Hinckley and Bosworth


Hinckley and Bosworth

Infobox UK district
name = Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth


status = Borough
region = East Midlands
admincounty = Leicestershire
area = Ranked 156th
297.35 km²
adminhq = Hinckley
onscode = 31UE
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=31UE
English district population|ONS=31UE
English district density|ONS=31UE / km²
ethnicity = 97.9% White
1.1% S.Asian
politics = Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
http://www.hinckleyandbosworthonline.org.uk/
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=31UE
mayor =
mp = Stephen Dorrell,
David Tredinnick
year = 2005

Hinckley and Bosworth is a local government district with borough status in south-western Leicestershire, England, administered by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. Its only towns are Hinckley and Market Bosworth. Villages include Twycross, Groby, Burbage, Barwell, Earl Shilton and Dadlington.

The district is broadly coterminous to the Bosworth parliamentary constituency, which is represented in Parliament by David Tredinnick (Conservative).

The Borough was formed in 1974 by the merger of the Hinckley Urban District and the Bosworth Rural District less Ibstock. It was originally to be known as Bosworth, but the council changed its name on November 20, 1973, before it came into its powers. It was granted borough status in 1974.


=Parishes=

*Bagworth and Thornton, Barlestone, Barwell (Re-created in 2007), Burbage
*Cadeby, Carlton
*Desford
*Earl Shilton (A town council)
*Groby
*Higham on the Hill
*Market Bosworth, Markfield
*Nailstone, Newbold Verdon
*Osbaston
*Peckleton
*Ratby
*Shackerstone, Sheepy, Stanton-under-Bardon, Stoke Golding, Sutton Cheney
*Twycross
*Witherley

Energy policy

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas [http://www.britishgasnews.co.uk/managed_content/files/pdf/greenCity.pdf] showed that housing in Hinckley and Bosworth produced the 10th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,209 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.

:"See also: Energy efficiency in British housing".

External links

* [http://www.hinckleyandbosworthonline.org.uk Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council's Website]


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