- Broxbourne (borough)
:"For the town, see
Broxbourne".Broxbourne is a local government district and boroughin Hertfordshire, England. Its council is based in Cheshunt, other towns include Broxbourne, Hoddesdonand Waltham Cross. The eastern boundary of the district is the River Lea. The borough covers 20 square miles in south east Hertfordshirehaving a population of about 83,000.
The borough was formed on
April 1, 1974by the merger of Cheshuntand Hoddesdon urban districts.
In Broxbourne borough, the green belt protects the surrounding countryside. The west of Broxbourne borough extends over well-wooded countryside to include
Goff's Oakand the popular Lee Valley Parkwhich 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
There are 600 companies in the borough, with warehousing and distribution sectors being particularly well represented. The main industrial areas are around
Waltham Crossand the Essex Road area of Hoddesdon. [ [http://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/Internet/0x0a14c85a_0x0000a57e Broxbourne borough - business page] ] The employers with over 250 employees include: Fitzpatrick PLCin Hoddesdon ( civil engineers); J Sainsburyalso in Hoddesdon; Marks & Spencer, Turnford Retailers; Merck Sharp & Dohmein Hoddesdoninvolved in pharmaceuticalresearch; Bridge Travel; TescoStores; and Turnford & Cheshunta retail distribution headquarters.
* [http://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/ Broxbourne Council]
* [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/data_theme_page.jsp?u_id=10064016&c_id=10001043&data_theme=T_POP Broxbourne population change through time]
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