Chiltern shown within Buckinghamshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South East England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Chiltern District Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Cheryl Gillan|
|• Total||75.81 sq mi (196.35 km2)|
|Area rank||162nd (of 317)|
|• Rank||(of 317)|
|• Ethnicity||91.4% White|
2.2% Mixed Race
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||11UC (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
|Arms of Chiltern District Council|
|Crest||On a Wreath Or and Gules out of a Circlet per pale Gules and Sable charged with six Plates three being manifest a Mount Vert thereon a Wyvern wings expanded Gules and gorged with a Ducal Coronet Or.|
|Blazon||Or on a Mount in base with Chalk Outcrops two Beech Trees in fess their interior leaves merging proper a Chief chequy Argent and Sable.|
|Motto||Freely We Serve|
|Badge||On a Bezant environed of a Torse Or and Gules a Mount thereon two Beech Trees as in the arms.|
|Granted 10th June 1975 |
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. 4,650 homes were transferred.
The district was abolished on 31 March 2020 and its area is now part of the unitary Buckinghamshire Council.
The parishes that make up Chiltern District are:
- Ashley Green
- Chalfont St. Giles
- Chalfont St Peter
- Chesham Bois
- Cholesbury-cum-St Leonards
- Great Missenden
- Little Chalfont
- Little Missenden
- Seer Green
- The Lee
See also the list of civil parishes in Buckinghamshire
As of 23 March 2018, the council composition is as follows:
|Party||Number of councillors|
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
Chiltern District falls within the Thames Valley Police area. Police stations are in Amersham and Chesham.
Neighbourhood policing priorities are set on a quarterly cycle, at a public meeting. This is done in conjunction with Chiltern District Council's Community Safety Team and Chiltern Community Forum, and in line with the obligation to consult laid down by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. In advance of the meeting, residents are invited to make their views and priorities known through a very short survey. Results from the survey are aggregated and presented at the meeting, and votes taken on the coming quarter's priorities.
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.
|Form of home ownership in Beds, Bucks and Herts compared|
|Local Authority||Owned||Owned with a loan||Socially rented||Privately rented||Other|
- 2011 Census: KS201EW Ethnic group, local authorities in England and Wales, Accessed 28 February 2013
- "CHILTERN DISTRICT COUNCIL (BUCKINGHAMSHIRE)". Robert Young. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
- "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.
- Hetherington, Peter. "Voluntary transfer for social housing celebrates 10 years". Guardian. Guardian. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
- "Council and Democracy". isa.chiltern.gov.uk. United Kingdom. 2018-03-23. Retrieved 2018-03-23.CS1 maint: others (link)
- HBOS quality of life survey Archived 2008-06-27 at the Wayback Machine 5 May 2008. Retrieved 2015-01-28.
- Office for National Statistics 2011 Census Key Statistics: Tenure. Shared ownership forms the small remainder of each proportion.
- British Gas news Archived 2008-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
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