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Wyre Forest District

Wyre Forest District
Non-metropolitan district
Wyre Forest shown within Worcestershire
Wyre Forest shown within Worcestershire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region West Midlands
Non-metropolitan county Worcestershire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Stourport-on-Severn
Incorporated 1 April 1974
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Wyre Forest District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Liberal Democrat (council NOC))
 • MP Mark Garnier
 • Total 75.4 sq mi (195.4 km2)
Area rank 285th (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 61,300
 • Rank 311th (of 326)
 • Density 810/sq mi (310/km2)
 • Ethnicity 98.2% White
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 47UG (ONS)
E07000239 (GSS)
OS grid reference SO8264776847

Wyre Forest is a local government district in Worcestershire, England, covering the towns of Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn and Bewdley, and several civil parishes and their villages. Its council is based in Stourport-on-Severn.

The district was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974, as a merger of Bewdley and Kidderminster municipal boroughs, Stourport-on-Severn Urban District Council and Kidderminster Rural District Council.

Since 2011, Wyre Forest has formed part of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership along with neighbouring authorities Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Redditch, Solihull and Tamworth.


  • Governance 1
  • Parishes 2
  • Schools 3
  • Media 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The Wyre Forest parliamentary constituency, which covers most of the district, is represented by the Conservative MP Mark Garnier. In the 2008 local election, the Conservative Party won a majority on the council for the first time since 1979,[1] and went on to increase their majority in the 2010 local election.

Party Councillors
  Conservative Party 16
  Labour Party 9
  Independent Community and Health Concern 7
  UKIP 5
  Independent 4
  Liberal Democrat 1


Kidderminster is unparished.




  1. ^ "Wyre Forest".  

External links

  • Official District Council web site.
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