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Nuneaton and Bedworth

Nuneaton and Bedworth

Nuneaton and Bedworth, district (1991 pop. 115,300), Warwickshire, central England. The district primarily comprises the city of Nuneaton and the town of Bedworth. The district's growth was based on coal mining. Its manufactures include electronics and textiles; there is also a distribution services industry. Nuneaton is located at a railroad junction, which aided to the growth of industry. There are remains of the 12th-century nunnery that gave Nuneaton its name. George Eliot was born within the district at Arbury.
Nuneaton and Bedworth is a local government district with borough status, in northern Warwickshire, England, consisting of the towns of Nuneaton and Bedworth, the village of Bulkington and the green belt land in between. It has a population of just over 120,000.

It borders the Warwickshire districts of Rugby to the east, and North Warwickshire to the west. To the south it borders the county of West Midlands, and to the north Leicestershire.

As of the most recent local election, the council is controlled by the Conservative Party.

History

The Nuneaton and Bedworth district was created on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. It was from the merger of the municipal borough of Nuneaton and the urban district of Bedworth (which included Bulkington). The new district was originally named just "Nuneaton"; however, objections from Bedworth residents led to it being renamed "Nuneaton and Bedworth" in 1980.

Nuneaton had gained the status of a municipal borough in 1907, and Bedworth had gained the status of an urban district in 1928. In 1938, Bulkington became part of the Bedworth Urban District. Borough status was conferred upon the new district of Nuneaton and Bedworth on 15 November 1976.

In 2008, after 34 years of Labour Party control, the ruling Labour council lost to the Conservative Party, who gained the four seats needed to gain control; the BNP also gained two seats on the new council, their first ever seats in the borough.

Subdivisions

Nuneaton and Bedworth is divided into 17 wards, each represented by 2 councillors, giving a total of 34 councillors. The borough has no civil parishes.

Ward name Approximate coverage Population
(2001 census)
Abbey Abbey Green, Nuneaton town centre 7,234
Arbury Heath End, Glendale, Bermuda, Arbury 5,482
Attleborough Attleborough, Maple Park, SW Whitestone 7,564
Bar Pool Black-a-Tree, Sunnyside, Stockingford (east) 7,451
Bede Collycroft (east), Furnace Fields (north), Bedworth town centre, Burnside, Water Tower estate 6,760
Bulkington Bulkington, Weston-in-Arden, Ryton, Marston Jabbett, Bramcote (west) 6,303
Camp Hill Camp Hill 7,325
Exhall Exhall (west), Ash Green, Keresley End 7,381
Galley Common Galley Common, Chapel End, Whittleford 7,593
Heath Bedworth Heath, Goodyers End, Market End 6,377
Kingswood Grove Farm, Robinson's End, Stockingford (west) 6,878
Poplar Furnace Fields (south), Coalpit Field, Exhall (east), Hawkesbury 6,850
St Nicolas Horeston Grange, Hinckley Road, The Long Shoot, St Nicolas Park (south) 7,073
Slough Collycroft (west), Mount Pleasant, Bedworth Woodlands, Woodland Park 7,058
Weddington Weddington, St Nicolas Park (north) 7,286
Wem Brook Hill Top, Caldwell, Chilvers Coton 7,082
Whitestone Whitestone (except SW part), Attleborough Fields 7,435
TOTAL NUNEATON & BEDWORTH 119,132

For a sortable list of wards in Nuneaton and Bedworth by population click here.

Twinnings

Nuneaton and Bedworth is twinned with:

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