Wear Valley


Wear Valley

Infobox UK district
name = Wear Valley District


status = District
region = North East England
admincounty = County Durham
area = Ranked 100th
504.63 km²
adminhq = Crook
onscode = 20UJ
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=20UJ
English district population|ONS=20UJ
English district density|ONS=20UJ / km²
ethnicity = 99.2% White
politics =
Wear Valley District Council
http://www.wearvalley.gov.uk
leadership = Alternative - Sec.31
executive = English district control|ONS=20UJ
mayor =
mp = Hilary Armstrong,
Helen Goodman
year = 2005

Wear Valley is a local government district in County Durham, England. Its council is based in Crook.

The district covers much of the Weardale area. In the west it is parished and rural, whereas in the east it is more urban. Crook and Willington are unparished.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of the Bishop Auckland, Crook and Willington and Tow Law urban districts, along with Weardale Rural District.

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

After agreeing a new waste collection policy involving fortnightly collections under a Labour majority in 2007, the local elections in 2008 turned the council to Liberal Democrat control, who promptly reversed the policy - resulting in 15,000 of the £560,000 order for new tweenie waste bins sitting in a local farmers field at a cost of £1,000 per week. [citeweb|url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1021958/Taxpayers-pay-1-000-week-store-15-000-wheelie-bins-field--councillors-decide-them.html|title=Taxpayers pay £1,000 a week to store 15,000 wheelie bins in a field - while council chiefs decide what to do with them|publisher=Daily Mail|date=2008-05-26|accessdate=2008-05-26]

Electorial divisions

*"Bishop Auckland Town" Bishop Auckland Town ward; Cockton Hill ward
*"Coundon" Coundon ward; Dene Valley ward
*"Crook North and Tow Law" Crook North ward; Howden ward; Tow Law and Stanley ward
*"Crook South" Crook South ward; Wheatbottom and Helmington Row ward
*"Weardale" St John's Chapel ward; Stanhope ward; Wolsingham and Witton-le-Wear ward
*"West Auckland" Escomb ward; West Auckland ward
*"Willington" Hunwick ward; Willington Central ward; Willington West End ward
*"Woodhouse Close" Henknowle ward; Woodhouse Close ward

External Links

* [http://www.durhamdales.co.uk Durham Dales]

References


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