What We Do

For over sixty years, The Ringwood Society has worked tirelessly to promote the character of the town and make it a better place for everyone to enjoy.

Our work spans several areas of interest which are outlined in brief below, and in more detail on the relevant pages.

We always welcome people who’d like to get involved in our activities and we would encorage you to get in touch to see how you might be able to assist, and would be delighted if you would join us as a member.


Casework is the major cornerstone upon which our activities are built. Our elected committee meets every month to monitor planning and listed building applications and to discuss local development issues.

Further details of our casework can be found here.


We identify projects which can enhance both the physical quality of our town, and the knowledge and understanding of Ringwood and its history. Members are invited to take an active part in any of our projects that spark their interest.

Further details of our project work can be found here.


We hold an Annual General Meeting in the spring, an Open Meeting in the autumn, talks (usually given by a guest speaker), and a social event such as a town walk every year. Members get free entry to our meetings and talks.

For details about our events, please see our Events page here.


First established in 1981, The Ringwood Society run an award scheme to promote the very best schemes which seek to enhance our town. Nominations from the public are sought for each awards cycle.

For details of our awards scheme, please see our Awards page here.

Blue Plaque Scheme

The Ringwood Society run an occassional Blue Plaque scheme, established in 1978, which is similar in intention to the the England Heritage Blue Plaque scheme which mainly focuses on London. We welcome suggestions for new plaques in Ringwood.

For details of our Blue Plaque scheme, please see our Blue Plaque Scheme page here.