Talk:Districts of England
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seperating the districts into four groups makes the data harder to extract.
Hmm. Saying "boundary is not vertical" is somewhat weird here. Is there a defined altitude below which you are in Southwark? Also, the City seems to control the place where the bridge touches down at the Southwark side, for a decent amount, including buildings. I've seen Corporation litterbin collectors go right up to the griffin, which is easily 20m inland, so how does that work here? does southwark covers the foundations? i think we should be told. Morwen - Talk 12:26, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
- Also, streetmap shows only London Bridge span to be part of the City.  I have a map from 1970 that shows all of Blackfriars and half of London Bridge under City control. I suspect these have been altered at some point. It would be good to find out for sure... MRSC • Talk 12:03, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
What do the colours mean on the main map
- There is no meaning to the different colours. It's essentially a less-strict case of the four color theorem - using six colours. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:21, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Isle of Wight
I've just been looking through some of the structural change orders, and it seems to me that the two districts of the Isle of Wight were never abolished, just their councils. A bit similar to what happened with Berkshire, just in reverse. If that's the case, then there would be one more district in England. Yamor2 (talk) 21:17, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Hello Redrose64. According to the Local Government Act 1972, they are defined as "metropolitan districts". However, they all have borough status, hence the terms being used interchangeably. I don't think we should refer to them as "boroughs", while also referring to "non-metropolitan districts", as this suggests all non-metropolitan districts lack borough status.
As for the London boroughs, the London Government Act 1963 consecutively refers to "London boroughs and the City", or similar. An easy way to refer to both of those is "London districts", as that is what they are. I think distinguishing the London boroughs from the City isn't helpful. At the very least, the London boroughs section needs to mention the City.
- They all have formal names like Metropolitan Borough of Bolton or London Borough of Ealing. There is no Metropolitan District of Bolton, London District of Ealing, a London Borough of London or even a London District of London. The City of London is proud of the fact that although it has many of the powers and responsibilities of a London Borough, it is not itself a London Borough. It is outside Metropolitan Police jurisdiction, for example. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:58, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
- And you also have the non-metropolitan district of Brentwood, named the "Borough of Brentwood", and the metropolitan borough of Newcastle upon Tyne, named the "City of Newcastle upon Tyne". There are numerous titles: Borough, Royal Borough, City, Metropolitan borough, etc. There is nothing wrong with calling them "metropolitan boroughs", but contrasting that term with "non-metropolitan districts" is misleading.
- The City of London cannot be a London borough as London boroughs are defined as within the County of Greater London. It also probably can't be a borough at all considering it is the coterminous with a ceremonial county (I don't think any districts that are coterminous with ceremonial counties have borough status).
- The Greater London authority covers two counties and 33 districts. For administrative purposes, the two counties in London, and the status of the districts are both irrelevant. Non-metropolitan districts are not distinguished by status, so why distinguish London's districts this way?
- The City has a completely different legal status/basis than the London boroughs. It's not distinguished from them because of ceremonial status - it is a different "animal". On the other hand all non-metropolitan districts have the same legal status/basis and the grant of "borough" status is purely ceremonial.