Hadlow Parish Council serves the communities of Hadlow and Golden Green. There are 13 parish councillors, two of them representing Golden Green ward. All are unpaid volunteers who give up their time for the benefit of the community in which they live or work. Elections are held every four years.
The Council administers a wide range of amenities within the parish to ensure they are maintained in proper order. It also comments on local planning applications before they are decided by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. For matters outside the parish council’s remit, such as highways or policing, it will take up local concerns with the relevant authorities.