Rochford District

Rochford District
Non-metropolitan district

Rochford shown within Essex
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East of England
Non-metropolitan county Essex
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Rochford
Incorporated 1 April 1974
  Type Non-metropolitan district council
  Body Rochford District Council
  Leadership Alternative - Sec. 31 (Conservative)
  MPs James Duddridge
Mark Francois
  Total 65.44 sq mi (169.49 km2)
Area rank 177th (of 326)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
  Total 84,776
  Rank 280th (of 326)
  Density 1,300/sq mi (500/km2)
  Ethnicity 96.5% White
1.2% S.Asian
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
  Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 22UL (ONS)
E07000075 (GSS)
OS grid reference TQ876904

Rochford is a local government district in Essex, England. It is named for one of its main settlements, Rochford, though the major centre of population in the district is the town of Rayleigh. Other places in the district include Hockley, Ashingdon, Great Wakering, Canewdon and Hullbridge.

It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the Rayleigh Urban District and the Rochford Rural District.

Rochford District is twinned with the German town of Haltern.

Energy and environment policy

In October 2009 the Rochford District was commended at a national level for its outstanding progress in boosting domestic recycling rates from "below 20 per cent to nearly 70 per cent",[1] in the National Recycling Awards.[2] Rochford District was nominated in the Local Authority Target Success category, and beat four other short-listed local authorities to claim the award.[3]

In May 2006 a report commissioned by British Gas[4] showed that housing in the district of Rochford produced the 9th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,219 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.

List of places in Rochford District


Coordinates: 51°34′54″N 0°42′30″E / 51.5817°N 0.7082°E / 51.5817; 0.7082

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