Tandridge District

Tandridge is a local government district in east Surrey, England containing part of the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, part of the Weald and the towns of Warlingham, Caterham, Oxted, Godstone and Lingfield. The area has several woodlands and some open heathland. Elevations above sea level range from 267 m (876 ft) at Botley Hill, North Downs to 42 m (138 ft) near Edenbridge.[2] The district council offices are in Oxted, the second biggest settlement in the district.

The district borders the Borough of Crawley (in West Sussex) to the south west, the district of Mid Sussex (also in West Sussex) to the south, the district of Wealden (in East Sussex) to the south east, the Borough of Reigate and Banstead to the west, Sevenoaks District (in Kent) to the east and the London Boroughs of Croydon and Bromley to the north.

Tandridge District
Caterham, the largest town in Tandridge
Caterham, the largest town in Tandridge
Motto(s): 
Concordia
(Latin: Harmony)
Tandridge shown within Surrey
Tandridge shown within Surrey
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Non-metropolitan countySurrey
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQOxted
Incorporated1 April 1974
Government
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyTandridge District Council
 • LeadershipAlternative - Sec.31 (Conservative)
 • MPsSam Gyimah
Area
 • Total95.8 sq mi (248.2 km2)
Area rank148th (of 317) Highest point : Botley Hill
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total87,496
 • Rank278th (of 317)
 • Density910/sq mi (350/km2)
 • Ethnicity[1]
93.8% White
2.0% S.Asian
1.8% Black
1.4% Mixed Race
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code43UK (ONS)
E07000215 (GSS)
OS grid referenceTQ3954252860
Websitewww.tandridge.gov.uk

History

It is named after a hillside village and slope on the south slope of the North Downs, Tandridge. Tandridge hundred, an early local government district, covered roughly the same area. By the late 19th century, hundreds were no longer relevant, and urban and rural districts replaced any remaining functions in 1894.

The vast majority of the district is covered by the Metropolitan Green Belt to prevent extension of the London urban area.[3]

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of Caterham and Warlingham urban district and Godstone Rural District. Since 2000, civil parish councils once again cover the district.

The district is not currently twinned, but one of its towns, Lingfield, is twinned with Plaisance-du-Touch, Toulouse, France.[4]

Governance

Elections to Tandridge District Council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the 42 seats on the council being elected at each election. From the first election in 1973 to 1990 the Conservative party controlled the council, but for most of the 1990s no party had a majority. This changed at the 2000 election when the Conservatives regained a majority. As of the 2018 election the council is composed of the following councillors:-[5]

Party Councillors
Conservative Party 22
Liberal Democrats 9
Residents Association 4
Independent 7

District Council Committees

  • Community Services - leisure, refuse collection, recycling, public toilets, litter, street cleaning
  • Planning - planning, applications, development
  • Housing - council housing
  • Licensing
  • Overview & Scrutiny - corporate strategy, performance indicators, Best Value, audit reports
  • Planning Policy - Local Plan, Land charges, building control, environmental health
  • Resources - Finance, community safety, Council Tax, benefits, business rates, information technology
  • Standards - councillors' code of conduct[6]

Towns, villages, neighbourhoods and Civil Parish(es)

Civil Parishes in Tandridge District

Civil Parishes in Tandridge District
Town, village or neighbourhood Parish 1 Parish 2
Bletchingley which includes South Park, Brewer Street and Warwick Wold Bletchingley
Burstow which includes Smallfield** and Weatherhill Burstow
Caterham Caterham on the Hill Caterham Valley
Chaldon Chaldon
Chelsham Chelsham and Farleigh
Crowhurst Crowhurst
Dormansland which includes Dormans Park and Haxted Dormansland
Farleigh which includes Fickleshole Chelsham and Farleigh
Felbridge which includes Domewood Felbridge
Godstone which includes South Godstone*, Tyler's Green, Church Town, Tilburstow and Blindley Heath* Godstone
Horne which includes Newchapel and Whitewood Horne
Limpsfield which includes Limpsfield Chart*, Paines Hill and Langhurst Limpsfield
Lingfield which includes Felcourt Lingfield
Outwood Outwood
Oxted which includes Hurst Green* and Holland Oxted
Nutfield which includes South Nutfield* and Ridge Green Nutfield
Tandridge which includes Crowhurst Lane End Tandridge
Tatsfield Tatsfield
Titsey Titsey
Warlingham which includes Hamsey Green* Warlingham
Whyteleafe Whyteleafe
Woldingham which includes Woldingham Garden Village Woldingham

Each civil parish is named after one of its towns or villages which has been established around an Anglican church. All other settlements/neighbourhoods with their own Anglican church or chapel and therefore traditionally in England defined as "a village" are marked with an asterisk. A double asterisk indicates the locality has a church hall used as a Church of England church.[8] One chapel in Limpsfield ecclesiastical parish and civil parish has no adjoining settlement, in Staffhurst Wood.

