Chiltern District

Chiltern is one of four local government districts of Buckinghamshire in south central England. It is named after the Chiltern Hills on which the region sits.

The main towns in the district are Amersham and Chesham which are both served by London Underground's Metropolitan line.

Chiltern District
Chiltern shown within Buckinghamshire
Chiltern shown within Buckinghamshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Non-metropolitan countyBuckinghamshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQAmersham
Incorporated1 April 1974
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyChiltern District Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPsCheryl Gillan
 • Total75.81 sq mi (196.35 km2)
Area rank162nd (of 317)
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total95,927
 • Rank253rd (of 317)
 • Density1,300/sq mi (490/km2)
 • Ethnicity
91.4% White
5.5% Asian
0.6% Black
2.2% Mixed Race
0.3% Other
(2,011 Census)[1]
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code11UC (ONS)
E07000005 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSU965985


It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the Chesham Urban District and surrounding Amersham Rural District. In 1988 it was the first Council to take up stock transfer.[2] 4,650 homes were transferred.[3]


The parishes that make up Chiltern District are:

See also the list of civil parishes in Buckinghamshire

Council affiliation

As of 23 March 2018, the council composition is as follows:[4]

Party Number of councillors
Conservatives 38
Liberal Democrats 2


Along with the Aylesbury Vale district, Chiltern contains no motorways except for a very small section of the M25 in the south-eastern corner. The major roads through the district are the A413 and the A404, the two meeting in Amersham. Railway services are provided by Chiltern Railways and London Underground's Metropolitan line. The Great Central Main Line carried traffic between London and Manchester until 1966, the section to Aylesbury is all that remains, and is now part of the London to Aylesbury Line. The railway stations in the district are; Great Missenden, Amersham, Chalfont and Latimer and Chesham, the furthest tube station from London.

Law and order

Police stations are in Amersham and Chesham. The Magistrates' Court in Amersham was closed with its jurisdiction reassigned but reopened as a Crown Court dealing with either-way and more serious alleged offences.

Home ownership and quality of rural life

The district has the highest proportion of home ownership of the 18 local authorities in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire: combining the social (housing association and local authority provided) and private rented sectors, Stevenage's returns recorded in 2011 that its rented sector comprised 33.2% of its housing, whereas 10.0% of Chiltern's residents rented their homes.

In May 2008, the district was assessed by Bank of Scotland, Halifax division as having the best rural quality of life anywhere in Britain.[5]

Energy consumption

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas[7] showed that housing in Chiltern produced the 4th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,421 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.


  1. ^ 2011 Census: KS201EW Ethnic group, local authorities in England and Wales, Accessed 28 February 2013
  2. ^ "Transfers - Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVT)". The Hidden History of Tenants. Leeds Tenants Federation. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  3. ^ Hetherington, Peter. "Voluntary transfer for social housing celebrates 10 years". Guardian. Guardian. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Council and Democracy". United Kingdom. 2018-03-23. Retrieved 2018-03-23.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ HBOS quality of life survey Archived 2008-06-27 at the Wayback Machine 5 May 2008. Retrieved 2015-01-28.
  6. ^ [1]Office for National Statistics 2011 Census Key Statistics: Tenure. Shared ownership forms the small remainder of each proportion.
  7. ^ British Gas news Archived 2008-06-26 at the Wayback Machine

External links

Coordinates: 51°39′38″N 0°38′27″W / 51.6606°N 0.6409°W

2015 Chiltern District Council election

The 2015 Chiltern District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members to all seats of the Chiltern District Council in England, as part of the United Kingdom's local elections that year.

Amersham Rural District

Amersham was a rural district in the administrative county of Buckinghamshire, England from 1894 to 1974. The rural district took over the responsibilities of the disbanded Amersham Rural Sanitary District. It entirely surrounded but did not include Chesham. Chesham and Amersham rural districts were merged to form the Chiltern District under the Local Government Act 1972.


Chenies is a village and civil parish in the Chiltern district, the easternmost part of south Buckinghamshire, England, on the border with Hertfordshire east of Chesham and Chalfont St Peter.

