Telford and Wrekin
|• Total||112.09 sq mi (290.31 km2)|
|• Density||1,700/sq mi (640/km2)|
|ISO 3166 code||GB-TFW|
Telford and Wrekin is a borough and unitary authority in Shropshire, England. In 1974, a non-metropolitan district of Shropshire was created called The Wrekin. In 1998, the district became a unitary authority and was renamed "Telford and Wrekin", which remains part of the Shropshire ceremonial county and shares institutions such as the Fire and Rescue Service and Community Health with the rest the county.
The borough's major settlement is Telford, which was designated a "new town" in the 1960s and incorporated the towns of Dawley, Madeley, Oakengates, and Wellington. After the Telford conurbation, which includes the aforementioned towns, the next-largest settlement is Newport which is located in the northeast of the borough and isn't part of the original new town of Telford. The borough borders Staffordshire, but is mostly surrounded by the non-metropolitan county of Shropshire, whose unitary authority is Shropshire District which covers the county previously covered by Shropshire County Council.
Before the creation of The Wrekin district, Telford was a new town run by the Telford Development Corporation (TDC) from 1968 to the changes in 1974. The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and covered Dawley, Newport, Oakengates and Wellington urban districts, Wellington Rural District and part of Shifnal parish in the Shifnal Rural District.
On 1 April 1998, as a result of the Local Government Commission for England's review, the district became a unitary authority, independent from Shropshire County Council.
All of the council houses previously owned by Wrekin District Council and the subsequent Telford and Wrekin Council were transferred to a newly created housing association, the Wrekin Housing Trust, in 1999 which now owns the majority of social housing in Telford.
Telford and Wrekin applied unsuccessfully for city status in 2000. The district was granted borough status in 2002.
Settlements in Telford and Wrekin -
The borough is divided into 29 civil parishes.
For the borough council itself there is a system of thirty wards to elect councillors.
|1 – Admaston and Bratton
2 – Apley Castle
3 – Arleston
4 – Brookside
5 – Church Aston and Lilleshall
6 – College
7 – Dawley and Aqueduct
8 – Donnington
9 – Dothill
10 – Edgmond and Ercall Magna
11 – Ercall
12 – Hadley and Leegomery
13 – Haygate
14 – Horsehay and Lightmoor
15 – Ironbridge Gorge
|16 – Ketley and Overdale
17 – Madeley and Sutton Hill
18 – Malinslee and Dawley Bank
19 – Muxton
20 – Newport North and West
21 – Newport South and East
22 – Oakengates and Ketley Bank
23 – Park
24 – Priorslee
25 – Shawbirch
26 – St Georges
27 – The Nedge
28 – Woodside
29 – Wrockwardine
30 – Wrockwardine Wood and Trench
Borough elections are held every 4 years.
Main article: Telford and Wrekin Council
Telford and Wrekin operates a cabinet-style council. It has 54 elected councillors who appoint the seven cabinet members, including the leader, each year. The cabinet members make decisions as a whole and meet every two weeks.
Telford and Wrekin is currently a Labour controlled council.
Telford and Wrekin is part of the West Mercia Police police area. The force is based in Worcester (outside Shropshire) and the borough's area is a Territorial Policing Unit in the force's organisation.
This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Telford and Wrekin at current basic prices published (pp. 240–253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British pounds sterling.
|Year||Regional gross value added[table 1]||Agriculture[table 2]||Industry[table 3]||Services[table 4]|
The following People and Military Units and Organisations and Groups have received the Freedom of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin.