The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen took place on Saturday 6th May, 2023. As part of a nationwide act of celebration and friendship, Ringwood Town Council hosted a celebratory event on Sunday 7th May 2023 on Bickerley Village Green.
What a day it was! After pouring rain leading up to and after the event, the day itself was glorious. Crowds flocked to the town's village green which was adorned in Union flags. They stayed for the whole afternoon, soaking up the wonderful sunshine and atmostphere. Churches Together opened proceedings with a special outdoor service with wonderful performances from local children's choirs. The main programme started at midday with a whole suite of inflatables free for children and adults alike, food and a bar, market stalls and miniature steam train. Live music entertained all afternoon showcasing some of our fabulous local talent including The Tuesdays Community Choir, Scarlet Swing, Tommy Hughes and Jodie Elms. And the junior schools faught it out for the inter schools Coronation Cup! Well done to the eventual winners, Poulner Junior School.
Thank you to Jay Cox, Ringwood TV for capturing the feel of the day so wonderfully with this film, to Ben Blinco for some amazing drone footage to our own Events Manager for recording what it all looked like on the train!
We are lucky in Ringwood to have such a large number of businesses happy to support the wonderful range of events in the town. Thank you so much to the following companies who have supported the event:
|Ringwood Motor Company||Economy Hire|
|The Railway||Simply Beauty|
|Brightwater Properties||Lonsdale Services|
|India Cottage||Allum and Sidaway|
|Grants Estate Agents||Frettens|
|Elliots||Kimbers Carpets and Flooring|
|Crow Farm Shop||Englands Garden Machinery|
Thank you also to the community organisations we are working with to put this event on including Churches Together, Ringwood Carnival, Ringwood Rotary Club, Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions and Ringwood Men's Shed.
To mark His Majesty The King’s Coronation thousands of organisations across the country got together to give us all the chance to help out in our own local communities. A community litter pick swas held on the Bickerley at 5pm on Sunday 7th May organised by Plastic Free Ringwood. The local community were urged to spend Monday looking for local opportunties to volunteer their time this year. We have some wonderful organisations in the town keen for volunteers including the Men's Shed, Ringwood Carnival, Acts4Sharing, Ringwood Foodbank, the Rotary Club of Ringwood, Ringwood Good Neighbours, Greyfriars, RACE and the Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions.
The Ringwood Neighbourhood Plan has been approved by the Town Council and has been submitted to New Forest District Council and New Forest National Park Authority to progress to the next stage. It is currently the subject of a final 6-week consultation, ending on 29 September 2023.
Come and see plans for improving Carvers Recreation Ground at the Clubhouse from 9th August until 9th September and tell us what you think.
The deadline for the first round of grant aid applications is 31st August 2023.