Borough of Fareham

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Borough of Fareham
Nan-metropolitan destrict
Fareham shown athin Hampshire
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Constituent kintra Ingland
Region Sooth East Ingland
Nan-metropolitan coonty Hampshire
Status Nan-metropolitan destrict
Adeein HQ Fareham
Incorporatit 1 Aprile 1974
Government
 • Type Nan-metropolitan destrict cooncil
 • Body Fareham Borough Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Mark Hoban
Caroline Dinenage
Area
 • Total 28.6 sq mi (74.2 km2)
Area rank 250t (o 326)
Population (2010 est.)
 • Total 112,100
 • Rank 197t (o 326)
 • Density 3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
 • Ethnicity 98.3% White
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 24UE
OS grid reference SU5802906461
Website fareham.gov.uk

The Borough of Fareham is a local govrenment destrict an burgh in Hampshire, Ingland. Its cooncil is based in Fareham. Ither places athin the Borough include Portchester, Stubbington, Hill Head, Titchfield, Warsash, Locks Heath, Sarisbury an hauf o Whiteley. The Borough covers hintle o the semi-urban aurie atween the ceeties o Soothampton an Portsmouth, an is pairt o the Sooth Hampshire conurbation, wi mony residents commutin tae the twa ceeties for employment.

The Fareham urban destrict wis reconstitutit as a non-metropolitan destrict bi the Local Govrenment Act 1972 on 1 Aprile 1974 an gained burgh status.

The Borough of Fareham covers the aurie frae Portchester in the east tae Warsash in the wast, sooth tae Stubbington an Hill Head an north tae include pairt o Whiteley. It is unuisual for a relatively sma burgh in that it haes twa Members o Parliament (Stubbington an Hill Head are pairt o the Gosport constituency), twa post touns (the wast o the burgh is in the Soothampton post toun) an three telephone diallin codes (maistly 01329 but 01489 in the wast o the burgh an aw an 023 in the extreme east).

The 2001 Census foond Fareham tae hae lawer than average unemployment an creeme wi hoose prices heicher than average. The population o the burgh wis estimatit at aboot 111,000 wi an average age o 40.3 years.

Govrenance[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Borough Council is Conservative controlled an haes been syne 1999.[1] Follaein the elections on 3 Mey 2012, o the 31 Councillors, 24 are Conservative, 6 Liberal Democrat an 1 independent, representin 15 wairds.[2] The mayor o the Borough, currently Conservative Councillor Dennis Steadman, is electit each year bi his or her fellae cooncillors an is the Civic Head of the Borough.[3] There is a Deputy Mayor an aw.[3]

The wairds[4] are:

Bundaries[eedit | eedit soorce]

The present bundaries date frae 1932 when the parishes o Crofton, Hook with Warsash, Portchester, Sarisbury an Titchfield, aw previously pairt o the Fareham Rural District wur addit tae Fareham urban destrict.[5]

The wastren bundary o the burgh, wi the Borough of Eastleigh, is the River Hamble. Tae the north is the City of Winchester; tae the east the City of Portsmouth, a unitary authority; an tae the sooth the Borough of Gosport. The sooth wast an sooth east edges o the burgh are baith pairt o the Breetish coastline, borderin the Solent.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Fareham". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  2. "Fareham Borough Council: Political Parties". www.fareham.gov.uk. May 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Fareham Borough Council: The Mayor of Fareham" (ASP). www.fareham.gov.uk. Retrieved 2007-01-20. 
  4. "Fareham Borough Council: Boundary Ward Map" (ASP). www.fareham.gov.uk. Retrieved 2007-01-20. 
  5. "Fareham UD Hampshire through time". www.visionofbritain.org.uk. October 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-28. 

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Coordinates: 50°51′15″N 1°10′32″W / 50.8542°N 1.1755°W / 50.8542; -1.1755