Ringwood Town Council

Town Mayor

At the Annual Council meeting on 26th May 2022, Town Councillors elected Councillor Gareth Deboos as Town Mayor. 

Every town and parish council is required by law to elect one of its members as chairman as the first item of business at each annual meeting held in May. By convention, the elected chairman of a town council has the title of town mayor. At Ringwood, we also elect a deputy mayor; to perform the mayoral functions in any absence of the mayor.

The current mayor is Cllr. Gareth Deboos and the Deputy Mayor Cllr. Rae Frederick.

Our mayor chairs every meeting of the council during his or her year of office and, if present, chairs the town’s annual assembly too; wearing the chain of office.

The mayor represents the council at civic events, processions, celebrations, services and functions through the year. The mayor is also keen to support local, clubs, charities and organisations and welcomes invitations to represent the council at suitable events. If you are interested in having the mayor attend an event you are organizing, he can be contacted through the Council Office.

Please click here to view the list of previous Mayors

Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Call Ringwood Town Council On 01425 473883

or visit our offices at Ringwood Gateway

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Ringwood Neighbourhood Plan - Update on Progress and Call for Volunteers



Ringwood Neighbourhood Plan - Update on Progress and Call for Volunteers

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.

Greening Ringwood - have you received your postcard?



Greening Ringwood - have you received your postcard?

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.

Summer in the Park



Summer in the Park

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.