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Telford and Wrekin
Image:EnglandTelfordWrekin.png
Telford and Wrekin in England


Telford and Wrekin (yellow) in the ceremonial and historic county of Shropshire
Geography
Status: Unitary district, Borough
Region: West Midlands
Ceremonial County: Shropshire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 158th
290.31 km²
Admin. HQ: Telford
ONS code: 00GF
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
Ranked 95th
161,600
557 / km²
Ethnicity: 94.8% White
2.9% S.Asian
1.2% Black
Politics
Borough of Telford and Wrekin
http://www.telford.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: TBA (council NOC)
MPs: Mark Pritchard, David Wright

Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region of England. The district was created in 1974 as The Wrekin, then a non-metropolitan district of Shropshire. map of Telford and Wrekin within England File links The following pages link to this file: Telford and Wrekin Categories: GFDL images ... Image File history File links Shropshire_Telford_and_Wrekin. ... The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The West Midlands is a geographical term describing the western half of central England, known as the Midlands. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Shropshire (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... Area is the measure of how much exposed area any two dimensional object has. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Telford is a planned town in Shropshire, England, that was named after the engineer Thomas Telford. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... In physics, density is mass m per unit volume V. For the common case of a homogeneous substance, it is expressed as: where, in SI units: ρ (rho) is the density of the substance, measured in kg·m-3 m is the mass of the substance, measured in kg V is... The figures are mid-year estimates for 2005 from the Office for National Statistics [1]. See also: List of English cities by population - List of English counties by population - List of Ceremonial counties of England by Population - List of English districts by area - List of English districts by ethnic diversity... The United Kingdom is divided into four parts, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... NOC can refer to: National Olympic Committee, a group eligible to enter athletes and teams into an Olympic Games. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Mark Andrew Pritchard is the Conservative MP for The Wrekin. ... The Right Honourable David Wright (born December 22, 1966, Telford) is a politician in the United Kingdom, and Labour Party member of Parliament for Telford. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The West Midlands is a geographical term describing the western half of central England, known as the Midlands. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Non-metropolitan districts or commonly Shire districts are a type of local government district in England. ... Shropshire (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England. ...


The borough's major settlement is Telford, a new town designated in the 1960s incorporating the existing towns of Dawley, Madeley, Oakengates and Wellington. The next largest population centre is Newport, a market town to the north of Telford. Telford is a planned town in Shropshire, England, that was named after the engineer Thomas Telford. ... Below is a list of some of the new towns in the United Kingdom created under the various New Town Acts of the 20th century. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Dawley is a small town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... Madeley is a small town, now part of the new town of Telford in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Oakengates at grid reference SJ7011 Oakengates is a town in Shropshire, England and now forms part of the new town of Telford. ... Map sources for Wellington, Shropshire at grid reference SJ6411 Wellington is a town in Shropshire, England and now forms part of the New Town of Telford. ... Map sources for Newport at grid reference SJ7419 Newport is a market town in Shropshire, England, some 6 miles north of Telford. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ...


On April 1, 1998, as a result of the Local Government Commission for England's review, the district became a unitary authority, independent from Shropshire County Council. The headquarters of the council are in Telford Town Centre. It remains part of the Shropshire ceremonial county and shares institutions such as the Fire and Rescue Service with the rest of Shropshire. Telford and Wrekin comes under the West Mercia Constabulary, based in Worcester. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Map showing counties and unitary authorities from 1998. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... Telford Shopping Centre is a large indoor shopping centre in Telford, England. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... West Mercia Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Shropshire (including Telford and Wrekin), Herefordshire and Worcestershire in England. ... Worcester (pronounced ) is a city in the Midlands of England, and the county town of Worcestershire. ...


The borough borders Staffordshire, but is mostly surrounded by the non-metropolitan county of Shropshire. The district was formed on April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and covered Dawley, Newport, Oakengates and Wellington urban districts, Wellington Rural District and part of Shifnal parish in the Shifnal Rural District. Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... A shire county or non-metropolitan county in England, is a county level entity which is not a metropolitan county. ... Shropshire (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ... Wellington was a rural district in Shropshire, England from 1894 to 1974. ... Market Place & Park Street, Shifnal Shifnal is a small market town in Shropshire, England. ... Shifnal was a rural district in Shropshire, England from 1894 to 1974. ...


