The Council is made up of 14 elected Councillors, who live in the area and take account of the views of local residents. The Councillors are supported by a small staff team led by the Town Clerk.
Ringwood Town Council's Strategy 2022 - 2026 (adopted October 2022) can be found here.
There is sometimes confusion about the responsibilities of the different councils in the region.
The types of things that Ringwood Town Council is responsilbe for include allotments, the cemetery, recreation grounds and some public open spaces. A map of Town Council owned land can be found here.
The Town Council acts as an information point for residents and visitors. Ringwood Gateway opening hours can be found here.
The types of services Hampshire County Council is responsible for include education, transport and roads, social care, registrars service and strategic planning within the county.
The types of services New Forest District Council is responsible for include housing, waste collection, leisure, some open spaces, council tax, benefits and local planning.
A list of each Council's responsibilities can be found here.
Click on the image above for an update on the Ringwood Neighbourhood Plan
Local elections for New Forest District Council and Ringwood Town Council will be held on 4 May 2023. Click on the image above to access information for voters and candidates.
It is with sadness that the Council acknowledge the death of Peter Crutcher. Peter was a Town Councillor for a number of years and Chairman to the Council (twice) from 1975 – 1978.