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Borough of Allerdale
Borough
Allerdale arms.png
The Arms of Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale UK locator map.svg
Shown within Cumbria
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Cumbria
Historic county Cumberland
FoundedApril 1974
Admin. HQ Workington
Government
  TypeBorough Council
   Leadership Leader & Cabinet
  Executive Conservative Party/Independents
   MPs: Mark Jenkinson, Trudy Harrison, Neil Hudson
  LeaderMarion Fitzgerald
Area
  Total480 sq mi (1,242 km2)
Area rank 19th
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Total97,761
  Rank Ranked 247th
  Density200/sq mi (79/km2)
Time zone UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code 16UB (ONS) E07000026 (GSS)
Ethnicity99.4% White British
Website allerdale.gov.uk

Allerdale is a non-metropolitan district of Cumbria, England, with borough status. Its council is based in Workington and the borough has a population of 93,492 according to the 2001 census, increasing to 96,422 at the 2011 Census. [1]

The Borough of Allerdale was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the municipal borough of Workington, the urban districts of Maryport, Cockermouth and Keswick; and the rural districts of Cockermouth and Wigton, all of which were within the administrative county of Cumberland. In 1995 Allerdale was granted borough status.

The name derives from the ancient region of Allerdale, represented latterly by the two wards of Cumberland, called Allerdale above Derwent and Allerdale below Derwent, the present borough corresponding largely to the latter with parts of the former. Much of the area during the medieval period was a Royal Forest subject to forest law. [2]

Settlements

Workington is the largest settlement in the borough, and is the seat of the borough council. Allerdale House in Workington is the meeting place and primary office space used by the council. [3] The building is known locally as "Perry's Palace" after former council leader Tony Perry, who was responsible for its construction. [4] Other settlements in the borough include: Abbeytown, Allonby, Aspatria, Bolton Low Houses, Bothel, Brigham, Broughton, Clifton, Cockermouth, Crosby, Dean, Dearham, Fletchertown, Flimby, Ireby, Keswick, Kirkbride, Maryport, Mawbray, Plumbland, Seaton, Silloth, Tallentire, Thursby, Waverton, Westnewton, and Wigton. [5]

Freedom of the Borough

The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Borough of Allerdale.

Individuals

Politics

Elections to the borough council are held every four years with 49 councillors being elected from 23 wards. [8] No party has had a majority on the council since Labour lost their majority at the 2003 election. As of the 2019 election, the council is jointly administered by the Conservative Party and independents. [9] The current leader is Cllr Marion Fitzgerald, an Independent, and the deputy leader is Mike Johnson of the Conservative Party, who replaced Mark Jenkinson, when Jenkinson became the Member of Parliament (MP) for Workington. [10]

Date Labour +/- Conservative +/- Independent +/- Liberal Democrat +/- UKIP +/-Control
201128121510 NOC
201327-112=16+10-11+1 NOC
201427=12=13-3-4+3 NOC
201528+117+58-5-3-1 NOC
Dec 2016 [11] [12] [13] 28=16-110+2-2-1 NOC
201914-1415-120+100=0-2 NOC

Derwent 7 parishes

The Derwent 7 Community Led Planning Group was set up in 2007 by the town and parish councils of Above Derwent, Bassenthwaite, Borrowdale, Keswick, St John's, Castlerigg and Wythburn, Threlkeld and Underskiddaw, with funding from Alerdale Borough Council, and was still in existence in 2017. It had four subgroups including one on transport, and a co-ordinating "Cluster group". [14]

The term "Derwent Seven Parishes" is used in defining the collecting scope of Keswick Museum, as Keswick is at the heart of the area covered by these parishes. [15]

A map illustrating the area of the parishes is included in an appendix to a document produced by Sustainable Keswick. [16]

Related Research Articles

Workington Human settlement in England

Workington is a coastal town and civil parish at the mouth of the River Derwent on the west coast of Cumbria, England, historically in Cumberland. At the 2011 Census it had a population of 25,207.

Cumberland Historic county of England

Cumberland is a historic county of North West England that had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974. It was bordered by Northumberland to the east, County Durham to the southeast, Westmorland and Lancashire to the south, and the Scottish counties of Dumfriesshire and Roxburghshire to the north. It formed an administrative county from 1889 to 1974 and now forms part of Cumbria.

Cockermouth Human settlement in England

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. The mid-2010 census estimates state that Cockermouth has a population of 8,204, increasing to 8,761 at the 2011 Census.

