Robertsbridge

Robertsbridge W.I. Quiz Night: is tonight Friday 28th September at Robertsbridge Hall with doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Please contact Marilyn on 01580 882004 for further details and booking.

Flu Clinics: are being held tomorrow morning Saturday 29th September at Oldwood Surgery in Robertsbridge and Battle Health Centre between 9am and 11am. This is for people under 65 that have other health issues and normally have a vaccination.

St Mary’s Monthly Breakfast: is tomorrow Saturday 29th September at 8.30am at the Salehurst Halt. For more details please contact 07769838337.

Services this week: on Sunday 30th September start at 9am with Prayer Book Communion at the Mission Room in Fair Lane. At 11am there will be Mattins at St Mary’s, later in the day there will be Prayer and Praise at 6.30pm.

At Hurst Green at 11.30am there will be a Harvest Service followed by Harvest Lunch.

Harvest Supper for St Mary’s will be taking place on Friday 5th October at Salehurst Primary School starting at 7pm. In recent years this has been a lighter meal (with plenty of home made puddings) and a donation is asked for which will be sent to a local food charity. It is hoped that this will become more of a village event so if you would like to take your family along and meet up with friends please contact 07769838337 for more information.

The Harvest Festival Service for St Mary’s will be on Sunday 7th October in Salehurst at 11am, this is a service for all the family.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: will be holding its last fundraiser before the Bonfire season starts on Sunday 7th October. This is being held at Normanhurst Estate in Catsfield and will be a Clay Pigeon Shoot with registration at 12.30. This costs £25 per person for experienced shooters of 12+, own equipment is required, fibre wad only. For your money you get 50 sporting clays with a burger and unlimited tea/coffee.

If this is your thing please support as it makes all the difference to the final balance to be spent on our village event.

Robertsbridge Short Mat Bowls Club: is starting its indoor season starting on Monday 8th October at Robertsbridge Hall at 8pm. The cost for a couple of hour’s session is just £2. All equipment is provided; just take yourself a pair of flat shoes. Matches are played between those attending in a relaxed and friendly environment. This is suitable for beginners onwards. Coaching can be provided with support to help you learn how to play. The season runs through until Easter. If you fancy giving it a try just pop along, or if you would like more information on this please contact Roger on 07775545806.

Robertsbridge Jazz Club: is meeting this month on Thursday 11th October at Robertsbridge Hall between 8pm – 10.30pm. Tickets cost £8 from Judges Bakery or £10 on the door. Music this month is the Mike Hatchard Quintet featuring multi instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson, Mike Hext on Trombone, Mike Hatchard on piano, Paul Morgan on Bass and Pete Beament on the drums. www.robertsbridgejazzclub.com or 01580880274.

Darvell Community: are hosting their Autumn Open Day on Saturday 13th October between 2pm – 5pm at Darvell. There will be children’s activities, horse cart rides, petting zoo and refreshments on offer. For information please contact 01580 883300.

Robertsbridge Utd. FC.: are holding a Race Night at Robertsbridge Club on Saturday 13th October. First Race is at 7pm so get there early for a great fun n night.

We would like to send condolences: to the family of Ron Jones who passed away on Tuesday 18th September in Hastings Court. He leaves his wife Gwen, son Gary and daughter Elaine and also many family members and friends. His family were with him at the end. His funeral will be taking place at the Crematorium on 2nd October at 1.15pm. Family flowers only but any donations to St Michaels Hospice.

FOOTBALL: Both Robertsbridge United Football Club teams are still looking for their first wins of the season after both sides lost the ‘double header’ against Sedlescombe Rangers last week. The 1st team started well with man of the match Charlie Burns scoring after just 1 minute but Rangers hit back during the half and despite a goal from defender Ben Hardy just before the break The Bridge were still behind. The second period did not see much improvement until Hardy scored his second on 70 minutes but the damage had been done by then as Rangers ended winning 7-3. The young second team were outclassed by a strong Rangers second team who were a goal up after 10 minutes but The Bridge should have levelled on 20 minutes but Jason Marsh’ shot went the wrong side of the post and by the break Rangers were 4-0 up. The second half saw the Bridge fail to have a shot despite the efforts of man of the match Paul Rockett trying his best with Rangers dominating the half and running out 9-0 winners. Tomorrow the 1st team are at home to newly promoted Bexhill A.A.C. K.O. 3p.m. while the 2nd team visit Sandhurst in the 1st Round of the Wisdens Sports Challenge Cup K.O. 2.30p.m. A reminder of the ‘Race Night’ on Saturday 13th October 2018 at Robertsbridge Club with the first race at 7p.m. This is a free entry evening so why not come and have some fun with The Bridge.

STOOLBALL: Last Sunday the Charity Stoolball match at Icklesham was postponed due to the rain but 8 teams had loads of fun in the hall where there was a quiz and games to be had with refreshments. The Bridge had 4 players and 2 supporters taking part and finally ended 7th overall but we had some fun and raised just over £500 for the Judy Baird Unit at The Conquest Hospital and more find-raising will be made tomorrow when the end of season disco will be held at Robertsbridge Club from 8p.m. Entry is just £3 with all profits from the entry fee and raffle being donated to the same charity so come along and enjoy an very social evening in comfortable surroundings and cheap drinks whilst supporting this worthwhile cause.