South Bucks

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South Bucks District
Non-metropolitan district
South Bucks shown within Buckinghamshire
South Bucks shown within Buckinghamshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South East England
Non-metropolitan county Buckinghamshire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Denham
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body South Bucks District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Dominic Grieve
Area
 • Total 54.55 sq mi (141.28 km2)
Area rank 192nd (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 67,100
 • Rank 304th (of 326)
 • Density 1,200/sq mi (470/km2)
 • Ethnicity 89.3% White
6.0% S.Asian
1.6% Black
1.4% Chinese or Other
1.7% Mixed Race
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 11UE (ONS)
E07000006 (GSS)
OS grid reference TQ0486
Website www.southbucks.gov.uk

South Bucks is one of four local government districts in the non-metropolitan county of Buckinghamshire, in South East England.

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.[1] It is formally called 'South Bucks' rather than 'South Buckinghamshire'.

See List of civil parishes in South Bucks.

Transport[edit]

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.

Council composition[edit]

The council is made up as follows, following the May 2011 district elections:[2]-

  • Conservative- 38
  • Liberal Democrats- 1
  • Independent- 1

Education[edit]

The Japanese international boarding school Teikyo School United Kingdom is located in Wexham, South Bucks.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 48075. p. 1130. 23 January 1980.
  2. ^ http://www.sbdc-spider.southbucks.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?FN=PARTY&VW=LIST&PIC=0
  3. ^ "Head's Welcome." (Archive) Teikyo School United Kingdom. Retrieved on 8 January 2014. "Framewood Road, Wexham, Buckinghamshire SL2 4QS UK"

Coordinates: 51°34′35″N 0°38′20″W / 51.5764°N 0.6390°W / 51.5764; -0.6390