Coordinates : 52°20′46″N 0°31′08″E / 52.3461°N 0.5190°E / 52.3461; 0.5190
STATUS Non-metropolitan district
ADMIN HQ Mildenhall
INCORPORATED 1 April 1974
• TYPE Non-metropolitan district council
• LEADERSHIP Alternative - Sec.31 (Conservative )
• TOTAL 145.8 sq mi (377.7 km2)
AREA RANK 107th (of 326)
POPULATION (MID-2016 EST.)
• TOTAL 64,400
• RANK 309th (of 326)
• DENSITY 440/sq mi (170/km2)
• ETHNICITY 91.0% White 3.0% Black 1.3% S.Asian 3.1% mixed race
TIME ZONE GMT ( UTC0 )
• SUMMER (DST ) BST ( UTC+1 )
ONS CODE 42UC (ONS) E07000201 (GSS)
OS GRID REFERENCE TL7156375032
FOREST HEATH is a local government district in
The district's name reflects the fact that it contains parts of both Thetford Forest and the heathlands of Breckland . The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972 , by a merger of Newmarket Urban District and Mildenhall Rural District .
In the English indices of deprivation 2010 report published by the Department for Communities and Local Government , two parts of Forest Heath have the highest employment out of 32483 areas in England.
* 1 Governance
* 2 Communities
* 2.1 Towns * 2.2 Civil parishes
* 3 Education * 4 References * 5 External links
As of the 2015 Local Government Elections, the Conservatives held overall control of the District Council.
The district contains three market towns and twenty civil parishes .
* Mildenhall * Newmarket * Brandon
* Barton Mills * Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill * Cavenham * Dalham * Elveden * Eriswell * Exning * Freckenham * Gazeley * Herringswell * Higham * Icklingham * Kentford * Lakenheath * Moulton * Red Lodge * Santon Downham * Tuddenham * Wangford * Worlington
* ^ "District population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office
for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
* ^ "English indices of deprivation 2010". Department for
Communities and Local Government . Gov.uk. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
* ^ McNeill, Phil. "Shrine of the times." (Archive) The Telegraph .
22 July 2007. Retrieved on 8 January 2014.
* ^ "Establishment: Shi-Tennoji School." (Archive) Department for
Education . Retrieved on 8 January 2014. "Shi-Tennoji School
Herringswell Bury St Edmund's