Borough of Broxbourne

The Borough of Broxbourne is a local government district and borough in Hertfordshire, England. Its council is based in Cheshunt, other towns include Broxbourne, Hoddesdon and Waltham Cross. The eastern boundary of the district is the River Lea. The borough covers 20 square miles (52 km2) in south east Hertfordshire having a population of about 96,000.

Borough of Broxbourne
Broxbourne shown within Hertfordshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast of England
Non-metropolitan countyHertfordshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district, Borough
Admin HQCheshunt
Incorporated1 April 1974
  TypeNon-metropolitan district council
  BodyBroxbourne Borough Council
  LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative)
  MPsCharles Walker
  Total19.86 sq mi (51.43 km2)
Area rank263rd (of 309)
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Rank(of 309)
  Density4,900/sq mi (1,900/km2)
92.7% White
2.7% Black
2.2% S.Asian
1.6% Mixed
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code26UB (ONS)
E07000095 (GSS)
OS grid referenceTL358021

The borough was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Cheshunt and Hoddesdon urban districts.

In Broxbourne borough, the Metropolitan Green Belt protects the surrounding countryside. The west of Broxbourne borough extends over well-wooded countryside to include Goffs Oak and the popular Lee Valley Park which marks the eastern boundary. Although urbanised with industrial and commercial activity, the whole area retains much of its rural character and is liked by people commuting to London. Most of Broxbourne is classified as part of the Greater London Urban Area.

The borough is twinned with the Sicilian city of Sutera.