To be held on Wednesday 21st April 2021 at 7.30 pm via Zoom

More details and agenda

Covid-19 Roadmap to Recovery

Details setting out the roadmap to recovery

Fordingbridge Open Spaces Survey Results

Survey Report | Summary

Fordingbridge Information Office has now resumed it’s normal opening hours.

From Monday 12 April 2021 we will be open Monday to Fridays from 10am until 4pm (excluding Public Holidays)

Services available include:

New Forest District Council:

Sales of Parking Clocks and refuse bags.

Payment of Council Tax, Rents, Garden Waste Scheme, Bulky Household Waste arranged collections.

Housing and Council Tax Benefits and advice

Homesearch advice

Town Council matters

Visitor Information.

Sign posting to other services

We would ask that only one customer enter the office at a time in order to minimise the risks associated with the transmission of Covid-19.

Hand sanitizer is located at the entrance to the office and all customers are required to wear a facemask unless exempt.

Email us on :

Telephone: 01425 654560



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