Basingstoke and Deane is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. Its primary settlement is Basingstoke. Other settlements include Bramley, Tadley, Kingsclere, Overton, Oakley, Whitchurch and the village of Deane, some 7 miles (11 km) from Basingstoke.
Basingstoke and Deane
Borough of Basingstoke and Deane
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South East England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Basingstoke and Dean Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Maria Miller|
|• Total||244.7 sq mi (633.8 km2)|
|• Rank||66th (of 309)|
|• Rank||111th (of 309)|
|• Density||720/sq mi (280/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||94.7% White|
2.1% South Asian
1.0% Chinese or other
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||24UB (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
It is the northernmost borough of Hampshire, bordered by Berkshire to the north.
The first Basingstoke Mayor, George Baynard, was appointed in 1641. The district was formed as the District of Basingstoke on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the borough of Basingstoke, Basingstoke Rural District and Kingsclere and Whitchurch Rural District. On 20 January 1978, following the grant of borough status, the district became the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane. The council claims that the new title included the names of the largest town and smallest village in the borough, although there are eight civil parishes with populations smaller than Deane.
Elections to the borough council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 60 seats on the council being elected at each election. Since the first election in 1973, the council has either been controlled by the Conservative Party or under no overall control. Most recently the Conservatives have formed the administration on the council since the 2006 election and had a majority since the 2008 election. Following the 2012 election a Conservative Party councillor defected to independent, and one to UKIP. - In the 2021 Local Elections the Conservatives made four gains, and the current council is now composed of the following councillors:
Since 2004 the Borough has had a youth council named "Basingstoke and Deane Youth Council", although formerly known as "Youth of Basingstoke and Deane".
- Baughurst and Tadley North
- Bramley and Sherfield
- Brighton Hill North
- Brighton Hill South
- Brookvale and Kings Furlong
- Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne
- East Woodhay
- Hatch Warren and Beggarwood
- Oakley and North Waltham
- Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon
- Pamber and Silchester
- Popley East
- Popley West
- Sherborne St John
- South Ham
- Tadley Central
- Tadley South
- Upton Grey and The Candovers
- "About Basingstoke and Deane". Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
- "Basingstoke and Deane Neighbourhood Watch". 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2008.[dead link]
- "England council elections". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- "'I can better serve my residents as an independent'".
- Basingstoke and Deane Youth Council
- "Borough Councillors". Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. 2009. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2009.