What regular Meetings does the Town Council hold?
There is a formal Full Council Meeting chaired by the Town Mayor, attended by all 14 Councillors. There are three other Committees, made up of 8 Councillors including the Town Mayor and the Deputy Town Mayor:

  • Policy & Finance Committee
  • Planning, Town & Environment Committee
  • Recreation, Leisure & Open Spaces Committee

How do I find out more about Town Council meetings?
Each meeting has an agenda listing items to be considered, and the date each meeting is to be held. The agenda is published at least three working days prior to the date of the meeting. Our agenda are displayed in the three public noticeboards (outside the Council offices, Ringwood Gateway, at Bisterne Village Hall and outside Tesco, Poulner) and on our website.

For the Planning, Town & Environment Committee, a list of the planning applications to be considered is also displayed.

Please note that the Planning, Town & Environment Committee of this Council can only make a comment on a planning application; this is known as an observation. The final decision, depending on location of the property, is made by either New Forest District Council (NFDC) or New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA).

For further information please contact:
NFDC on 023 8028 5345 www.newforest.gov.uk
NFNPA on 01590 646600 www.newforestnpa.gov.uk

Minutes of meetings are published on the website, or available to read in the office, by prior arrangement. Individual copies may be requested, although there may be a charge for this.

Membership of Committees

Planning, Town & Environment

Recreation, Leisure & Open Spaces

Standing Orders

Outside Bodies

Other Documents