Robertsbridge

Robertsbridge Arts Partnership: tonight Friday 21st September, presents “ Tony Belch is Unwell”. This is a dark comedy Monologue by John Knowles starring Sidney Kean ( Coronation Street, Eastenders and Frost). This is taking place upstairs at the Ostrich from 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are on sale at Judges and Village Stores for £10 if there are any still available and you can also go to Rap.org.uk

St Mary’s Salehurst: starts this week Sunday 23rd September with Communion at Holy Trinity Hurst Green at 9am. If you need a lift please contact Rev. Annette on 07900332791. At 11am there will be Holy Communion at St Mary’s.

A big thank you: to all those that supported the Macmillan Coffee morning last Saturday. Thanks to all those that helped, baked cakes, and attended especially to Sheila and Brian Brazier for the use of their garden. This event raised £323.00, well done to all those involved.

Next week on Saturday: 29th September is St Mary’s Breakfast. This is at 8.30am at the Salehurst Halt. The speaker this month will be talking about her volunteer work in Myanmar. This is a very welcoming event and if you would like to attend with the opportunity to meet new people and tuck into a tasty beakfast please ring 07769838337 for more information.

Robertsbridge W.I.: will be holding their Annual Quiz on Friday 28th September at Robertsbridge Hall. This opens at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Teams of 6 at £7 per prson, this includes a ploughman’s supper. If you like to have a drink please take your own drink and glasses as there is no bar. To book please ring Marilyn on 01580 882004.

Flu Clinics: are being held at Oldwood Surgery and Battle Health Centre next Saturday 29th September between 9am – 11am.

Len Woodgate: The funeral of Len Woodgate is taking place on Wednesday 3rd October at the Crematorium in Hastings at 2pm. Then afterwards at the Ostrich. Any donations are to go to the British Legion.

FOOTBALL: The Bridge 1st team played away to Rye United in the Macron East Sussex Football League Premier Division and came away with a point in a goalless draw. There were few chances for either side during the first period and in the second half both teams again squandered chances until the dying minutes when the hosts won a penalty after Bridge keeper Grant Lewis pushed their forward to the ground but he made amends pushing the penalty kick round the post for a corner. As the corner came in Ben Hardy was adjudged to have fouled and another penalty was awarded and again Lewis saved the spot kick to earn The Bridge a point. In Division 2 The Bridge 2nd team hosted Rock-a-Nore hoping to gain their first points of the season but the inexperience of a young side told early on when the visitors scored after just 5 minutes and by the half time break The Rocks were 4-0 in front. Manager Nick Townsend’ half time talk saw The Bridge play a lot better in the second period with man of the match Michael Morgan working hard but The Rocks had a penalty awarded after Andy Barden had fouled but the spot kick was put wide. The Bridge lack a goal scorer and The Rocks scored again on the final whistle to win 5-0. Tomorrow we have a ‘double header’ at The Clappers against Sedlescombe Rangers with the 1st’s kicking off at 2p.m. and the 2nd’s at 4p.m. Don’t forget the ‘Race Night’ on Saturday 13th October at Robertsbridge Club with the first race at 7p.m. This is a FREE EVENT with loads of fun whether you want to bet or not it creates loads of atmosphere and excitement for everyone so come and enjoy a relaxing evening at The Club.

STOOLBALL: We held our Presentation Day at The Clappers last Sunday with the drinks provided by the Cricket Club and the food provided by Jo from the Bonfire Society. The sun shone and everyone enjoyed themselves on the pitch while after the match the awards were presented by the President Di Kitson with the following receiving medals. Young Player - Lucy Kuhler(Ladies); Jack Dean(Mens): Most Improved - Jacqui Kuhler(Ladies); Lou Taylor(Mixed): Best Batting average - Sarah Clark(Ladies); JJ Boast(Mixed): Best Bowling average - Alisha Mills(Ladies); JJ Boast(Mixed): Most Wickets - Lou Taylor(Ladies); Lou Taylor(Mixed): Most Catches - Lou Taylor(Ladies); JJ Boast(Mixed): Players Player - Jacqui Kuhler(Ladies); Abigail Green(Mixed). Sunday 23rd we are at Icklesham playing in a Charity Tournament to raise money for the Judy Baird ward at The Conquest Hospital starting at 10.30a.m. To round off the season we are holding a fund-raising disco at Robertsbridge Club on Saturday 29th September with an entry fee of £3 from 8p.m till late. There will be a raffle and all profits will be donated to the Judy Baird ward at the Conquest Hospital so please come along and support this worthwhile cause.