Borough of Corby
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Borough council||Corby Borough Council (Labour)|
|• Mayor||Ray Bebey|
|• MPs||Tom Pursglove (Con)|
|• Total||31.00 sq mi (80.28 km2)|
|• Rank||233rd (of 309)|
|• Rank||295th (of 309)|
|• Density||2,300/sq mi (900/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||34UB (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
Corby was a non-metropolitan district with borough statusin the county of Northamptonshire, England. It bordered the districts of East Northamptonshire, Harborough, Kettering and the county and district of Rutland. In 2021 the district had a population of 75,571. The council, Corby Borough Council was based at the Cube in the town of Corby.
Corby district contained the unparished area of Corbyand the civil parishes of Cottingham, East Carlton, Gretton, Middleton, Rockingham, Stanion and Weldon.
Corby district contained the wards of Beanfield, Central, Danesholme, Kingswood & Hazel Leys, Lodge Park, Lloyds, Oakley North, Oakley South, Rowlett, Rural West, Stanion & Corby Village and Weldon & Gretton.
The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of Corby Urban District and part of Kettering Rural District.In 1993 it was granted borough status.
The district was abolished on 1 April 2021 and merged with East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough to form North Northamptonshire.
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Corby is a town in North Northamptonshire, England, located 23 miles (37 km) north-east of Northampton. From 1974 to 2021, the town served as the administrative headquarters of the Borough of Corby. At the 2011 Census, the built-up area had a population of 56,810, while the borough, which was abolished in 2021, had a population of 75,571 in 2021.
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