Borough of Fareham

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Borough of Fareham
Non-metropolitan district
Fareham shown within Hampshire
Fareham shown within Hampshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South East England
Non-metropolitan county Hampshire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Fareham
Incorporated 1 April 1974
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Fareham Borough Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Suella Fernandes
Caroline Dinenage
 • Total 28.6 sq mi (74.2 km2)
Area rank 250th (of 326)
Population (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total 115,400
 • Rank 200th (of 326)
 • Density 4,000/sq mi (1,600/km2)
 • Ethnicity 96.8% White
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 24UE (ONS)
E07000087 (GSS)
OS grid reference SU5802906461
Fareham Borough Council
Local borough council
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
24 / 31
5 / 31
1 / 31
1 / 31
Last election
Thursday 5th of May 2016

The Borough of Fareham is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. Its council is based in Fareham. Other places within the Borough include Portchester, Stubbington, Hill Head, Titchfield, Warsash, Locks Heath, Sarisbury and half of Whiteley. The Borough covers much of the semi-urban area between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, and is part of the South Hampshire conurbation, with many residents commuting to the two cities for employment.

The Fareham urban district was reconstituted as a non-metropolitan district by the Local Government Act 1972 on 1 April 1974 and gained borough status.

The Borough covers the area from Portchester in the east to Warsash in the west, south to Stubbington and Hill Head and north to include part of Whiteley. It is unusual for a relatively small borough in that it has two Members of Parliament (Stubbington and Hill Head are part of the Gosport constituency), two post towns (the west of the borough is in the Southampton post town) and three telephone dialling codes (mostly 01329, but 01489 in the west and 023 in the extreme east).

The 2001 Census found Fareham to have lower than average unemployment and crime with house prices higher than average. The population was estimated at about 111,000 with an average age of 40.3 years.


The Borough Council is Conservative controlled and has been since 1999.[1] Following the elections on 5 May 2016, of the 31 Councillors, 24 are Conservative, 5 are Liberal Democrat, 1 are UKIP and 1 is an independent, representing 15 wards. The mayor, currently Councillor Geoff Fazackarley, is elected each year by his or her fellow councillors and is the Civic Head of the Borough.[2] There is also a Deputy Mayor, currently Councillor Susan Bayford.[2]




Election Member Ward
2016 Maryam Brady Fareham East
2016 Katrina Trott Fareham East
2014 Pamela Bryant Fareham North
2016 Louise Clubley Fareham North
2016 Fred Birkett Fareham North West
2014 Peter Davies Fareham North West
2016 Keith Barton Fareham South
2014 Dennis Steadman Fareham South
2016 Tina Ellis Fareham West
2014 Leslie Keeble Fareham West
2014 Arthur Mandry Hill Head
2016 Kay Mandry Hill Head
2014 Susan Bayford Locks Heath
2016 Keith Evans Locks Heath
2014 Brian Bayford Park Gate
2016 Simon Martin Park Gate
2016 Shaun Cunningham Portchester East
2014 Geoff Fazackerley Portchester East
2014 Roger Price Portchester East
2014 Susan Bell Portchester West
2016 Nick Walker Portchester West
2016 Jon Butts Sarisbury
2014 Séan Woodward Sarisbury
2016 Carolyn Heneghan Stubbington
2017 Jim Forrest Stubbington
2014 Connie Hockley Titchfield
2016 Tiffany Harper Titchfield
2014 Jack Englefield Titchfield Common
2016 Sarah Pankhurst Titchfield Common
2014 Trevor Cartwright Warsash
2016 Michael Ford Warsash


The boundaries date from 1932 when the parishes of Crofton, Hook with Warsash, Portchester, Sarisbury and Titchfield, all part of the Fareham Rural District, were added to Fareham urban district.[4]

The western boundary, with the Borough of Eastleigh, is the River Hamble. To the north is the City of Winchester; to the east the City of Portsmouth, a unitary authority; and to the south the Borough of Gosport. The south west and south east edges of the borough are both part of the coastline bordering the Solent.


  1. ^ "Fareham". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Fareham Borough Council: The Mayor of Fareham" (ASP). Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Fareham Borough Council: Boundary Ward Map" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Fareham UD Hampshire through time". October 2006. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2006. 

External links

  • Fareham Borough Council

Coordinates: 50°51′15″N 1°10′32″W / 50.8542°N 1.1755°W / 50.8542; -1.1755

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