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NF964 – Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge – Drainage Works

As part of Operation Resilience, Hampshire County Council’s programme to make Hampshire’s roads more resilient to the effects of extreme weather and heavy traffic, this is to advise of upcoming essential drainage improvement works on Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge from Pembridge House to outside nos. 26-30.

The works are programmed to start 21st September 2020, are expected to last for up to 3 weeks, during which time the road will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Access to residents and businesses will be maintained during evenings and weekends.

The above timescales are weather dependent, any significant changes to the scheduled dates will be made clear on the yellow sign boards located at the works limits.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, works will be carried out ensuring safe working practices, and social distancing between site operatives and members of the public are maintained at all times. The appropriate traffic management will be in place to prevent any interaction.

For your safety and that of our workforce, we are unable to guarantee vehicular access to and from your property during working hours. Pedestrian access will always be available.

Please do not walk across the carriageway during the works unless directed by a member of the workforce.

Thank you for your co-operation and, if you need more information regarding these works, please email

Paddling pool

The children’s paddling pool in the recreation ground will not be open at all this summer due to a refurbishment of the facility.

Fordingbridge Town Council Play Areas are open

The play equipment will not be cleaned by the Council.

Users are encouraged to clean equipment before and after use, particularly where there are clear touch points such as swings and see saws.

Parents should bring hand sanitiser gel or wipes to clean their children’s hands.

Please follow these Covid-19 guidelines when visiting our play areas:
• Please be aware that you are using the play equipment at your own risk.
• Maintain social distancing at all times and do not enter if social distancing cannot be maintained.
• 1 family member only to accompany a child.
• Do not eat food in the play area or on any equipment.
• Avoid touching your face
• Dispose of any PPE and litter in a bin or take it home with you.

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