London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

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London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Shown within Greater London
Status London borough
— Total
Ranked 350th
16.40 km²
ONS code 00AN
Admin HQ King Street, Hammersmith
— Total (2005 est.)
Ranked 83rd (of 354)
10,970 / km²
Ethnicity 77.8% White
11.1% Afro-Caribbean
4.4% South Asian
Leadership Leader & Cabinet
Executive Conservative
MPs Greg Hands (Con)
Andrew Slaughter (Lab)
London Assembly
— Member
West Central
Angie Bray (Con)
Coat of Arms
Official website
Image:Hammersmith town hall1.jpg
The front of Hammersmith and Fulham town hall is a mixture of styles, with a modern block bolted on to, and obscuring, what would have once been an architecturally consistent red-brick portico. (September 2005)
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The modest rear entrance to the town hall is guarded by Old Father Thames, Hammersmith's tutelary deity. (September 2005)

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is a London borough in West London and forms part of Inner London.

It was formed in 1965 by merging the Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith and the Metropolitan Borough of Fulham. It was known as the London Borough of Hammersmith until its name was changed on January 1, 1979 by the borough council.

The borough includes the areas:

The borough is known internationally for the 1908 Olympics, hosted in White City, and for being home to the main facilities of the BBC at BBC Television Centre.

Traversed by the A4 Great West Road and the A40 Westway, many corporations have offices in the borough, and a large development is underway at White City with new transport links and a large shopping mall.


[edit] Demographics of Hammersmith and Fulham

According to the 2001 census Hammersmith and Fulham has a population of 165,242. 58% of the borough is White British, 20% white non-British, 5% black Caribbean, 5% black African with various other ethnicities (including Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Chinese) making up the remaining 11 percent. There are also large Polish and Irish communities.

The borough has the second-highest proportion of single adults of any borough in England and Wales (55%), and a higher than average for the London area of young adults aged 20-29 (24%).

Forty-four percent of households are owner–occupiers, and 22% of households were listed as "other" - that is, not single persons living alone or families. These are generally two or more unrelated adults living together, such as students or cohabiting couples.

The borough comprises a patchwork of affluent as well as deprived neighbourhoods. The unemployment rate is only 5%, although of these, 29% were listed as long-term unemployed.

See external links below for more census information from the borough.

[edit] Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Hammersmith & Fulham is administered by 46 councillors. The Conservative Party currently has an overall majority on the council, holding 33 seats, with Labour holding 13 seats. Until the May 2006 local elections Labour had had a majority on the council since 1986.

The borough is divided into 16 electoral wards, all bar two electing three councillors apiece. These are:

Councillors Helen Binmore (Con), Belinda Donovan (Con), Peter Tobias (Con)
Councillors Gill Dickenson (Labour), Rory Vaughan (Labour), Lisa Homan (Lab)
Avonmore & Brook Green 
Councillors Alexandra Robson (Con), Will Bethell (Con), Robert Iggulden (Con)
College Park & Old Oak 
Councillors Wesley Harcourt (Lab), Reg McLaughlin (Lab)
Fulham Broadway 
Councillors Aidan Burley (Con), Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler (Con), Rachel Ford (Con)
Fulham Reach 
Councillors Gavin Donovan (Con), Paul Bristow (Con), Andrew Johnson (Con)
Hammersmith Broadway 
Councillors Mike Cartwright (Lab), Steve Cowan (Lab), Lisa Nandy (Lab)
Councillors Michael Adam (Con), Adronie Alford (Con), Alex Karmel (Con)
North End 
Councillors Caroline Ffiske (Con), Sarah Gore (Con), Lucy Gugen (Con)
Palace Riverside 
Councillors Donald Johnson (Con), Melanie Scott Russell (Con)
Parson's Green & Walham 
Councillors Nicholas Botterill (Con), Frances Stainton (Con), Mark Loveday (Con)
Ravenscourt Park 
Councillors Lucy Ivimy (Con), Henry Phibbs (Con), Eugenie White (Con)
Sands End 
Councillors Steve Hamilton (Con), Jane Law (Con), Jeanette Bentley(Con)
Shepherd's Bush Green 
Councillors Alexander Chalk (Con), Edmund Owen (Lab), Mercy Umeh (Lab)
Councillors Stephen Greenhalgh (Con), Greg Smith (Con), Antony Lillis (Con)
Wormholt & White City 
Councillors Colin Aherne (Lab), Jean Campbell (Lab), Dame Sally Powell (Lab)

[edit] Sport in the borough

Considering its size, there are an extraordinary number of sporting successes based in the borough. They include:

[edit] Football clubs

Chelsea Football Club and Fulham Football Club are both based in the borough and play Premiership football. Queens Park Rangers currently play in the country's second level, the Championship, but still can contribute to the borough's claim of having three of the nation's top 44 football teams.

[edit] Footballers

Ex-Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United, West Ham, Manchester City & England international defender Stuart Pearce was born in Shepherd's Bush. Pearce is currently manager of Manchester City.

Much-travelled Charlton Athletic striker Marcus Bent was born in Hammersmith.

Sean Davis plays for Portsmouth FC and has been capped at Under-21 level.

[edit] Athletes

Linford Christie, Olympic gold medal winner at 100 metres, trained, lived and has a stadium named after him in the borough.

[edit] Rowers

There are a huge number of rowing clubs in the borough, the most famous being Tideway Scullers. Many of Britain's top rowers throughout modern history have trained along the Thames, including Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave who between them have 9 Olympic Gold Medals. Much of the course of the Boat Race is along Hammersmith and Fulham's southern border, on the River Thames.

[edit] See also

Hammersmith and Fulham parks and open spaces

[edit] External links

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Enclaves: Inner Temple | Middle Temple

Coordinates: 51°30′N 0°15′Wcs:Hammersmith a Fulham (londýnský obvod) de:London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham es:Hammersmith y Fulham fr:Hammersmith et Fulham nl:Hammersmith en Fulham no:Hammersmith and Fulham ro:Hammersmith and Fulham

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