Rochford (district)


Rochford (district)
Rochford District
—  Non-metropolitan district  —
Rochford shown within Essex
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East of England
Non-metropolitan county Essex
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Rochford
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 – Type Non-metropolitan district council
 – Body Rochford District Council
 – Leadership Alternative - Sec. 31 (Conservative)
 – MPs James Duddridge
Mark Francois
Area
 – Total 65.4 sq mi (169.49 km2)
Area rank 177th (of 326)
Population (2010 est.)
 – Total 83,400
 – Rank 279th (of 326)
 – Density 1,274.4/sq mi (492.1/km2)
 – Ethnicity 96.5% White
1.2% S.Asian
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 – Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 22UL
OS grid reference TQ876904
Website www.rochford.gov.uk

Rochford is a local government district in Essex, England. It is named for one of its main settlements, Rochford, though the major centre of population in the district is the town of Rayleigh. Other places in the district include Hockley, Ashingdon, Great Wakering, Canewdon and Hullbridge.

It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the Rayleigh Urban District and the Rochford Rural District.

Rochford District is twinned with the German town of Haltern.

Energy and environment policy

In October 2009, the Rochford District was commended at a national level for its outstanding progress in boosting domestic recycling rates from "below 20 per cent to nearly 70 per cent",[1] in the National Recycling Awards.[2] Rochford District was nominated in the Local Authority Target Success category, and beat four other short-listed local authorities to claim the award.[3]

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas[4] showed that housing in the district of Rochford produced the 9th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,219 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.

See also: Energy efficiency in British housing.

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External links

Coordinates: 51°34′54″N 0°42′30″E / 51.5817°N 0.7082°E / 51.5817; 0.7082


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