Ringwood Town Council

Information Service and Visitor Information

Ringwood Gateway

Ringwood Gateway

Ringwood Gateway, the Furlong, is the building that Ringwood Town Council share with New Forest District Council and Hampshire County Council. The Town Council manages the building and the information service at the Reception desk. Visitors may obtain advice on Council services, help with general enquiries and purchase parking clocks for the Furlong car park.

The postal address is :- Ringwood Gateway, The Furlong, Ringwood, Hampshire. BH24 1AT

Ringwood Gateway is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 4pm (Closed on Tuesdays).



Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Ringwood Town Council provides a 'self-service' selection of visitor information leaflets at
Ringwood Gateway.

The Information Officer's on the front desk can help with general enquiries
about the New Forest area.

Visitor Information on the New Forest can be found by visiting the following websites:-
New Forest Official Visitor Website|Accommodation|Attractions
New Forest National Park Authority



Car Parking

Car Parking

Car Parks owned and operated by New Forest District Council

Blynkbonnie Car Park BH24 1DN:- situated between Christchurch Road and Bickerley Road (access via Christchurch Road), charges apply from 8am to 6pm daily. 74 long stay spaces (20 hour limit), 40 short stay spaces (3 hour limit), 6 disabled spaces, 1 motorcycle space, no toilets.

Furlong Car Park BH24 1AT:- charges apply from 8am to 6pm daily. 347 long stay spaces (stay limited to 20 hours), 342 short stay spaces (stay limited to 3 hours), 18 disabled spaces, 1 motorcycle space, toilets available in the short stay car park, height barrier at entrance, 4 electric vehicle charging points, height barriers 2.1 metres/6 foot 8 inches maximum head room at entrance (in long stay car park)

Parking Clocks may be used in these car parks and are available from Ringwood Gateway Council Offices, NFDC Customer Services on 023 8028 5000 or via the New Forest District Council website.

A lorry and coach park (usually available in the evenings) is situated between the A31 and The Furlong


Ringwood Business Community logo

Ringwood & Fordingbridge Business Community

Established in October 2023, the Ringwood and Fordingbridge Business Community aims to provide a forum for ‘networking with a purpose’; to connect like-minded people; establish effective business collaboration; grow business potential and opportunities; and to gain exposure to those within the local area that make a difference. 

The next event, open to all local business people, will be held at Moyles Court School from 4.30pmto 6.15pm on Wednesday 15 May - booking is now open through Eventbrite 
The evening will be a mixture of informal networking, a presentation about AI and its uses in business by Nick Carlile from Olivia AI, and an updaet on the STAR charity action plan.  Refreshments will be available.
There will also be an opportunity for businesses to have a promotional stand at the event - please contact heidi@viewhr.co.uk if you would like to exhibit.

If you are interested in attending future events and joining the mailing list, please contact Cllr Rae Frederick: cllr.r.frederick@ringwood.gov.uk.  Please also get in touch if you have any information, ideas or offers of time and enthusiasm to support future events and fundraising efforts.

Spread the word!  The more peope who join the mailing list and events, the better opportunities will be to help the local community and build more business to business connections to help everyone.

The R&F Business Community is proud to be fundraising through STAR - Stronger Together Across Ringwood & Fordingbridge (www.starf.uk)

You can also join the Ringwood & Fordingbridge Business Community on Facebook.

Healthy Walk - Hampshire County Council

Walking & Cycling

Walking is a good form of exercise and there are many benefits of regular brisk walking. to encourage people to take regular exercies, four short circular walks close to residential areas have been identified, which are easy to walk and follow. 


Healthy Walks leaflets

Ringwood Walk 1               Ringwood Walk 2

Ringwood Walk 3               Ringwood Walk 4

All of the routes are waymarked with a white arrow and red heart. 

Other useful links

Exploring Ringwood local walking routes              Castleman Trailway - Dorset Council

https://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/todo/walking/              Walking in Hampshire

The Avon Valley Path | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)


Registrars Service

Registrars Service

Hampshire County Council Service:

Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages (by appointment only) is based at Ringwood Gateway, which can be booked for ceremonies.

For further information:

Tel: 0300 555 1392
Email: cercosouthhants@hants.gov.uk
Website: www.hants.gov.uk/birthsdeathsandceremonies


Pont Audemer Shield


Ringwood & District Twinning Association

Our Twin Town in France is Pont Audemer  in Normandy. It has a population of approximately 9,000.  Like Ringwood with the river Avon, a distinctive feature of the town is its river, the Risle. The town has a medieval core of half-timbered houses adjacent to a small network of canals which is a charming and interesting backdrop to the more modern parts of the town.

For further information 

Call Ringwood Town Council On 01425 473883

or visit our offices at Ringwood Gateway

Keep up to date with what's happening in your town

Ringwood Town Council News

Ringwood Neighbourhood PLan goes to Referendum on 4 July



Ringwood Neighbourhood PLan goes to Referendum on 4 July

Residents are encouraged to vote in the Ringwood Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on 4 July, the same day as the General Election. A majority “yes” vote will mean that the Plan is adopted by New Forest District Council and New Forest National Park Authority and must be taken into account when deciding planning applications.

New Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor



New Town Mayor and Deputy Town Mayor

At last night’s Annual Meeting, Cllr Rae Frederick was elected as the Town Mayor and Cllr Philip Day was elected Deputy Town Mayor.

An update from the Council's Flood Warden



An update from the Council's Flood Warden

The Council’s Flood Warden Cllr Peter Kelleher recently attended a meeting with various agencies to discuss natural flood defences in the National Park and ways to alleviate flooding.