Spelthorne is a local government district which also holds borough status within the ceremonial county of Surrey, in the south of England. The district borders a number of different administrative entities in both Surrey and Greater London, which are namely Runnymede and Elmbridge in Surrey, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the London Borough of Hillingdon to the north and the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames to the east.
The district of Spelthorne covers an approximate total land area of around 20 square miles and contains the towns and villages of Ashford, Laleham, Shepperton, Staines-upon-Thames, Stanwell and Sunbury-on-Thames.
The Formation Of The Spelthorne District
Whilst the name of Spelthorne to refer to the geographical area, in one form or another, can be traced back as far as the Domesday Book of 1086 there has actually only been an official administrative entity under the moniker since 1974. The creation of this district came about as a result of the 1972 Local Government Act which was responsible for a wide raft of changes to local government in the UK.
In the case of Spelthorne, the new district was produced as a merger of the former Staines and Sunbury-on-Thames Urban Districts which were the only entities previously in Middlesex not to be absorbed by Greater London.
Present Day Spelthorne
As was mentioned above, the present local government district of Spelthorne covers an area just shy of 25 square miles and is relatively densely populated. Being home to more than 95,000 permanent residents, the district has a population density of close to 5,000 per square mile which whilst not as high as many district in Greater London is certainly higher than non-metropolitan districts.
With that heightened population density in mind, it stands to reason then that the district will inexorably play host to more than its fair share of accidents and injuries. It is that, as a result, which leads us to briefly discuss the pertinent details of Spelthorne accident claim proceedings.
Spelthorne Accident Claim Proceedings
UK law states that if an individual suffers an injury that was demonstrably the fault of another party, then they are entitled to seek personal injury compensation and if that injury occurred in the Surrey district then that would be by way of a Spelthorne accident claim.
Such claims are the means by which victims can gain recompense for the physical, emotional and financial pain caused by injuries and can follow incidents like road traffic accidents or injuries at work. If you think you may be entitled to make a Spelthorne accident claim, then you may wish to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.
Date Published: 17th November 2014
Author: David Brown