The Golden Green Association Newsletter

Issue No. 289
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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

Thursday 14 March – Coffee Morning – Hall – 10.30am-12 noon
Contact: Alec Pelmore 01732 850739

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

Saturday 23 March – Karaoke with Dave Tanner from 7.30pm
Contact: The Bell Inn 07881 816227

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

Road Closures

Openreach works will be closing Three Elm Lane outside Easterfield Farm for one day on 26 March between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

Golden Green 250 Club

Thank you to everybody who has subscribed. January’s winners are:

27 Graham Elmer
34 Don Wagland
207 Colin Davis

Strength and Mobility Class

Mondays 10.30-12 noon Mission Hall

Improve your balance, 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 14 March 10.30am in the Mission Hall

Our monthly coffee morning in Golden Green’s Mission Hall is the perfect place to get to know people if you’re new to the hamlet. All ages welcome for hot drinks and fresh 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

Disco & Karaoke with Dave Tanner Saturday 23 March from 7.30pm

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

Golden Green WIWednesday 20 March from 7.30pm Mission Hall, GG

Delia Taylor will join us to speak about “The 60’s: Decade of change”. This is a members-only meeting.

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

Bacchus Concert

Sunday 17 March 3pm Judd School

Pat and Alec are again playing in a Bacchus concert – great music – American in Paris (Gershwin), Finlandia (Sibelius) and Mars (Holst).

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 10 March 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, including Easter events and services.

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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