Christmas Market and Christmas Lights Switch-On

10.00am to 6.00pm,
Saturday 2nd December

Councillor - Ringwood Gateway
Image of Gateway Square and flowers
Gateway Square

Welcome to the website of Ringwood Town Council.

The aim of this website is to inform the public about the Council’s work, its services, the facilities available, together with information about the town.

Ringwood, in the County of Hampshire, is the Western Gateway to the beautiful New Forest, at a crossing point of the River Avon. For centuries it has been the traditional market town of the New Forest with its market charter dating back to 1226.

Ringwood Town Council would like to thank members of Ringwood Events Committee for their hard work and commitment in putting on such an amazing Bonfire Night on Carvers Recreation Ground yesterday evening. 

It surpassed all expectation and the firework display, which was set to music, was fantastic.  

A big thank you also goes out to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped make the event the success it was.

The comments received have been extremely positive and the whole event went very smoothly. 

No taxpayers’ money was spent on the event; it actually generated a surplus which will be used to subsidise future public events in the town.

The Magic of Christmas – Window Display Competition 2017

Once again Ringwood Town Council would like to invite all businesses in the town to take part in creating a festive window display.

The winning display will be presented with a trophy to keep for one year, plus a year’s free advertising on the Ringwood Town Council website.

The competition will be judged by me, Town Mayor of Ringwood, Adam Skirton from Churches Together and one of our Student Advisors, during the week commencing 27th November 2017.

The winner will then be announced on the 2nd December at the Ringwood Christmas Lights Switch On Event.

Hopefully, as many businesses as possible will join in the Christmas fun as we know that Ringwood traders are a creative bunch, now is the opportunity to show it off while helping to lift the spirits of the community, brighten up the streets and give everyone in Ringwood a town to be proud of.

To register for the competition, please complete the enclosed registration form and return it to the Ringwood Gateway, The Furlong, Ringwood, Hants. BH24 1AT by Monday 20th November 2017.

We look forward to seeing your display and would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Cllr Tim Ward
Town Mayor of Ringwood