Wyre Forest District
|Wyre Forest District|
Wyre Forest shown within Worcestershire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|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.)|
|• 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)
|OS grid reference||SO8264776847|
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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, and went on to increase their majority in the 2010 local election.
|Independent Community and Health Concern||7|
Kidderminster is unparished.
- Areley Kings
- Chaddesley Corbett
- Churchill and Blakedown
- Kidderminster Foreign
- Upper Arley
- Wolverley and Cookley
- The Bewdley School and Sixth Form Centre
- Wolverley C E Secondary School
- The Stourport High School & VIth Form Centre
- King Charles I School
- Baxter College