Forest Heath District
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||East of England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Forest Heath District Council|
|• Leadership||Alternative - Sec.31 (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Matthew Hancock|
|• Total||145.8 sq mi (377.7 km2)|
|Area rank||107th (of 326)|
|Population (2011 est.)|
|• Rank||312th (of 326)|
|• Density||410/sq mi (160/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||91.0% White
3.1% Mixed Race
|Time zone||GMT (UTC0)|
|• Summer (DST)||BST (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||42UC (ONS)
|OS grid reference||TL7156375032|
The district's name reflects the fact that it contains parts of both Thetford Forest and the heathlands of Breckland. The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of Newmarket Urban District and Mildenhall Rural District.
In the English indices of deprivation 2010 report published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, two parts of Forest Heath have the highest employment out of 32483 areas in England.
The district contains three market towns and twenty civil parishes.
- Barton Mills
- Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill
- Red Lodge
- Santon Downham
- "English indices of deprivation 2010". Department for Communities and Local Government. Retrieved 23 June 2013.