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North Norfolk District
Shown within Norfolk
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||East of England|
|Formed||1 April 1974|
Local Government Act 1972
|• Type||North Norfolk District Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:||Norman Lamb (LD)|
Keith Simpson (C)
|• Total||371.6 sq mi (962.5 km2)|
|• Rank||Ranked 228th|
|• Density||280/sq mi (110/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|ONS code||33UF (ONS)|
The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972. It was a merger of Cromer Urban District, North Walsham Urban District, Sheringham Urban District, Wells-next-the-Sea Urban District, Erpingham Rural District, Smallburgh Rural District, and Walsingham Rural District.
The district was originally to be called Pastonacres, but changed its name by resolution of the council and permission of the Secretary of State for Environment before it formally came into existence on 1 April 1974.
It is home to the Sheringham Little Theatre.
Elections to the district council are held every four years, with all of the 48 seats on the council up for election every fourth year. The Council is run by a Conservative administration, the Conservative party having gained a majority of 8 seats at the 2011 elections, which they increased to 18 at the 2015 elections. However, a series of subsequent by-elections and defections has put the council under No overall control. The council had previously been under Liberal Democrat control from 2003.
In the 2015 elections, the Conservatives won a second successive term after more than doubling their majority to 18. The district is run using the Leader and Cabinet model used by the majority of councils in England and Wales: the current Leader is Tom FitzPatrick, councillor for Walsingham Ward.
The district is entirely parished, and is made up of 121 civil parishes. At the time of the 2001 census, the district had an area of 994 square kilometres (384 sq mi), with a population of 98,382 in 43,502 households.
The district contains the following civil parishes:
The 2013 movie Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa was filmed in the area.
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for North Norfolk.|