Updated: 17th January 2020
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BATTLEFIELDS TOURS Peter Rolington, Goudhurst
THE BEAUTY SPOT Risebridge Health & Sports Club Goudhurst 01580 212045
BEDGEBURY CAMPING Pattenden Farm Goudhurst Kent TN17 2QX 01580 21348
BEDGEBURY NATIONAL PINETUM Bedgebury Road Goudhurst 01580 211044
BEDGEBURY PARK RIDING CENTRE Bedgebury Park Goudhurst 01580 211602
BEDGEBURY SCHOOL has closed
BELLRINGERS AT ST MARY’S GOUDHURST Rosemary Southon 01580 211791
BETHANY SCHOOL Curtisden Green Goudhurst 01580 211273 Language School 01580 212622
BEWL WATER 01892 890000
BRAMLEY HOUSE B & B Rogers Rough Road Kilndown Linda Carter 01892 890855
BURGESS STORES, High Street Goudhurst. Now reopened under new ownership after a complete refurbishment.
CATTERY Mrs. Stacey Riseden Cottage, Goudhurst TN17 1HJ 01580 211239
CHARITIES IN GOUDHURST: Dorothy Bathurst’s Charity (Reg No 222496)
Goudhurst Educational Foundation (Reg No 307770)
These local Charities have wide objectives to grant funds to those in need or with worthy causes, particularly in connection with education. Contact Richard Bushrod 07932 223216.
CHURCHES: UNITED BENEFICE OF ST MARY’S GOUDHURST AND CHRIST CHURCH KILNDOWN:
St Mary’s Church Wardens 01580 211610 and 01580 211369 www.gkchurch.org.uk
United Benefice Administration Office 01580 211739.
Christ Church Kilndown Church Warden 01892 890244 www.gkchurch.org.uk
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH GOUDHURST: Fr Vic McClean 01580 211268
FRIENDS OF ST. MARY’S CHURCH
Mrs Pam Stubbs 01580 211013
CINEMA Kino Hawkhurst Victoria Hall Rye Road Hawkhurst TN18 4ET 01580 754321
COLLIERS GREEN CofE PRIMARY SCHOOL Colliers Green 01580 211335
COUNTRY PROPERTY The Plain Goudhurst is now closed.
CTS BUILDERS Hunts Cottage 1 Hunts Lane Goudhurst TN17 1AH 01580 211276
DOCTORS WATSON & PACE The Old Parsonage Surgery Goudhurst 01580 211241
DOCTORS Ellwood, Kendall & Tracey Lamberhurst Surgery 01892 890800
FARMERS Trottenden Farm Lidwells Lane, Goudhurst, Kent 01580 212 599
FINCHCOCKS, Goudhurst has re-opened and now offers piano courses. finchcocks.com 01580 428080
Fish & Chips: Moby Dick’s at The Plain, Goudhurst on Wednesdays 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
FRIENDS OF ST. MARY’S CHURCH Mrs. Pam Stubbs 01580 211013
FRIENDS OF CHRIST CHURCH KILNDOWN Ann Olley 01892 890376
GLOBE & RAINBOW RESTAURANT and PUB, KILNDOWN is now closed.
GOUDHURST CRICKET CLUB. Contact Mick Venner, 01622 609384 & 07506 759743
The Club is looking for new players. No league cricket; only Sunday afternoon friendlies.
GOUDHURST CLUB ( Formerly The Ex-Servicemen’s Club )The Plain, Goudhurst. 01580 211308
GOUDHURST FOOTBALL CLUB Martin Ridgley 01892 535567
GOUDHURST & KILNDOWN CofE PRIMARY SCHOOL Beaman Close Cranbrook Road Goudhurst
Enquiries: 01580 211365
School Governors: Jo Hinde 01580 213556
Parent Teacher Association: Victoria Aldwinckle 01580 212931, Jo Bowman 01892 723767
GOUDHURST AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY (GADS) Stages two or three plays every year. Monthly social events, theatre trips or drama workshops. New members on or off stage always welcome. Website https://www.goudhurstdrama.club Contact Colin Willis on 01580 211204.
