Britain's Smallest Town

Welcome to Fordwich

Fordwich Town Councillors warmly invite all to the next meeting at the Town Hall on Wednesday 29th March 2023 starting 7:30pm.

Please do come along if you can.

Welcome to Fordwich

Autumn is here and we have closed the doors for this season.

Thank you to all who have visited over the season.

If you want to arrange for a visit during the autumn and soring, please email

We look forward to regular opening days on Sundays 1:30 – 4.00pm from April 2023. Please look out for days we are open before making arrangements to travel. All opening days will be displayed here.

Heritage Open Days for 2023 have been announced. 8th to 17th September. Please look out for Fordwich Town Hall Heritage Open Days due to be released as soon as we are able to.

The usual Entry fee is £3.00 per person is waved on these days but we do encourage donations to the charity so that we can continue to open to the public.

You can either pay cash, use pay using contactless or via a QR code using your smartphone.

When you visit you will asked to use the hand sanitiser provided at the entrance and all visitors are invited to wear a face mask.

Children taking part in the Wheels of Time initiative are warmly welcome – please let the custodian know at entry so that we can give you your badge.

Fordwich Town Hall was built around 1544 with strong suggestions it may be older.

It is a much loved building in Fordwich, looked after by Fordwich United Charities and our wonderful custodians.

Our knowledgeable custodians are keen to show you around and tell you about Fordwich Town Hall’s history, its importance and connection to the building of Canterbury Cathedral.

Fordwich Town Hall is still used today and we hold town council, trustee and custodian meetings here.

Did you know that you can get married and/or have your Civil Partnership here? Head over to the Weddings tab and find out more.

Please note that we have a lift enabling us to welcome even more visitors.

Want to hire Fordwich Town Hall for your special event? Contact our Events Manager; for more information.


Welcome to Fordwich

This is where you can read the Fordwich Town News Letter published by Fordwich Town Council. This is the same pamphlet that you would have received in the letter box, should you live in Fordwich.

If you would like anything added to this news letter, please open one of them and look for the contact details.


None available yet


Fordwich Town News December 2022

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Fordwich Town News August 2022

Fordwich Town News May 2022

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Fordwich Town News March 2022


Fordwich Town News June 2021

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Fordwch Town News February March 2021

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Fordwich Town News February 2021

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Fordwich Town News December 2020

Fordwich Town News November 2020

Fordwich Town News October 2020

Welcome to Fordwich

COme to the School Room on Monday 27th June at 2:00pm where Stephanie Zarkis from Sustrans will hold a talk about a proposed new cycle route from Canterbury to Fordwich as part of the National Cycle Network.

Refreshments available and all are welcome.

Welcome to Fordwich

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this project is sadly suspended.

We are so excited for this amazing project to be competed, once times allow it. Volunteers throughout Fordwich are working on two quilted curtains, one for the lift door and a second for a future screen to be fitted.

Before the pandemic, we got together at the school hall in School Lane every Friday from 2.00pm until about 4.00pm and we are waiting for us to be able to get together once more.

Watch this space for news.



Welcome to Fordwich

Corona virus COVID-19 information

For all information relating to the government advise on the Corona virus (COVID-19) please click here.

For information from the NHS regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19) please click here.


A 24-hour helpline has been set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication.

You can contact the Kent Together helpline at  or by calling on 03000 41 92 92. It is a 24-hour service.

Kent County Council also has a page on its website answering frequently asked questions and the very latest Coronavirus information on its service updates page.


Seniors Helping Seniors has been able to maintain services throughout this extraordinary period.

We have local experienced carers covering Fordwich to help with elderly care in peoples’ homes.

The hourly fee £24.60 includes VAT and paying above the Living Wage to our amazing carers.

·  This information may also be useful for people seeking work/to use their care experience to help others during the crisis.

More info here or call me on my mobile 07802 229050 with any questions



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Do you have a event? A news item? Or something else going in Fordwich? Then send it to us here & we may be able to publish it on our site!

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