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|South Staffordshire District|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||South Staffordshire District Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Gavin Williamson
|• Total||157.3 sq mi (407.3 km2)|
|Area rank||101st (of 326)|
|Population (2011 est.)|
|• Rank||212th (of 326)|
|• Density||690/sq mi (270/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||98.0% White|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC0)|
|• Summer (DST)||BST (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||41UF (ONS)
|OS grid reference||SJ8701803171|
South Staffordshire is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. The district lies to the north and west of Wolverhampton and the West Midlands, bordering Shropshire to the west and Worcestershire to the south. It contains no towns of major size and many of the settlements within the district are dormitory villages for Stafford, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Telford.
Its council is based in Codsall, one of the larger settlements in the district, along with Brewood, Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Kinver, Landywood, Penkridge, Perton and Wombourne. Other villages in the district include Coven, Essington, Featherstone, Gospel End, Huntington, Lower Penn, Pattingham, Seisdon and Trysull.
The district covers a similar geographic area to South Staffordshire parliamentary constituency, although the north of the district is covered by the Stafford (UK Parliament constituency). Sir Patrick Cormack of the Conservative Party held the South Staffordshire seat, and its predecessors, between 1970–2010, when he retired and the seat was won by Gavin Williamson for the Conservative Party.
There are many beauty spots within the South Staffordshire district, for example the village of Wombourne has the Wom Brook Walk and the Bratch Locks on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal in the nearby village of Bratch. Other sites include: South Staffordshire Railway Walk a five and a half mile walk along a disused railway line. Baggeridge Country Park: a large and diverse country park located between Wombourne and Sedgley (a town in the borough of Dudley, which has won the national Green Flag Award for 11 years, Bluebell Woods in Perton an internationally important site for Bluebells, Highgate Common a large area of heathland, Kinver Edge, a National Trust property, located in the south of the district which features the Holy Austin Rock Houses and Shoal Hill Common a 180-acre (0.73 km2) site of lowland heaths and woodlands which can be found to the extreme north of the district.
As of March 2011, it was as follows-
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- "South Staffordshire Council: Directions". Retrieved 2010-01-20.
- "Baggeridge County Park". South Staffordshire Council. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
- "Bluebell Walk at Smith's Rough". South Stafforshire Council. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
- "Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses". National Trust. Retrieved 2010-01-20.