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Borough of Waverley
Waverley
Shown within Surrey
Geography
Status: Borough
Region: South East England
Admin. County: Surrey
Area:
- Total
Ranked 123rd
345.17 km²
Admin. HQ: Godalming
ONS code: 43UL
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2008 est.)
- Density
Ranked 176th
118,700
344 / km²
Ethnicity: 97.4% White
Politics
Arms of Waverley Borough Council
Waverley Borough Council
http://www.waverley.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MPs: Jeremy Hunt, Anne Milton

Waverley is a local government district with borough status in Surrey, England. The borough's headquarters are in the town of Godalming, although the largest town is Farnham. The borough's other town is Haslemere, which has about the same population as the village of Cranleigh.

Waverley neighbours the boroughs of Guildford and Mole Valley in Surrey, and the counties of West Sussex and Hampshire. The borough is named after Waverley Abbey, near Farnham, the earliest Cistercian monastery in Britain. The borough also contains Blackheath Common an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Waverley is a Wealden borough, bounded to the north by the Hog's Back section of the North Downs. It is one of the most heavily wooded boroughs in England. It takes its name from Waverley Abbey, whose ruins are within the district (unlike local wandering side Waverley Cricket Club, who are named after the Waverley Arms pub in Farnham and who have used the name since 1952[1]).

It was recently voted, in a Channel 4 poll, the 4th best place to live in the UK [1].

Contents

Politics

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the municipal borough of Godalming, with Farnham and Haslemere urban districts and Hambledon Rural District.

The 3 May 2007 borough elections produced 51 Conservative seats, 3 Liberal Democrat seats and 3 Independent.[2]

Twinning

Civil parishes

Waverley is entirely divided into civil parishes.[4]

See List of settlements and parishes in Waverley
Waverley parishes.png


References

  1. ^ Waverley Cricket Club official website
  2. ^ Waverley borough election results retrieved 4/5/07
  3. ^ Waverley twinning info
  4. ^ Surrey Council
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