Fordingbridge: In Need

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 level 4 of the lockdown. Although you can now see up to six people at a time either in your own private garden or in a public green space you are not allowed into a private property unless you are using the toilet.

The play area and the skatepark remain closed, so do not use them. You can visit the main area of the rec or the part by the river.

Fordingbridge Town Council and New Forest District Councils offices are now closed, however essential services are still available through their website.

Car parks in Fordingbridge, Ringwood & the New Forest are no longer free, and you will need to pay for parking.

The New Forest Car Parks are now open again, but please take care and take your rubbish home with you. Camping and BBQ's in the forest are banned, so please don't bring camping gear or any BBQ's with you.

Thank you to the amazing NHS workers, and for everyone showing their appreciation of the amazing work they do.


Important Update


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.

The Co-op is now offering a shopping and payment option over the phone, so if you would like shopping delivered but would like to use this our team will happily collect and deliver your shopping to your address.

Fordingbridge:In Need

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