Borough of Fareham

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Borough of Fareham
Fareham shown within Hampshire
Fareham shown within Hampshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
RegionSouth East England
Non-metropolitan countyHampshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQFareham
Incorporated1 April 1974
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyFareham Borough Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPsSuella Braverman
Caroline Dinenage
 • Total74.2 km2 (28.6 sq mi)
 • Rank245th (of 309)
 • Total114,511
 • Rank209th (of 309)
 • Density1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
 • Ethnicity
96.8% White
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code24UE (ONS)
E07000087 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSU5802906461
Fareham Borough Council
Local borough council
Term limits
Fareham Borough Council composition
26 / 31
4 / 31
1 / 31
Last election
3 May 2018 (one-half of seats)
6 May 2021 (one-half of seats)

The Borough of Fareham is a local government district with borough status and unparished area in Hampshire, England. Its council is based in Fareham. Other places within the borough include Portchester, Hill Head, Stubbington, Titchfield, Warsash, Locks Heath, Sarisbury and half of Whiteley. The borough covers much of the semi-urban area between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, and is part of the South Hampshire conurbation, with many residents commuting to the two cities for employment.

The Fareham urban district was reconstituted as a non-metropolitan district by the Local Government Act 1972 on 1 April 1974[1] and gained borough status.[citation needed]

The borough covers the area from Portchester in the east to Warsash in the west, south to Stubbington and Hill Head and north to include part of Whiteley. It is unusual for a relatively small borough in that it has two Members of Parliament (Stubbington and Hill Head are part of the Gosport constituency), two post towns (the west of the borough is in the Southampton post town) and three telephone dialling codes (mostly 01329, but 01489 in the west and 023 in the extreme east).

The 2001 Census found Fareham to have lower than average unemployment and crime with house prices higher than average. The population was estimated at 111,000 with an average age of 40.3 years.


The borough council is Conservative-controlled and has been since 1999.[2] Following the elections on 3 May 2022 and Portchester East by-election,[3] of the 31 Councillors, 26 are Conservative, 4 are Liberal Democrat and 1 is an independent, representing 15 wards. The mayor, currently Councillor Mike Ford, is elected each year by his or her fellow councillors and is the civic head of the borough.[4] There is also a deputy mayor, currently Councillor Fred Birkett.[5]




Election Member Ward Councillor since Current Party
2022 David Hamilton Fareham East 2022 Liberal Democrat
2021 Katrina Trott Fareham East 2002 Liberal Democrat
2022 Pamela Bryant Fareham North 1990 Conservative
2021 Louise Clubley Fareham North 2016 Conservative
2021 Fred Birkett Fareham North West 2016 Conservative
2022 David Foot Fareham North West 2022 Conservative
2021 Nick Gregory Fareham South 2010-16, 2021 Conservative
2022 Stephen Ingram Fareham South 2022 Conservative
2021 Tina Ellis Fareham West 2016 Conservative
2022 Roger Bird Fareham West 2022 Conservative
2022 Steve Dugan Hill Head 2018 Conservative
2021 Kay Mandry Hill Head 2004 Conservative
2022 Susan Bayford Locks Heath 2010 Conservative
2021 Malcolm Daniells Locks Heath 2021 Conservative
2022 Ian Bastable Park Gate 2018 Conservative
2021 Simon Martin Park Gate 2016 Conservative
2022 By-Election Harry Davis Portchester East 2022 Conservative
2022 Paul Nother Portchester East 2022 Liberal Democrat
2022 Christine Bainbridge Portchester East 2022 Liberal Democrat
2022 Susan Walker Portchester West 1988-96, 2010 Conservative
2021 Nick Walker Portchester West 1982-2002, 2004 Conservative
2021 Joanne Burton Sarisbury 2021 Conservative
2022 Séan Woodward Sarisbury 1986 Conservative
2021 Pal Hayre Stubbington 2021 Conservative
2022 Jacquie Needham Stubbington 2022 Conservative
2022 Connie Hockley Titchfield 1991-95, 1998 Conservative
2021 Tiffany Harper Titchfield 2008 Conservative
2022 Jack Englefield Titchfield Common 1994 Independent
2021 Sarah Pankhurst Titchfield Common 2012 Conservative
2022 Frair Burgess Warsash 2022 Conservative
2021 Michael Ford Warsash 2012 Conservative



The boundaries date from 1932 when the parishes of Crofton, Hook with Warsash, Portchester, Sarisbury and Titchfield, all part of the Fareham Rural District, were added to Fareham Urban District.[8]

The western boundary, with the borough of Eastleigh, is the River Hamble. To the north is the city of Winchester; to the east the City of Portsmouth, a unitary authority; and to the south the borough of Gosport. The south west and south east edges of the borough are both part of the coastline bordering the Solent.

Freedom of the Borough[edit]

The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Borough of Fareham.

Military Units[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The English Non-metropolitan Districts (Definition) Order 1972". Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Fareham". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Portchester East By-Election". Fareham Borough Council. 20 October 2022. Retrieved 11 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Fareham Borough Council: The Mayor of Fareham" (ASP). 23 January 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  5. ^ Info, Mayor (23 January 2013). "The Mayor of Fareham". Retrieved 11 November 2022.
  6. ^ "Fareham Borough Council: Boundary Ward Map" (PDF). Retrieved 25 July 2017.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Council, Fareham Borough (11 November 2022). "Your Councillors". Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Fareham UD Hampshire through time". October 2006. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2006.
  9. ^ "Princess Anne visits Fareham for Freedom March by HMS Collingwood". GOV.UK.

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Coordinates: 50°51′15″N 1°10′32″W / 50.8542°N 1.1755°W / 50.8542; -1.1755