Broadland

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This article is about a district in England. For the Parliamentary constituency, see Broadland (UK Parliament constituency). For the town in USA, see Broadland, South Dakota.
Broadland District
Non-metropolitan district
Broadland shown within Norfolk
Broadland shown within Norfolk
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East of England
Non-metropolitan county Norfolk
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Thorpe St Andrew
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Broadland District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Keith Simpson
Chloe Smith
Area
 • Total 213.3 sq mi (552.4 km2)
Area rank 83rd (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 124,700
 • Rank 167th (of 326)
 • Density 580/sq mi (230/km2)
 • Ethnicity 98.8% White
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 33UC (ONS)
E07000144 (GSS)
OS grid reference TG2682109307
Website www.broadland.gov.uk

Broadland is a local government district in Norfolk, England, named after the Norfolk Broads. Its council is based in Thorpe St Andrew, which is a suburb of the City of Norwich.

In 2013, Broadland was announced as the most peaceful locality within the United Kingdom, having the lowest level of violent crime than anywhere else within the country.[1]

History[edit]

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of St. Faiths and Aylsham Rural District and part of Blofield and Flegg Rural District.

Politics[edit]

The council is currently under Conservative control, as it has been for the majority of its existence, with the exception of two periods of No overall control. The council consists of 47 councillors, elected from 27 wards.[2] The last council election was in 2011, and after the results of those elections [3] and subsequent by-elections [4][5] and defections,[6] the current composition of the council is as follows:

Broadland District Council Composition as of 18 December 2013
Party Seats
Conservatives 31
Liberal Democrats 14
Labour 1
Independent 1

Composition[edit]

The district is entirely parished, and is made up of 65 civil parishes. At the time of the 2001 census, the district had an area of 546 square kilometres (211 sq mi), with a population of 118,513 in 50,009 households.[7]

The district contains the following civil parishes:

Climate[edit]

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[8]

Climate data for Broadland, UK
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7
(45)
8
(46)
10
(50)
13
(55)
16
(61)
19
(66)
21
(70)
22
(72)
19
(66)
15
(59)
10
(50)
7
(44)
13.9
(57)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(34)
1
(34)
2
(36)
3
(37)
6
(43)
9
(48)
11
(52)
11
(52)
9
(48)
5
(41)
2
(36)
1
(34)
5.1
(41.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.9)
43
(1.7)
43
(1.7)
43
(1.7)
41
(1.6)
61
(2.4)
53
(2.1)
61
(2.4)
64
(2.5)
69
(2.7)
74
(2.9)
66
(2.6)
666
(26.2)
Source: Weatherbase [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://uk.news.yahoo.com/photos/screen-shot-2013-04-24-at-10-49-34-am-png-photo-1002787826.html
  2. ^ http://www.broadland.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/index.asp
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/election2011/council/html/33uc.stm
  4. ^ http://www.broadland.gov.uk/PDF/Declaration_Results_Sprowston_SE.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.broadland.gov.uk/PDF/Declaration_of_ResultsTSA_SE.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/i_always_worked_better_with_the_liberal_democrats_former_senior_broadland_conservative_reveals_party_switch_1_1995897
  7. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved 2 December 2005.
  8. ^ Climate Summary
  9. ^ (Closest city on record) "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 


Coordinates: 52°38′1.25″N 1°21′8.46″E / 52.6336806°N 1.3523500°E / 52.6336806; 1.3523500