Tewkesbury Borough

Tewkesbury Borough is a local government district and borough in Gloucestershire, England. It is named after its main town, Tewkesbury. Other places in the borough include Ashchurch, Bishop's Cleeve, Churchdown and Winchcombe. It is administratively distinct from the parish of Tewkesbury, which is served by Tewkesbury Town Council.

Tewkesbury Borough
Tewkesbury shown within Gloucestershire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth West England
Non-metropolitan countyGloucestershire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQTewkesbury
Incorporated1 April 1974
  TypeNon-metropolitan district council
  BodyTewkesbury Borough Council
  LeadershipAlternative - Sec.31 (Conservative)
  MPsMark Harper
Laurence Robertson
  Total160.0 sq mi (414.4 km2)
Area rank96th (of 317)
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Rank262nd (of 317)
  Density590/sq mi (230/km2)
98.6% White
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code23UG (ONS)
E07000083 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSO8855933566

It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972,[1] from the municipal borough of Tewkesbury, along with Cheltenham Rural District and part of Gloucester Rural District. Prior to assuming its borough charter the district was intended to be referred to as North Gloucestershire, and consultations have taken place in an attempt to change the name to avoid confusion with Tewkesbury proper.[2][dead link]

Gloucestershire Airport is in the borough, near to Gloucester and Cheltenham. The Borough is also served by Ashchurch for Tewkesbury on the mainline as well as a number of Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway stations.