Dordon


Dordon

Coordinates: 52°36′05″N 1°36′52″W / 52.6013°N 1.6145°W / 52.6013; -1.6145

Dordon
Dordon on the A5 - geograph.org.uk - 7823.jpg
The A5 in Dordon.
Dordon is located in Warwickshire
Dordon

 Dordon shown within Warwickshire
Population 3,225 (2001)
OS grid reference SP2600
    - London 99 mi (159 km)  SE
Parish Dordon
District North Warwickshire
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Tamworth
Postcode district B78
Dialling code 01827
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Warwickshire
List of places: UK • England • Warwickshire

Dordon is a village and civil parish in the North Warwickshire district of the county of Warwickshire in England and close to the border with Staffordshire. The village is located on the A5 and is adjacent to Polesworth. Other nearby places include Grendon, Wood End, Baddesley Ensor, Atherstone, Nuneaton and Tamworth. In 2001 the population for the parish of Dordon was 3,225.

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History

Dordon was just a row of Houses until the Opening of Birch Coppice mine and it has grown since then. There was a big growth in the village in 1920 and Dordon became a civil parish in its own right on 01 Apr 1948,[1] The biggest growth came in 1960 when the village more than tripled in size. The mine closed in 1987.

Demographics

According to the 2001 Census the population for the Dordon ward and civil parish was 3,225.[2] Over 97% of people (3,133) describe themselves as White British with only 112 people from an ethnic minority.

Governance

The village has its own parish called Dordon civil parish.[3]

Dordon is part of North Warwickshire and the Dordon Ward, and because of the mining connection the Ward often elects Labour councillors.[4] In Warwickshire County Council Dordon is part of the Baddesley Ensor ward and is represented by the Labour Raymond Sweet.[5]

It is part of the North Warwickshire constituency and the current MP is Conservative Dan Byles,[6] it is also part of the West Midlands European Parliament constituency which is represented by 6 MEPs.

Public Services

Waste collection services are provided by North Warwickshire Borough Council. Water and sewage services are provided by Severn Trent Water and the Sewage Treatment Works is in on the edge of Dordon.[7] The Distribution Network Operator for electricity is Central Networks better known as E.ON UK.

Unlike most villages in the area it uses a Birmingham (B) Postcode Rather than a Coventry (CV) postcode, there is a small sub-post office located on long street,[8] and the Postal Town is Tamworth. Dordon has its own library operated by Warwickshire county council.[9]

The nearest police station is in Atherstone[10] and the nearest fire station is in Polesworth.

Crime

In 2009 there was an average of 5.1 crimes per 1,000 people for the ward of Hurley and Wood End, and during the same period there were 5 crimes per head for the borough of North Warwickshire. In 2010 the figure was up to 5.8 crimes per head. The most common type of crime is anti-social behaviour.[11] In January 2011 there were 19 reported crimes in Dordon [12]

Health

Dordon lies in the North Warwickshire NHS trust area. Dordon has its own GPs called Dordon Surgery.[13] The George Eliot Hospital at Nuneaton is the area's local hospital.[14][15] It has an Accident and Emergency Department. Out of hours GP services are also based at George Eliot.

Education

In terms of further education the area is served by North Warwickshire and Hinckley College at Nuneaton. There is also Tamworth and Lichfield College

Primary Education

Dordon has 2 Primary schools one called Dordon community primary school and the other called Birchmoor primary school.

The Polesworth School

Despite being named after Polesworth, Dordon has a high school called The Polesworth School which is used by students from the ages of 12-18.

Religion

According to the 2001 census for the parish of Dordon 2,568 describe themselves as Christian and 629 are non-religious, there are also 4 Buddhists, 9 Muslims, 13 Sikhs and 3 people describe their religion as other.[16]

St Leonard Church

The Dordon's Church of England Parish church is called St Leonard Church and was Built in 1868,[17] it is in the parish of St Leonard, Dordon along with St Mary church in nearby Freasley.

Dordon Congregational Church

Dordon also has a small Congregational Church on Long Street, Which is simply called Dordon Congregational Church.

Transport

Dordon lies close to the M42 at junction 10 and the A5 (Watling Street) runs through Dordon.

