Issue No. 270

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Mission Hall bookings

The Golden Green Hall is available for bookings. Contact Nicky Whapshott or 07702 212317.

August is usually quiet so a good opportunity for kids birthday parties?

We now have a team in place to work on a rota to open and close the hall for users and make sure the place is clean and tidy. Many hands make light work so we would welcome more people to join the team!

Weekly Classes in the Mission Hall

Mondays – New! Strength, Mobility and Balance Class – 10.30-12 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

What’s on in Golden Green?

***As we learn to live with COVID-19, Government guidance will still be followed; please stay at home if you are feeling unwell. Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19***


Coming soon!

Thursday 14 July – Coffee Morning – 10.30-12 noon
Contact: Alec Pelmore 01732 850739

Saturday 16 July – Live Music @ The Bell with Leah Hall – Bell Inn – 7pm-late
Contact: The Bell Inn 07940 250644

Monday 18 July – Bingo! – Hall – 8-10pm
Contact: Nicky Whapshott 07702 212317

Wednesday 20 July – Golden Green WI Meeting – Hall – 7.30 to 10pm
Contact: Rosalind Seall 01732 850664

Saturday 30 July – Disco & Karaoke – Bell Inn – 7pm to late
Contact: The Bell Inn 07940 250644

Monday 1st August – Bernie’s Quiz – The Bell Inn – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Bernie McGawley 01732 220811

Tuesday 2 August – Chiddingstone Minibus Trip – pick-up outside the hall 9.30am return by 12.30pm
Contact: Alec Pelmore 01732 850739

New Strength, Mobility and Balance Class in Golden Green

Starts Monday 11 July 10.30am-12 noon then every Monday in the Mission Hall, Golden Green

Improve your balance or gain mobility and strengthen your muscles with a fully qualified instructor – and you get refreshments! £4 each (£6 for couples). Classes are mainly seated and you do as much as you can. For more information or help and advice contact Sue (mob 07867 648667 or email

Golden Green Coffee Morning

Thursday 14 July – 10.30am in the Mission Hall

Everyone from tots to totterers welcome!

Golden Green WI

Wednesday 20 July from 7.30pm Mission Hall, Golden Green

Demonstration by Glass Alisa.

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

Bernie’s Quiz Night @ The Bell

Monday 1 August 7.30-10pm

All are welcome to join us at this fun event. £3 entrance fee, cash prize. Bernie McGawley (01732 220811) is Quizmaster.

Coffee and Chiddingstone Castle

Tuesday 2nd August 9.30am

After the success of our day in Whitstable, we plan a trip for a coffee and a visit to the lovely gardens (no charge) at Chiddingstone Castle. The optional extra castle visit costs £9.50. Minibus pick-up from the village hall at 9.30am, back by 12.30, cost for the transport £4 per head.

Book with Alec Pelmore 01732 850739 or email

The Bell News

Clare, Justin & Nigel
Tel: 07940 250644
Facebook: The Bell – Golden Green

Saturday 16 July 7pm to late – Live music! With popular songstress Leah Hall.

Saturday 30 July 7pm to late – Hawaiian-themed Disco & Karaoke with Dave Tanner.

Golden Green Summer Fete

Sunday 14 August 1-4pm Signpost Field

Join us for all the summer fun of the fete: Tug-of-war, Egg & spoon, Pratt’s sack races* Home-made cakes, Books, Puzzles, ‘Antiques of tomorrow’, Tombola, Coconut shy, Wheel of fortune, Piggy races, Hook-a-duck, Buzzer game, Giant jigsaw, Raffle, Cream teas, Strawberries & cherries, Bar & BBQ and more!

*Events entered at your own risk!

Wanted please: Books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl (no VHS); saleable items for the White Elephant stall; donations for the tombola and raffle. Bring to Signpost Field after 11am on 14 August. Tombola donations collected in advance by the tombola team.

But none of this can happen without HELPERS! Volunteers needed to set up/take down, run stalls and serve in the tea tent. Please contact Alec ( tel 850739).

Golden Green 250 Club – June numbers

146 Caterina boulter
108 Millie Williams Walker
30 Mr Giles

GGA Platinum Jubilee Lunch

Saturday 4 June

Although gusty, the weather stayed fine while we enjoyed picnic lunches and prosecco on Signpost Field, decked out in red, white and blue for the day. Like the rest of the country, the mood was festive as the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Jacques Arnold reminded us, when he led the Loyal Toast, that the Platinum Jubilee was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thanks to all who made the day a success: the organisers, helpers and not least the many residents who took part including, of course, Comfort the Bear. Deserving winners of the fancy dress competitions were Wendy & Tom Gardner (adults), Harry Watson (children) and Comfort (bears).

GGA Platinum Jubilee Lunch Fancy dress winners (adults)
GGA Platinum Jubilee Lunch Fancy dress winners (children and bears)

Hadlow Cricket Club Celebrates its 275th anniversary

Saturday 9th July 2022 Community Family Fun Day from 12 noon
Hadlow CC, Common Road, Hadlow TN11 OJE

Cricket tournaments for kids and adults; bouncy castle; bar and hog roast; live music from 6pm. Free parking and free entry to all. Please come down with friends and family and get involved – all ages and abilities welcome. Register if you want to enter a team.

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 – 11 July 7.30pm Old School Hall, Hadlow. No meeting in August.

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

Borough Councillor Surgeries

Held on the second Saturday in every month, 10am-12.00 noon.  Cllrs Jill Anderson and Howard Rogers attend.

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).

Tonbridge U3A

TU3A coffee morning is on the third Friday of the month at the Rose and Crown in Tonbridge from 10:30am. Come and join us. Have some light refreshments and meet like-minded people. More details on the Tonbridge U3A website.

Compiled by Alec Pelmore and Anne Waddingham © 2022

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