Borough Non-metropolitan district
region=West Midlands (region)!West Midlands
3.9% South Asian
1.4% Mixed Race
1.2% Black British
website= [http://www.rugby.gov.uk Rugby|leadership=Leader and cabinet
Bill Olnerand Jeremy Wright
Rugby is a local government district with
boroughstatus in eastern Warwickshire, England.
The borough comprises the town of Rugby where the council has its headquarters, and the rural areas surrounding the town.
The borough has a population of just over 91,000. Of these, over 60,000 live in the town of Rugby, with the remainder living in the rural areas surrounding the town.
The borough stretches from
Coventryto the west, to the borders with Northamptonshireand Leicestershireto the east. It borders the Warwickshire districts of Warwick to the south-west, Stratford to the south, and Nuneaton and Bedworthto the north-west.
The present borough was created on
1 April 1974by the Local Government Act 1972. It was created by a merger of the municipal boroughof Rugby (which covered the town of Rugby) and the Rugby Rural District.
The town of Rugby had gained the status of an
urban districtin 1894[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp;jsessionid=E23CCC271601732AAC9B20DF4AA61813?u_id=10002485] . At the same time the Rugby Rural District was created covering the surrounding countryside. The town and rural district had separate councils, both based in Rugby.
1932Rugby's status was upgraded to that of a municipal borough, and its boundaries expanded to include most of Bilton, Brownsover, Hillmortonand Newbold-on-Avon.
Rugby Borough Council
The headquarters of Rugby Borough Council are based at Rugby Town Hall on Evreux Way in the town centre. The last elections to the council were held in May 2007 (see
Rugby local elections).
One third of council seats are elected every year, with one year without an election. The political makeup of the council in the past few elections has been:
The borough of Rugby has 39
civil parishes, some of which contain several settlements. Rugby town is unparished and so does not have a separate town council.
=Parishes and settlements=
Places in the borough include:
Binley Woods, Birdingbury, Bourton-on-Dunsmore, Brandon, Bretford, Brinklow, Broadwell, Burton Hastings
Church Lawford, Churchover, Clifton-upon-Dunsmore, Coombe Fields, Copston Magna, Cosford
Harborough Magna, Hill
King's Newnham, Kites Hardwick
Leamington Hastings, Little Lawford, Long Lawford
Newnham Regis, Newton
Sawbridge, Shilton, Stretton Baskerville, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Stretton-under-Fosse
Wibtoft, Willey, Willoughby, Withybrook, Wolfhampcote, Wolston, Wolvey.
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