Wycombe District

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Wycombe District
Non-metropolitan district
Wycombe shown within Buckinghamshire
Wycombe shown within Buckinghamshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South East England
Non-metropolitan county Buckinghamshire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ High Wycombe
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Wycombe District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Steve Baker
John Bercow
Dominic Grieve
David Lidington
Area
 • Total 125.32 sq mi (324.57 km2)
Area rank 135th (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 172,000
 • Rank 103rd (of 326)
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (530/km2)
 • Ethnicity 86.8% White
7.9% S.Asian
2.6% Black British
1.8% Mixed Race
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 11UC (ONS)
E07000007 (GSS)
OS grid reference SU867929
Website www.wycombe.gov.uk

Wycombe /ˈwɪkəm/ is a local government district in Buckinghamshire in south central England. It is administered by Wycombe District Council in the town of High Wycombe. The district was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. It was a merger of the borough of High Wycombe, Marlow Urban District and Wycombe Rural District.

Constituent parts[edit]

The Wycombe District Council area comprises:

Towns
Civil parishes

There are 28 civil parishes including 2 where a Parish Meeting is held in lieu of a Parish Council.

Sports clubs

High Wycombe is home to Wycombe Wanderers F.C. and London Wasps; within the district's boundaries are the homes of Marlow F.C., Marlow United F.C., Risborough Rangers F.C. and Marlow Rugby Club.

Council affiliation[edit]

Following the local elections in May 2011, the council comprises the following:[1]

Party Number of councillors
Conservative 41
Liberal Democrats 9
Labour 7
Independent 2
UKIP 1

Transport[edit]

The district is bisected by the M40, with a major junction with the A404 at High Wycombe. The A404 connects Marlow and Wycombe within the district. The main railway line through the district, the Chiltern Main Line has major stations at High Wycombe and Princes Risborough. The Marlow Branch Line and Princes Risborough line also provide commuter services.

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Coordinates: 51°38′19″N 0°48′28″W / 51.6385°N 0.8079°W / 51.6385; -0.8079