Teesdale (district)


Teesdale (district)

Infobox UK district
name = Teesdale District


status = District
region = North East England
admincounty = County Durham
area = Ranked 42nd
839.98 km²
adminhq = Barnard Castle
onscode = 20UH
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=20UH
English district population|ONS=20UH
English district density|ONS=20UH / km²
ethnicity = 99.1% White
politics = Teesdale District Council
http://www.teesdale.gov.uk/
leadership = Alternative - Sec.31
executive = English district control|ONS=20UH
mayor =
mp = Helen Goodman
year = 2005

Teesdale is a local government district in County Durham, England. Its council is based in Barnard Castle. It is the valley of the River Tees.

That part of the district south of the River Tees is historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, and made up Startforth Rural District before the Local Government Act 1972 came into effect in 1974. The other predecessors to the district were Barnard Castle urban district and Barnard Castle Rural District.

Much of the area had prior to 1894 constituted a single Teesdale rural sanitary district.

The district is the least populous ordinary district in England, with only the City of London and the Isles of Scilly being smaller. It has the second lowest population density in England, after Eden, Cumbria.

The district will be abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England.

Electorial divisions

*"Barnard Castle East" Barnard Castle East ward; Barnard Castle North ward; Eggleston ward; Gainford and Winston ward; Ingleton ward; Staindrop ward; Streatlam and Whorlton ward
*"Barnard Castle West" Barnard Castle West ward; Barningham and Ovington ward; Cotherstone with Lartington ward; Greta ward; *Middleton-in-Teesdale ward; Romaldkirk ward; Startforth ward
*"Evenwood" Cockfield ward; Etherley ward; Evenwood, Ramshaw and Lands ward; Hamsterley and South Bedburn ward; Lynesack ward

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 Teesdale produced the 2nd highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,731 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.

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

Links http://www.teesdale2000.co.uk


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