Stratford-on-Avon District Council covers a large rural area, some 979km² (378 square miles), right in the middle of England. Over 120,500 people live in the District, the largest town being Stratford-upon-Avon with 27,500 residents. More detailed statistics can be found on the Warwickshire Observatory which includes neighbourhood statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics.
The Council's policies on how it delivers its services to the communities of south Warwickshire are decided by 53 councillors, each of whom is elected for four years.
Incidentally, the Council often gets asked why there is a difference in using the terms 'Stratford-on-Avon' and 'Stratford-upon-Avon'. Anything to do with the town of Stratford is always referred to as Stratford-upon-Avon. However, as a District Council, we cover a much larger area than the town itself, but did not want to lose the instantly recognised tag of Stratford, so anything to do with the District is referred to as Stratford-on-Avon.
The District is divided into 31 wards, each having one, two or three councillors, depending on the size. Further information is available from our Councillors and Meetings pages. These pages contains councillors information and contract details.