Tewkesbury Borough

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Tewkesbury Borough
Non-metropolitan district
Tewkesbury shown within Gloucestershire
Tewkesbury shown within Gloucestershire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South West England
Non-metropolitan county Gloucestershire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Tewkesbury
Incorporated 1 April 1974
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Tewkesbury Borough Council
 • Leadership Alternative - Sec.31 (Conservative)
 • MPs Mark Harper
Laurence Robertson
 • Total 160.0 sq mi (414.4 km2)
Area rank 98th (of 326)
Population (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total 88,600
 • Rank 272nd (of 326)
 • Density 550/sq mi (210/km2)
 • Ethnicity 98.6% White
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 23UG (ONS)
E07000083 (GSS)
OS grid reference SO8855933566
Website www.tewkesbury.gov.uk

Tewkesbury Borough is a local government district and borough in Gloucestershire, England. It is named after its main town, Tewkesbury. Other places in the borough include Ashchurch, Bishop's Cleeve, Churchdown and Winchcombe. It is administratively distinct from the parish of Tewkesbury, which is served by Tewkesbury Town Council.

It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972,[1] from the municipal borough of Tewkesbury, along with Cheltenham Rural District and part of Gloucester Rural District. Prior to assuming its borough charter the district was intended to be referred to as North Gloucestershire, and consultations have taken place in an attempt to change the name to avoid confusion with Tewkesbury proper.[2]

Gloucestershire Airport is in the borough, near to Gloucester and Cheltenham. The Borough is also served by Ashchurch for Tewkesbury on the mainline as well as a number of Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway stations.


Coordinates: 52°0′0″N 2°10′0″W / 52.00000°N 2.16667°W / 52.00000; -2.16667