Hanwell, New Brunswick
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Hanwell is a municipality (a "rural community") and former local service district within Kingsclear Parish in York County, New Brunswick, Canada. It is located on Route 640 immediately southwest of Fredericton. It had a population of 4,740 in 2011.
Hanwell was named by Thomas Baillie, who was born at Hanwell, West London, England. Baillie brought Irish immigrants over to settle in the area in 1825.
Originally a local service district (LSD) and a farming community, two residential subdivisions were constructed in Hanwell in the 1970s. The LSD was officially incorporated as the Rural Community of Hanwell on May 23, 2014. Prior to official incorporation, the rural community's first election was held May 12, 2014. The first council's oath of office and meeting following shortly after incorporation on May 27, 2014.
Communities within Hanwell include Birchwood Estates, Brookdale Gardens, Brookdale Subdivision, Cobblestone Estates, Deerwood Acres, Eagle Ridge, Eaglewood Subdivision, Greer Subdivision, Somerset Park and Starlite Village. Hanwell also encompasses Yoho Lake, which has homes on the lakefront and a Scouts Canada lodge.
In 2016 a regular election was held and the following individuals were elected:
Chris Melvin - Mayor; Councillors at Large - Darren MacKenzie and Nicolle Carlin; Ward 1 Councillor - Susan Jonah; Ward 2 Councillor - Holly Hyslop; Ward 3 Councillor - Dave Morrison; Ward 4 Councillor - Melissa Smith
Hanwell's first rural community council comprised a mayor (Susan Cassidy) and five councillors (Holly Hyslop, Susan Jonah, Darren MacKenzie, Chris Melvin and Carla Ward) 
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- "Where is Home? New Brunswick Communities Past and Present". Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
- "New Brunswick Regulation 2014-30 under the Municipalities Act (O.C. 2014-81)" (PDF) (PDF). Queen's Printer for New Brunswick. March 28, 2014. p. 2. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
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