Borough of Fareham

The Borough of Fareham is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. Its council is based in Fareham. Other places within the Borough include Portchester, Stubbington, Hill Head, Titchfield, Warsash, Locks Heath, Sarisbury and half of Whiteley. The Borough covers much of the semi-urban area between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, and is part of the South Hampshire conurbation, with many residents commuting to the two cities for employment.

The Fareham urban district was reconstituted as a non-metropolitan district by the Local Government Act 1972 on 1 April 1974 and gained borough status.

The Borough covers the area from Portchester in the east to Warsash in the west, south to Stubbington and Hill Head and north to include part of Whiteley. It is unusual for a relatively small borough in that it has two Members of Parliament (Stubbington and Hill Head are part of the Gosport constituency), two post towns (the west of the borough is in the Southampton post town) and three telephone dialling codes (mostly 01329, but 01489 in the west and 023 in the extreme east).

The 2001 Census found Fareham to have lower than average unemployment and crime with house prices higher than average. The population was estimated at about 111,000 with an average age of 40.3 years.

Borough of Fareham
Fareham shown within Hampshire
Fareham shown within Hampshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Non-metropolitan countyHampshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQFareham
Incorporated1 April 1974
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyFareham Borough Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPsSuella Braverman
Caroline Dinenage
 • Total28.6 sq mi (74.2 km2)
Area rank245th (of 317)
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total116,339
 • Rank204th (of 317)
 • Density4,100/sq mi (1,600/km2)
 • Ethnicity
96.8% White
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code24UE (ONS)
E07000087 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSU5802906461
Fareham Borough Council
Local borough council
Term limits
24 / 31
5 / 31
1 / 31
1 / 31
Last election
Thursday 3rd of May 2018


The Borough Council is Conservative controlled and has been since 1999.[1] Following the elections on 3 May 2018, of the 31 Councillors, 24 are Conservative, 5 are Liberal Democrat, 1 are UKIP and 1 is an independent, representing 15 wards. The mayor, currently Councillor Susan Bayford, is elected each year by his or her fellow councillors and is the Civic Head of the Borough.[2] There is also a Deputy Mayor, currently Councillor Pamela Bryant.[2]




Election Member Ward
2018 Tom Davies Fareham East
2016 Katrina Trott Fareham East
2018 Pamela Bryant Fareham North
2016 Louise Clubley Fareham North
2016 Fred Birkett Fareham North West
2018 Peter Davies Fareham North West
2016 Keith Barton Fareham South
2018 Geoff Fazackarley Fareham South
2016 Tina Ellis Fareham West
2018 Leslie Keeble Fareham West
2018 Steve Dugan Hill Head
2016 Kay Mandry Hill Head
2018 Susan Bayford Locks Heath
2016 Keith Evans Locks Heath
2018 Ian Bastable Park Gate
2016 Simon Martin Park Gate
2016 Shaun Cunningham Portchester East
2018 Gerry Kelly Portchester East
2018 Roger Price Portchester East
2014 Susan Bell Portchester West
2016 Nick Walker Portchester West
2016 Jonathan Butts Sarisbury
2018 Séan Woodward Sarisbury
2016 Carolyn Heneghan Stubbington
2018 Jim Forrest Stubbington
2018 Connie Hockley Titchfield
2016 Tiffany Harper Titchfield
2018 Jack Englefield Titchfield Common
2016 Sarah Pankhurst Titchfield Common
2018 Trevor Cartwright Warsash
2016 Michael Ford Warsash


The boundaries date from 1932 when the parishes of Crofton, Hook with Warsash, Portchester, Sarisbury and Titchfield, all part of the Fareham Rural District, were added to Fareham urban district.[4]

The western boundary, with the Borough of Eastleigh, is the River Hamble. To the north is the City of Winchester; to the east the City of Portsmouth, a unitary authority; and to the south the Borough of Gosport. The south west and south east edges of the borough are both part of the coastline bordering the Solent.


  1. ^ "Fareham". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Fareham Borough Council: The Mayor of Fareham" (ASP). Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Fareham Borough Council: Boundary Ward Map" (PDF). Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Fareham UD Hampshire through time". October 2006. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2006.

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Coordinates: 50°51′15″N 1°10′32″W / 50.8542°N 1.1755°W

1918 Fareham by-election

The Fareham by-election of 1918 was held on 18 July 1918. The by-election was held due to the elevation of the incumbent Conservative MP, Sir Arthur Lee. It was won by the Conservative candidate John Humphrey Davidson who was unopposed due to a War-time electoral pact.

1931 Fareham by-election

The Fareham by-election of 1931 was held on 20 February 1931. The by-election was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Conservative MP, John Davidson. It was won by the Conservative candidate Thomas Inskip.

1939 Fareham by-election

The Fareham by-election, 1939 was a parliamentary by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Fareham in Hampshire on 6 October 1939. The seat had become vacant when Sir Thomas Inskip, the constituency's Conservative Party Member of Parliament had been ennobled as Viscount Caldecote on 6 September and appointed as Lord Chancellor. Inskip had held the Fareham seat since a by-election in 1931.