The village has many bus stops along Dotted around and is served by route 765, and the nearest railway station is Polesworth.[18]

The nearest airports are Birmingham (12 miles) and East Midlands (20 miles). [19]

Media

The local newspapers covering the area are the Tamworth Herald, which has a separate edition for North Warwickshire and the Atherstone Recorder.

Local radio includes BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Mercia and Touch FM.

The village is covered by the Central ITV and BBC West Midlands TV regions broadcast from the nearby Sutton Coldfield transmitting station.

References

  1. ^ "Relationships / unit history of DORDON". Visionofbritain.org.uk. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10307922. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  2. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. "2001 census statistics". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=6181643&c=dordon&d=14&e=16&g=493177&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1299871094218&enc=1. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  3. ^ Dordon Civil Parish
  4. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.northwarks.gov.uk/site/scripts/councillors.php?viewBy=specificWard&wardID=10 |title=Councillors by Ward: Dordon [[North Warwickshire|NWBC |publisher=Northwarks.gov.uk |date=2005-04-01 |accessdate=2011-11-20}}
  5. ^ "Raymond (Ray) Sweet". Democratic.warwickshire.gov.uk. http://democratic.warwickshire.gov.uk/cmis5/Councillors/tabid/62/ctl/ViewCMIS_Person/mid/384/id/386/ScreenMode/Ward/Default.aspx. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  6. ^ Dan Byles MP. "Dan Byles". Dan Byles. http://www.danbyles.co.uk/conservatives/. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  7. ^ "Dordon Sewage Treatment Works". Biwater.co.uk. http://www.biwater.co.uk/casestudies/detail.aspx?id=153. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  8. ^ "Post Office® branch finder". Royalmail.com. http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/finder?searchType=postOffice&resultsType=postOfficeSearch&catId=62300709&_requestid=397922. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  9. ^ Warwickshire Libraries[dead link]
  10. ^ Warwickshire Police Stations[dead link]
  11. ^ "Crime For Dordon". Safer-neighbourhoods.co.uk. 2011-05-25. http://www.safer-neighbourhoods.co.uk/your-neighbourhood/north-warwickshire-district-1/north/wards/DordonWard. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  12. ^ "Crime for Dordon". Police.uk. http://www.police.uk/crime/?q=Dordon,%20Tamworth,%20Warwickshire,%20UK#crimetypes. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  13. ^ "NHS Surgeries Near Dordon". Nhs.uk. 2011-11-09. http://www.nhs.uk/Scorecard/Pages/Results.aspx?OrgType=1&Coords=3004%2c4261&TreatmentID=0&PageNumber=1&PageSize=0&TabId=30&SortType=1&LookupType=1&LocationType=1&SearchTerm=B78+1TR&DistanceFrom=5&SortByMetric=0&TrustCode=&TrustName=&DisambiguatedSearchTerm=&LookupTypeWasSwitched=False&MatchedOrganisationPostcode=&MatchedOrganisationCoords=&ServiceIDs=&ScorecardTypeCode=&NoneEnglishCountry=&HasMultipleNames=False&OriginalLookupType=1&ServiceLaunchFrom=&Filters=&TopLevelFilters=. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  14. ^ "NHS - Find your Nearest Doctor, Optician, Pharmacy, dentist, hospital: Outline NWBC". Northwarks.gov.uk. http://www.northwarks.gov.uk/site/scripts/services_info.php?serviceID=916. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  15. ^ "George Elliot Hospital". Geh.nhs.uk. 2011-11-14. http://www.geh.nhs.uk/. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  16. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. "Religion (UV15)". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=7&b=6181643&c=dordon&d=14&e=16&g=493177&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1299964787335&enc=1&dsFamilyId=95. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  17. ^ A Church Near You. "St Leonard, Dordon". Achurchnearyou.com. http://www.achurchnearyou.com/dordon-st-leonard/. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  18. ^ "Dordon, Warwickshire Nearest station". Transportdirect.info. http://www.transportdirect.info/Web2/JourneyPlanning/FindStationResults.aspx?cacheparam=4. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  19. ^ "Nearest station/airport(s)". Transportdirect.info. http://www.transportdirect.info/Web2/JourneyPlanning/FindStationResults.aspx?cacheparam=6. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 

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