Our Community

Fordcombe Community

Fordcombe is a small village with a big community!

With the new Village Hall opening in October 2021, Fordcombe CE Primary School and The Chafford Arms pub, an annual fete and flower show and many community events throughout the year, there is always something going on.

Fordcombe Village Hall

Our amazing, newly built community village hall features the Oak and Acorn Halls, plus home and away cricket facilities and a new Ofsted-registered pre-school, Kinderversity.

The Village Hall is available for private functions. Please click below for more information. 

St Peter’s Church

In addition to regular services of praise and worship St Peter’s hosts and participates in a number of regular and annual community activities.

These include Musical Toddlers, Sunday School, St Peter’s Fellowship, regular coffee mornings and the Church Christmas Fete, held at the Village Hall.

Fordcombe CE Primary School

Fordcombe school is a voluntary aided, Church of England Primary School and has close links with the Parish Church of St Peter’s, situated a stone’s throw away.

With circa 100 pupils it is small by primary school standards, but big in it’s aim “to offer the pupils that come to our school the skills and knowledge to make the best possible start in life.” 

Kinderversity

Kinderversity has just opened their fifth Ofsted registered daycare nursery in the new Villlage Hall with a fully equipped nursery room and garden with mud kitchen, water play and climbing equipment 

They are open from 8am-6pm weekdays 51 weeks a year with 24 places for children aged 0 to 5 years plus breakfast and after-school clubs and holiday clubs for children aged 0–11 years.

The Chafford Arms

Paul and Jackie offer a warm welcome to their picturesque, traditional English pub in the heart of the village, with woodburning stoves and a large garden with beautiful views.

They serve honest, home-cooked food and local real ales including Larkin and Harveys. Children and dogs welcome! 

The pub was built in 1851 by the Victorian architect George Devey who was also involved with parts of Penshurst Place.

Fordcombe Cricket Club

Fordcombe CC are a friendly, sociable and inclusive cricket club. We are always looking to take on new players.

We have a 1st XI who play on Saturdays in the Kent County Village League for those that want to play in a more competitive environment. However we also have a friendly eleven playing each Sunday for individuals looking towards the more social aspect of the game! If you are interested in joining please call our team secretary on 07881651956.

We do also have a colts section for children of all ages and who play a handful of games each year. To enquire about your child/children joining the colts please email thomas_aj_denning@hotmail.co.uk.

Fordcombe Ladies Stoolball

Fordcombe have a strong stoolball team that plays other village teams in the West Kent Ladies League each season which starts on the first Wednesday in May. For further information about joining the team please telephone Kim Smith on 01892 740184.

Fordcombe Table Tennis Club

Have you played table tennis before and are interested in a social evening with good all round exercise? The Fordcombe Table Tennis Club is for anyone over 18 and meets every Monday evening from 7.45–9.45 pm October to March.

We are a mixed standard so all are welcome and you can join for the season or just come along when you can. We collect a small sum to meet costs for the evening and have an occasional coaching session. We have bats…just bring yourself!

For further information please email elainepbarnett@gmail.com

Phonebox Library

The iconic red village phonebox, located at the edge of The Chafford Arms car park, was successfully converted, during lockdown, into a library of donated books which villagers can borrow or swop.

Neighbourhood Watch

To report crime or an incident, in an emergency, call 999 if:

• a serious offence is in progress or has just been committed
• someone is in immediate danger or harm
• property is in danger of being damaged
• a serious disruption to the public is likely

Call 101 for non-emergency enquiries. If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use the textphone service on 18001 101.

For more information about Fordcombe Neighbourhood Watch please contact Mike Arnold on 01892 740283.