- Warwick (district)
region=West Midlands (region)!West Midlands
4.7% South Asian
website= [http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk Warwick]
leadership=Leader and cabinet
Jeremy Wright (C)
Warwick is a local government district of central
Warwickshirein England. The current leader of the district council is Conservative Party member Michael Doody. [cite web|url= http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/WDC/Council_x2c_+government+and+democracy/Councils/Political+structure/|title= Warwick DC|accessdate= ????-??-??]
The district comprises the towns of
Warwickitself, Leamington Spa, Kenilworthand Whitnash, and also includes the surrounding rural areas. The district is bordered to the south and west by Stratford district to the north-east by Rugby borough and to the north by CoventryCity Council.
Politics and History
Despite being named after Warwick, the district council headquarters are in Leamington Spa. It employs more than 500 people in a four storey building near to the
River Leam. Warwick hosts the county councilheadquarters. The district council deal with issues such as waste management, council tax, planning/building regulations, council housingand council house repairs. The county council looks after such matters as education, social services, culture and highways.
The district was created on
1 April 1974, by a merger of the former Leamington Spa and Warwick municipal boroughs, the Kenilworth urban districtand the Warwick Rural District. The council claimed to have the 33rd cheapest council tax out of the 238 shire districts in the country [cite web|url= http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/WDC/Council_x2c_+government+and+democracy/Democratic+processes+and+events/News+conferences/Warwick+District+Council+News/Council+tax+200708.htm|title= Warwick DC|accessdate= ????-??-??] .
In 2007 the district began trialling a
WiMAXscheme which would eventually allow all residents, for a fee, to connect to wireless broadband internet anywhere in the district, indoors or out [cite web|url= http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/WDC/Council_x2c_+government+and+democracy/Democratic+processes+and+events/News+conferences/Warwick+District+Council+News/Wireless+Warwick.htm|title=Warwick DC|accessdate= ????-??-??] . This is the first such scheme in EuropeFact|date=July 2008.
On 6th August 2007 on-street parking charges were introduced in certain parts of central
Leamington, Warwickand Kenilworthfor the first time.
Tourism and Leisure
Two of the most well known tourist attractions in the district are
Warwick Castleand Kenilworth Castle, the latter being preserved the second ruined during the English Civil War. Also of interest are the National Trust property Baddesley Clintonand Wroxall Abbey. All three of the districts main towns, Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth have many hotels, two of the better known ones being The Regent Hoteland a Hilton Hotel at Warwick. Warwick Racecoursehosts televised meetings several times a year and the English women's lawn bowlschampionships takes place in Leamington each year.
There are three public swimming pools and three leisure centres in the district as well as many public open spaces, the most well known being Leamington's
Jephson Gardensand Newbold Comyn. There are two public pay-per-play golf courses, one in Leamington and one in Warwick. The biggest football teams in the area are Leamington F.C.and Racing Club Warwick. All three towns have their own theatres including the Royal Spa Centre, Loft Theatre Company, Playbox Theatre Companyand The Bridge House Theatre.
Parishes and settlements
The Warwick district includes the settlements and Parishes of:
Baddesley Clinton, Baginton, Barford, Beausale, Bishops Tachbrook, Blackdown, Bubbenhall, Budbrooke, Bushwood
Haseley, Hatton, Honiley, Hunningham
Lapworth, Leamington Spa, Leek Wootton
Offchurch, Old Milverton
Radford Semele, Rowington
Wappenbury, Warwick, Wasperton, Weston Under Wetherley, Whitnash, Wroxall
* [http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/wdc www.warwickdc.gov.uk] , Warwick District Council.
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