Issue No. 268
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Mission Hall bookings

The Golden Green hall is available for bookings. Contact Rob Seall, 1 Bell Cottages 850664

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. For the latest guidance, visit Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread***

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 – 2-3pm
Contact: Ann Kemp 01732 361947

Fridays – Burgers, Cocktails – Bell Inn – from 5-9pm
Contact: Bell Inn 07940 250644


Saturday 7 & 14 May – Live music – The Bell Inn – 7pm til late
Contact: Clare Tanner 07940 250644

Monday 9 May – Bernie’s Quiz – The Bell Inn – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Bernie McGawley 01732 220811

Thursday 12 May – Charity Coffee Morning – Hall – 10.30-12 noon
Antique valuations from 9am
Contact: Alec Pelmore 01732 850739

Monday 16 May – Bingo! – Hall – 8 to 10pm
Contact: Rob Seall 01732 850664

Wednesday 18 May – Golden Green WI Meeting– Hall – 7.30 to 10pm
Contact: Rosalind Seall 01732 850664

Sunday 22 May – Bacchus Wind Orchestra free concert in Hadlow 
Contact: Alec Pelmore 01732 850739

Wednesday 25 May – GGA & Mission Hall AGMs – Hall – 8pm
Contact: Alec Pelmore 01732 850739

Saturday 28 May – Dave Tanner – karaoke – Bell Inn
Contact: Clare Tanner 07940 250644

Saturday 4 June – GGA Platinum Jubilee Lunch – Signpost Field – 12.30pm
Contact: or 01732 850048

Saturday 4 June – Family Fun Day – Bell Inn
Contact: Clare Tanner 07940 250644

Thursday 23rd June – Golden Green Summer Outing to Whitstable
Contact: Angela McSheehy 01732 851974

Golden Green Hall

We are looking for a hall manager to take over from Robert & Rosalind who are retiring after many years. The cleaning is now done separately, so the job primarily involves managing the bookings and opening up/closing/dealing with hall users. Ideally needs somebody who is generally around and lives close to the hall. Contact Alec if interested.

Michael Baulf

It is with sadness we report the death of Michael Baulf. Michael first moved to Hartlake 44 years ago with his wife Jenny and has long been a central figure in the village. Michael was a parish councillor for many years in the 90s/00s and was a strong supporter of the hamlet, among other things playing a major part in the battle to deal with Stonecastle Quarry. Always full of energy, he had at one point been CEO of Somerhill Schools and at the age of 88 he was still actively running his hardware/appliances business (based in Somerset!). He will be very much missed – our thoughts are with Jenny and the family. Contact Jenny if you want details of the funeral.

Bernie’s Quiz Night @ The Bell

Monday 9 May 7.30-10pm

The most fun to be had on a Monday night in GG! £3 entrance fee, cash prize. Bernie McGawley (01732 220811) is The Quizzinator. All welcome.

GG Charity Coffee Morning / Antiques Valuation

Thursday 12 May – 10.30am in the Mission Hall

Last month’s coffee morning raised £80 for the Disaster Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. As May is Dementia Awareness Month, our chosen charity is the Alzheimer’s Society, which campaigns, funds research and supports people living with dementia and their carers. Everyone is welcome from 0-100 years! There will also be an antiques valuation happening at one end of the hall (not connected with the coffee morning).

Free Antiques Valuation

Clive Attrell (based at Hastings Antiques) has booked the hall on Thursday 12th May offering free advice and valuations (no obligation to sell). For more information, see his website.

Golden Green WI

Wednesday 18 May from 7.30pm Mission Hall, GG

Annual meeting – members only.

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

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Lunch hosted by the Golden Green Association

Saturday 4 June 12,30pm Signpost Field

We have now had over 70 requests for tickets for our GGA Jubilee Lunch but there’s more available! Ticket holders will receive a celebration picnic lunch prepared by professional caterer Emma’s Kitchen to enjoy at our ‘street party’ on the Signpost Field rec ground. You’re also welcome to bring your own food and join in the fun. Cash bar available.

There will be seating for most people but bring your own picnic chairs and/or blankets if you prefer.

You MUST book in advance by 24 May. FREE for residents! (Non-resident adult £10, child £5.) Tickets will not be available on the day.

Contact Anne ( or 850048) or Gabrielle (851252) to book with your name, address and number of lunches (adult/child, meat or veggie, Prosecco/soft drink).

