Hanwell is an incorporated rural community and former local service district within Kingsclear Parish in York CountyNew Brunswick, Canada. It is located on Route 640 immediately southwest of Fredericton. It had a population of 4,700 in 2016.

History

Hanwell was named by Thomas Baillie, who was born at Hanwell, West London, England. Baillie brought Irish immigrants over to settle in the area in 1825.[2]

Originally a local service district (LSD) and a farming community, two residential subdivisions were constructed in Hanwell in the 1970s.[citation needed] The LSD was officially incorporated as the Rural Community of Hanwell on May 23, 2014.[3] Prior to official incorporation, the rural community's first election was held May 12, 2014.[3] The first council's oath of office and meeting following shortly after incorporation on May 27, 2014.[3]

Geographie

Communities within Hanwell include Birchwood Estates, Brookdale Gardens, Brookdale Subdivision, Cobblestone Estates, Deerwood Acres, Eagle Ridge, Eaglewood Subdivision, Greer Subdivision, Somerset Park and Starlite Village. Hanwell also encompasses Yoho Lake, which has homes on the lakefront and a Scouts Canada lodge.

Demographics

Following incorporation, Statistics Canada determined Hanwell's 2011 population to be 4,740.

Attractions

Hanwell is the location of Kingswood Park, a large entertainment centre and golf course, and the Hanwell Recreation Park.

Government

In 2016, a regular municipal election was held and the following individuals were elected:[7]

Chris Melvin - Mayor (resigned October 20, 2018);[8] Dave Morrison - Deputy Mayor and Ward 3 Councillor; Councillors at Large - Darren MacKenzie and Nicolle Carlin; Ward 1 Councillor - Susan Jonah; Ward 2 Councillor - Holly Hyslop; Ward 4 Councillor - Melissa Smith

As of August 2019, the Council consists of: Mayor Susan Cassidy; Councillors at Large Darren MacKenzie and Dan Fortier; and Ward Councillors Susan Jonah (Ward 1), Holly Hyslop (Ward 2), Dave Morrison (Ward 3, also Deputy Mayor), and Melissa Smith (Ward 4).


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