The Golden Green Association Newsletter

Issue No. 288
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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 5 February – Bernie’s Quiz – Bell Inn – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Bernie McGawley 01732 220811

Thursday 8 February Coffee Morning – Hall – 10.30am-12 noon
Contact: Alec Pelmore 01732 850739

Saturday 10 February Afternoon Tea (booking required) – Bell Inn – 1-4pm
Contact: The Bell Inn 07881 816227

Saturday 10 & 24 February – Karaoke with Dave Tanner from 7.30pm
Contact: The Bell Inn 07881 816227

Monday 19 February – Bingo! – Hall – 8-10pm
Contact Nicky Whapshott 07702 212317

Wednesday 27 February – An Evening of Clairvoyance  (age 18+, £3 entry, booking essential) – 12.15 for 7.30pm

GG Annual Fish ‘n’ Chips Challenge

Saturday 2 March 6.30 for 7pm start Mission Hall £10/person entry fee

Booking essential – food choices and payment by Monday 26 February

It’s time to get your teams together for the annual GGA Fish ‘n’ Chips Quiz Night!!

Tickets as last year £10 per person, which will include your choice of dinner:

* Fish & Chips
* Veggie Burger & Chips
* 2 Sausage & Chips

As always bring your own drinks and snacks as there is no licensing for the premises.

Maximum of 8 per team.

All entries to be emailed to Karen Barnard at or message Karen via the GGA Facebook group, or text 07428 110056.

All orders received and monies paid by 11am 26 February please

Golden Green Annual Residents’ Lunch 2024

Steak & mushroom pie, chicken & leek pie, shepherd’s pie and veg – is your mouth watering yet? Those were the delicious choices facing our hungry diners last month. And that’s before they got to the gorgeous desserts! Our VIPs joining the residents and other guests included Mayor James Lark and Jill Lark, who suggested Arthur’s Quest as one of the charities benefitting from the proceeds of the raffle. (The Mayor’s chosen charity this year, it supports the families of children with a rare genetic disorder.) The mental health charity Mind and Folly Wildlife Rescue near Edenbridge were also nominated. Thank you to everyone who made it so successful – the diners, the helpers and especially Linda Daker who does such a superb job of organising the event.

Golden Green 250 Club – renewal reminder

If you haven’t done so already, there’s just time to renew your numbers or join in for the first time. There are 250 numbers at £6 each for the year and 36 prizes of £25 to be won. It helps with upkeep of the hall and running community events. The first draw of 2024 will take place soon so don’t delay! Contact Alec (

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 5 February 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 8 February 10.30am in the Mission Hall

All ages welcome for refreshments and a chat with friends. If you’re new to Golden Green, you’re guaranteed a friendly reception. 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 5 February – 7.30-10pm.

Afternoon Tea (booking required) – Saturday 10 February 1-4pm.

Disco & Karaoke with Dave Tanner Saturday 10 & 24 February from 7.30pm.

An Evening of Clairvoyance (age 18+, £3 entry, booking essential) Tuesday 27 February from 7.30pm.

Golden Green WI

Wednesday 21 February from 7.30pm Mission Hall, GG

The subject of guest speaker Paul Beard’s talk is “Barbados, a personal story”.

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

Free Concert – East Peckham Silver Band

Sunday 18 February 2.30pm St Mary’s Church

Come and enjoy a programme of classical and well-loved tunes. Free admission but donations welcome in aid of the Church and Band Funds. Interval refreshments.

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 – 12 February 7.30pm Old School Hall, Hadlow.

Golden Green Parish Councillors

Nick Collins: 850968
Ed Bright: 850590

Hadlow Community Breakfast

Sunday 11 February 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.

Services at St Mary’s Church and St Peter’s RC Church, Hadlow

Please see the Hadlow newsletter for details

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

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

Holds a monthly coffee morning on the third Friday of each month at Christchurch, Tonbridge High Street from 10:30 until noon.

Compiled by Anne Waddingham © 2024

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