Dentists

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: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx?ServiceType=Dentist

Doctors

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 5QE. 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: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx?ServiceType=GP

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 www.milkandmore.co.uk

Mobile fish & chip van

The fish & chip van is not currently visiting Martin, but we hope that it will be back again soon.

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 01725 519717.

Police

Report crime online: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/

Non-urgent calls 101

Crimestoppers (to report crime anonymously)    0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

For information on policing in Martin, visit: https://www.police.uk/pu/your-area/hampshire-constabulary/new-forest-heart/

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

https://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder

Cranborne Post Office, Wimborne Street, Cranborne, BH21 5PR
Coombe Bissett Post Office, Homington Road, Coombe Bissett, SP5 4LR
Fordingbridge Post Office, Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1AB

Recycling

There is a weekly kerbside collection of cardboard, cans and plastic bottles. Glass is collected once every 4 weeks. For more details, visit: https://www.newforest.gov.uk/glass

For more information on how to recycle other items, please visit https://www.hants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling

Rubbish collections

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

Schools

Western Downland School  http://www.westerndownland.hants.sch.uk/

The Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre https://www.theburgate.com/

Shop

See https://www.facebook.com/MartinCommunityShop/

Transport

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.
http://ectcharity.co.uk/services/areas/dorset/plusbus

2. 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 846785 to register and receive information on how to book.
https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/alternativetransport/carshares

3. Martin Drove End to Salisbury and Blandford
Monday to Friday; Damory Coaches, service 20
http://nationaljourneyplanner.travelinesw.com/swe-ttb/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?language=en&command=direct&net=swe&line=42020&sup=&project=y10&outputFormat=0&itdLPxx_displayHeader=false&lineVer=1

4. 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 https://www.cfirst.org.uk/community-transport/call-go-and-dial-a-ride/ for more details.

5. Community transport
Two Bridges can provide transport to medical appointments. See details further down this page.

6. Other services
“Wheels to work” operates a moped loan scheme. For details, call 01425 482773 or go to https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/wheelstowork 

Hampshire County Council maintains a list of minibuses that can by hired by community groups. Go to http://ctweb.hants.gov.uk/minibussearch_new/hmrsearch.asp to search for available minibuses.

7. More information
For Hants public transport maps and guides go to: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/publictransport
For national and local public transport information ring the Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or go to https://www.travelinesw.com/

Two Bridges

We are a group of volunteers that provide drivers for local people needing to get to medical appointments. Please see leaflet below for details.