RESIDENTS in Fordingbridge are being asked to share their thoughts on ideas for the town, including the introduction of 20mph speed limits and the pedestrianisation of Roundhill.

Fordingbridge Town Council has launched the Your Town, Your Future, Your Say survey to find out what residents think about the town and subjects including traffic and parking, the Recreation Ground and cycling and walking routes.

The survey aims to help the town council, Hampshire County Council and New Forest District Council “in making necessary decisions and planning for development” and could also help shape and create future policies .

The town council is currently working on a neighbourhood plan to set out future aspirations for the town.

The survey asks residents if they would like to see 20mph speed limits in the town centre to help with pedestrian safety and traffic flow.

It also asks residents about having speed limits applied in other areas including Bridge Street, Church Street, High Street, Provost Street, Salisbury Street and Shaftesbury Street and which of these should be prioritised.

Residents are also being asked about improvements to the Roundhill area and whether it should be pedestrian access only with vehicular access restricted to access to properties only. This would require changes in street furniture and the alternative designated route to the car park.

In addition to this views are being sought on projects residents would like to see Community Infrastructure Levy funding spent on.

Mayor, Cllr Edward Hale, said: “I encourage all residents to complete the current town council survey. This is the only way the council can find out the priorities of those living in our town.

“We currently have the chance to spend funding contributed by developers and need to know what this should be spent on. There are also options for changes around the town, such as by reducing traffic through Roundhill.

“The survey will show what residents really think of these ideas. It helps the town council to put pressure on the district and county councils if we have evidence the majority of residents support specific projects.”

To take part in the survey online go to or paper copies are available from Fordingbridge Information Centre.

The closing date for completing the survey is October 31.


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