Many of the groups and societies listed meet at Avonway Community Centre ( but meetings are also held at St. Mary's Church Hall, Fordingbridge Methodist Church Hall, United Reformed Church Hall, Salvation Army Hall & The Victoria Rooms

Arts and History

Arts and History

Arts and History

Community Choir (One Voice) - 01425 657785  Email:

Fordingbridge Art Club - 01425 654385
Summer Exhibition 2016

Fordingbridge Camera Club - 01425 673216

Fordingbridge Choral Society - 01425 655249

Fordingbridge English Country Dancing  - 01425 654951
Facebook page

Friends of Fordingbridge Museum - 01425 655813
For our latest news - visit the news and events posts

Fordingbridge Historical Society - 01425 654872

The Fordingbridge Players - Fordingbridge's own amateur dramatic group -

Hyde Band

Hyde Band is a long established organisation founded in 1895 and are based in St Aldhelm's Church, Sandleheath. Their Training Band for aspiring players of any age meets on Mondays at 6.30 pm. The band perform many engagements locally throughout the year supporting many other local charities in the process.  Their web address is

Children and Youth

Children and Youth

Children and Youth

Avonford Youth Club - contact 01425 656948

The Bridges Children's Centre - more information available at

1st Fordingbridge Scout Group
Beavers – 6 to 8 yr olds.  Meet Wednesday 6pm to 7.15pm
Cubs – 8 to 10 1/2 yr olds.  Meet Tuesday 6.30pm to 8pm
Scouts – 10 1/2 to 14 yr olds.  Meet Friday 7.15pm to 9pm
Telephone 01425 652396 to find out more.

Fordingbridge Youth Action Steering Group - 01425 654134

This group meets at The Town Hall every two months, and is made up of representatives from Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council, Fordingbridge Town Council, the Police and Youth services to name but a few. Contact can be made through the Town Clerk at

Kings Royal Hussars H&IOW ACF XCoy 3Troop Fordingbridge
Based at Barton's Road, Fordingbridge, we are always looking to recruit Youngsters from 12yrs i.e yr8 at school to leaving age at 18yrs. Contact SI Mike Bowler on 07788 293936

Turn Up For Fun is a Rotary Club of Fordingbridge initiative to provide information on activities in and around Fordingbridge for young people.

Gardening and Conservation

Gardening and Conservation

Gardening and Conservation

Fordingbridge Conservation Group - 01425 650321

Fordingbridge Flower Club - Mrs Ann Brenchley - 01425 652051

Fordingbridge Greener Living Group -

Fordingbridge Horticultural Society - 01425 655235 - David Melbourne

Country Market - Friday mornings Avonway - 01725 518350

Looking after our Community

Looking after our Community


Fordingbridge & District Day Centre for the Frail & Housebound - contact Doreen Houghton 01425 653079

Rae Straton Lunch Club for the Elderly - 01425 653419

Fordingbridge Nursing Aids Trust - To provide appropriate financial help for those in need through health related issues, and who are residents in the catchment area of Fordingbridge General Practitioners

Contact the GP or staff at the surgery. Application forms are available. Referrals can also be made by Social Services, Church leaders or relatives. Contact can also be made through the Administrator - Mrs Alison Sherman - 01425 654237 Email -

Friends of Fordingbridge Surgery - Tel Number TBA

Two Bridges

Two Bridges undertakes volunteer driving for elderly and infirm people, with no other means of transport,  who need to get to hospital, dentists, doctors, is a necessary and much-valued service. Over this last year, the number of drivers and coordinators has decreased and is therefore in need of more volunteers for this fulfilling role.

The group operates in the Alderholt, Fordingbridge, Godshill and Sandleheath areas.

For further details on volunteering and to book this service: Contact  0845 838 5902 and/or email:

General Interest

Fordingbridge & District U3A - For more information the Chairman Chris Gates can be contacted on 01425 656348, or telephone the Membership Secretary Peter Woollett on 01425 655490 to request a Membership Pack or visit our website

Fordingbridge Rotary Club

Rotary is one of the World’s leading membership and humanitarian service organisations and has a small but active branch here in Fordingbridge. Members volunteer their time to make a difference in its local community (as well as around the World) through projects which support education, fighting disease, promoting peace, providing clean water, raising money and much more.

Fordingbridge Rotary Club welcomes people who like to meet new people and want to give something back to their community. For more Information - Fordingbridge Rotary Club - meet at Avonway- Tuesday evenings
Tel: 01425 650770-

The Fordingbridge Society

Fordingbridge & District Friendship Association (Twinning) - 01425 655462
Chairman, Alison Ayling 01425 650770 or Email:
Also see: Twinning Association

Ringwood & Fordingbridge Lions Club -

the WI Inspiring Women

the WI Inspiring Women

Ladies Groups

Avon W.I. (Evening Group) - 01425 658231 - Secretary Mrs Jean Ashby

Fordingbridge Embroidery Club - 01425 654288

Fordingbridge Trefoil Guild 

Fordingbridge Trefoil Guild

01725 510679 - Secretary Sue Huckfield

Sports and Hobbies

Group of Tennis PlayersAvonway Table Tennis Club - 01425 652097

Fordingbridge Bowling Club - Founded in 1927 and has a website of their own. Contact telephone number - 01425 656092

Fordingbridge Bridge Club – Gentle duplicate bridge at Avonway Community Centre every Tuesday at 7pm. Contact David Hands (01425 652239).

Fordingbridge and Ringwood Footpath Society - 01425 656360.

Fordingbridge Sports Club (cricket, football, hockey & rugby)- Secretary - 657056

Fordingbridge Town Football - 4 yrs-under 16s. Has League teams for under 9s -under 16s

Whippet club

Whippet club

The Fordingbridge Whippet Racing Club
We meet on the Fordingbridge Recreation Ground twice a week to race our whippets. We are a small friendly group so if you would like to come and meet us and race your Whippet, Terrier, Lurcher, then please do come along. My name is Doreen and my contact number is 07931 661 038