Wyre Forest District

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This article is about the local government district in Worcestershire. For the woodland of the same name, see Wyre Forest. For the local government district in Lancashire, see Wyre.

Coordinates: 52°23′20″N 2°15′18″W / 52.389°N 2.255°W / 52.389; -2.255

Wyre Forest District
Non-metropolitan district
Wyre Forest shown within Worcestershire
Wyre Forest shown within Worcestershire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region West Midlands
Non-metropolitan county Worcestershire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Stourport-on-Severn
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Wyre Forest District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (TBA (council NOC))
 • MP Mark Garnier
Area
 • Total 75.4 sq mi (195.4 km2)
Area rank 169th (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 98,000
 • Rank 235th (of 326)
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (500/km2)
 • Ethnicity 98.2% White
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 47UG (ONS)
E07000239 (GSS)
OS grid reference SO8264776847
Website www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Wyre Forest is a local government district in Worcestershire, England, covering the towns of Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn and Bewdley, and several civil parishes and their villages. Its council is based in Stourport-on-Severn.

The district was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974, as a merger of Bewdley and Kidderminster municipal boroughs, Stourport-on-Severn Urban District Council and Kidderminster Rural District Council.

Since 2011, Wyre Forest has formed part of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership along with neighbouring authorities Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Redditch, Solihull and Tamworth.

Governance[edit]

The Wyre Forest parliamentary constituency, which covers most of the district, is represented by the Conservative MP Mark Garnier. In the 2008 local election, the Conservative Party won a majority on the council for the first time since 1979,[1] and went on to increase their majority in the 2010 local election.

Party Councillors
  Conservative Party 16
  Labour Party 9
  Independent Community and Health Concern 7
  UKIP 5
  Independent 4
  Liberal Democrat 1

Parishes[edit]

Kidderminster is unparished.

Schools[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wyre Forest". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 

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