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Tewkesbury shown within Gloucestershire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South West England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Tewkesbury Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Alternative - Sec.31 (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Mark Harper|
|• Total||160.0 sq mi (414.4 km2)|
|Area rank||96th (of 317)|
|• Rank||262nd (of 317)|
|• Density||580/sq mi (220/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||98.6% White|
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||23UG (ONS)|
|OS grid reference||SO8855933566|
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, 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.
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.
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