The Info List - Forest Heath

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Coordinates: 52°20′46″N 0°31′08″E / 52.3461°N 0.5190°E / 52.3461; 0.5190

Forest Heath Forest Heath
Forest Heath

Non-metropolitan district

Forest Heath
Forest Heath
shown within Suffolk

Sovereign state United Kingdom

Constituent country England

Region East of England

Non-metropolitan county Suffolk

Status Non-metropolitan district

Admin HQ Mildenhall

Incorporated 1 April 1974


 • Type Non-metropolitan district
Non-metropolitan district

 • Body Forest Heath
Forest Heath
District Council

 • Leadership Alternative - Sec.31 (Conservative)

 • MPs Matthew Hancock


 • 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

Website www.westsuffolk.gov.uk

Forest Heath
Forest Heath
is a local government district in Suffolk, England. Its council is based in Mildenhall. Other towns in the district include Newmarket. The population of the District Council at the 2011 Census was 59,748.[1] The district's name reflects the fact that it contains parts of both Thetford Forest
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. Forest Heath
Forest Heath
is the home to two of the largest United States Air Force (USAF) airbases in the UK: RAF Lakenheath
RAF Lakenheath
and RAF Mildenhall, as well as the headquarters of British horse racing, Newmarket Racecourse. Forest Heath
Forest Heath
has had a high suicide rate when compared to the rest of Suffolk, to the East of England
and to England
overall.[2][3] The reasons for this are unknown. 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.[4]


1 Governance 2 Communities

2.1 Towns 2.2 Civil parishes

3 Education 4 References 5 External links

Governance[edit] As of the 2015 Local Government Elections, the Conservatives held overall control of the District Council.

party seats

Conservative 19

West Suffolk
Independents 5


Communities[edit] The district contains three market towns and twenty civil parishes. Towns[edit]

Mildenhall Newmarket Brandon

Civil parishes[edit]

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 Worlington

Education[edit] The Shi-Tennoji School in Herringswell, Forest Heath
Forest Heath
was in operation beginning in 1985,[5] and ending on 17 July 2000.[6] References[edit]

^ "District population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 August 2016.  ^ http://www.suffolk.nhs.uk/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=sC1P36aOxBQ%3d&tabid=3295&mid=6787 ^ http://www.suffolk.nhs.uk/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=ypVgQVl1lB0%3D&tabid=3425&mid=6783 ^ "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 Suffolk
IP28 6SW"

External links[edit]


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