Issue No. 281
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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: 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 5 June – Bernie’s Quiz – Bell Inn – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Bernie McGawley 01732 220811

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

Saturday 10 June – Leah Hall Singing & Music – Bell Inn – 8pm-late
Contact: The Bell Inn 07881 0816227

Friday 16 June – Meeting to organise the Fete – Bell Inn – 6pm

Saturday 17 June – Karaoke Night with Dave Tanner– Bell Inn – 8pm to late
Contact: The Bell Inn 07881 0816227

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

Wednesday 21 June – Golden Green WI Meeting – Hall – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Rosalind Seall 01732 850664

Sunday 25 June – Signpost Field – Golden Green Village Fete

The Golden Green Fete

Sunday 25th June – 1-4pm Signpost Field, Three Elm Lane

A traditional village fete. After the excitement of the Coronation Big Lunch, we’re getting down to business organising the summer fete which returns to its usual end of June date. All the old favourites are back – Tug-of-war, Egg & spoon, Pratt’s sack races, Coconut shy, Wheel of fortune, Piggy races, Hook-a-duck, Buzzer game, Giant jigsaw and Grand Raffle. There’s also the WI Cake stall, Cream teas, Strawberries and cherries (if ready), a Bar & BBQ and more! Another good opportunity to get the village together and create a community atmosphere.
…….But we need your help to make it happen!

Where we need your help

Meeting – It would be great to see as many as possible in the Bell 16th June 6pm so we can chat through final arrangements
Tent team – help with setting up from 9am ……. More hands make light work...Any large vehicles to transport tables/chairs etc appreciated
Tombola – donations welcome for the tombola: bottles and cans (must be in date!). Our collectors will be going round the village but if you don’t get contacted, please leave any donations on your doorstep on Wednesday 21 June at 5.30pm. Jo Ivell is coordinating the tombola collection – contact her (07771 593227) if you can assist with collecting
Raffle prizes – bottles, unwanted presents etc.
‘Antique’ stall – please bring items for sale on the day … good quality bric-a-brac only please
Books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl (no VHS), toys, puzzles – Bring to Signpost Field after 11am on 25 June.
Plant & Produce Stall – gardeners always have too many beans, tomatoes and courgettes! Bring them along for sale
Teas, stalls, races, children’s games – can you help manage a stall? Anybody with any ideas of new different things to do.
Contact Alec 850739;

Golden Green 250 Club – May – Prizes £25 each

63 – Radha Clelland
197 – Penny White
207 – Colin Davis

Strength and Mobility Class

Mondays 10.30-12 noon Mission Hall

Back with a bang after all those Bank Holidays! Gentle exercise and the chance for a chat afterwards

Golden Green Coffee Morning

Thursday 8 June 10.30am in the Mission Hall

All welcome for a cuppa and Alec’s rock cakes, and a natter with friends.

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.

Bernie’s Quiz Night 5 June 7.30-10pm
Singing & Music with Leah Hall Saturday 10 June 8pm-late
Karaoke Night with Dave Tanner Saturday 17 June 8pm-late

Bernie’s Quiz Night @ The Bell

Monday 5 June 7.30-10pm

All are welcome to join us at this strictly-for-fun event. 7.15 for 7.30pm start £3 entrance fee, cash prize. Please note this is a change of date from last month’s Hamlet.

Golden Green WI

Wednesday 21 June from 7.30pm Mission Hall, GG

John Highwood will be talking about The Elephant Project
For information about Golden Green WI, contact Ros Seall, 1 Bell Cottages 01732 850664

Golden Green Coronation Big Lunch

The weather really smiled on our Big Lunch. There was a lovely atmosphere and everybody pulled together to create a wonderful community event. The food was really tasty (thanks to Chris Salter and team), Leah Hall was on top form singing popular songs, the table puzzles entertained (especially the limerick competition!) and the dog ‘show’ and agility course were a particular highlight.

Thanks to everyone who came and especially to those who helped before, during and after – too many to name, you know who you are. You really showed how taking part is the key to making Golden Green a great place to live …. and of course a big mention for Gabrielle, the mastermind, of this event which was even better than her Jubilee celebration.

AGMs for the Golden Green Association and Golden Green Mission Hall Charity

All resolutions carried unanimously (!) and all those present elected to the committee in addition to those previously elected. And a reminder that every resident of GG is automatically a member of the GGA – its just a community thing!

New Bourne Ward Councillors

Our new TMBC councillors are James Lark (Conservative) and Steve Crisp (Green). Cllr Lark has also been appointed TMBC Mayor. There will no longer be monthly surgeries in Hadlow as it’s quicker to contact them by email or phone:
Cllr James Lark; mob 07812 596194
Cllr Steve Crisp
or c/o Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Gibson Building, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill ME19 4LZ

South East Open Studios

2-18 June 2023 Hadlow, Tonbridge and Kent, East Sussex Area

A group of Hadlow artists are opening their doors and studios to show their work. Look out for posters and banners. A map and a guide will also be available. Just look out for the yellow bikes to guide you to a huge variety of creative products in many styles and forms. SEOS is an artist-led event running for two weeks in June and is open to all artists and makers working in Kent and parts of East Sussex. Details and guide are on the website For more information contact Georgina Bays ( or 07834157243)

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 May 7.30pm Old School Hall, Hadlow.

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

Community Breakfast

Sunday 18 June 9-11.30am Old School Hall, Hadlow

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

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.

Compiled by Alec Pelmore and Anne Waddingham © 2023

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