Fordingbridge in Need is a local community-run initiative helping to support Fordingbridge and the wider surrounding areas as we work together during the Coronavirus. Our aim is to provide support to everyone who needs it within the wider community; ensuring everyone has access to key information and resources. We also want to help support local businesses and services as we process through this difficult time together.
We are a group of people from across the community working to help everyone to the best of our abilities. We would love to hear from you if you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Fordingbridge in Need, or have ideas on how we can help those who need it. We also need your help ensuring that people know about Fordingbridge in Need, so those who need help can have access to it.
The U.K. is still under a 3-week lockdown, extended until May 7, with a review taking place around the time. You must stay at home expect for shopping (only for the basic necessities), any form of exercise once a day, any medical needs, and travelling to and from essential work.
Shops that sell non-essential goods will be shut, and any gatherings of over 2 people are banned if you don't live together. You may be fined if you breach these conditions. You can see the businesses open here.
All parks and open spaces in Fordingbridge are now closed.
Fordingbridge Town Council and New Forest District Councils offices are now closed, however essential services are still available through their website.
Forestry England who manages New Forest Car Parks has decided to close all the majority of the sites across the Forest. For more details click here
Thank you to the amazing NHS workers, and for everyone showing their appreciation of the amazing work they do.
Car parks in Fordingbridge & Ringwood are now free for the foreseeable future
We have seen unpredicted growth in the needs of our community. We are required by the Government to protect our volunteers and this means limiting exposure to places such as shops and residential spaces. As a result we have been forced to review how we shop and what purchases are made. To protect our volunteers we must insist that only basic essentials are to be purchased from now on. We rely on our volunteers for their support and cannot afford to increase their exposure unnecessarily. Medicine collections will remain unaffected.