Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county surrounding the city of Manchester in the north western part of the United Kingdom. The county covers approximately 493 square miles (1,277 square kilometres) which accounts for the large majority of the Manchester urban area.
The county shares borders with Cheshire (to the south-west and south), Derbyshire (to the south-east), West Yorkshire (to the north-east), Lancashire (to the north) and Merseyside (to the west). Being such a large area, the metropolitan county actually consists of ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan and the cities of Manchester and Salford.
The Administrative History Of Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester, as a metropolitan county, was officially formed on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the raft of local governmental changes brought into action by the passage of the 1972 Local Government Act. The new administrative entity was created from a number of former areas but was administered to in two ways for around 12 years after its inception.
These two parts are explained by the fact that some mechanisms and issues were dealt with by the twelve district councils of the area whilst others were administered by the Greater Manchester County Council. In 1986, however, the county council was nominally abolished essentially making the districts unitary authority areas.
The Population Of Greater Manchester
As has been mentioned above, the county of Greater Manchester essentially covers the entirety of the Manchester urban area, which is actually the second most populous conurbation within the whole of the UK. It is this, therefore, which explains how Greater Manchester comes to have a huge population of approximately 2.7 million permanent residents.
This very lofty population figure has a number of effects on the area but the one which we will focus on is the fact that it increases the accident and injury rate of the county. We are interested in this as it is also what explains how come Greater Manchester accident claim proceedings are also relatively common.
Greater Manchester Accident Claim Proceedings
A Greater Manchester accident claim can be pursued if an individual has suffered an injury and it was definitively someone else’s fault and it is for that reason that an increased injury rate also increases the likelihood of these claims.
If that makes you think you may be able to pursue such a Greater Manchester accident claim, or just makes you want some more information, then you should consider contacting Accident Advice Helpline. They are personal injury specialists who have friendly and professional advisers available to offer you expert advice, guidance and assistance 24 hours a day and seven days a week when you call either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 20th October 2014
Author: David Brown