Issue No. 283
Facebook: Golden Green Association.
Send items for inclusion to Anne Waddingham ( or Alec Pelmore (
– 07785 714239.

Young Families in the Village

Somebody pointed out to me that we have recently had a significant influx of families with young children into the village. So I was thinking that it would be good to see if we can set up opportunities for them all to get together. Mum and toddler groups? After school activities? Either in the hall or at signpost field? Perhaps village picnics – after all next week is going to be hot and sunny! Can you get chatting among those you know and let me know how we can help. The hall is available and the Golden Green Association can help with any funding required.

In addition some of the new familes may not have registered their email address so that they can receive this newsletter. Contact us on

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: Sue 07867 648667 or

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 4 September – Bernie’s Quiz – Bell Inn – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Bernie McGawley 01732 220811

Saturday 9 September – Afternoon Tea (booking required) – Bell Inn – 1-4pm
Contact: The Bell Inn 07881 0816227

Saturday 9 September -Leah Hall Singing & Music – Bell Inn – from 4pm
Contact: The Bell Inn 07881 0816227

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

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

Wednesday 20 September – Golden Green WI Meeting – Hall – 7.30-10pm
Contact: Rosalind Seall 01732 850664

Saturday 23 September – Disco & Karaoke Night with Dave Tanner – Bell Inn – 8pm to late
Contact: The Bell Inn 07881 0816227

Golden Green 250 Club – three £25 prizes per month – Latest winners:

19 – Ted Worsell
92 – Charmian Evans
108 – Millie Williams Walker
159 – Edna Browning
16 – Graham Elmer
200 – Jo Ivell

Friends of Kent Churches Ride + Stride Sponsored Cycle Ride

Saturday 9 September

This year Rob Seall is visiting all the parish churches in Tonbridge & Malling. Details and sponsorship forms are available at Kent Ride and Stride or contact Rob Seall; tel 850664. Sponsorship funds are split between the Friends of Kent Churches and the church/chapel of your choice.

Strength and Mobility Class

Mondays 10.30-12 noon Mission Hall

Gentle and fun exercises followed by a cuppa and a chat.

Golden Green Coffee Morning

Thursday 14 September 10.30am in the Mission Hall

All welcome for refreshments and a natter with friends.

The Bell News

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

Lunch menu Wednesday & Thursday 12-3pm; Friday & Saturday noon-6pm.

Afternoon Tea Saturday 8 July 1-4pm Booking essential
Singing & Music with Leah Hall Saturday 8 July 8pm-late
Bernie’s Quiz Night 4 September 7.30-10pm
Afternoon Tea Saturday 9 September 1-4pm. Booking essential
Singing & Music with Leah Hall Saturday 9 September from 4pm
Disco & Karaoke with Dave Tanner Saturday 23 September from 7.30pm
DJ Ben Hanson Sunday 30 September (tbc)

Bernie’s Quiz Night @ The Bell

Monday 4 September 7.30-10pm

Back in its usual first-Monday-of-the-month slot. 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 WI

Wednesday 20 September from 7.30pm Mission Hall, GG

Helen Tobias is going to tell us encouragingly that “Wrinkles Don’t Matter”!

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

Road Closures

So the works on Three Elm Lane have finished and next week Hartlake Road will be closed until 12th October. Where Three Elm Lane was open in the evening, I’m not sure Hartlake will be, so take care, especially trying to get past the barriers when it is open. The last time it was closed we had a lot of angry drivers coming all the way from Tudeley and even trying to barge through the barriers. Beware big holes in the road! It will be useful if we can keep everybody updated with the facebook page.

Minibus trip to Hastings

Having postponed because of a storm, we had a very enjoyable trip to Hastings last month (although I did inadvertantly share my ice cream with a seagull!) …… nice to see some new faces on our trips. There is scope for another trip at the end of September. Let mw know if you might want to join and also give me ideas for new destinations ….. Contact Alec.

TMBC Bourne Ward Councillors

Contact your TMBC councillors by email or phone:
Cllr James Lark; mob 07812 596194
Cllr Steve Crisp or c/o Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Gibson Building, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill ME19 4LZ.

(Monthly surgeries in Hadlow have stopped).

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

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

Next Parish Council Meeting – 11 September 7.30pm Old School Hall, Hadlow.

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

Hadlow Community Breakfast

unday 10 September 9-11.30am Old School Hall, Hadlow

Please contact the parish office or 01732 851878. Booking essential. £4 For 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 Warden

Community wardens’ aims are to foster community wellbeing, support the elderly and vulnerable and help with accessing community services.

KCC are planning to redesign the Community Warden Service to cut the budget by £1 million, which will mean fewer wardens covering bigger areas. If you think the changes may affect you, send KCC your views by completing this questionnaire. The Consultation closes on 3 October.

Our Community Warden for East Peckham and Hadlow (including Golden Green) is Diane Wakeling. Contact her on 07813 713740

My Community Voice
My Community Voice is a Kent Police/Neighbourhood Watch messaging service that sends updates about the local area directly from the police officers themselves. You can also respond to alerts, share information and report issues that are affecting you. Sign up to receive alerts. (Note it’s not for reporting crimes, which should be reported in the usual way (

Compiled by Alec Pelmore and Anne Waddingham © 2023

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