|Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead|
|Status:||Unitary, Royal Borough|
|Region:||South East England|
198.43 km2 (76.61 sq mi)
Maidenhead Town Hall
|chief executive officer:||Ian Threnholm|
|ONS code:||E06000040 (GSS)|
- Total (2006 est.)
738 / km²
1.7% Mixed Race
1.4% Chinese or Other
|The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead|
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|MPs:||Adam Afriyie, Theresa May|
The borough was formed on 1 April 1974 as a non-metropolitan district of Berkshire, under the Local Government Act 1972, from parts of the former administrative counties of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. From Berkshire came the boroughs of Maidenhead and Windsor, and the rural districts of Cookham and Windsor, and from Buckinghamshire came the Eton urban district, and the parishes of Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury from the rural district of Eton. It inherited royal borough status from Windsor, the site of Windsor Castle.
Towns and villages[edit | edit source]
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead contains the following towns and villages
Politics[edit | edit source]
Westminster[edit | edit source]
The Royal Borough is represented at Westminster by two members of parliament of the Conservative Party: Adam Afriyie (Windsor) and Theresa May (Maidenhead). The UK Parliamentary constituency of Maidenhead has been held by the Conservative Party since its creation in 1997, while the UK Parliamentary constituency of Windsor has been held by the Conservative Party since its creation in 1874. The two seats are considered to be safe Conservative seats.
Local government[edit | edit source]
|Party in control||Years|
|No overall control||1991–1995|
|No overall control||1997–2003|
The 23 wards of the Royal Borough are represented by 57 councillors as follows:
|Ascot and Cheapside||Conservative||David Hilton, Duncan McBride|
|Belmont||Conservative||Sinead Archer, Phil Love, Marion Mills|
|Bisham and Cookham||Conservative||Richard Kellaway, Michael Saunders, John Stretton|
|Boyn Hill||Conservative||Christian Harris, Paul Lion, Claire Stretton|
|Bray||Conservative||David Burbage, David Coppinger, Leo Walters|
|Castle Without||Mixed||George Bathurst (Con), Catherine Bursnall (UKIP), Sue Evans (Con)|
|Clewer East||Mixed||Tom Bursnall (UKIP), Eileen Quick (Con)|
|Clewer North||West Windsor Residents' Association||Cynthia Endacott, John Fido, John Penfold|
|Clewer South||Conservative||James Evans, Simon Meadowcroft|
|Cox Green||Conservative||Paul Brimacombe, Clive Bullock, Alan Mellins|
|Datchet||Conservative||Jesse Grey, Gary Muir|
|Eton and Castle||Liberal Democrats||George Fussey|
|Eton Wick||Conservative||Peter Lawless|
|Furze Platt||Conservative||Mohammed Ilyas, Hari Sharma, Derek Sharp|
|Horton and Wraysbury||Conservative||John Lenton, Colin Rayner|
|Hurley and Walthams||Conservative||Carwyn Cox, David Evans, Maureen Hunt|
|Maidenhead Riverside||Conservative||Simon Dudley, Andrew Jenner, Adam Smith|
|Oldfield||Conservative||Geoffrey Hill, Asghar Majeed, Derek Wilson|
|Old Windsor||Old Windsor Residents' Association||Malcolm Beer, Lynne Jones|
|Park||Conservative||Natasha Airey, Phillip Bicknell|
|Pinkneys Green||Mixed||Charles Hollingsworth (Con), Kathy Newbound (LD), Simon Werner (LD)|
|Sunningdale||Conservative||Christine Bateson, Sayonara Luxton|
|Sunninghill and South Ascot||Conservative||Peter Comber, John Story, Lynda Yong|
Parish and town councils[edit | edit source]
There are 14 parish councils and 1 town council in the borough. They are: Bisham, Bray, Cookham, Cox Green, Datchet, Eton (town), Horton, Hurley, Old Windsor, Shottesbrooke, Sunningdale, Sunninghill and Ascot, Waltham St Lawrence, White Waltham, Wraysbury.
The towns of Maidenhead and Windsor are unparished.
Education[edit | edit source]
Twin towns[edit | edit source]
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is twinned with the following Towns:
- Neuilly-sur-Seine, France – established 1955 with Royal Borough of New Windsor.
- Saint-Cloud, France – established 1957 with Maidenhead.
- Bad Godesberg, Germany – established 1960 with Maidenhead.
- Goslar, Germany – established 1969 with Royal Borough of New Windsor.
- Frascati, Italy – established 1972 with Maidenhead.
- Kortrijk, Belgium – established 1981 with Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ Population estimates
- ^ The English Non-metropolitan Districts (Definition) Order 1972. SO 1972/2039.
- ^ The Berkshire (Structural Change) Order 1996. SI 1996/1879
- ^ UK Politics | Local Elections 2000 | Windsor & Maidenhead Royal. BBC News. Retrieved on 17 July 2013.
- ^ Election 2007 | Local Council Elections | Windsor & Maidenhead Royal council. BBC News (4 May 2007). Retrieved on 17 July 2013.
- ^ 
- ^ Tory couple latest in switch to UKIP
- ^ "School system in Windsor to remain as three-tier". Windsor Advertiser. 5 July 2012. http://www.windsor-advertiser.co.uk/Lifestyle/Education/School-system-in-Windsor-to-remain-as-three-tier-05072012.htm.
- ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. http://www.completefrance.com/language-culture/twin-towns. Retrieved 11 July 2013.