Parish & Town Council Elections 2nd May 2019

Could YOU be a town councillor for Fordingbridge?

Your parish or town council has an overall responsibility for the
well-being of your local community. Their work falls into three
main categories:

• representing your local community
• delivering services to meet local needs
• striving to improve quality of life in the parish

Councilors talking about ideas
Councilors talking about ideas
democracy - group of people
Democracy - group of people
Councillors debating
Councillors debating

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor, Nomination Packs and the Election
Timetable can be downloaded from

Further Information is available from

If you would like an informal chat on the role of Town Councillor or the work of the
Town Council, please contact the Town Clerk, Paul Goddard, at or by telephoning 01425 654134.

Alternatively, there will be an opportunity to have a chat with existing Councillors at 7:00 p.m. before the Council Meeting on Wednesday 27th March at the Town Hall

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

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 

The Town Hall Office will be CLOSED to Members of the Public
except by appointment.

The Information Office (Kings Yard, Salisbury Street) is open
Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

During the transitional period, keys for hall bookings will still be available at the Town Hall for collection.

Please telephone the following :

Information Office  01425 654560 General Enquiries

Town Hall 01425 654134

Caretaker – Ann Russell 07763 658163

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