Broxbourne (borough)

Broxbourne (borough)

:"For the town, see Broxbourne".Broxbourne is a local government district and borough in Hertfordshire, England. Its council is based in Cheshunt, other towns include Broxbourne, Hoddesdon and Waltham Cross. The eastern boundary of the district is the River Lea. The borough covers 20 square miles in south east Hertfordshire having a population of about 83,000.

The borough was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of Cheshunt and Hoddesdon urban districts.

In the May 2008 elections, the Conservative lost one seat to Michael Watson of the Labour party.

In Broxbourne borough, the green belt protects the surrounding countryside. The west of Broxbourne borough extends over well-wooded countryside to include Goff's Oak and the popular Lee Valley Park which marks the eastern boundary. Although urbanised with industrial and commercial activity, the whole area retains much of its rural character and is liked by people commuting to London.

The borough is twinned with the Sicilian city of Sutera.


There are 600 companies in the borough, with warehousing and distribution sectors being particularly well represented. The main industrial areas are around Waltham Cross and the Essex Road area of Hoddesdon. [ [ Broxbourne borough - business page] ] The employers with over 250 employees include: Fitzpatrick PLC in Hoddesdon (civil engineers); J Sainsbury also in Hoddesdon; Marks & Spencer, Turnford Retailers; Merck Sharp & Dohme in Hoddesdon involved in pharmaceutical research; Bridge Travel; Tesco Stores; and Turnford & Cheshunt a retail distribution headquarters.


External links

* [ Broxbourne Council]
* [ Broxbourne population change through time]

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