Due to the ongoing and fast changing situation with regards to CoVid-19, we are closely monitoring advice from government and will update this page with any changes to council business.

All non-essential meetings with officers and councillors will be cancelled until further notice.

Daily Updates From HCC

visit: https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus


Refuse & Recycling Collections

25.03.20 12.10pm

New Forest District Council are expecting severe service disruption to refuse & recycling collections over the next few days or weeks.

In anticipation of this, we recommend taking the following measures:

1. Minimise your waste, eat any leftovers

2. Appropriately wrap and freeze, until refuse collection day, any food waste which cannot be composted in your own garden

3. Wash and dry food packaging before throwing in the bin

This will minimise unpleasant odours and attraction of vermin.

Cemetery Arrangements During the Coronavirus Emergency 24.03.20 11.15am

Notes for Funeral Directors

Ringwood North by-election 19 March 2020 12:10pm

The Returning Officer at New Forest District Council, acting on advice from the Cabinet Office, has decided to SUSPEND the Ringwood North by-election until further notice.

VE Day Street Party  17 March 2020 11:10pm

Due to be held on 8th May 2020 has been CANCELLED - read more here

Carvers Clubhouse  17 March 2020 11:10pm

Café will be CLOSED from today (18/03/2020) until further notice.

The Policy & Finance Committee scheduled for 7pm on Wednesday 18th March will take place as planned.

The Staffing Committee scheduled for 6pm on Wednesday 18th March has been CANCELLED.


Ringwood Coronavirus Assistance:

A group has been set up to coordinate volunteer assistance to help people in the local area who are self-isolating.  Look out for updates in the coming days here: https://ringwood-coronavirus.org.uk/ or join the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/ringwoodcoronavirusassistance/

To speak to a volunteer, please phone 01425 542031

Latest information on services provided by New Forest District Council:


Latest information from central Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

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Coronavirus: Storing waste advice

Please see below for public advice on storing waste -  would be grateful for any sharing of this information you are able to do (it is on our facebook and twitter also) :

Advice on how to store your rubbish for anyone with confirmed or possible Coronavirus or if you are self-isolating (COVID-19):

  • Double bag all waste that contains tissues
  • Do not put it out for collection for at least 72 hours

Double bag: Personal waste (such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloth) should be stored separately to other waste, put in a rubbish bag  and then put into a second bag / black sack.  This should be tied and kept separate from other waste in the room/s in which you are self-isolating.

Keep aside for at least 72 hours: Do not put it out for collection for at least 3 days. As an example, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Thursday, that bag can be put out for collection on Thursday morning. However, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Wednesday, you would need to hold onto that bag until your collection day the following week.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

This advice is based on guidance form central government, designed to prevent transmission of the virus.