Ashfield District

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Ashfield (/ˈæʃˌfld/) is a local government district in western Nottinghamshire, England. According to the 2001 UK census, it has a population of 111,387, increasing to 119,497 at the 2011 Census.[2] The district is mostly urban and contains parts of both the Nottingham Urban Area and the Mansfield Urban Area. The area has a tradition of coal mining. There are three towns in the district; the largest being Sutton-in-Ashfield. Settlements in the district include the following:

Ashfield District
District
Shown within Nottinghamshire
Shown within Nottinghamshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
Administrative countyNottinghamshire
Admin. HQKirkby-in-Ashfield
Government
 • TypeAshfield District Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • Leader:Jason Zadrozny (Ashfield Independents)
 • MPs:Lee Anderson
Mark Spencer
Area
 • Total42.3 sq mi (109.6 km2)
Area rank208th
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total127,151
 • RankRanked 181st
 • Density3,000/sq mi (1,200/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code37UB (ONS)
E07000170 (GSS)
Ethnicity97.6% White
(96.0% White British)
1.0% Asian
0.5% Black
1.0% Mixed
0.1% Other [1]
Websiteashfield.gov.uk
Annesley, Annesley Woodhouse
Felley
Hucknall
Huthwaite
Jacksdale
Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Selston
Stanton Hill
Sutton-in-Ashfield
Teversal
Underwood

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of urban districts of Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, and Sutton-in-Ashfield and parts of Basford Rural District namely the parishes of Annesley, Felley and Selston.

In spring 1986, all departments, except for Direct Works, moved into purpose-built office accommodation in the centre of Kirkby-in-Ashfield. These offices provide civic accommodation for members, together with a Council Chamber and two Committee Rooms. District Offices have been maintained at Watnall Road, Hucknall, and Fox Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, to cater for housing matters and cash receipts on a local basis.

PoliticsEdit

Elections to the district are held every 4 years, with currently 35 councillors being elected from 23 wards. After the election of 2015 the council is composed of the following councillors:[3]

Year Labour Ashfield Independents Conservative Independent
2015 22 8 4 1
2018 14 11 5 5
2019 2 30 3 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/key-statistics-for-local-authorities-in-england-and-wales/rft-table-ks201ew.xls
  2. ^ "Local Authority population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  3. ^ "England council elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 21 May 2011.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 53°03′N 1°18′W / 53.05°N 1.30°W / 53.05; -1.30