PS …… help required with setting up the field that morning, erecting tents etc, transporting tables etc – if you can help, we meet at 9am.

The Bell News

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

Every Friday night – Burgers, Cocktails.
Saturday 7 May – Band
Saturday 14 May – Leah singing and music
Saturday 28 May – Dave Tanner – karaoke
Saturday 4 June – Family day for the Platinum Jubilee: disco, singers, face painting, bouncy castle, food (note this is a separate event to the GGA picnic lunch on Signpost Field, see above)

Join our pool and darts teams! – speak to a staff member.

Golden Green 250 Club – Reminder

Winning numbers for March and April – £25 each

8 Kate Richardson
27 Graham Elmer
175 Alan Cattermole
164 Rosalind Seall
189 Sam Evemy
236 John Hibbs

Golden Green Association and Golden Green Mission Hall Charities – AGMs

Wednesday 25 May 8-8.15pm, Mission Hall

After the (very) brief AGMs, we’ll cross the road to the Bell where the first drink is on the Chairman!

New residents are especially welcome to learn more about our community’s activities.

Free Concert with Tea and Cake in Hadlow

Back for the first time since Covid, Pat and Alec are performing with Bacchus Wind Orchestra on Sunday 22nd May at 3pm in St Mary’s Hadlow.

Golden Green Summer Outing to Whitstable

Thursday 23rd June 2022

Come along to Whitstable for a day at the seaside! Meet outside The Bell at 9am. Depart Whitstable around 4.00pm. All GG residents welcome – £3 per person. First come, first served – limited capacity (transport will be by Hadlow Community minibuses). Please call to book a place – Angela McSheehy 851974.

Minibus Outings

And while on the subject, we have access to the Hadlow minibuses subject to availability, so if anybody wants to organise other outings, please get in touch …. national trust gardens? shopping trips? seaside? Christmas markets? Walks?

Golden Green Fete

Sunday 14 August Signpost Field

Another day of celebration and fun for all the family – GG’s famous summer fete – a little later than normal because of the Jubilee but all the better for it. Make sure the date is in your diary now.

East Peckham Coffee Morning & Plant Sale

Saturday 21 May 10:30am-12:00pm 28 Old Road, East Peckham

Come along for a coffee and chat and buy from a variety of vegetable & flowering plants. Everyone is welcome! We hope to see you there. Raffle to support East Peckham & Golden Green Conservative Branch Association (If anyone from GG needs a lift, please call Jane/Howard on 850329).

SGN Roadworks

Replacement of the gas mains with plastic pipes continues along Three Elm Lane with temporary traffic lights for another 7-8 weeks, working towards the junction of Blackmans Lane. In Blackmans Lane from 30 May until October there will be a ‘rolling road closure’ in place as they move towards the A26 Tonbridge Road. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses and a signed diversion will be in place.

May is Dementia Awareness Month

Show your support for those living with dementia and their carers by displaying blue colours in your windows and gardens. The forget-me-not is the dementia charities’ emblem so download a flower template your kids can colour in to put in the window or knit/crochet some forget-me-nots – there’s plenty of free patterns on the web.

Hadlow Primary School After School Club

Rainbows runs every day term time for children of Hadlow Primary School from 3-6pm. We offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for all to enjoy. We enjoy craft, drawing, painting, colouring, Lego, dressing up, cars, trains, baking, film nights, board games, football, outdoor fun with hoppers, bats, balls, etc. We have the use of all the outdoor space including the mound and trim trail which the children make the most of at any given opportunity.

A light snack is given during the session, and drinking water is available at all times. We have had extensive training, including all safeguarding areas & first aid, and can give your children a fun, safe and secure environment to enjoy making new friends and being a part of our lovely after school club.

If you would like any further information or would like to book a session, please contact Denise on 07717 214041.

Hadlow Community Fun Day

Saturday 2nd July 11am-3pm Hadlow Village Hall and Williams Field

Amanda Barrett is organising a community fun day and is hoping to involve local groups/businesses in whatever way they feel able; this could be holding an information stall and/or providing a local demonstration. Contact Amanda ( for more information

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

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

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

Borough Councillor Surgeries

Held on the second Saturday in every month, 10.00am-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).

Compiled by Alec Pelmore and Anne Waddingham © 2022

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