London Borough of Bexley

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London Borough of Bexley
Image:LondonBexley.png
Shown within Greater London
Geography
Status London borough
Area
— Total
Ranked 289th
60.56 km²
ONS code 00AD
Admin HQ Broadway, Bexleyheath
Demographics
Population
— Total (2005 est.)
Density
Ranked 55th (of 354)
220,300
3,638 / km²
Ethnicity 91.4% White
3.4% South Asian
2.9% Afro-Caribbean
Politics
Leadership Leader & Cabinet
Mayor Cllr Brian Beckwith
Executive Conservative
MPs John Austin
Derek Conway
David Evennett
London Assembly
— Member
Bexley and Bromley
Bob Neill
Coat of Arms
Official website http://www.bexley.gov.uk/

The London Borough of Bexley is a London borough in south east London, England and forms part of Outer London. The borough is twinned with Evry in France and with Arnsberg in Germany.

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[edit] Neighbours

It has common borders with the London Borough of Bromley to the south, the London Borough of Greenwich to the west, and Kent Borough of Dartford to the east. The River Thames is its northernmost boundary with the London Borough of Havering and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

[edit] History

The borough was formed in 1965 by the merger of the former area of the Municipal Borough of Bexley, the Municipal Borough of Erith and the Crayford Urban District with half of Chislehurst and Sidcup Urban District.

[edit] Open spaces

Although part of suburban London, Bexley includes much open land. The line of higher land, mostly heathland, which follows the course of the River Thames, crosses the borough in Belvedere, where it is named Lessness Heath. In the woodlands on this heath lie the ruins of Lesnes Abbey. Danson Park, in Welling, and Hall Place Gardens near Bexley provide public open spaces. Renovated Danson House is now open to the public. To the south of the borough, Foots Cray Meadows flank the River Cray, which joins the River Darent north of Dartford and flows through the borough.

[edit] Districts

Bexley includes the areas of:

[edit] Transport

Within the borough are the following railway stations:

[edit] Political composition

There are 21 wards represented on Bexley Council, as shown on this map.

All Bexley Council seats were up for re-election during the election on May 4, 2006.
Previously Labour held control of the council by a margin of one (32 Labour to 31 Conservative councillors). In the election, the Conservatives took 23 seats from Labour, giving the newly elected council's political composition as:

Conservative: 54
Labour: 9

[edit] External links


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Sui generis: City of London

Enclaves: Inner Temple | Middle Temple

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London Borough of Bexley

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