Robertsbridge

Darvell Community: is holding its Autumn Open Day tomorrow Saturday 13th October. This is between 2pm – 5pm with lots of children’s activities, Horse Cart Rides, Petting Zoo, and refreshments. If you would like more details please ring 01580883300.

Robertsbridge Arts Partnership: is hosting Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy `The Importance of Being Ernest`. This is to be staged at Robertsbridge Hall tomorrow evening Saturday 13th October with doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. This famous play is given uproariously fresh treatment by the celebrated performers of `Two Gents Productions`. Tickets are on sale at Judges or the Village Store at the cost of £10 or £9 for R.A.P members. Robertsbridge United Football Club: are holding a Race Night at Robertsbridge Club tomorrow Saturday 13th October with the first race at 7pm.

St Mary’s Salehurst: start this Sunday 14th October with Prayer Book Communion at 9am at the Mission Room. This is to be followed at 11am at Salehurst with Holy Communion. The Children’s Sunday Club will meet during this service and will start just before 11am in the Vestry at the front of the church.

Hurst Green will be holding Breakfast Church at 9am; this is an informal gathering and discussion with breakfast included. If you need a lift please contact Rev. Annette on 07900332791.

The church would like to send their thanks to all who contributed to the Harvest Celebrations. From the Harvest Supper on Friday evening right through to the Harvest Festival in Church on Sunday morning. Everyone did a great job. The church looked beautiful, full of autumn colours so a big thanks to those that decorated the church for the week end.

Fresh produce that was given at the service went to the Seaview Project and the donations of £320.00 from the supper have been sent to the Hastings Food Bank.

Progressive Whist: is taking place this month on Thursday 18th October at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

A couple of moans now I’m afraid: Firstly in Bishops Lane between the Railway Bridge and the White Bridge over the stream, last week saw the ditches looking great after having been trenched ready for the winter weather onslaught. Within the first day someone managed to fly tip some cupboard doors and bits straight into the ditch. There is no reason for this to happen other than laziness, please consider why the ditch is there and why it has been cleared if you are that person who left your rubbish behind.

Secondly a friend of mine who lives on Mill Rise had their car keyed on Saturday night. Not just a scratch but big gouges into the paintwork, if you know who did this could you please either let myself or Sandie know, and again this is thoughtless behaviour. This is not the first time that this has happened as a car was done in the Bishops Lane area over a month ago. Please look out for each other and your properties, if you see something, either phone the police or take a few details to try and stop this mindless behaviour.

FOOTBALL: Mixed fortunes this week for The Bridge with the 1st team winning and the 2nd team losing. The 1st team took the lead at home to Northiam ‘75 in the Macron East Sussex Football League Premier Division after 34 minutes when Dom Whittaker scored and that was the only goal before the break. Northiam levelled early in the second period but Paul Barnes gave The Bridge the lead again on 56 minutes and a minute later Chris Phillips netted to make it 3-1. The Bridge increased their lead on 83 minutes with a Phil Green strike but Northiam replied straight away but the final word was with man of the match Barnes who secured all three points a minute from time. The 2nd team played away to Rock-a-Nore in the 1st Round of the Wisden Sports Ltd Hastings F.A. Junior Cup hoping to avenge a 5-0 league defeat last month. The Bridge should have scored on 25 minutes but Will Barden’ header was tipped over by the home keeper but The Rocks took the lead 5 minutes before the break when the Bridge defence failed to clear. The Rocks scored 4 minutes after the break to increase their lead and then some stout defending by The Bridge, especially man of the match Andy Barden, kept The Rocks at bay until the 62nd minute but The Bridge did get on the score sheet when Jordan Gray headed home on 65 minutes however The Rocks powered their way into Round 2 with a further three goals before the final whistle. Tomorrow the 1st team are away to Hawkhurst United while the 2nd team host The J.C.Tackleway II at The Clappers with both matches K.O. 3p.m.

Don’t forget if you want to have a bit of fun at Robertsbridge Club we are holding a ‘Race Night’ tonight from 7p.m where entry is free and all profit from this and the raffle will go towards the running of Robertsbridge United Football Club so come along and enjoy the evening.