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Braintree District


Dec 15, 2021

Braintree is a local government district in the Englishcounty of Essex, with a population (2011 census) of 147,084. Its main town is Braintree.

Non-metropolitan district in England
Braintree District

Braintree shown within Essex
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country England
Region East of England
Non-metropolitan county Essex
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Braintree
Incorporated 1 April 1974

  Type Non-metropolitan district council
  Body Braintree District Council
  Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
  MPs James Cleverly
Priti Patel

  Total 236.18 sq mi (611.71 km2)
Area rank 68th (of 309)

 (mid-2019 est.)
  Total 152,604
  Rank 129th (of 309)
  Density 650/sq mi (250/km2)

95.% White
1.1% Mixed
1.3% S.Asian
1.0% Black
Time zone UTC0 (GMT)
  Summer (DST) UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code 22UC (ONS)
E07000067 (GSS)
OS grid reference TL7522
Website www.braintree.gov.uk

The main centres of population are Braintree, Witham and Halstead.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the urban districts of Braintree and Bocking, Halstead, and Witham and (for list of parishes) Braintree Rural District and Halstead Rural District.

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The council is controlled by the Conservatives who hold 34 of the 49 seats.

There are 26 wards:[1]

  • Bocking Blackwater
  • Bocking North
  • Bocking South
  • Braintree Central and Beckers Green
  • Braintree South
  • Braintree West
  • Bumpstead
  • Coggeshall
  • Gosfield & Greenstead Green
  • Great Notley & Black Notley
  • Halstead St Andrews
  • Halstead Trinity
  • Hatfield Peverel and Terling
  • Hedingham
  • Kelvedon and Feering
  • Rayne
  • Silver End and Cressing
  • Stour Valley North (includes Ashen and Foxearth)
  • Stour Valley South (includes Bulmer and Alphamstone)
  • The Colnes
  • Three Fields
  • Witham Central
  • Witham North
  • Witham South
  • Witham West
  • Yeldham

Coat of arms of Braintree District
Granted 15th October 1974.[2]
On a wreath of the colours on a mount Vert in front of a garb Or a boar passant Azure crined and unguled Or supporting with the dexter fore-hoof a Maltese cross Gules.
Gules a pale Or between two seaxes in pale points upward Argent hilts pommels and quillons Or over all a fess wavy Argent charged with a bar wavy Sable in chief a lion rampant Azure a like lion in base.
On either side a lion Sable gorged with a riband Argent pendent therefrom by a ring a mullet Argent surmounted of a pentagon Or fimbriated and charged with a fleur-de-Lys Vert and holding in the month a shuttle erect threaded Proper.
By Wisdom And Foresight.

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