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
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Braintree District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs James Cleverly
Priti Patel
Area
 • Total 236.18 sq mi (611.71 km2)
Area rank 68th (of 326)
Population (mid-2017 est.)
 • Total 151,700
 • Rank 128th (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
Website www.braintree.gov.uk

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.

Council[edit]

The council is controlled by the Conservatives who hold 41 of the 45 seats.[1]

Wards[edit]

There are 26 wards[2]:

  • 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