Robertsbridge village voice

Tomorrow Saturday 25th August is the Annual Flower Show, incorporated in this is a Fete and Fun Dog Show all being held at Robertsbridge Hall and Grounds.

Late entries for the Flower Show will be accepted in the morning until 11.30am with no entries being taken after that time. Fee for this is 50p per class. The show opens at approx. 1pm and closes at 4.15pm with the surplus produce from the show being auctioned off at 4.30pm with the monies going to the Bonfire Society Funds. Any enquiries please contact either 01580 880200 or 01580 880657.

Entries for the Dog Show are from 1pm with the show start time at 1.30pm. Entry fee is £1 per class with Rosettes to 4th place plus specials. There 8 classes with Best in Show from the winners of the classes 1-8. Enquiries for this please ring 01580 881525.

Reminders on other events over the Bank Holiday weekend, Annual Art Exhibition at the Church Room in Fair Lane. Local Artists showing a mix of genres between 10am – 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. Sunday 26th the Robertsbridge Aviation Society Museum will be open between 2pm – 5pm. Admission and parking are free, however donations towards the upkeep of the museum are always gratefully received. If you cannot make an open day but would like to arrange a different time or day to see the exhibits please contact 01424 773428 and they will try to accommodate you. The Society is holding a Jumble Sale on September 8th between 2pm – 4pm and all donations for this are welcome, and their next rag bag collection is on September 11th and if you have anything please contact the above number. The Open Day that they held recently raised a great total of £582.00 profit so a big thank you to all those that supported.

In the evening on Sunday 26th you can go and have a game of Darts at Robertsbridge Club who is holding a Pairs Darts Knockout Competition at 8pm. Entry fee is £1.00

On Bank Holiday there is the Family Fun Day at Robertsbridge Cricket Ground raising funds for People with M.E. and BLISS. There will be cricket, bar, BBQ, tombola, bouncy castles and lots more. Start at 12 noon and goes on until late.

Next Friday is Badge Night for Robertsbridge Bonfire Society; August 31st is the last chance to pay your subs if you are a member or to join up if you are a non- member. No membership means no marching in bonfire processions with RBS this season. This is being held at Robertsbridge Club starting at 8pm.

Little Stars Dance School is starting on Tuesday 4th September at Robertsbridge Hall with classes for boys and girls aged 2-4 years. This will be for half an hour session between 2pm- 2.30pm. First class is free and then will be £3.50 per class. For further info. or to book a place please contact Kirsty on 07582 269164. or email

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society Annual Golf Tournament is on Friday 14th September at Hemsted Forest Golf Club in Cranbrook. Please contact Roger for details or to book your place on mobile 07918683401 or 01580880639 or email

Football: Training is on Tuesday evenings from 6.30p.m. at the Recreation Ground. The start of the season is near and to get the players fit we have arranged our annual friendly against the Darvell Community on Wednesday 29th August K.O. 6.30p.m. at the Recreation Ground followed by a drink or two at Robertsbridge Club. This is a good workout for the players as in previous years this fixture has been very competitive. The ‘Bonus Ball’ is back for the new season so if you want a chance to win cash and also support the football club please pop into Robertsbridge Club any evening or during the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday where you can see live Premiership football on the big screen and in HD. The 2012/13 season kicks off on Saturday 1st September when the 1st team travel to newcomers Langney Wanderers at Shinewater Lane, Eastbourne while the 2nd team hosts Sandhurst II at the Clappers with both matches K.O. 3p.m. Dates for your diary : Saturday 15th September 2012 Live at Robertsbridge Club are ‘Peak Output’ from 8p.m. Saturday 20th October 2012 we are holding a ‘Race Night’ from 8p.m.

Stoolball: The mixed team played at Icklesham on Tuesday with the hosts batting first an opening partnership of 88 between Tristan[82] and Karen[46] gave them a good start to build a high score. Skipper Phil Green broke the partnership helped by a catch from Dave Neill and then some good fielding resulted in a run out with the hosts on 121-2. The last over saw Sophie Turner claim a wicket with the help of a catch from Alan Apps and a final run out on the last ball saw the hosts finish on 170-4. Our reply started badly with openers Phil[15] and Melinda Mackay[4] both run out and when Adele Green[4] was caught we were on 28-3. Claire Hatter[5] and Josh Lewis[11] wnet in the 5th over as well as Ben Moss[5] we were struggling at 50-6 but 7th wicket partnership of 48 between Sophie Turner[16] and Dave[48 not out] restored some hope but when Emma Turner[0] was run out, Di Kitson[5] and finally Alan[5 not out] saw us lose by 43 runs. We played at Brightling on Thursday with the hosts batting first they lost their first wicket on 3 when Alan Apps held onto a catch from Ian Kitson’s bowling but from then on it was the Pete[60 retired] who got the hosts to 119 aided by Sophie[15] Jo[23 not out] and Frazer[10]. Again we lost both openers in the first over with Ian[2] and Melinda[1] but a 3rd wicket partnership of 36 between debutant Adam Neill[20] and Sophie[12] gave us momentum but when Dave[1] and Adam departed in the 5th over it was left to Josh Lewis[31] to push the score along aided by Hayley Mackay[3], Di[7], Ben Moss[11 not out] and Emma[2 not out] but we fell 9 runs short of victory. The mixed team played at Crowhurst Tournament last Sunday and won two of their th ree group matches losing the last by just 1 run however they reached the final against Civil Service who batted first and scored 96 and in the run chase a 2nd wicket partnership of 60 between Phil Green[67 not out] and Melinda Mackay[19] got us to within 1 run of victory.

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.

Darts: The dart season is approaching and it is time to start practicing. The very popular ‘Open Darts Competition’ will be on Sunday 26th August 2012 with registration at 7.30p.m. This is getting very popular so make sure you register on time as there will be a closing time of 7.45p.m. so don’t be late. There will also be a raffle.

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