The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, by the amalgamation of the area of Beaconsfield Urban District with part of Eton Rural District. The district was originally named Beaconsfield: it was renamed to its present title on 1 April 1980, following the passing of a resolution by the district council. It is formally called 'South Bucks' rather than 'South Buckinghamshire'.
South Bucks District
South Bucks shown within Buckinghamshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South East England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||South Bucks District Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Dominic Grieve|
|• Total||54.55 sq mi (141.28 km2)|
|Area rank||187th (of 317)|
|• Rank||299th (of 317)|
|• Density||1,300/sq mi (500/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||89.3% White|
1.4% Chinese or Other
1.7% Mixed Race
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||11UE (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
A large part of the district is sandwiched between the M40 and M4 motorways, both of which have junctions within the district. The major M40/M25 interchange is located near Gerrards Cross and is the M25's only junction in the district. South Bucks contains the greatest length of motorway in any Buckinghamshire district. Railway lines follow the motorways: they are the Great Western Main Line and the Chiltern Main Line, with important stations in Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross. Denham Aerodrome in the southeast of the district has a small number of chartered flights running out of it.
As of April 2019 the council comprises:
The 2015 South Bucks District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members to the South Bucks District Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield ( (listen) BEK-ənz-feeld) is a market town and civil parish in the South Bucks district of Buckinghamshire, England, 23.4 miles (38 km) WNW of central London and 16.0 miles (26 km) SSE of Aylesbury. Three towns are within five miles: Amersham, Gerrards Cross and High Wycombe.
The town is adjacent to the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a wide area of Georgian, neo-Georgian and Tudor revival high street architecture, known as the Old Town. It is known for the first model village in the world and the National Film and Television School.Beaconsfield (UK Parliament constituency)
Beaconsfield is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 1997 by Dominic Grieve QC of the Conservative Party, the former Attorney General of England and Wales. It is traditionally one of the safest Conservative seats in Buckinghamshire and the country as a whole.Buckinghamshire County Council
Buckinghamshire County Council is the upper-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Buckinghamshire, in England, the United Kingdom established in 1889 following the Local Government Act 1888. The county council's offices are in Aylesbury.
The borders of the ceremonial county and county council have changed several times and no longer align, with the last reorganisation in 1997 when the Borough of Milton Keynes became a unitary authority.
The council consists of 49 councillors, and is controlled by the Conservative Party, which has 41 councillors. It has been controlled by the Conservatives since the reorganisation of local government in 1973. For the 2013 elections, the number of seats was reduced from 57 to 49 following the 2012 changes in division boundaries.In March 2018 Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary at the time, backed proposals to replace the county council and the four district councils (Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks, and Wycombe) with a single unitary authority, named Buckinghamshire Council. As of January 2019, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe district councils had launched legal action against the "undemocratic" plans for how the unitary authority was to be set-up.Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, is the Local Authority Fire Service serving the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire. It comprises the four districts of Buckinghamshire – Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe – and the unitary authority of Milton Keynes.
The Combined Fire Authority became operational on 1 April 1997 as a result of the Buckinghamshire Fire Services(Combination Scheme) Order 1996 which was approved in November 1996.Denham, Buckinghamshire
Denham is a village and civil parish in the South Bucks district of Buckinghamshire, England, approximately 17 miles (27 km) from central London, 2 miles (3 km) northwest of Uxbridge and just north of junction 1 of the M40 motorway. The name is derived from the Old English for "homestead in a valley". It was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Deneham. Denham contains the Buckinghamshire Golf Club.Extra (service areas)
Extra MSA Services Ltd is a company which operates 9 motorway service stations in England, mainly on primary routes. It is based at Beaconsfield services, previously being in the centre of Lincoln. It is also known as Extra MSA Forecourts Ltd.
Many of the brands at Extra locations including 'M&S Simply Food', 'Costa' and 'Greggs' are operated by Moto, the UK's largest service area operator and Extra's biggest competitor.Gerrards Cross
Gerrards Cross is a town and civil parish in south Buckinghamshire, England, separated from the London Borough of Hillingdon at Harefield by Denham, south of Chalfont St Peter and north of Fulmer and Hedgerley, north east of Cippenham. It spans foothills of the Chiltern Hills and land on the right bank of the River Misbourne. It is 19.3 miles (31.1 km) west-north-west of Charing Cross, central London. Bulstrode Park Camp was an Iron Age fortified encampment.
