Borough of Tewkesbury
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South West England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Tewkesbury Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Alternative – Sec.31 (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Mark Harper|
|• Total||160.0 sq mi (414.4 km2)|
|• Rank||96th (of 309)|
|• Rank||257th (of 309)|
|• Density||590/sq mi (230/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||98.6% White|
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||23UG (ONS)|
|OS grid reference||SO8855933566|
Tewkesbury is a local government district and borough in Gloucestershire, England. Named after its main town, Tewkesbury, the borough had a population of 85,800 in 2015. Other places in the borough include Ashchurch, Bishop's Cleeve, Churchdown and Winchcombe. It is administratively distinct from the parish of Tewkesbury, which is served by Tewkesbury Town Council.
It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, from the municipal borough of Tewkesbury, along with Cheltenham Rural District and part of Gloucester Rural District. Prior to assuming its borough charter the district was intended to be referred to as North Gloucestershire, and consultations have taken place in an attempt to change the name to avoid confusion with Tewkesbury proper.
Gloucestershire Airport is in the borough, near to Gloucester and Cheltenham. The borough is also served by Ashchurch for Tewkesbury on the mainline as well as a number of Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway stations.
Tewkesbury Borough Council
Ian Yates, Liberal Democrats (UK)
since 16 May 2023
Rob Bird, Conservative
since 15 May 2018
|First past the post|
|4 May 2023|
|Council Offices, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5TT|
Tewkesbury Borough Council elects 38 Councillors from 20 wards. Following the May 2023 local elections, Tewkesbury Borough Council councillors include 16 Liberal Democrat, 10 Conservative, four Brockworth First independent, four Green Party, two Tewkesbury and Twyning independent and one independent. The leader of the council is Richard Stanley, a Liberal Democrat, who has held the post since 2023. The borough mayor (a ceremonial role) for 2023–2024 is Ian Yates.
Tewkesbury Borough Council carries out a variety of district council functions including:
- Benefits - Housing and Council Tax
- Car Parking
- Concessionary Travel
- Council Tax - Administration and Collection
- Elections and Electoral Registration
- Environmental Health (includes Domestic and Commercial Premises)
- Food Safety and Hygiene Complaints
- Noise Pollution and Pest Control
- Housing Administration
- Caravan Sites
- Planning, including Planning Applications, Advice and Appeals
- Public Conveniences (in some locales)
- Health and Leisure Centres
- Refuse Collection
- Tourism and Visitor Information.
Tewkesbury Borough Council has 38 councillors grouped as part of the Conservative Party, Liberal Democrats, Brockworth First, the Green Party, or Tewkesbury and Twyning Independents. As of May 2023, the councillors are:
|Brockworth East||Charlotte Mills||Brockworth First|
|Jason Mills||Brockworth First|
|Brockworth West||Craig Carter||Brockworth First|
|Deborah Harwood||Brockworth First|
|Churchdown Brookfield with Hucclecote||Paul Smith||Liberal Democrats|
|Richard Smith||Liberal Democrats|
|Ian Yates||Liberal Democrats|
|Churchdown St John's||Stewart Dove||Liberal Democrats|
|Mary Jordan||Liberal Democrats|
|Liz Skelt||Liberal Democrats|
|Cleeve Grange||Thomas Budge||Liberal Democrats|
|Cleeve Hill||Nigel Adcock||Liberal Democrats|
|Cheryl Agg||Liberal Democrats|
|Cleeve St Michael's||Alex Hegenbarth||Liberal Democrats|
|Kashan Pervaiz||Liberal Democrats|
|Cleeve West||Richard Stanley||Liberal Democrats|
|Murray Stewart||Liberal Democrats|
|Highnam with Haw Bridge||Paul McLain||Conservative|
|Innsworth||Sarah-Jane Hands||Liberal Democrats|
|Paul Ockelton||Liberal Democrats|
|Severn Vale North||Heather McLain||Conservative|
|Severn Vale South||Mark Williams||Conservative|
|Shurdington||George Porter||Liberal Democrats|
|Tewkesbury East||Hilarie Bowman||Green|
|Tewkesbury North and Twyning||Mike Sztymiak||Tewkesbury & Twyning Independent|
|Philip Workman||Tewkesbury & Twyning Independent|
|Tewkesbury South||Matt Diamond-Brown||Green|
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