Issue No. 262
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Winter seems to be around the corner, although I am still doggedly wearing my shorts! So, looking ahead …

– Having raised £170 for Macmillan nurses in September, our coffee gatherings will go indoors and become a once-a-month charity bring.cake/buy.cake/eat.cake/ on a Thursday in the Mission hall – so 10.30am this Thursday for the Poppy Appeal. Your chance to get your poppy. Ideas please for a charity for early December.

– Starting to think about December, and I would like to see if we can get a Golden Green wind group to play carols around the village (in the pub?). So, calling on anybody who can play any brass or woodwind instrument (sax?), young and old, anything from grade 2/grade 3 to grade 8 to play simple carols (remember the carols we played in the dark last year?!) Please let me know if you or your children can help.

– Thinking about what we do for a carol service this year – it would normally be 19 December at 4pm but at the moment Hadlow doesn’t have a vicar so we may be looking to adapt the formula … ideas welcome … readings/music? Watch this space.

– Libby Taylor is planning to organise a children and tots village Christmas party in the hall (with a Santa?) Let her know if you are interested or can help.

– Keep well … get your booster if summoned!


Mission Hall bookings

The GG hall is now available for bookings. Contact Rob Seall, 1 Bell Cottages 850664

What’s on in Golden Green?

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

Thursdays – Coffee Morning – Hall – 10.30am
Contact: Alec Pelmore 01732 850739

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

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

Monday 15 Nov – Bingo! – Hall – 8-1pm

Wednesday 17 Nov – WI meeting – Hall – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Rosalind Seall 01732 850664

Sunday 28 Nov – Craft Fair – Bell Inn
Contact: Bell Inn 07940 250644

Monday 6 Dec – Bernie’s Big Quiz – Bell Inn – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Bernie McGawley 01732 220811

GG Coffee & Cake for Charity in the Hall

Thursdays 10.30am in the Mission Hall

Over the winter we are planning to meet on the first Thursday monthly in the Mission Hall to bring & buy cakes and drink coffee for a charity, which will change monthly. The first one is at 10.30am on 4 November to raise funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Bring your own mug and come and support a worthwhile cause

The Bell News

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

Every Friday night – Burgers, Cocktails, Disco Night!

Monthly Saturday Quiz – date tbc £3 entry, Bar prize.

“Best night I have had out in a pub for twenty years”; “Congratulations – excellent night out”; “Just what a local should be” – just a few of the comments from our weekend events! The London Cockney Night received such a great response we’re considering a monthly themed event (anyone with ideas for a theme please contact us). The Bell Inn wishes to thank all who attended – most of our visitors came from East Peckham and Hadlow, and we had great attendance from Bourne Park; there were a few other GG residents but we’d really love to see more of you from the rest of Golden Green!

We’re planning a few days of Christmas lunches and evening dinners with entertainment during December – booking only. And we’re also looking at several craft fairs from now to Christmas, starting with one on 28 November

Please support your local pub – now more than ever, we need you!

Clare, Nigel, Justin and all the staff

Bernie’s Quiz Night @ The Bell

Monday 1 November and 6 December 7.30pm
£3 entrance fee, cash prize. Bernie McGawley sets the questions. All welcome.

Golden Green 250 Club September

October Winners – come along to the Poppy Appeal cake & coffee fundraiser on Thursday 4 November at 10.30am in the Hall to collect.

90 Richard Piercy
71 Angela McSheehy
201 Barbara Davis

Victoria Road Temporary Closure

22-24 November

Victoria Road will be closed near Victoria House while water-main connection works are undertaken by South East Water.

Garden Waste Update

TMBC are doing a one-off collection of brown bins. It’s being done on a collection-day basis, so they are currently doing all Monday households in T Wells, then Tonbridge & Malling, then it will be our turn for brown bins normally collected on a Tuesday and so on. However, your collection is unlikely to be on your usual day so look out for their email two days before yours is due, or keep checking their website. It’s taking some time to clear the backlog, as you can imagine, as they only have two crews not the usual six. They will not take extra bags and there’s no indication yet when normal service will resume.

Three Elm Service Station

Three Elm Service Station Facebook page

The BP garage is closed on 3 & 4 November while it’s being refurbished and a Greggs is going to be installed. At other times, the fuel pumps and jet washes are operating as normal but limited instore stock is available until completion expected by 17 November. It will remain a Budgens.

Hadlow Gift Fair

Sunday 21 November 11am-3pm Hadlow Village Hall, Williams Field

Lots of stalls with beautiful things. Refreshments available.

St Mary’s Church, Hadlow

St Mary’s website >>
St Mary’s Facebook page >>
Office: , Office: 07570 941809 (Tues 9.30am-3pm; Thu 8.30am-2pm)
Paul White has transferred to Rye, so Hadlow will see an ‘interregnum’ for a few months with no incumbent.

Please see the St Mary’s website or Hadlow newsletter for details.

Remembrance Sunday Services – 14 November
No 8am service. 9.30am Holy Communion Service. 10.50am Act of Remembrance Service in Church.

12.00 Remembrance at the War Memorial in Hadlow Cemetery.

St Mary’s Food Bank now on Thursdays

The foodbank has changed from Wednesdays to Thursdays. Open from 10.30am–12.30pm.

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

Next Parish Council Meeting 8 November 7.30pm Old School Hall, Hadlow.

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

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 will not be holding a coffee morning in December.

Compiled by Alec Pelmore and Anne Waddingham © 2021

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