Telford and Wrekin applied unsuccessfully for City status in 2000. It was granted borough status in 2002. Historically, city status in England and Wales was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

Contents

Towns, villages and other settlements

Settlements in Telford and Wrekin -

Coalbrookdale is a settlement in a side valley of the Ironbridge Gorge in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... Crudgington is a village in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... Edgmond is a village in Shropshire, England. ... High Ercall (pronounced High Arcal) is a village in the Telford and Wrekin borough, Shropshire. ... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ... Jackfield is a village in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Newport at grid reference SJ7419 Newport is a market town in Shropshire, England, some 6 miles north of Telford. ... Roden is a village in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... Telford is a planned town in Shropshire, England, that was named after the engineer Thomas Telford. ... A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... Dawley is a small town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... For other places named Donnington, see: Donnington Donnington now forms part of the new town of Telford in Shropshire, England. ... Donnington Wood is a suburb of the new town of Telford in Shropshire, England. ... Hadley is a part of the new town of Telford in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Ketley at grid reference SJ676109 Ketley is a suburb of the new town of Telford in Shropshire, England. ... Madeley is a small town, now part of the new town of Telford in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... Muxton is an ancient village between Lilleshall and Donnington in Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Oakengates at grid reference SJ7011 Oakengates is a town in Shropshire, England and now forms part of the new town of Telford. ... St Georges and Priorslee are suburbs of the new town of Telford in Shropshire, England. ... St Georges and Priorslee are suburbs of the new town of Telford in Shropshire, England. ... Trench is a suburb of the new town of Telford in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Wellington, Shropshire at grid reference SJ6411 Wellington is a town in Shropshire, England and now forms part of the New Town of Telford. ... Tibberton is a village in Shropshire, England. ... Wrockwardine is a village in Shropshire, England. ...

Divisions

Parishes

The borough is divided into 28 parishes [1] and these are grouped into three areas - Telford, Newport and Rural. For the council itself there is a system of 34 wards to elect councillors. A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ...

This is a list of civil parishes in the English ceremonial county of Shropshire. ...

Wards


The borough divided into wards, with the Telford urban area highligted in Orange.
1 Apley Castle

2 Arleston
3 Brookside
4 Church Aston and Lilleshall
5 College
6 Cuckoo Oak
7 Dawley Magna
8 Donnington
9 Dothill
10 Edgmond
11 Ercall
12 Ercall Magna
13 Hadley and Leegomery
14 Haygate
15 Horsehay and Lightmoor
16 Ironbridge Gorge Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 628 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1545 × 1476 pixel, file size: 493 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Parishes of Telford, England. ...

17 Ketley and Oakengates

18 Lawley and Overdale
19 Madeley
20 Malinslee
21 Muxton
22 Newport East
23 Newport North
24 Newport South
25 Newport West
26 Park
27 Priorslee
28 St Georges
29 Shawbirch
30 The Nedge
31 Woodside
32 Wrockwardine
33 Wrockwardine Wood

Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Telford and Wrekin at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added[2] Agriculture[3] Industry[4] Services[5]
1995 1,763 28 865 870
2000 2,072 20 773 1,279
2003 2,370 21 850 1,500
The Wrekin hill, the prominent geographical feature of the borough

^  includes hunting and forestry Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1982x952, 1291 KB) Summary Photo taken by Chris Bayley with Canon PowerShot A610 A view of the Wrekin, Shropshire near the M54 motorway. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1982x952, 1291 KB) Summary Photo taken by Chris Bayley with Canon PowerShot A610 A view of the Wrekin, Shropshire near the M54 motorway. ... The Wrekin is a hill in east Shropshire , England. ...


^  includes energy and construction


^  includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured


^  Components may not sum to totals due to rounding


See also



The Wrekin is a hill in east Shropshire , England. ... The structure of local government in the United Kingdom underwent large changes in the 1990s. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Telford & Wrekin - Town Frequency Guide (435 words)
Wellington – Telford – Dawley – Madeley – Ironbridge – Broseley – Bridgnorth
Dawley – Telford – Oakengates – Wellington – Shrewsbury
Wellington – Leegomery – Hadley – Telford – Shifnal – Cosford – Albrighton – Wolverhampton
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