Covid-19 Roadmap to Recovery

Details setting out the roadmap to recovery

Fordingbridge Open Spaces Survey Results

Survey Report | Summary

The Skate Park at the Recreation Ground is closed to the public in line with Government regulations and Skateboard GB advice

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, Fordingbridge Town Council and Information Office are temporarily operating reduced opening hours.

Our office will be open to the public on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm.

Outside of these times we will continue to offer our services by telephone and email from 10am-4pm Mondays to Fridays.

Please note we are not able to administer the sales of Parking Clocks or refuse sacks at this time.

Please telephone us on 01425 654560 or  email:

We will continue to issue Foodbank Vouchers so please get in touch if you are in need.

You can purchase Parking Clocks and make other NFDC payments for rent, Council Tax etc on-line by accessing the relevant links set out below:

Purchase Parking Clocks

Pay Rent

Pay Council Tax

Other NFDC Useful Contacts

HOUSING BENEFIT – 01590 646121
COUNCIL TAX – 01590 646121
Housing Customer Services
02380 285222
Homelessness – 02380 285234
Housing Options
02380 285234


Apply for a postal vote

Polling stations will be safe places to vote in May, but there are other ways to vote.

Want to vote by post? Apply early.

There are a number of elections due to take place on Thursday 6 May.

We are working to ensure polling places will be covid-secure, but you might prefer to vote by post.

If so, it's never too early to apply for a postal vote.
Apply to vote by post:

Report a Problem with Pavements

more information here...

Fordingbridge Town Council response to NFDC’s draft waste strategy consultation

Click on the button opposite to view details of planning applications with links to find out more.

Foodbank - Important Information

If you or anyone you know is in need of a Foodbank Voucher please contact Fordingbridge Information Office on Tel: 01425 654560 or email

The red vouchers are no longer being handed out so we will be taking customer details over the phone or by email in order to secure Foodbank supplies to those in need.

Town Council meetings

All Town Council meetings will take place via Zoom until further notice. For details of how to join the meeting, please see the agenda.

Important Information for Allotment Tenants here

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.


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