East Staffordshire Borough
East Staffordshire shown within Staffordshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Admin HQ||Burton upon Trent|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||East Staffordshire Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative Party)|
|• MPs||Kate Griffiths, Michael Fabricant|
|• Total||150.6 sq mi (390.0 km2)|
|Area rank||101st (of 317)|
|• Rank||195th (of 317)|
|• Density||800/sq mi (310/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||93.9% White|
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||41UC (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the former county borough of Burton upon Trent with the Urban District of Uttoxeter, and the Rural Districts of Tutbury and Uttoxeter. It received borough status in 1992.
Since 2011, East Staffordshire has formed part of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership along with neighbouring authorities Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Redditch, Solihull, Tamworth and Wyre Forest.
Wards within East Staffordshire
There are 39 councillors representing 21 wards in East Staffordshire. Most wards have either one or two councillors, but a few have three. The number of councillors is loosely based on the population size in that area.
As of May 2019, East Staffordshire is controlled by the Conservative party with an overall majority of 16 councillors. The Conservative party have 26 councillors, the Labour party have 10 councillors, the Liberal Democrats have one councillor, there are two Independents and one Brexit, although that person sits as an independent.
There are three groups which each have their share of committee seats. The Conservative group, the Labour group and the Independent Alliance group made up of one Brexit, one Libdem and two Independents.
There are two railway stations in the Borough, Burton-on-Trent on the Cross Country Route and Uttoxeter on the Crewe to Derby Line, There is also a station serving Tutbury, also on the Crewe to Derby Line called Tutbury and Hatton. This is in the South Derbyshire district.
- "East Staffordshire Borough Council". Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- East Staffordshire borough council website
- Enjoy East Staffordshire
- Flickr photos of East Staffordshire