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Local Services


Fordingbridge Dental Practice, Highfield House, Bartons Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 1JD. Tel: 01425 652331

The following website provides a search facility to find other dentists in the local area:


The Fordingbridge Surgery, Bartons Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 1RS. Tel: 01425 653430

Broad Chalke Surgery, Doves Meadow, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, SP5 5EL. Tel: 01722 780282

Cranborne Practice, Pennys Lane, Cranborne, Wimborne, BH21 5BY. Tel: 01725 517272

Sixpenny Handley Practice, Dean Lane, Sixpenny Handley, Salisbury, SP5 5PA. Tel: 01725 552500

The following website provides a search facility to find other doctors in the local area:

Fordingbridge Nursing Aids Trust

The Trust is able to offer financial help to any resident within the catchment area of the Fordingbridge GPs and who is affected by disability or illness. Grants can be provided to assist with the care and well being of those affected and who otherwise wouldn't have the financial means to help themselves. Referrals for a grant can be made through, amongst others, the GPs' surgery, social workers and local church leaders. Requests can also come direct from relatives. Further details on the activities of the Trust can be obtained from Alison Sherman on 01425 654237.

Milk deliveries

Deliveries on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Mobile fish & chip van

The fish & chip van visits Martin every fortnight on a Thursday and stops at:

Martin Club  6:45 - 8:15pm

For up to date information and dates, visit Tony's Frying Machine Facebook page or phone 07867- 788704.

Newspaper deliveries

The Alcove Newsagents, 12 Salisbury St, Fordingbridge. 01425 653083.

Newspapers may also be ordered for collection (Saturdays only) from the Futurefarms market in the Blandford Hall. Phone 07005 805 519.


Non-urgent calls 101

Crimestoppers (to report crime anonymously)    0800 555 111 or

For information on policing in Martin, visit:

Playing Field and Playground

Martin benefits from a playing field which belongs to New Forest District Council but is managed by Martin Parish Council. Facilities include swings and a slide, goal posts and well kept grass.

The facilities are subject to an annual RoSPA safety inspection and a weekly inspection carried out by a parishioner.

If you have any comments or queries about the Playing Field area, please contact the Parish clerk.

Post offices

Sandleheath Post Office, Sandleheath, SP6 1PP. Tel: 01425 652230
Cranborne Post Office, Wimborne Street, Cranborne, BH21 5PP. Tel: 01725 517221
Handley Post Office, 24 High Street, Sixpenny Handley, SP5 5ND. Tel: 01725 552241
Coombe Bissett Post Office, Homington Road, Coombe Bissett, SP5 4LR. Tel: 01722 718267
Fordingbridge Post Office, Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1AB. Tel: 01425 653126


There is a weekly kerbside collection of cardboard, cans and plastic bottles. Glass is collected once every 4 weeks. For more details, visit:

For more information on how to recycle other items, please visit

Rubbish collections

There is a weekly rubbish collection from the kerbside. For most properties in Martin, the collection day is Friday.


Western Downland School

The Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre, Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 1EZ. Tel: 01425 652039




1. Dorset PlusBus
From Martin to Salisbury on a Tuesday. To use the service, you need to register and your journey must be booked at least the day before.

2. Martin to Damerham, Sandleheath and Fordingbridge
School bus runs Monday to Friday during term time; also accepts fare-paying passengers. Service 684

3. Martin to Fordingbridge
A taxi-share scheme runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between Martin and Fordingbridge. Arrival in Fordingbridge 9:20am. Departure at 12 noon or 1:45pm. These times connect with the X3 bus service to Salisbury. Service must be booked at least the day before you intend to travel. Call 01962 846786 to register and receive information on how to book.

4. Martin Drove End to Salisbury and Blandford
Monday to Friday; Damory Coaches, service 20

5. Call and Go
Call & Go is a bookable bus service which can take you where you need to go. It is operated by Community First New Forest. See for more details.

6. Community transport
The Western Downland Care Group can provide transport where needed. See details further down page.

7. Other services
"Wheels to work" operates a moped loan scheme. For details, call 0845 5216 405 or go to
Hampshire County Council maintains a list of minibuses that can by hired by community groups. Go to to search for available minibuses.

8. More information
For Hants public transport maps and guides go to
For national and local public transport information ring the Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or go to

Western Downland Care Group

A voluntary group offering the following services: transport to appointments; hospital visiting; emergency shopping; sitting/relief care; emergency pet care. Other solutions to problems will be considered. Contact Cathy Godber 01725 518350.