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HMP FORD Visiting Information

Address:
HMP FORD
Arundel,
West Sussex,
BN18 0BX

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VISITING INFORMATION

Booking Procedure

On-line booking now available

Min Age Unaccompanied

16

Search Procedure

Rub down and passive drugs dogs

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Photo ID - Passport, Driving Licence etc + utility bills

Subsequent Visit ID

ID required for every visit

Visitor Adult Age

16 - Adult ID required

Child Visitor ID

Not required

Disabled Facilities

Full access, ramp, disabled parking and toilets

Parking

Yes with 2 disables spaces in main car park

Hand In Money on Visit

Post in only

Hand In Other Items

Yes, but check with prisoner/prison first

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VISIT ROOM

Seating

Low round tables and soft chairs

Refreshments

Hot & cold drinks and snacks

Toilets

Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Child Facilities

Supervised play area (volunteers)

Cash Allowed In Room

A reasonable amount in coins

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VISITING TIMES

Wednesday

18:00-20:00

Friday

14:00 - 16:00

Saturday

14:00 - 16:00

Sunday

14:00 - 16:00

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VISITING FREQUENCY

Convicted Basic

2 x VOs (1 hour visit) per month

Convicted Standard

2 x VOs + 1 PVO (up to 2 hour visit) per month

Convicted Enhanced

2 x VOs + 2 PVOs (up to 2 hour visit) per month

Family Visits
Extended family visits are available every few weeks.


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OFFICIAL VISITS

Booking Number

01903 663000 (between 14:00 & 16:00)

Visiting Time

Wed & Fri; 09:00 - 11:45

Hand Items To prisoner

May be subject to search

Receive Items From Prisoner

May be subject to search

A written application to Head of Operations is required prior to the visit if you wish to take a laptop or other equipment.


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LOCAL INFORMATION


Taxis

Castle Cars
The Causeway, Arundel BN18 9JL
01903 884444

Airport Runners (South East) Ltd
Old Bank House, 1 High Street, Arundel BN18 9AD
01903 522522

Cathedral Cars
4 The Old Mill, River Road, Arundel BN18 9JR
01903 889688

Accommodation

Bed and Breakfast
12 Mount Pleasant, Arundel BN18 9BD
01903 882520

Arden Guest House
4 Queen’s Lane, Arundel BN18 9JN
01903 882544

The White Hart
12 Queen’s Street, Arundel BN18 9JG
01903 882374


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TRAVEL INFORMATION

 

Train:
The nearest train station is Ford, 1 mile away.
The journey can be completed by taxi or a 15-20 minute walk.

Facilities at Ford Station: Toilets and pay phone. The station is step free with access to both platforms via side gates and steep ramps. Access between platforms via level crossing. Steps from street to Ticket Office, although step-free access possible via platform 1 (to Brighton/London).
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Bus:
There is no bus service to the prison.


Prison main telephone numbers
These numbers are not for booking visits but may be useful in emergencies or if you have problems booking a visit or enroute.
Tel: 01903 663000
Fax: 01903 663001

 


Information about Visiting is primarily supplied by the prison. This is supplemented with information from the various prison service websites, charities working within Visit Centres, IMB and HMCIP reports.

The ‘Updated’ date shows when information was last changed. The information is checked regularly; however, if you have further information, or believe our data to be incorrect, please use the ‘Contact’ link below.


Updated: August 2014


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Inside Time Limited provide the details of taxi companies and accommodation without recommendation. These are merely businesses within easy distance. Visitors are strongly advised to contact the business well in advance to check availability and pricing.



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