The Conservative candidate, Dymoke White, was returned unopposed. During World War II, unopposed by-elections were common, since the major parties had agreed not to contest by-elections when vacancies arose in seats held by the other parties; contests occurred only when independent candidates or minor parties chose to stand, and the Common Wealth Party was formed in 1942 with the specific aim of contesting war-time by-elections.

However, this was the first by-election since the start of the war, and no other candidates were nominated. The last unopposed by-election had been Portsmouth South in July 1939.

A.F.C. Portchester

A.F.C. Portchester is a football club based in Portchester, a suburb of the town of Fareham, Hampshire, England. They are currently members of the Wessex League Premier Division and play at the Wicor Recreation Ground.

Baycroft School

Baycroft School is a special needs secondary school in Stubbington, Hampshire, England, near Fareham and Gosport.

Baycroft School is a day, community special school for secondary-aged students, who experience learning difficulties and autism.

Baycroft School is in partnership with the Pioneer Teaching Alliance to raise standards and to help students in the local community.

Brookfield Community School, Fareham

Brookfield Community School is a large state-funded secondary school located in the Locks Heath ward of the Borough of Fareham. Brookfield serves 5 feeder schools in the local area. Brookfield is one of the largest co-educational, comprehensive secondary schools in Hampshire, the school currently has approximately 1800 students on-roll, there are approximately 120 teachers employed at the school. The school teaches years 7 to 11.


Burridge is a small village in the Borough of Fareham, in the south of Hampshire, England. It lies approximately 14 miles south of Winchester on the A3051 between Botley and Park Gate, to the north of Sarisbury and to the west of Whiteley. It was formerly known as Caiger's Green.

Fareham Borough Council elections

Half of Fareham Borough Council in Hampshire, England is elected every two years, while before 2002 the council was elected by thirds. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 31 councillors have been elected from 15 wards.

Fareham Urban District

Fareham was an urban district of England, based on the town of Fareham in Hampshire. It was created in 1894 and abolished in 1974, when it was replaced by the Borough of Fareham.

Meon, Hampshire

Meon is a hamlet in the Fareham district, in south Hampshire, England. Meon Farm was an old timber and red-brick building in Meon. Meon was recorded in the Domesday Book as Mene.

Meoncross School

Meoncross School is a for-profit, mixed independent school located in the village of Stubbington, near Fareham in Hampshire, England.


Portchester is a locality and suburb 6 km (4 mi) northwest of Portsmouth, England. It is part of the borough of Fareham in Hampshire. Once a small village, Portchester is now a busy part of the expanding conurbation between Portsmouth and Southampton on the A27 main thoroughfare. Its population according to the 2011 Census was 17,789 residents.

Portchester Community School

Portchester Community School is a mixed comprehensive community school for 11- to 16-year-olds in Portchester, England.

As of January 2015, the date of the last Ofsted inspection, the school has been rated overall as 'good'.


Stubbington is a small Hampshire village which is located between Southampton and Portsmouth on the south coast of England. It is within the borough of Fareham but is part of the parliamentary constituency of Gosport.


Titchfield is a village in southern Hampshire, by the River Meon. The village has a history stretching back to the 6th century. During the medieval period, the village operated a small port and market. Near to the village are the ruins of Titchfield Abbey, a place with strong associations with Shakespeare, through his patron, the Earl of Southampton.

Wallington, Hampshire

Wallington is a village in Hampshire, part of the borough of Fareham. It is situated between Portsmouth and Southampton near where the River Wallington enters Portsmouth Harbour.

The name Wallington probably means 'settlement of the Welsh' (or Britons) – Weala-tun / Walintone (Old English) and not 'walled town' as might be inferred.


Warsash is a village in southern Hampshire, England, situated at the mouth of the River Hamble, west of the area known as Locks Heath. Boating plays an important part in the village's economy, and the village has a sailing club. It is also home to the Warsash Maritime Academy, part of Southampton Solent University, which provides training for Merchant Navy Officers from around the world.The Locks Heath, Warsash and Whiteley urban area had a combined population of 43,359 according to 2011 Census. This also includes Park Gate and Swanwick and forms a subdivision of the South Hampshire built up area.

Warsash is in the borough of Fareham, and is part of the Fareham parliamentary constituency. The village lies in the Hook-with-Warsash parish, with the hamlet of Hook.


Whiteley is a community in the county of Hampshire, England, near Fareham. The development straddles the boundary between two council districts: the Borough of Fareham to the south and east, and the city of Winchester to the north and west.

William of Wykeham

William of Wykeham (; 1320 or 1324 – 27 September 1404) was Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England. He founded New College, Oxford, and New College School in 1379, and founded Winchester College in 1382. He was also the clerk of works when much of Windsor Castle was built.

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