Most of Ringwood Town Council’s services are funded from the Council Tax paid by householders in Ringwood. Council Tax, which is collected by New Forest District Council, also funds services of the District Council, Hampshire County Council, Hampshire Constabulary and Fire Authority.
Unlike County and District Councils, the Town Council does not receive funds from central government or income from rates paid by local businesses. Ringwood Town Council raises some funds from fees and charges (for example for sports facilities).
Each year Ringwood Town Council calculates the budget required to provide its services. The expected income from fees and charges is deducted to leave the balance required for services and any capital projects. This sum is called the ‘Precept’; it is the amount the Town Council asks the District Council to collect for it as a proportion of the total Council Tax paid by householders of Ringwood.
Financial Regulations - adopted July 2022
Treasury Management Policy 2019 - updated 2021
Voting is now open in the Christmas Window Competition. Use our Wanderland Map to enjoy a fabulously festive walk around the Town Centre and surrounding area and then vote for your favourite three.
The wonderful market town of Ringwood has so much to offer and, now that the roadworks on the A31 have finished, is well and truly open for business. Come and support all the lovely shops, cafes and restaurants, #shoplocal and #loveRingwoodagain
There will be free parking in New Forest District Council car parks in Ringwood on: Sunday 27th November
Saturday 3rd December
Saturday 17th December
Sunday 18th December