Borough of Wellingborough

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Borough of Wellingborough
Shown within Northamptonshire
Shown within Northamptonshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Ceremonial county Northamptonshire
Admin. HQ Wellingborough
 • Type Borough Council of Wellingborough
 • Leadership: Alternative - Sec.31
 • Executive: Conservative
 • MPs: Peter Bone
 • Leader of the Council Cllr. Martin Griffiths
 • Total 62.9 sq mi (163.0 km2)
Area rank 181st
Population (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total 78,200
 • Rank Ranked 293rd
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 34UH (ONS)
E07000156 (GSS)
Ethnicity 90.8% White
4.5% S.Asian
2.5% Afro-Caribbean

The Borough of Wellingborough is a Non-metropolitan district and borough in Northamptonshire, England. It is named after Wellingborough, its main town, but also includes surrounding rural areas.

The local council prefers to call itself the 'Borough Council of Wellingborough' rather than the more usual form 'Wellingborough Borough Council'.

The borough covers almost the same area as the Wellingborough constituency. It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the borough of Wellingborough with Wellingborough Rural District.

Settlements and parishes[edit]

Other than Wellingborough itself the borough includes:

Future developments[edit]

The Borough Council have approved major building work to the East of the main town of Wellingborough as part of the government's 'Milton Keynes and South Midlands plan'. The area called 'Stanton Cross' will increase the size of the town by 30%.[1]


Coordinates: 52°18′05″N 0°41′40″W / 52.30139°N 0.69444°W / 52.30139; -0.69444