Borough of Fareham
|Borough of Fareham|
Fareham shown within Hampshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South East England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Fareham Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Suella Fernandes
|• Total||28.6 sq mi (74.2 km2)|
|Area rank||250th (of 326)|
|Population (mid-2016 est.)|
|• Rank||200th (of 326)|
|• Density||4,000/sq mi (1,600/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||98.3% White|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC0)|
|• Summer (DST)||BST (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||24UE (ONS)
|OS grid reference|
|Fareham Borough Council|
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The Borough of Fareham is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. Its council is based in Fareham. Other places within the Borough include Portchester, Stubbington, Hill Head, 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 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 about 111,000 with an average age of 40.3 years.
The Borough Council is Conservative controlled and has been since 1999. Following the elections on 5 May 2016, of the 31 Councillors, 24 are Conservative, 4 are Liberal Democrat, 2 are UKIP and 1 is an independent, representing 15 wards. The mayor, currently Councillor Connie Hockley, is elected each year by his or her fellow councillors and is the Civic Head of the Borough. There is also a Deputy Mayor, currently Councillor Geoff Fazackarley.
- Fareham East
- Fareham North
- Fareham North-West
- Fareham South
- Fareham West
- Hill Head
- Locks Heath
- Park Gate
- Portchester East
- Portchester West
- Titchfield Common
|2016||Maryam Brady||Fareham East|
|2016||Katrina Trott||Fareham East|
|2014||Pamela Bryant||Fareham North|
|2016||Louise Clubley||Fareham North|
|2016||Fred Birkett||Fareham North West|
|2014||Peter Davies||Fareham North West|
|2016||Keith Barton||Fareham South|
|2014||Dennis Steadman||Fareham South|
|2016||Tina Ellis||Fareham West|
|2014||Leslie Keeble||Fareham West|
|2014||Arthur Mandry||Hill Head|
|2016||Kay Mandry||Hill Head|
|2014||Susan Bayford||Locks Heath|
|2016||Keith Evans||Locks Heath|
|2014||Brian Bayford||Park Gate|
|2016||Simon Martin||Park Gate|
|2016||Shaun Cunningham||Portchester East|
|2014||Geoff Fazackerley||Portchester East|
|2014||Roger Price||Portchester East|
|2014||Susan Bell||Portchester West|
|2016||Nick Walker||Portchester West|
|2014||Jack Englefield||Titchfield Common|
|2016||Sarah Pankhurst||Titchfield Common|
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.
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