Ringwood Town Council

Financial Information

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      

Current fees and charges 2022-23   

            Treasury Management Policy 2019 - updated 2021         

Reserves Policy 2021

2022 - 2023 Financial Information

  • Budget, Reserves and Precept 2022-23
  • Final accounts - available June'23
  • AGAR Annual Governance Statement for year ending 31st March 2023 - available June'23
  • Audit - Internal Audit report 2022-23 - available June'23
  • Period of the exercise of public rights:- available June'23
  • Notice of conclusion of External Audit 2022-23 - available September'23
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Report 2022-23 - available March'23
  • Members allowances 2022 - 23 - available March'23

2021 - 2022 Financial Information

2020 - 2021 Financial Information


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or visit our offices at Ringwood Gateway

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Ringwood Town Council News

Christmas Window Competition



Christmas Window Competition

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.

Ringwood bouncing back for Christmas



Ringwood bouncing back for Christmas

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

Free Parking in NFDC Car Parks



Free Parking in NFDC Car Parks

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