Bridgnorth (district)


Bridgnorth (district)

Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England. Its main town is Bridgnorth and other towns in its area are Much Wenlock, Shifnal and Broseley. The villages of Albrighton and Sheriffhales as well as RAF Cosford are also in the district.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972. It was a merger of the Bridgnorth Rural District, Much Wenlock Municipal Borough and nearly all of the Shifnal Rural District.

The district and its council will be abolished on 1st April 2009 when the new Shropshire unitary authority is established, as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England.

Energy policy

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas [http://www.britishgasnews.co.uk/managed_content/files/pdf/greenCity.pdf] showed that housing in the district of Bridgnorth produced the 12th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,176 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.

:"See also: Energy efficiency in British housing".


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