The town has a railway station on the Chiltern main line with services to London and the M40 motorway runs beside woodland on its southern boundary.Grade II* listed buildings in Buckinghamshire
The county of Buckinghamshire is divided into five districts. The districts of Buckinghamshire are South Bucks, Chiltern, Wycombe, Aylesbury Vale and Borough of Milton Keynes.
As there are 357 Grade II* listed buildings in the county they have been split into separate lists for each district.
Grade II* listed buildings in South Bucks
Grade II* listed buildings in Chiltern
Grade II* listed buildings in Wycombe
Grade II* listed buildings in Aylesbury Vale
Grade II* listed buildings in Borough of Milton KeynesHP postcode area
The HP postcode area, also known as the Hemel Hempstead postcode area, is a group of twenty-four postcode districts in England which are subdivisions of eleven post towns. These postcode districts cover north-west Hertfordshire and much of Buckinghamshire.
The main sorting office is in Hemel Hempstead (Maylands Avenue HP2) and the area served includes most of the Dacorum district of Hertfordshire and most of the Chiltern, Wycombe and Aylesbury Vale districts of Buckinghamshire, as well as a small part of the South Bucks district.Iver
Iver is a large civil parish in the South Bucks district of Buckinghamshire, England. In addition to the central clustered village, the parish includes the largely residential neighbourhoods of Iver Heath and Richings Park.List of civil parishes in Buckinghamshire
This is a list of civil parishes in the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England.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.Littleworth, South Bucks
Littleworth is a hamlet in Burnham civil parish, in the South Bucks district of Buckinghamshire, England.
There are some cottages and houses around Littleworth Common, a Site of Special Scientific Interest that covers 200 acres (81 ha). There are two pubs (The Blackwood Arms and the Jolly Woodman) and Dropmore Infant School. To the west are the fenced off grounds of Dropmore House which was built in about 1792 for William Wyndham and a gatehouse to it called Oak Lodge.Oliver White
Oliver Claude White (11 March 1880 – 12 January 1956) was an English cricketer. White was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm slow. He was born in Iver, Buckinghamshire and educated at Merchant Taylors' School, where he played for the school cricket team.White made his debut for Buckinghamshire in the 1906 Minor Counties Championship against Wiltshire. He made 2 further appearances for the county, both coming in 1906 against Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Following World War I, White made his first-class debut for Northamptonshire against Essex in the 1920 County Championship. He made 4 further first-class appearances for Northamptonshire, all coming in 1920, with his final appearance coming against Essex. In his 5 first-class matches, he scored 57 runs at an average of 9.50, with a high score of 15*. With the ball, he took 10 wickets at a bowling average of 27.90, with best figures of 3/49.White died in Earlswood, Surrey on 12 January 1956.SL postcode area
The SL postcode area, also known as the Slough postcode area, is a group of ten postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of eight post towns. These postcode districts cover east Berkshire (including Slough, Ascot, Windsor and Maidenhead) and south-east Buckinghamshire (including Iver, Marlow, Bourne End and Gerrards Cross).
Mail for this area is sorted in Greenford (Green Park Way).South Bucks District Council elections
South Bucks is a non-metropolitan district in Buckinghamshire, England.Taplow
Taplow is a village and civil parish in the South Bucks district of Buckinghamshire, England. It sits on the left bank of the River Thames, facing Maidenhead in the neighbouring county of Berkshire, with Cippenham and Burnham to the east. It is the westernmost settlement in South Bucks.
The village features a Grade II listed mock-medieval church, the parish church of St Nicolas, as well as a school of the same name. Taplow railway station, on the Great Western main line, serves the village, with services to London Paddington, Reading and Oxford.
There are two conservation areas in the parish, the Taplow Village Conservation Area and the Taplow Riverside Conservation Area.Footpaths connect all parts of the parish to Maidenhead Bridge and to Burnham Beeches, a modest, hilly wood marking the start of the Chiltern Hills.UB postcode area
The UB postcode area, also known as the Southall postcode area, is a group of eleven postcode districts in England, which are subdivisions of six post towns. These postcode districts cover parts of west and north-west London, as well as a very small part of Buckinghamshire. UB comes from an abbreviation of Uxbridge.
The main sorting office is in Greenford (Green Park Way) and the area served includes much of the London Borough of Hillingdon and the western part of the London Borough of Ealing, while the western part of UB9 covers a small part of the South Bucks district of Buckinghamshire, the southern part of UB2 covers a very small part of the London Borough of Hounslow, and a very small part of UB5 lies within the London Borough of Harrow.
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