Maryport A town and harbour on the Cumbrian coast in England

Maryport is a town and civil parish in the Allerdale borough of Cumbria, England, historically in Cumberland.

Workington (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1918 onwards

Workington is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Mark Jenkinson, a Conservative.

Bassenthwaite Human settlement in England

Bassenthwaite is a village and civil parish in the borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, historically part of Cumberland, within the Lake District National Park, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 412, increasing to 481 at the 2011 Census. There is a Church of England Church, St John's Bassenthwaite and a tiny Methodist chapel. The village contains many elements of the archetypal English village including a green, primary school and a stream that runs through it.

Broughton, Cumbria Human settlement in England

Broughton is a civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, consisting of Great Broughton and Little Broughton. It is located on the River Derwent, about 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Workington and 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Cockermouth. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,727, decreasing slightly to 1,704 at the 2011 Census.

Broughton Moor Village in Cumbria, England

Broughton Moor is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England. It is situated on an extensive moor about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Broughton, 5 miles (8.0 km) north west of Cockermouth, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Maryport and 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north of Workington.

Crosby, Cumbria Human settlement in England

Crosby is a small village in the Allerdale district of the English county of Cumbria, historically within Cumberland, near the Lake District National Park. It's 3 miles (4.8 km) north-east of Maryport + 25.1 miles (40.4 km) south-west of Carlisle.on the A596 road. It has a population of approximately 1,000. The local primary school is Crosscanonby St. John's Church of England School.

Bridekirk Human settlement in England

Bridekirk is a township and a parish in the Allerdale district in the county of Cumbria, England. It is around 3.2 kilometres (2 mi) north of the Derwent river and about the same distance from the nearest large town of Cockermouth just south of the river. Bridekirk is just outside the Lake District National Park and is not far from the Maryport and Carlisle Railway.

Bothel, Cumbria Human settlement in England

Bothel is a small village in Cumbria, England, historically within Cumberland. The village has a public house, and a primary school.

Flimby Human settlement in England

Flimby is an English coastal village in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. It was historically in Cumberland. It currently forms part of the civil parish of Maryport and the Flimby ward of Allerdale Council. It is included in the Maryport South county division of Cumbria County Council.

Ireby, Cumbria Human settlement in England

Ireby is a village in Cumbria, England, with a population of around 180. Historically it was in the county of Cumberland, since 1974 it has been in Cumbria.

Mealsgate Human settlement in England

Mealsgate is a village in Cumbria England, historically within Cumberland.

Bridgefoot Human settlement in England

Bridgefoot is a village in Cumbria, historically part of Cumberland, near the Lake District National Park in England. It is situated at the confluence of the River Marron and Lostrigg Beck, approximately 1 mile south of the River Derwent. To the south it is seamlessly joined with the village of Little Clifton.

Dearham Village in Cumbria, England

Dearham is a village and civil parish in the Allerdale district of Cumbria, historically part of Cumberland, near the Lake District National Park in England. It lies about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Maryport and 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Cockermouth.

Great Broughton, Cumbria Human settlement in England

Great Broughton is an English village in the Cumbrian Borough of Allerdale and the civil parish of Broughton. It had an estimated population of 1,823 in 2017.

Birkby, Cumbria Human settlement in England

Birkby is an hamlet in the Allerdale district of the English county of Cumbria, historically within Cumberland, near the Lake District National Park. It is located on the on the A596 road, 1.6 miles (2.6 km) north-east of Maryport + 26.2 miles (42.2 km) south-west of Carlisle. In 1870-72 it had a population of 157.

References

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  2. Raymond Grant (1991). The royal forests of England. Wolfeboro Falls, NH: Alan Sutton. ISBN   0-86299-781-X. OL   1878197M. 086299781X. See table, p221
  3. "Contact Us". Allerdale Borough Council. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  4. "Former Allerdale council chief Tony Perry dies". Times & Star. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  5. "Town and Parish Council boundaries". Allerdale Borough Council. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  6. Irving, Jonathan (26 September 2019). "Ben Stokes to be made Freeman of Allerdale". allerdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  7. "Stoked: Cumbrian cricket legend to be made Freeman of his home Borough". ITV News. 26 September 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
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  12. "New councillors elected". Times and Star.
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    "Derwent 7 Cluster Group". Derwent7. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  15. "Our Collections". Keswick Museum. Keswick Museum.
  16. "Appendix One" (PDF). Sustainable Keswick. Retrieved 2 August 2020.