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 September 2021
Treasury Management Policy 2019 - updated 2021
Volunteers have been working hard on preparing the Ringwood Neighbourhood Plan, but more help is needed to move on to the next stage. Do you have any experience of engaging with hard to reach groups, or working within the planning system? If so, the team would love to hear from you. Click on the image above for a progress update and further details.
Volunteers have been busy delivery Greening Ringwood postcards to all households, shops and businesses in Ringwood. Now it’s up to you to choose 5 ideas to try to reduce your fuel bills and emissions too. Then display the postcard in your window so that we know you’re taking part. Let’s see if we can make Ringwood one of the highest scoring towns in the national Greening Campaign.
All participating households will be eligible to receive a free tree - click on the banner above for further details.
Carvers Clubhouse has released its ‘Summer in the Park’ programme of activities for the school summer holidays, all of which are free to enjoy.
Click on the banner above for full details.