The Golden Green Association Newsletter

Issue No. 290
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Mission Hall Bookings

The Golden Green Hall is available for bookings. Contact Nicky Whapshott or 07702 212317. Ideal for children’s parties

What’s on in Golden Green?

Weekly Classes in the Mission Hall

Mondays – Strength, Mobility and Balance Class – 10.30am-12 noon
Contact: Pat 01732 850739

Tuesdays – Line Dancing – Hall – 10.30-11.45am
Contact: Wendy Langley 07833 079213

Tuesdays – Colin’s Art – Hall – 8-10pm
Contact: Colin Obray 01732 464187

Wednesdays – Dog Training – Hall – 2pm
Contact: Ann Kemp 01732 361947


This Month in Golden Green

Monday 8 April – Bernie’s Quiz Night – Bell Inn – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Bernie McGawley 01732 220811

Total Body Tuesdays – Bell Inn weekly 6.30-7.15pm
Contact: 07493 989600

Thursday 11 April – Coffee Morning – Hall – 10.30am-12 noon
Contact: Alec Pelmore 01732 850739

Saturday 13 April – Afternoon Tea (booking required) – Bell Inn – 1-4pm
Contact: The Bell Inn 07881 816227

Saturday 13 April – Disco and Karaoke 8pm-late
Contact: The Bell Inn 07881 816227

Monday 15 April – Bingo! – Hall – 7-9pm
Contact Nicky Whapshott 07702 212317

Saturday 27 April – Karaoke from 7.30pm
Contact: The Bell Inn 07881 816227

A21 Overnight Closures

There will be overnight lane and road closures of various parts of the A21 between Morleys roundabout and Kippings Cross (Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge wells bypasses) for the next several weeks. Visit and select A21 in the Filters list to check specific closures over the following seven days.

Golden Green 250 Club

Winners in February and March – £25 each

239 Katie Peerless
87 Brian Randall
196 Gwen Hawkins
135 Jane Hibbs
206 Kristian Giles
12 Alison Edwards

The Golden Green Summer Fete – Save the date!

The fete this year will be on 23 June. All the usual fun – put it in your diaries now!

Community Minibus

Remember we have access to the Hadlow 16-seater minibus for outings. You just need to arrange an approved volunteer driver. Cost is £40 for the day plus 45p a mile. How about a group lunch outing?

Strength and Mobility Class

Mondays 10.30-12 noon Mission Hall

Improve your balance or gain mobility and strengthen your muscles with a fully qualified instructor, followed by refreshments. Classes are mainly seated and you do as much as you can. Contact: Pat 850739 for info or just come along. £4 per person for class, a cuppa and a biscuit; £6 for a couple.

Bernie’s Quiz Night @ The Bell

Monday 8 April 7.30-10pm

Everyone’s welcome to join us at this strictly-for-fun event. 7.15 for 7.30pm start, £3 entrance fee, cash prize

Golden Green Coffee Morning

Thursday 11 April 10.30am in the Mission Hall

All ages are welcome to join us for hot drinks and homemade bakes. Just turn up or contact Alec 01732 850739 for more details

The Bell News

Clare, Justin & Nigel
Tel: 01732 605352 or 07881 816227
Facebook: The Bell – Golden Green

Bernie’s Quiz Night – Monday 8 April – 7.30-10pm

Afternoon Tea (booking required) – Saturday 13 April 1-4pm

Disco & Karaoke Saturday 27 April 8pm-late

Karaoke Saturday 27 April from 7.30pm

New! Total Body Tuesdays – weekly workout sessions 6.30-7.15pm. All ages and fitness levels welcomed. £7 a session (cash preferred) Contact 07493 989600

Golden Green WI Announcement

Sadly, Golden Green WI held its last meeting in March. After 36 years, it’s no longer viable owing to falling membership. It has been suspended for three years in the hope that it can be re-started with new volunteers. If interested, contact the former WI president Marion Clarke (

TMBC Bourne Ward Councillors

Contact your TMBC councillors by email or phone:
Cllr James Lark; mob 07812 596194
Cllr Steve Crisp or c/o TMBC, Gibson Building, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill ME19 4LZ

Hadlow Parish Council or 01732 851878
X (formerly Twitter) @HadlowParish

Parish Council Office open – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am until 12 noon

Next Parish Council Meeting – 8 April 7.30pm Old School Hall, Hadlow

Golden Green Parish Councillors

Nick Collins: 850968
Ed Bright: 850590

Hadlow Community Breakfast

Sunday 14 April 9-11.30am Old School Hall, Hadlow

Please contact the parish office or 01732 851878. Booking essential at least three days ahead. £4 For a delicious full English

St Mary’s Church Services

Please see the Hadlow newsletter for details of services at St Mary’s

St Peter’s RC Chapel, Maidstone Rd, Hadlow

Please see for service times.

Hospital Transport Service

Residents of Hadlow and Golden Green who need help to get to clinic appointments can contact Mike Harvey (tel 01732 851881, mob 07464 548448)

Community Warden

Community wardens’ aims are to foster community wellbeing, support the elderly and vulnerable and help with accessing community services.

Our Community Warden for East Peckham and Hadlow (including Golden Green) is Diane Wakeling. Contact her on 07813 713740

Tonbridge U3A

Maybe you are about to retire or have some free time on your hands? TU3A may be just what you are looking for. Come along to our coffee morning on Friday April 19th from 10:30 until noon at Christchurch opposite Tonbridge Library. To find out more about TU3A visit our website at

Tonbridge and Malling Ramblers

Our friendly group explores the beautiful countryside of Tonbridge and Malling and surrounding areas. You don’t have to be a Ramblers member to try up to three ‘taster’ walks with us. For details, see or our Facebook page.

Compiled by Anne Waddingham © 2024

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