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
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Wyre Forest District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (TBA (council NOC))
 • MP Mark Garnier
 • 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.


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


Kidderminster is unparished.




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

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