Fordcombe's village church

Food Supplies

Posted : July

Chafford Arms

The Chafford arms is open and meat and veg supply continues. Click here for a full details

The French Comte’

The pop up market in front of the village school continues each Saturday from 9am. until 1pm. with vegetables, milk and plenty of bread and patisserie.

Posted : Friday 17 April

Just a short update on Village supplies.

The French Comte’ Lorry.

The lorry will be in the village again tomorrow 9am. until 1pm. with vegetables, milk and plenty of bread and patisserie.

Chafford Arms

Paul and Jackie are continuing with supply of vegetables, bread, milk, meat and some other items on Wednesdays and Saturdays with orders placed by midday the day before.

Pre-ordered takeaways are available Friday and Saturdays 5pm. until 8pm. and frozen meals can also be purchased.

Click here for the list of meat which can be ordered which was sent out last week in case you missed it.

Posted : Friday 10 April

An update on food supplies to the village.

The French Comte’ – Borough Market

Florent has kindly arranged for the lorry to be in the village again tomorrow from 9am to 1pm. As last week fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese, milk, eggs and meat will be available.

Paul and Jackie at the Chafford Arms

Paul and Jackie are very helpfully making up orders from produce from their suppliers. Fruit and vegetables, milk, eggs, bread, cheese and meat orders can be placed for pick up on either Wednesday or Saturday. Click here for a list of the meat that can be supplied. They also have a small supply of some other grocery items so please ask them if you are short of items.

Paul and Jackie are continuing to supply a  takeaway service Monday to Saturday.

Posted : Monday 30 March

Dear All,

Thank you very much for visiting us at the weekend and for your kind words. we have had some great marketers in the village! I have tried to let as many people know but keep spreading the word to friends, family, neighbouring village.

It was typical British weather with sun, Hail, snow , rain and wind but it was great to be able to help.

As we told many people, we will be back on Saturday 4th April from 9 am – 1 pm.  We are aiming to bring fresh meat and Fresh pastas as well.  We are aiming to be there every Saturday during the lockdown from now on.

Also If you know the person who run the facebook page, I have contacted them but not answer yet.

Have a good day

Florent Gacon

The French Comte
 Unit 16b
Stoney Street – Borough Market
M: +44 77 680 325 45


Posted : Thursday 20 March

There are several initiatives within the village to help with the supply of food, they are as follows but please let people know about them who are not on the mail list. This message together with updates will be included on the Church website

The Chafford Arms

This is the message from Paul and Jackie :-

hi everyone 

We understand that everybody is struggling to get essential food if the panic buying continues. Jackie and I have spoken to our suppliers whose stock levels are fine they range from fresh veg, fruit , milk,eggs,bread,meat,cheese etc.

The plan we have is to arrange a couple of days a week to get a delivery.  As we need to bulk buy it won’t be possible to order daily. (example ring by midday on a tues for weds delivery and by midday fri for saturday) then myself and jackie will split it into individual orders then you pick them up from the pub alternatively volunteers have said they will deliver to people who can’t get out.  We would ask people to pay by card if possible.

Please pass the message on


paul and jackie            tel 740267

Take away from the Pub

Next week Paul and Jackie will put together a take away service. Please give them a ring next week for details

Florent Gacon (residence St Peter’s  House)

The French Comté
Borough Market
Home delivery  

Order online here

Or, if you have difficulty with the website then:

The order form contains a list of what can be supplied as Home delivery in about 48 to 72 hrs. Orders can be detailed on the spread sheet and Emailed back or required items can simply be included in an Email.

The French Compte Order Form is available here as an    Excel Spreadsheet    or       Word Document

Sunday Village lorry

Starting on Sunday 29th March it is proposed to bring a lorry to the village 9am to 1pm so villagers can purchase supplies directly.