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Chelmsford is the county town of Essex (since 1215) in the East of England. It is situated approximately 51 km northeast of the notional centre of London and approximately 35 km from Colchester. According to the census in 2011, the population of Chelmsford is approximately 111,511. The major conurbation of the Chelmsford combines all or part of the former parishes of Galleywood, Widford, Writtle, Springfield, Broomfield, Moulsham and Great Baddow. Chelmsford is world famous for radio, as it is the birthplace of radio. In 2012, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Lord President of the Privy Council announced that Chelmsford was to be granted a status of the city. The natives of Chelmsford city are known by the name of "Chelmsfordian".
Chelmsford is recognised as the political centre of Essex. Chelmsford is home to the headquarters of Chelmsford City Council (on Duke Street) and Essex County Council (on Market Road). Essex Police headquarters is located in the Springfield area of Chelmsford. Under the provisions of Municipal Corporations Act 1882, Chelmsford was incorporated as a municipal borough in the year 1888. Borough was enlarged in 1934 by gaining 1659 acres from Chelmsford Rural District. In 1974, the municipal borough was abolished. Vicky Ford is the Member of Parliament for the Chelmsford constituency. Ford gained 53.7% votes in the general election of 2017 and won the seat with the majority over the labour candidate Chris Vince (29.8%).
Chelmsford is home to the King Edward VI Grammar School and Chelmsford County High School. Part of the Anglia Ruskin University earlier known with the name of Anglia Polytechnic is also in Chelmsford. Chelmsford College established in the 1960s, is the major provider of further education in the city. College offers academic, vocational and occupational programmes and has approximately 2,200 full-time and 2,100 part-time students. OFSTED has rated the Chelmsford College as “GOOD”. The Chelmsford College is an IiP Gold award holder. Some of the educational establishments of Chelmsford are Chelmer Valley High School, The Sandon School, St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School, New Hall School, Hylands School Specialist Science and Sixth Form College, Chelmsford County High School for Girls, etc.
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