Borough of Brentwood
Borough of Brentwood
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||East of England|
|Status||Non-metropolitan district, Borough|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Brentwood Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Alternative - Sec. 31 (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Alex Burghart|
|• Total||59.12 sq mi (153.12 km2)|
|• Rank||182nd (of 309)|
|• Rank||292nd (of 309)|
|• Density||1,300/sq mi (500/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||93.4% White|
2.9% S.Asian (Mainly from Mauritius)
1.0% Chinese or Other
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||22UD (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
Brentwood Borough Council
Olivia Sanders, Conservative
since 19 May 2021
Chris Hossack, Conservative
since 15 May 2019
|6 May 2021|
|Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, CM15 8AY|
History and geography
The borough is named after its main town of Brentwood. There are still large areas of woodland including Shenfield Common, Hartswood (named after its last private owner, a Mr Hart), Weald Country Park, and Thorndon Country Park. The original district council was formed in 1974 from the former area of Brentwood Urban District, part of Epping and Ongar Rural District and part of Chelmsford Rural District. By royal charter, the district became a borough on 27 April 1993.
The council has 37 councillors, divided between 15 wards with between 1 and 3 councillors. Following the United Kingdom local elections in 2021 the political composition of Brentwood Borough Council is as follows:
Brentwood is bordered by Epping Forest district (to the north-west), Chelmsford (north-east), Basildon district (south-east), Thurrock (south, aligned with the London, Tilbury and Southend line and the London Borough of Havering (south-west).
The main transport links run in a south-west to north east direction through the borough with other important links running west to east. Shenfield and Ingatestone provide long-distance trains to Colchester, Ipswich and other long-distance destinations. However Brentwood is served by TfL Rail-run local trains between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Both Brentwood and Shenfield are also served by medium distant trains to Southend Victoria, Southend Airport and Southminster. Also within the borough is West Horndon which provides direct trains to London Fenchurch Street and Southend-on-Sea.
A major artery running through the borough is the A12 dual-carriageway, running from London to Chelmsford, then Colchester, the ports of Harwich and Felixstowe, Ipswich, Lowestoft, and finally Great Yarmouth. The old Roman road (A1023) goes right through the centre of Brentwood and joins the A12 (that bypasses the town) at the far ends of Brentwood. Within different parts of Brentwood the A1023 is called (from west to east) Brook Street, London Road, High Street, Shenfield Road, and Chelmsford Road. The other main road is the A127 which separates from the A12 near Romford and then proceeds easterly to Southend-on-Sea.
- Anglo European School
- Brentwood County High School
- Brentwood School
- Brentwood Ursuline Convent School
- Becket Keys
- Shenfield High School
- St Martin's School
- Bentley St. Paul's Church of England School
- Blackmore Primary School
- Doddinghurst CofE Junior School
- Doddinghurst Infant School
- Hogarth Primary School
- Holly Trees Primary School
- Hutton All Saints Church of England Primary School
- Ingatestone and Fryerning Church of England Primary School
- Ingatestone Infant School
- Ingrave Johnstone Church of England Primary School
- Kelvedon Hatch Community Primary School
- Larchwood Primary School
- Long Ridings Primary School
- Mountnessing Church of England Primary School
- St. Helen's Catholic Infant School
- St. Helen's Catholic Junior School
- St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Primary School
- St. Mary's Church of England Primary School
- St. Peter's Church of England Primary School
- St. Thomas of Canterbury Church of England Infant School
- St. Thomas of Canterbury Church of England Junior School
- Warley Primary School
- West Horndon Primary School
- Willowbrook Primary School (formerly Brookfield School)
- The Endeavour School
- Grove House School
Civil parishes and settlements in the borough
- "Annual Council Meeting minutes, 19 May 2021" (PDF). Brentwood Borough Council. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
- "Annual Council Meeting minutes, 15 May 2019" (PDF). Brentwood Borough Council. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
- "Councillors". Brentwood Borough Council. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
- "Election results by party, 2 May 2019 - Brentwood Borough Council". Brentwood.moderngov.co.uk. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
- "East of England Region". Civic Heraldry of England. Retrieved 8 March 2021.