Borough of Stockton-on-Tees
|Borough of Stockton-on-Tees|
Map of the five boroughs of the Tees Valley within England
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North East England|
|City Region||Tees Valley|
|Ceremonial county||Durham and North Yorkshire|
|• Type||Stockton Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• Executive:||Labour / Independent|
|• Mayor||Councillor Kathryn Nelson|
|• MPs:||Alex Cunningham (L)
James Wharton (C)
|• Total||79.2 sq mi (205.0 km2)|
|Population (Mid-2014 est.)|
|• Rank||Ranked 89th|
|• Density||2,500/sq mi (950/km2)|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||British Summer Time (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||00EF (ONS)
The borough of Stockton-on-Tees consists of the market town of Stockton (population 82,880), and the smaller outlying settlements of Billingham (pop. 36,720) and Thornaby-on-Tees (pop. 23,200), including Ingleby Barwick (pop.16,280). Durham Tees Valley Airport is also partly within the borough. The Stockton-on-Tees borough accounts for the largest number of residents within the Teesside and Hartlepool urban area.
The core of the town was anciently in County Durham, but the borough spilled over the river into Yorkshire. The borough was formed on 1 April 1974, from the Stockton part of Teesside county borough, along with part of Stockton Rural District in County Durham and part of Stokesley Rural District from the North Riding. At that time it was designated a non-metropolitan district of Cleveland.
It became a unitary authority on 1 April 1996 and part of the Tees Valley region. For ceremonial purposes the borough is split between County Durham and North Yorkshire, along the line of the River Tees as shown in the map (left) with County Durham to the north and North Yorkshire to the south. It is the only council area in England or Wales to be split between two ceremonial counties.
The Borough has 26 wards with either one, two or three Councillors representing each. There are 56 Councillors in total in the Borough of Stockton. Following the elections that took place in May 2011, 2 of these are Billingham Independent Association, 12 Conservative, 6 Ingleby Barwick Independent Society, 27 are Labour, 4 Liberal Democrat, and 5 Thornaby Independent Association.
This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees 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 Added4||Agriculture1||Industry2||Services3|
^1 includes hunting and forestry
^2 includes energy and construction
^3 includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured
^4 Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
Local Nature Reserves
The council maintains a number of Local Nature Reserves including Barwick Pond, Charlton's Pond, Greenvale, Hardwick Dene and Elm Tree Woods, Norton Grange Marsh, Quarry Wood (Eaglescliffe) and Stillington Forest Park.
- "The Mayor – Stockton Borough Council". www.stockton.gov.uk. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
- "Table P07 2011 Census: Number of usual residents living in households and communal establishments, local authorities in England and Wales". 2011 Census, Population and Household Estimates for England and Wales. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
- "Councillors and Council Meeting Information (Egenda)". www.stockton.gov.uk. Retrieved 2 July 2009.