Mission Hall bookings
The Golden Green Hall is available for bookings. Contact Nicky Whapshott email@example.com 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
* 2 October class has been cancelled *
Contact: Sue 07867 648667 or suelarken@
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 2 October – Bernie’s Quiz – Bell Inn – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Bernie McGawley 01732 220811
Thursday 12 October – Coffee Morning – Hall – 10.30am-12 noon
Contact: Alec Pelmore 01732 850739
Saturday 14 October – Afternoon Tea (booking required) – Bell Inn – 1-4pm
Contact: The Bell Inn 07881 0816227
Monday 16 October – Bingo! – Hall – 8-10pm
Contact Nicky Whapshott 07702 212317
Wednesday 18 October – Golden Green WI Meeting – Hall – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Rosalind Seall 01732 850664
Golden Green Speedwatch Appeal
Time to reduce the incidence of speeding through Golden Green! Andy Bowerman is coordinating a new Speedwatch group in Golden Green to discourage speeding though the village. Speedwatch is not a new idea. It has enjoyed several outings over the years and earned a mixed reputation. It is not being promoted as a cure-all for speeding but rather as one valuable contribution that communities can make towards tackling the issue. Training for volunteers along with systems and procedures within the Police have been improved in recent years. If you would like to be part of the team in Golden Green, email Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Green 250 Club – three £25 prizes per month – September:
89 Sam Gaines
65 Mark Bailey
250 Anne Waddingham
Strength and Mobility Class
Mondays 10.30-12 noon Mission Hall
Unfortunately, the class on Monday 2 October has been cancelled because the instructor is ill.
Golden Green Coffee Morning
Thursday 12 October 10.30am in the Mission Hall
All ages welcome for refreshments and a chat with friends. If you’re new to the hamlet, you’re guaranteed a friendly reception. Just turn up or contact Alec 01732 850739 for more details.
The Bell News
Lunch menu Wednesday & Thursday 12-3pm; Friday & Saturday noon-6pm.
Bernie’s Quiz Night 2 October 7.30-10pm
Ska & Reggae Family Day Saturday 7 October 2pm to late
Afternoon Tea Saturday 14 October 1-4pm Booking essential
Bernie’s Quiz Night @ The Bell
Monday 2 October 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. It’s a lorra lorra laughs!
Golden Green WI
Wednesday 18 October from 7.30pm Mission Hall, GG
Lisa Hawney will be talking about the work of the YMCA in Tunbridge Wells and West Kent. For information about Golden Green WI, contact Ros Seall, 1 Bell Cottages 01732 850664 email@example.com
Bourne Park Freeholders Group
Are having a get-together with a buffet on Thursday 26 October at 6pm in The Bell. Please let Rod Belsey know if you’re interested.
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2023
This year’s appeal is from 26 October to 12 November. Every poppy counts, and your contribution will make a real difference to the lives of the Armed Forces community who have given so much fortheir country. If you can spare an hour or two to help with house-to-house collections in Golden Green and Hadlow, please contact Sean on 01732 850048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hartlake Road is scheduled to be closed for UK Power Networks cable installations until 12 October, although it has been frustrating that nothing has actually happened for two weeks – they have been waiting for the cables to be connected before they can repair the road surface again. At least no cars have yet fallen into one of the very large holes that have been left.
It won’t be open for long though, as SGN are scheduled to close it again from 30 October to 24 November to finish replacing the gas mains. Does anyone know when SGN are coming back to finish the work in Three Elm Lane? It was scheduled from early October (to mid-February 2024!) but there’s been no update for some time.
We did finally have a very pleasant rescheduled trip to Hastings, but I think that’s it for the winter – ideas for 2024 please.
TMBC Bourne Ward Councillors
Contact your TMBC councillors by email or phone:
Cllr James Lark email@example.com; mob 07812 596194
Cllr Steve Crisp Steve.Crisp@tmbc.gov.uk or c/o Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Gibson Building, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill ME19 4LZ.
(Monthly surgeries in Hadlow have stopped).
Hadlow Parish Council
Parish Council Office open – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am until 12 noon.
Next Parish Council Meeting – 9 October 7.30pm Old School Hall, Hadlow.
Hadlow Community Breakfast
Sunday 8 October 9-11.30am Old School Hall, Hadlow
Please contact the parish office firstname.lastname@example.org or 01732 851878. Booking essential. £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.
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 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 email@example.com.
Compiled by Alec Pelmore and Anne Waddingham © 2023