Robetsbridge village voice

Last week I reported about the cricket safety nets at the Cricket Ground being vandalised. This week it gets even worse because there has now been a large section of netting cut out of the practise nets making them unusable.

This was done between Monday and Thursday last week and the Police have been notified. The cost of repair or renewal has now reached around the £1800.00 mark. This is just mindless behaviour and will cause many people time and effort to try and replace the much-needed nets. If you would like to help in any way with time or maybe a donation then please contact me on 880491 and I will pass you on to the right people.

Tomorrow 5th May is Saturday Market at Robertsbridge Hall and it will be open between 10am – 12 noon. There will be a variety of stalls selling everything from fresh produce, cakes, pies, craft ware to pet foods and bird feed. Or why not pop along for a coffee and a chat.

In the late afternoon tomorrow 5th May the Robertsbridge Club will be open for the F.A. Cup Final. Kick off is at 5.15pm so make sure you arrive in plenty of time to get a good seat and a pint before hand.

Later in the evening Monkfest Part 2 will also be taking place at Robertsbridge Club, this opens at 8pm and costs £3 entry for club members and £5 for non-members. This is a Drum & Bass Night and is raising funds for Robertsbridge Bonfire Society. Sets for the night will be Swifty & Lil Lively, Orible Noize, Krazy-K & Killadee and Johnboi Junglist & MC Bait. If you have never been why not give it a go, it was well supported earlier in the year and it is expected to be busy tomorrow.

This weekend is May Bank Holiday and there is to be a Funday on Monday 7th May at the Cricket Ground. The weekend starts with a 24-hour cricket match starting at 5pm on Sunday 6th and ending on Funday at 5pm. The rest of the Fun on 7th begins at 12 noon with a BBQ, tombola, coconut shy, cakes, raffle, plate smashing, bouncy castle, face painting and of course the Bar. There will be live music by Xup-Sup, with much more going on throughout the day. All the profits to this event will be split 50% - 50% and go to the charities A.Y.M.E. for young people with M.E. and BLISS for premature and sick babies. Lets keep everything crossed for fine weather and a fantastic turn out.

Don’t forget if you have any Jumble for the Brownies and Guides please ring either Jo on 880872 or Jane on 880619.

Time is marching on and it is only a month away from the `Jubilympics ` Monday 4th June. Do you have your Sedan Chair ready yet for the race? And if so have you booked it in yet? For any information on the day’s events and to book in please contact Simon Longhurst on it is going to be another day to remember for Robertsbridge.

Following on from a few weeks ago when there were several young women followed by a stranger in the village there are a small number of personal Attack alarms available from Sandie at the Floral Boutique. These are free of charge and are on a first come first served basis and have been sourced by PCSO Tina Grevett.

A reminder that it is Bank Holiday this weekend and that means it’s the May Day Run where there will be thousands of motorbikes going through to Hastings. If you are on the road please remember the bikers, Think once, think twice, think bike. What ever you do, enjoy, and stay safe.

Football: With the season nearly at a close the next football at the Recreation Ground are the two Robertsbridge Charity Cup Finals, sponsored by Speedtrace Builders, starting on Tuesday 8th May 2012 where Hollington United II will play Ninfield United II for the Junior Cup and on Wednesday 9th May 2012 St.Leonards Social will play Westfield II for the Intermediate Cup. Both matches Kick-Off at 6.30p.m. Fund-raising dates for your diary:- Saturday 12th May 2012 is a ‘Gamesday’ starting at the Recreation Ground at 10.30a.m. and then at Robertsbridge Club for a Darts, Pool and Kurling competition in the afternoon with a barbeque and then in the evening the Annual Presentation followed by a Disco from 8p.m. Members £2 Guests £3. Saturday 16th June 2012 we are holding a ‘Prize Bingo’ at Robertsbridge Club 8p.m.

Ladies Darts: On Monday [14th May] the season comes to a close with Finals Night and Presentation at Robertsbridge Club 8p.m.

Stoolball: The season starts on Tuesday [8th May] with the Mixed team away at Ashburnham 6.45p.m.

Sandie Madge & Sue Paine

The Floral Boutique, 20 High Street