Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage.
Over the Remembrance period there are a number of commemorative services taking place for the people of Ringwood to come together to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.
Commemorative events taking place in November will start on Saturday 4th November 2023 with a service at the War Graves in Ringwood Cemetery at 10:45am. Poppy crosses will be laid on the graves of service personnel whose last resting place is Ringwood.
On Armistice Day, Saturday 11th November 2023, a service will take place at the War Memorial at 10:45am when a National 2 Minutes Silence will be observed at 11am. In accordance with local tradition, the start and end of the silence will be marked by the firing of a maroon generating a loud bang heard around the town.
On Sunday 12th November 2023, Remembrance Sunday, various services will take place around the town after which a parade will take place from the Market Place at 1130am. The procession will walk to the War Memorial Garden where a short service will take place followed by the formal Act of Remembrance at 12 noon. This will be followed by a formal wreath-laying ceremony and a procession back to Market Place. A road closure will be in place from 11:30am - 12:45pm to accommodate the parade route.
The Council has made a grant aid award of £2,000 to Ringwood Junior School PTA (click on the photo for details).
Many Ringwood business owners believe that the big companies or online retailers might not even notice your purchases over the next few weeks but the small, independently owned businesses located conveniently on your high street or in your local town will. This Christmas, they want you to believe in the magic of shopping locally - so you can make your town or village merry and bright for many more for years to come.
All residents are invited to complete a short anonymous survey about how safe you feel in the town and what concerns you might have about crime and antisocial behaviour.