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

The New Forest District Council (NFDC) has closed all its Information Offices’ as we have now been put into Tier 5.

This means that Fordingbridge Town Council Information Office is temporarily closed to the public.

We will continue to work remotely but unfortunately we are not able to administer the sales of Parking Clocks or take payments for the NFDC Services.

We are available for all enquiries from 10am-4pm Monday-Friday on 01425 654560 or via 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

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