Stratford-on-Avon District

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Stratford-on-Avon District
Shown within Warwickshire
Shown within Warwickshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionWest Midlands
Administrative countyWarwickshire
Admin. HQStratford-upon-Avon
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district
 • Leadership:Leader and cabinet
 • MPs:Nadhim Zahawi (C)
Jeremy Wright (C)
 • Total377.6 sq mi (977.9 km2)
Area rank30th
 (mid-2019 est.)
 • Total130,098
 • RankRanked 173rd
 • Density340/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code44UE (ONS)
E07000221 (GSS)
(2011 Census) [1]
97.3% White
(93.6% White British)
1.3% Asian
1.0% Mixed
0.2% Black
0.1% Other

Stratford-on-Avon is a local government district in southern Warwickshire, England.

The district is named "Stratford-on-Avon" to distinguish it from its main town of Stratford-upon-Avon where the district council is based.

The district is mostly rural and covers most of the southern half of Warwickshire. As well as Stratford, other significant places in the district includes the towns of Alcester, Southam, Shipston-on-Stour and Henley-in-Arden, and the large villages of Bidford-on-Avon, Studley and Wellesbourne, plus numerous other smaller villages and hamlets.

It borders the Warwickshire districts of Warwick to the north, and Rugby to the north-east. It also borders the neighbouring counties of the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Northamptonshire.


The district was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 by the merger of the municipal borough of Stratford-upon-Avon, Alcester Rural District, Shipston-on-Stour Rural District, Southam Rural District and a majority of Stratford-upon-Avon Rural District.[2]


Elections to the district council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 53 seats on the council being elected at each election. The Conservative party has controlled the council for most of the time since the first election in 1973, and recently has had a majority since the 2003 election. As a result of the last election in 2019 the Conservatives had 20 councillors, the Liberal Democrats had 11, independents had 4 and the Green Party has one.[3]

Parishes and settlements[edit]

Other than Stratford-upon-Avon the district includes:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2011 Census: Key Ethnicity Statistics Per Local Authority Area" . ONS. Retrieved 25 Dec 2012
  2. ^ "STRATFORD-ON-AVON DISTRICT COUNCIL". Civic Heraldry. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Party seats in English Local elections, 2019". Democratic Dashboard. Retrieved 13 August 2021.

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Coordinates: 52°11′25″N 1°42′31″W / 52.1902°N 1.7087°W / 52.1902; -1.7087