Fareham (borough)

Fareham (borough)

Fareham is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. Its council is based in Fareham. Other places within the Borough include Portchester, Stubbington, Hill Head, Titchfield, Warsash, Locks Heath, Sarisbury and half of Whiteley. The Borough covers much of the semi-urban area between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, and is part of the South Hampshire conurbation, with many residents commuting to the two cities for employment.

The district was accorded Borough status in 1972 and was reconstituted as a non-metropolitan district by the Local Government Act 1972 on 1 April 1974.

Fareham Borough Council

The Borough Council is Conservative controlled. Following the elections on 1 May 2008, of the 31 Councillors, 22 are Conservative and 9 Liberal Democrat, representing 15 wards. The Labour Party holds no seats on the Council, having lost its last Councillors in 2002. [cite web | title = Fareham Borough Council: Political Parties | publisher = www.fareham.gov.uk | month = November | year = 2006 | url = http://www.fareham.gov.uk/council/councillors/politicalparties.asp
format = HTML | accessdate = 2006-11-06
] The mayor of the Borough, currently Conservative Councillor Ernest Crouch , is elected each year by his or her fellow councillors and is the Civic Head of the Borough.cite web |url=http://www.fareham.gov.uk/council/councillors/mayor/intro.asp |title=Fareham Borough Council: The Mayor of Fareham |accessdate=2007-01-20 |format=ASP |work=www.fareham.gov.uk ] There is also a Deputy Mayor.

The wards [cite web |url=http://www.fareham.gov.uk/council/councillors/wardmap.asp |title=Fareham Borough Council: Boundary Ward Map |accessdate=2007-01-20 |format=ASP |work=www.fareham.gov.uk ] are:
*Fareham East
*Fareham North
*Fareham North-West
*Fareham South
*Fareham West
*Hill Head
*Locks Heath
*Park Gate
*Portchester East
*Portchester West
*Titchfield Common


The present boundaries date from 1932 when the parishes of Crofton, Hook with Warsash, Portchester, Sarisbury and Titchfield, all previously part of the Fareham Rural District were added to Fareham urban district. [cite web | title = Fareham UD Hampshire through time | publisher = www.visionofbritain.org.uk | month = October | year = 2006 | url = http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10108240&c_id=10001043
format = HTML | accessdate = 2006-10-28

The western boundary of the borough, with the borough of Eastleigh, is the River Hamble. To the north is the district of the City of Winchester, to the East is the City of Portsmouth (a unitary authority) and to the south is the district of Gosport. The southwest and southeast edges of the borough are both part of the British coastline, bordering the Solent.


External links

* [http://www.fareham.gov.uk/ Fareham Borough Council]

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