A262 Cranbrook Road, Goudhurst TN17 1DX
GOUDHURST & KILNDOWN LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Meetings are held in the Church Room, Back Lane, Goudhurst, from October to May, starting at 7.45 pm. See the Society’s website for details.
GOUDHURST LUNCH CLUB Social gathering for the elderly. Meets on the first and third Monday of each month (usually) Jo Santini 01580 212215.
GOUDHURST & KILNDOWN TEA CLUB Has now closed.
GOUDHURST & KILNDOWN READYCALL
For details of Ready Call activities see the Parish Magazine, or phone Jayne Russell 07766 553728.
Transport: Shiona Gardiner (01580 211622)
We aim to provide residents in the parish with any service which a good neighbour might offer. Registered charity no. 294206
GOUDHURST MEN’S BREAKFAST Quarterly social breakfast meeting with interesting speakers at 8.45 am on Saturday morning. Richard Bushrod 01580 211875
GOUDHURST NEWSAGENTS High Street Goudhurst 01580 211232
GOUDHURST OIL GROUP Contact Romilly Wallis-Hosken and Lorne Mitchell
GOUDHURST PARISH HALL Balcombes Hill Goudhurst TN17 1AJ. Bookings Officer Judith Farnfield
GOUDHURST PARISH MAGAZINE David Denton 01892 890244
GOUDHURST PHARMACY High St, Goudhurst. Jag Bains 01580 211245
GOUDHURST POST OFFICE at Goudhurst Newsagents, High Street
GOUDHURST VILLAGE PRE-SCHOOL Church Rooms, Goudhurst.
For 2 – 5 year olds in Goudhurst, Kilndown and Curtisden Green.
All 3 to 5 year olds are eligible for 15 hours’ free Early Years educational funding.
Sessions: 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m Monday to Friday
£4.50 per hour (£13.50 per session), with an optional £3 lunch club until 1 p.m.
A minimum of two sessions per child, per week, are required.
Jo Galloway 01580 212777 (session times only) 07896 890370 (out of hours)
GOUDHURST & KILNDOWN RECORDED MUSIC SOCIETY
Annual subscription £20 (£18 if by standing order due on 1 August); guests £5 per meeting
8 Meetings are held September to May with an additional Summer Serenade evening later in the summer, in the Church Rooms (sometimes Cranbrook School)
Chairman: Quentin Rappoport; Secretary Clare Benfield.
To join: e-mail . or telephone Clare Benfield 01580 211517 (hon. Secretary)
GOUDHURST TENNIS CLUB at BRANDFOLD Secretary: Barbara Adams 01580 212042 Chair: Barbara Adams 01580 212042 Coaching Organiser: Jo Sharp 01580 212871
Email the secretary
GOUDHURST VETERINARY SURGERY AND EQUINE CLINIC Bedgebury Road Goudhurst 01580 211981
GOUDHURST YOUTH GROUP Phil Kirkby 07973 502404
GREEN CROSS INN Station Road Goudhurst 01580 211200
HARPERS NURSERY SCHOOL Goudhurst TN17 1JU 01580 211236
HIGH MEADOWS B&B Curtisden Green, Goudhurst, TN17 1LA Mrs. Linda Hall 01580 213468
KILNDOWN ANGLING CLUB Contact: Graham Booth 07850 251982
KILNDOWN CRICKET CLUB
Season starts from May at the Cricket Ground. New players (of any ability) welcome. Pavilion/Ground available for function hire.
Secretary Adrian Hammond 01622 850323
KILNDOWN EDUCATION TRUST
Education Grants available for Kilndown residents under 25 years, or children of Kilndown residents. Application before first October of each year.
Contact: Hilary Bird 01892 890554
KILNDOWN GARDENING CLUB
A friendly group of mixed- ability gardeners and garden lovers. Visitors and new members most welcome. Spring and Autumn flower & produce shows plus a Sweet Pea and Rose Show in July – all open to non-members.
Meetings on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in Kilndown Quarry Centre.
