The Golden Green Association Newsletter

Issue No. 291
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We would love to see everybody in the Mission Hall for the GGA AGM on 22 May at 7pm sharp. It’s always extremely short and is really an opportunity for everybody to gather together afterwards in The Bell to celebrate the start (at last!) of warmer weather.

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

Total Body Tuesdays – Bell Inn weekly 6.30-7.15pm
Contact: 07493 989600

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

Friday 10 May – Leah Hall Sings – Bell Inn – 8pm onwards
Contact: The Bell Inn 01732 605352

Saturday 11 May – Afternoon Tea (booking required) – Bell Inn – 1-4pm
Contact: The Bell Inn 01732 605352

Monday 20 May – Bingo! – Hall – 7-9pm
Contact Nicky Whapshott 07702 212317

Saturday 25 May – Disco & Karaoke 8pm-late
Contact: The Bell Inn 01732 605352

Monday 3 June – Bernie’s Quiz Night – Bell Inn – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Bernie McGawley 01732 220811

Golden Green 250 Club

Winners in April – £25 each

17 Helen Tinworth
15 Pat Siers
211 Alison Brown

Golden Green Summer Fete

Sunday 23 June 1-3:30pm Signpost Field

Join us for all the traditional 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 (if ready), Bar & BBQ and more! Next month we’ll be asking for donations to the various stalls. And as always, it can’t happen without Helpers! Needed for erecting tents, running stalls, managing games etc. Contact Alec (

Golden Green Association and Golden Green Mission Hall Charity AGMs

The AGMs for the GGA and the Hall will be held on 22nd May at 7pm. They are always very short and swiftly followed by a gathering in The Bell – which may also be an opportunity to plan the fete! AGM papers will be emailed to The Hamlet circulation list but if anybody wants to join the committees, just let Alec know.

Strength and Mobility Class

Mondays 10.30-12 noon Mission Hall

Please note that there are no sessions on the Bank Holiday Mondays.

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 3 June 7.30-10pm

Everyone’s welcome to join us at this strictly-for-fun event. 7.30pm start, £3 entrance fee, cash prize

Golden Green Coffee Morning

Thursday 9 May 10.30am in the Mission Hall

All ages are welcome to join us for hot drinks and homemade bakes. Just turn up or contact Alec 01732 850739 for more details.

The Bell News

Clare, Justin & Nigel
Tel: 01732 605352 or 07881 816227
The Bell – Golden Green

May Bank Holidays open from 12 noon

Bernie’s Quiz Night – Monday 6 May – 7.30-10pm

Leah Hall – Live Singing & Music – Friday 10 May – from 8pm

Afternoon Tea (booking required) – Saturday 11 May 1-4pm

Disco & Karaoke Saturday 25 May – 8pm-late. Hosted by DC Entertainment

Total Body Tuesdays – weekly workout sessions 6.30-7.15pm. All ages and fitness levels welcomed. £7 a session (cash preferred) Contact 07493 989600

TMBC Bourne Ward Councillors

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 – 13 May – 7.30pm Old School Hall, Hadlow

Vacancies for Councillors – if you are interested in joining the Council please do pop into the office or email for further information.

Golden Green Parish Councillors

Nick Collins: 850968
Ed Bright: 850590

Hadlow Community Breakfast

Sunday 12 May 9-11.30am Old School Hall, Hadlow

Please contact the parish office or 01732 851878. Booking essential at least three days ahead. £5 For a delicious full English. Last one until September

St Mary’s Church Services

Please see the Hadlow newsletter for details of services at St Mary’s.

St Peter’s RC Chapel, Maidstone Rd, Hadlow

Please see for service times.

Hospital Transport Service

Residents of Hadlow and 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

Compiled by Anne Waddingham © 2024

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