Issue No. 277

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Mission Hall bookings

The Golden Green Hall is available for bookings. Contact Nicky Whapshott or 07702 212317. Angela McSheehy has kindly agreed to be the hall management committee’s treasurer.

What’s on in Golden Green?

Government guidance regarding Covid-19 is still being followed; please stay at home if you are feeling unwell. The latest guidance:  Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19.

Weekly Classes in the Mission Hall

Mondays – Strength, Mobility and Balance Class – 10.30am-12 noon
Contact: Sue 07867 648667 or

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 6 February – Bernie’s Quiz – Bell Inn – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Bernie McGawley 01732 220811

Thursday 9 February – Coffee Morning – Hall – 10.30am-12 noon
Contact: Alec Pelmore 01732 850739

Saturday 4 February – Pride Night – The Bell – 7pm-late
Contact: The Bell Inn 07940 250644

Saturday 11 February – Live Music – The Bell – 7pm-late
Contact: The Bell Inn 07940 250644

Wednesday 16 February – Golden Green WI meeting – Hall – 7.30pm-10pm
Contact: Rosalind Seall 01732 850664

Monday 20 February – Bingo! – Hall – 8-10pm
Contact: Nicky Whapshott 07702 212317

Saturday 25 February – Disco & Karaoke Night – Bell Inn – 7pm to late
Contact: The Bell Inn 07940 250644

Golden Green 250 Club – renew now!

I am well over half way to collecting renewals – contact Alec if you want details of the bank account to pay into. And I do have a (small) number of released numbers available for new joiners. £6 per number with 36 prizes of £25 each over the year. Proceeds go towards community events and upkeep of the hall. Contact Alec ( for details.

Golden Green Coffee Morning

Thursday 9 February 10.30am in the Mission Hall

A chance for a ‘nice cup of tea and a sit down‘ – and a good laugh. All ages welcome!

Strength, Mobility and Balance Class

10.30am-12 noon every Monday in the Mission Hall, GG

Join our friendly and fun class to 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; £4 each (£6 for couples). For more information or help and advice contact Sue (mob 07867 648667 or email

Golden Green WI

Wednesday 15 February from 7.30pm Mission Hall, GG

Our speaker is from a small, family-owned chocolate business based in Southborough.

For information about Golden Green WI, contact Ros Seall, 1 Bell Cottages 01732 850664

The Bell News

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

Lunch menu Wednesday & Thursday 12-3pm; Friday & Saturday  noon-6pm.

First Monday of every month 7.30-10pm – Bernie’s Quiz.

First Saturday of every month 8pm to late – Pride Night.

Second Saturday of every month 8pm to late – the amazing voice of Leah Hall.

Last Saturday of every month 8pm to late – Disco & Karaoke with Dave Tanner.

Bernie’s Quiz Night @ The Bell

Monday 6 February 7.30-10pm.

All are welcome to join us at this fun event. £3 entrance fee, cash prize.

Bourne Park Residents Group

I am pleased that the Bourne Park Residents Group has resumed under the GGA umbrella – more events planned – watch this space….

Coronation Celebration

Sunday 7 May – Signpost Field

Plans are under way – details to follow. We’ll be looking for volunteers – contact Gabrielle (

Golden Green Fete

Sunday 25 June (provisional date). It’ll be a corker, don’t miss it!

Golden Green Annual Lunch

Cooks cooked, helpers helped, washers-up washed and dried, and diners dined. It all came together, thanks to Linda Daker’s superb organisation, in another successful annual lunch and social event enjoyed by 58 residents and guests. Grateful thanks to all who participated. One special guest was Jill Anderson, who was given a presentation on her retirement as TMBC borough councillor for over 30 years. The raffle proceeds went to the Air Ambulance …. although it was sad to see it needing to be deployed in the field behind the hall this week because of a demolition accident on a home in Bourne Park.


Is anybody interested in playing sociable Bridge? Contact Alec and lets see if we can organise something. Or perhaps other card games … Canasta?

Road Closures and Roadworks

Hartlake Road will be closed (again!) on 27 February for one day, between 9.30am and 3.30pm, while OpenReach test the telegraph poles. No news when SGN are to complete/continue gas main works in Hartlake Road and Three Elm Lane – does anyone know?

Hadlow Parish Council or 01732 851878
Hadlow Parish Council website >>
Twitter @HadlowParish

Parish Council office open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am until 12 noon.

Next Parish Council Meeting – 13 February 7.30pm Old School Hall, Hadlow.

Annual Parish Meeting – Monday 13 March – 7.30pm Old School Hall, Hadlow.

Golden Green Parish Councillors
Nick Collins: 850968 –
Ed Bright: 850590 –

Community Breakfast

Sunday 12 February 9-11.30am Old School Hall, Hadlow

Please contact the parish office or 01732 851878. Booking essential. £4 For full English.

Borough Councillor Surgeries

Are held on the second Saturday in every month, 10.00am-12 noon.

Hospital Transport Service

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

Community Warden

Our Community Warden for East Peckham and Hadlow (including Golden Green) is Diane Wakeling. Contact her on 07813 713740 Community wardens’ aims are to foster community wellbeing, support the elderly and vulnerable and help with accessing community services.

Speed Watch

Volunteers wanted for GG and Hadlow. Training is online and Speed Watch sessions are carried out at locations designated by the Police.

Tonbridge U3A

Tonbridge U3A invites you to their monthly coffee morning to learn about their organisation and to meet like-minded people. Membership of a u3a is open to all in their third age, which is defined not by a particular age but by a period in life in which fulltime employment has ceased. TU3A has a wide variety of groups. Find out more at or join them for coffee at the Rose and Crown in Tonbridge from 10:30am on the third Friday of the month.

Compiled by Alec Pelmore and Anne Waddingham © 2023

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