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About Tewkesbury Borough

Our borough is a mix of rural communities, historic towns and more modern urban developments, and located in the northernmost district in the south-west region. We are situated in the south west but we also look north to the west midlands.

Our communication links, based predominately around the M5, are second to none and mean that we have good links throughout the country.

Our population is approximately 99,657 made up of 43045 households spread across 160 square miles. The borough includes parts of the Severn Vale and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and stretches south beyond the outskirts of Gloucester and Cheltenham. It has an excellent location at the heart of the M5 corridor.

The vast majority of our population lives in rural areas and large market towns. The diverse and contrasting range of settlements within the borough provides a high quality environment in which to live and this, combined with its excellent strategic location, makes the area an ideal place for economic and business growth.

Despite its rural character, our borough includes a wide range of economic activity ranging from large multinationals to micro-businesses. The borough is an established centre for high quality manufacturing and home to some world-class, high-tech aero engineering firms. According to the ONS, Tewkesbury has the highest number of enterprises showing high growth in both employment and turnover of any district. (20%). Similarly, our productivity rate is 147% compared with other similar authorities - for example both Cheltenham and Gloucester sit at 110%, again showing that we are boxing above our weight.

We are proud to support a range of community events - our borough is home to the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival, which – held on our land - is widely regarded as the biggest free Medieval gathering in Europe with over 2000 re-enactors and traders travelling from as far afield as France, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, and Germany. We also support the annual Tewkesbury Half Marathon, and we have the world-famous Cheese Rolling event in our borough, held since the 1800s on Coopers Hill.