Town Hall Building Works

All meetings from 15 May to 14 August inclusive will be held in the Upstairs Conference Room, Victoria Rooms, Bridge Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1AH due to the building works taking place in the Town Hall.

After this, we expect them to be in the Town Hall as per normal.

Project Updates and Consultation: Further Information

Results of Town & District Elections 2019

Election of Councillors for the Fordingbridge Ward
of New Forest District Council

Election of Councillors for
Fordingbridge Town Council

Purdah Period Extended Due To European Parliamentary Elections

Elections for members of the European Parliament are scheduled to be held across Europe between Thursday 23 May and Sunday 26 May*, therefore 'purdah' or pre-elections restrictions will continue to apply to council activities until 10pm on Sunday 26 May. 

(*Note: The EU Elections are being held in the UK on Thursday 23 May 2019, however polls are being held in some EU countries up until 26 May 2019.)

During this period, local government is subject to restrictions on communications activity to ensure that councils cannot be accused of bias.

Temporary Road Closure - From 11 March 2019

Whitstbury Road – 11 March to 16 August

To view more information, please visit this link:- Whitsbury Road, Fordingbridge 

Wessex Water are installing a section of essential new public sewer on Whitsbury Road, Fordingbridge.

Most of the work will take place within the public highway, however a short stretch of the sewer will need to be laid within public open space to the north of Parsonage Park Drive.

It will be necessary to remove two mature trees ahead of the work, which will be replaced with a heavy standard Oak trees or Hornbeams in the first appropriate planting season once the works are complete.

In addition, Wessex Water will undertake scrub clearance as part of the landscape enhancement of the green space.

It is anticipated that there will be a long term benefit to Fordingbridge in terms of provision of new infrastructure, scrub clearance and new tree planting.   

Details of the planned Fordingbridge Car Park redevelopment are now on the NFDC website. Please see links below for more information:

Fordingbridge Town Council Response to NFDC's Local Plan

Read more here

Do you own land that has a watercourse or drainage ditch on or adjacent to it?

Answer: Yes –You are therefore a ‘riparian landowner’ and you are responsible for maintaining those watercourses.

About Fordingbridge

Fordingbridge is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 under the name Forde.

The town lies on the banks of the River Avon in Hampshire and has a population of approximately 5,700 people.

A major feature of the town  is the 7 arched bridge.

Since 1982 Fordingbridge has been twinned with Vimoutiers in Normandy

For details about retailers and services the Fordingbridge Town Centre Shopping is a good source of information on food and drink, health and wellbeing, house and home, leisure and local interest, professional and financial services and vehicles, and includes a useful map.

The Fordingbridge Information Office (see PDF for more details) is located at Kings Yard, Salisbury Street and offers a range of information on Town Council Services, New Forest District Council Services and Visitor Information. Opening Hours are:

Until further notice, the Information Office will be open 10.00am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday (Excluding public holidays).

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Telephone 01425 654560

fordingbridge museum

Fordingbridge Museum
Needs You!

Would you like to meet new people?
Have a few hours to give to something worthwhile?
Interested in your local heritage?

Then join our team of volunteer stewards at Fordingbridge Museum for 2 ½ hours from time to time - Easter-October

You’ll be in great company and never left to work alone. No prior knowledge is required as full training provided.

Contact: Fordingbridge Museum Trust
Kings Yard, Salisbury Street,
Fordingbridge, Hants SP6 1AB
T: 01425 654222
Or Philippa Duckworth: T: 01425 656813


Famous residents

  • Augustus John - Welsh portrait artist, born 1878, who lived in Fordingbridge from 1927 until his death in 1961
  • Frank Jefferis - former Southampton, Everton and England footballer, born 1884
  • Neil McCarthy - actor, born 1933
  • Paul Kidby artist, born 1964,  best known for his art based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld, lives and works in Fordingbridge
  • Daniel O'Mahony writer, born 1973