- 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 Southamptonand Portsmouth, and is part of the South Hampshireconurbation, 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 1972on 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
mayorof 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:
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 Districtwere 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.
* [http://www.fareham.gov.uk/ Fareham Borough Council]
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