Braintree District

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Braintree District
Non-metropolitan district
Braintree shown within Essex
Braintree shown within Essex
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East of England
Non-metropolitan county Essex
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Braintree
Incorporated 1 April 1974
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Braintree District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative (council NOC))
 • MPs James Cleverly
Priti Patel
 • Total 236.18 sq mi (611.71 km2)
Area rank 68th (of 326)
Population (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total 151,000
 • Rank 129th (of 326)
 • Density 640/sq mi (250/km2)
 • Ethnicity 95.% White
1.1% Mixed
1.3% S.Asian
1.0% Black
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 22UC (ONS)
E07000067 (GSS)
OS grid reference TL7522

Braintree is a local government district in the English county of Essex, with a population (2011 census) of 147,084. Its main town is Braintree.

The main centres of population are Braintree, Witham and Halstead.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the urban districts of Braintree and Bocking, Halstead, and Witham and (for list of Parishes) Braintree Rural District and Halstead Rural District.


The council is controlled by the Conservatives who hold 40 of the 45 seats.


There are 26 wards[1]:

  • Bocking Blackwater
  • Bocking North
  • Bocking South
  • Braintree Central and Beckers Green
  • Braintree South
  • Braintree West
  • Bumpstead
  • Coggeshall
  • Gosfield & Greenstead Green
  • Great Notley & Black Notley
  • Halstead St Andrews
  • Halstead Trinity
  • Hatfield Peverel and Terling
  • Hedingham
  • Kelvedon and Feering
  • Rayne
  • Silver End and Cressing
  • Stour Valley North (includes Ashen and Foxearth)
  • Stour Valley South (includes Bulmer and Alphamstone)
  • The Colnes
  • Three Fields
  • Witham Central
  • Witham North
  • Witham South
  • Witham West
  • Yeldham


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Coordinates: 51°52′55″N 0°33′09″E / 51.8819°N 0.5525°E / 51.8819; 0.5525