Chesham Urban District

Chesham Urban District was from 1894 to 1974 a local government district in the administrative county of Buckinghamshire, England. The urban district took over the responsibilities of the disbanded Chesham Local Government District.

The population in 1921 was 1155 which by 1931 had increased to 1418. In April 1934 the urban district was enlarged through the addition of parts of the adjacent parishes of Ashley Green, Chartridge, Chesham Bois, and Latimer.

It was granted the Motto 'Serve One Another' on February 20, 1961. On being abolished the motto was adopted by Chesham Town Council which succeeded the UD as the first tier of local government for Chesham.In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972 Chesham UD merged with Amersham Rural District which totally surrounded it to form Chiltern District.

Chesham and Amersham (UK Parliament constituency)

Chesham and Amersham () is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament. The seat has been represented by Dame Cheryl Gillan of the Conservative Party since the 1992 general election.

Chiltern District Council elections

Chiltern Council in Buckinghamshire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 40 councillors have been elected from 25 wards.

Coleshill, Buckinghamshire

Coleshill (formerly Stoke) is a village and civil parish within Chiltern district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Amersham and 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Beaconsfield.

Frogmore Meadows

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Latimer, Buckinghamshire

Latimer is a village that sits on the border between Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, England. Latimer and Ley Hill parish forms part of the Buckinghamshire district of Chiltern. The parish includes the villages of Latimer, Ley Hill and Tyler's Hill. In 2013, the civil parish was renamed Latimer and Ley Hill from simply Latimer.Latimer was originally joined with the adjacent village of Chenies. Both were anciently called Isenhampstead, at a time when there was a royal palace in the vicinity. However, in the reign of King Edward III of England the lands were split between two manorial barons: Thomas Cheyne in the village that later became called 'Chenies', and William Latimer in this village. Latimer came into possession of the manor in 1326.

At the time of the English Civil War Latimer belonged to the Earl of Devonshire. When Charles I was captured by the Parliamentarian forces he was brought to Latimer on his way to London.

The small village includes 17th- and 18th-century cottages around a triangular village green with a pump on it. The church of St Mary Magdelane was rebuilt by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1867. The rectory was built in the 18th century in grey and red brick.

Ley Hill is part of Latimer & Ley Hill parish and includes a Common, the Crown pub, the Swan pub and a Methodist Chapel. Tyler's Hill is also in Latimer & Ley Hill parish and includes St George's Anglican Church. The graveyard at Tyler's Hill which serves Ley Hill and Tyler's Hill is run by Latimer parish council.

The nearest railway station to Latimer is Chalfont and Latimer situated in the nearby town of Little Chalfont which is on the Chiltern Line between Aylesbury and London Marylebone with London Underground services between Baker Street and Amersham. See Chalfont & Latimer station.

Latimer was the location used in the Department S episode, "The Pied Piper of Hambledown." The episode first aired: Sept/30/1969

Latimer House is an historic country house just outside the village.

Ley Hill

For the area in Birmingham, England see Ley Hill, Birmingham

Ley Hill is a Chiltern village on the Bucks/Herts border near the town of Chesham in south-east England. It is part of the civil parish of Latimer and Ley Hill, and comes under Chiltern District Council in the County of Buckinghamshire. Ley Hill lies in the Chiltern Hills and is contiguous with Botley. It is a small rural village and relatively peaceful. It has an active village community, with events held throughout the year, including the annual village produce show and carol singing on the common at Christmas. There are many routes through woods and fields for country walks or bike rides.

List of places in Buckinghamshire

:See the list of places in England for places in other counties.

This is a list of places in the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England. It does not include places which were formerly in Buckinghamshire. For places which were in Buckinghamshire until 1974, and were then transferred to Berkshire, and other places transferred from Buckinghamshire since 1844, see list of Buckinghamshire boundary changes.

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Seer Green

Seer Green is a village and civil parish in the Chiltern district of Buckinghamshire, England. It is in the Chiltern Hills, 1.8 miles (2.9 km) east-north-east of Beaconsfield and 1.8 miles (2.9 km) south-west of Chalfont St Giles.

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