Chairman Lynda Shepherd 01580 879549
KILNDOWN LUNCH CLUB. Social gathering for the elderly. Vera Hawkins 01892 890477
KILNDOWN QUARRY CENTRE
Organic and local produce shop, Saturday mornings, 9am – midday. Available to hire, £5.00 per hour including heating.
Contact: Chairman: Richard Crumpling 01580 879549 Secretary: Sue Smith 01580 212663
Bookings & treasurer: Lynda Shepherd 01580 879549
KILNDOWN VILLAGE HALL
Chairman: Ray Lovell 01580 211323
Bookings: Tracy Roberts 01892 891122
KINO DIGITAL CINEMA Hawkhurst Victoria Hall Rye Road Hawkhurst TN18 4ET 01580 754321
LIBRA HAIR High Street Goudhurst 211696
LITTLE DODGES Holiday Cottages Curtisden Green Goudhurst Kent. Tel 01580 212171/07754 255558
MARTIAL ARTS Tae Kwon Do Risebridge Health & Sports Club
PETER ROLINGTON 01580 212920 Send an email
NEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENTS (Local news) Lynda Shepherd 01580 879549
PARISH COUNCIL Clerk- Anthony Farnfield 01580 212552
PEACOCK INN Goudhurst Road Iden Green Goudhurst 01580 211233
PLUMBER Kevin Griggs, Goudhurst 07708 386571
PIANO COURSES Finchcocks finchcocks.com 01580 428080
Contact Kent Police:
For all non-urgent incidents or enquiries, call 101
If a crime is in progress or life is in danger, call 999
If you are deaf or speech impaired, text ‘Police’ and your message to 60066
For news, advice or details of your neighbourhood officer, visit www.kent.police.uk
Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator Peter Rolington 01580 212920 Send an email
RISEBRIDGE HEALTH & SPORTS CLUB Risebridge Farm Goudhurst 01580 211775
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION GOUDHURST Chairman: Mr Tim Nicholson 01580 714035, Secretary: Ed Bates 01580 212129
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, Goudhurst 01580 211268
THE SMALLHOLDING Restaurant, Ranters Lane, Kilndown Kent, 01892 890105.
GOUDHURST SCOUT GROUP, Tattlebury Lane, Goudhurst
FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
SCOUTS (10-14 years), Tuesdays 7 – 9pm, contact Cathy Mummery on 01580 713237
CUBS (8-10 years), Thursdays 6 – 7.30pm, contact Sally Hallett on 01892 890086
BEAVERS (6-8 years), Mondays 6 – 7pm, contact Carol Townshend on 01892 890167
GROUP SCOUT LEADER – Jacqui Clark (01580 211591)
STAR & EAGLE PUB, RESTAURANT & HOTEL High Street Goudhurst 01580 211512
QUILTING GROUP Wednesday mornings Quarry Centre Kilndown Ann Olley 01892 890376
THE PEACOCK PUB Goudhurst Road Iden Green, Goudhurst TN17 2PB Telephone: 01580 211233
THREE CHIMNEYS FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGES Goudhurst, Kent 01580 212175
TILE LIBRARY Jessica Wood Tile Library Co. Shear Farm Oast Goudhurst TN17 1JR. Tel/Fax: 01580 212700
THE VINE PUB High Street, Goudhurst 01580 211105
VIVA HAIR & BEAUTY Clay Hill, West Road, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 1AB. Tel:01580 211244
VILLAGE LIFE Ladies’ clothes, fragrance and
jewellery. North Road, Goudhurst. Kate Hardy: 01580 213550
WEALD SERVICE STATION Cranbrook Road Goudhurst 01580 211282
WEEKS BAKERY AND TEA ROOMS 12 High Street, Goudhurst TN17 1AG. 01580 211380
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE GOUDHURST & KILNDOWN
The WI.takes an active part in district activities and in the life of the village. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month in Goudhurst or Kilndown Village Halls at 7.3Opm.
Contact: Vera Hawkins 01892 890477
Secretary: Rosemary Stockings 01580 713844
Treasurer: Anne Torry
YOGA (HATHA) – Mixed ability classes. Private individual or small group tuition. Beginners welcome. Alison: 01580 212976 or 07713 211339