The Council is made up of 14 elected Councillors, who live in the area and take account of the views of local residents. The Councillors are supported by a small staff team led by the Town Clerk.
There is sometimes confusion about the responsibilities of the different councils in the region.
The types of things that Ringwood Town Council is responsilbe for include allotments, the cemetery, recreation grounds and some public open spaces. A map of Town Council owned land can be found here.
The Town Council acts as an information point for residents and visitors. Ringwood Gateway opening hours can be found here.
The types of services Hampshire County Council is responsible for include education, transport and roads, social care, registrars service and strategic planning within the county.
The types of services New Forest District Council is responsible for include housing, waste collection, leisure, some open spaces, council tax, benefits and local planning.
A list of each Council's responsibilities can be found here.
Following a 2-year break, the Council will once again be operating a Visitor Information service from Ringwood Gateway on Saturdays throughout the holiday season (Easter to mid-September).
We are looking for both a Visitor Information Manager and Assistant to work with a team of volunteers to provide a range of tourist information to members of the public.
National Highways is undertaking works to widen the westbound carriageway of the A31 to three lanes between Ringwood town centre and the B3081 Verwood Underpass, and to replace the road bridges over the River Avon and Bickerley Millstream.
Read on for further information.
Ringwood Gateway will be closed from 4pm on Friday 24 December until 9am on Wednesday 5 January. We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.