We often have customers come into the shop surprised at what we have in stock. May 16th to 22nd is National Stationery Week and stationery is one of those things that we have more of than you may think. Not only a great range of greetings cards and wrapping paper including those by local artists, but almost everything you’ll ever need such as printer paper, a range of envelopes, sellotape, glue, correction fluid, pens and so on. If you’re ever short of stationery, pop in, it’s amazing what you’ll find and not as expensive as you might think!

The longer warmer days mean it’s time to ensure we have plenty of sun screen at hand. A range of Altruist products are in store providing high quality sunscreen at the lowest possible price. These products have been developed by dermatologist and Barham resident Dr Andrew Birnie and we are pleased to be able to stock them in store.

Supporting local producers is important to us and we now have products available from the Fifth Trust including wine, jam, chutney and planters. We are delighted to be supporting this local supplier and charity and look forward to hearing what you think of these products. Starting 23rd May we celebrate English Wine week together with Simpsons Wine Estate. We have a range of Simpsons wine already in store and a greater variety will be available in the coming weeks

We now have a slightly different style of lightweight, cotton Barham Village Store branded bag. They make a great gift as well as a great gift bag! We encourage all our customers to bring their own bags but recognise sometimes it’s easy to forget so we hope the cotton bags are an attractive purchase. The alternative are the compostable bags, price now increased to 20p per bag.

2021/22 has been an amazing year for awards including a national award! Since the last communication, we have been selected as one of three finalists in the Taste of Kent Awards Community category. The award recognises a business or person that has gone over and beyond in service of the community. The winner will be announced at a gala dinner on May 12th and we’ll let you know the outcome in the next edition!