See also

References

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Neighbourhood Statistics: Tandridge
  2. ^ Local Authority Map. Accessed 2012-04-23
  3. ^ London Green Belt Council http://londongreenbeltcouncil.org.uk/threats_map/
  4. ^ District Council link to external website. Accessed 2012-04-23
  5. ^ "Tandridge". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  6. ^ Councillor Conduct Tandridge District Council
  7. ^ Ordnance Survey map, courtesy of English Heritage
  8. ^ Church of England website - ecclesiastical parish finder

External links

Coordinates: 51°15′26″N 0°00′00″E / 51.2573°N 0.0000°E

1998 Tandridge District Council election

The 1998 Tandridge District Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Liberal Democrat 18

Conservative 17

Labour 7

1999 Tandridge District Council election

The 1999 Tandridge District Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 18

Liberal Democrat 17

Labour 7

2000 Tandridge District Council election

The 2000 Tandridge District Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. The whole council was up for election, rather than the normal election by thirds, following boundary changes since the last election in 1999. There remained 42 seats on the council: six three-member wards, ten two-member wards and four one-member wards. The Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.

2002 Tandridge District Council election

The 2002 Tandridge District Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 29

Liberal Democrat 10

Labour 3

2003 Tandridge District Council election

The 2003 Tandridge District Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 28

Liberal Democrat 10

Labour 3

Independent 1

2004 Tandridge District Council election

The 2004 Tandridge District Council election took place on 10 June 2004 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 28

Liberal Democrat 11

Labour 2

Independent 1

2006 Tandridge District Council election

The 2006 Tandridge District Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 29

Liberal Democrat 10

Labour 2

Independent 1

2007 Tandridge District Council election

The 2007 Tandridge District Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 30

Liberal Democrat 10

Labour 1

Independent 1

2008 Tandridge District Council election

The 2008 Tandridge District Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 33

Liberal Democrat 8

Independent 1

2010 Tandridge District Council election

The 2010 Tandridge District Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 33

Liberal Democrat 8

Independent 1

2011 Tandridge District Council election

The 2011 Tandridge District Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 34

Liberal Democrat 6

Independent 2

2012 Tandridge District Council election

The 2012 Tandridge District Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 34

Liberal Democrats 6

Independent 2

2014 Tandridge District Council election

The 2014 Tandridge District Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 34

Liberal Democrats 6

Independent 2

2015 Tandridge District Council election

The 2015 Tandridge District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect one third of members to Tandridge District Council in England coinciding with other local elections held simultaneously with a General Election which resulted in increased turnout compared to the election four years before. Elections in each ward, depending on size are held in two or three years out of four.

2016 Tandridge District Council election

The 2016 Tandridge District Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.

2018 Tandridge District Council election

The 2018 Tandridge District Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party narrowly stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Conservative 22

Liberal Democrats 9

Independent 7

Residents' Group 4

2019 Tandridge District Council election

The 2019 Tandridge District Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect one third of members to Tandridge District Council in England coinciding with other local elections

Richard Hill (rugby union, born 1973)

Richard Anthony Hill MBE (born 23 May 1973) is a former rugby union footballer who played as a flanker for Saracens and England.

Often portrayed as the 'silent assassin' at both club and international level, Hill was renowned for his effective and abrasive style of forward play. Big hits, shrewd driving and energy-sapping support play, were features of his exceptionally well-rounded game which made him one of the most highly rated flankers of his era.He has a namesake, Richard John Hill, who played for England at scrum half between 1984 and 1992.

Tandridge District Council elections

One third of Tandridge District Council in Surrey, England is elected each year, followed by one year when there is an election to Surrey County Council instead. Since the last boundary changes in 2000, 42 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.

Berkshire
Buckinghamshire
East Sussex
Hampshire
Isle of Wight
Kent
Oxfordshire
Surrey
West Sussex

Languages

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.