm. For information ring Kirsty on 07582269164.

Robertsbridge Twinning Association will be holding the Annual Boules and Barbecue on Saturday 14th July at Robertsbridge Hall. This starts from 12.30 with burgers, bangers and beers and all the trimmings. There will be a band playing throughout the afternoon called `The Exiles`. There will be activities for the children, including Junior Boules competition and French Fancy Dress. Tickets cost £8.50 for adults, £6.50 for under 16s or £25.00 for a family ticket of 2 adults + 2 children. More information on or email

If you have a bike and would like to go on rides with others on a Tuesday Evening the 1066 cycle club will be leaving the Ostrich Pub at 6.30pm. The route is about 10 miles with lots of breaks; rides go ahead unless weather is bad. For details please contact Denise on 880889.

Brightling Flower Show is a special Jubilee Show celebrating its 50 years affiliation to the Royal Horticultural Society this year. This is being held at Brightling Tower Field on Saturday 21st July from 2.30pm onwards. Schedules are available from The Floral Boutique.

If anyone is interested in having an allotment please contact Mr P. Underhill on 01580 881839.

Robertsbridge Hall had its AGM recently and was very disappointed that there were no members of the public attending. The Hall belongs to the village and is a very much-needed venue. It takes a lot to keep it as nice as it is and many hands make light work. So if you are interested in getting involved and would like to join the friendly committee, no matter how small a contribution you can make please contact the Chairman Neil Barden on 01580 880457, he will be pleased to hear from you.

This is just a little bit of information that some of you may be interested to know if you don’t already. With the summer holidays fast approaching some people may be heading to drive out to France. From 1st July it is now compulsory to carry 2 disposable breathalyser kits in your car at all times in France, a hefty fine is waiting for you if you get stopped and don’t have them.

Football: Training starts on Tuesday evenings from 6.30p.m. at the Recreation Ground.

Stoolball: We had no gamers last week. On Sunday(8th) the mixed are at Civil Service Tournament(10.30a.m.) at The Polegrove, Bexhill while on Tuesday(10th) they are away to Scorpions and the ladies are at home to Brightling on Thursday(12th) with both starting at 7p.m.

Fishing: The season has started and the Rother Fishery Association yearly tickets for fishing the Rother are now available from Alan Apps(01580-880877) @ £3.25 for anybody over the age of 12. Don’t forget to get your rod licence from the Post Office.

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