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.
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.
To coincide with the Jubilee Beacon that is being lit at St Peter & St Paul in Ringwood on the evening of Thursday June 2nd, there will be a performance of a special song written for the event – ‘A Life Lived With Grace’ (you can listen to it here https://youtu.be/vAN5hBizADs with words on the screen).
Ringwood Town Council is delighted to announce that, thanks to generous sponsorship from local company Comax UK, reusable glasses will be used at the ‘Party in the Park’ event to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5th June 2022. These will then be available for use at other events in the future, such as the Pedal Car Grand Prix, Carnival, Fireworks and Winter Wanderland.
There will be a virtual Extraordinary Meeting of the Planning, Town & Environment Committee at 7.00pm on Wednesday 13th April to consider a draft response to Planning Application 21/11723 for development of land at Moortown Lane.