Three Rivers District
Three Rivers District
Three Rivers shown within Hertfordshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||East of England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Three Rivers District Council|
|• MPs||David Gauke|
|• Total||34.3 sq mi (88.8 km2)|
|Area rank||224th (of 317)|
|• Rank||261st (of 317)|
|• Density||2,700/sq mi (1,000/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||86.3% White|
2.3% Mixed Race
0.4% Arab or Other
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||26UJ (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of Rickmansworth Urban District, Chorleywood Urban District and part of Watford Rural District. The confluence of the Chess and the Gade with the Colne in Rickmansworth inspired the district's name.
Three Rivers is a non-metropolitan district that elects one-third of its councillors every four years and with the fourth year for elections to Hertfordshire County Council. In the 2014 elections new ward boundaries came into effect and the council was reduced from 48 to 39 seats. All seats were contested at that election although future elections will continue to be conducted in thirds.
Following the May 2018 elections, the composition of the council as of 15 May is:
For elections to Hertfordshire County Council, the district is divided into six divisions, three of which are held by the Conservatives, two by the Liberal Democrats, and one by Labour:
|Abbots Langley||Sara Bedford||Liberal Democrat|
|Croxley||Steve Drury||Liberal Democrat|
|Oxhey Park||Frances Button||Conservative|
|South Oxhey||Joan King||Labour|
|Source: Hertfordshire County Council|
For parliamentary elections, the district is divided across three constituencies. Most of the district is within the South West Hertfordshire constituency, which is considered a safe Conservative seat and held by a Conservative MP (currently David Gauke) since its creation in 1950. The eastern parts of the constituency, to the north and south of Watford, are part of that borough's constituency, which is a three-way marginal currently held by Conservative Richard Harrington, having fluctuated between Labour and the Conservatives. Parts of two wards, north of the M25, are in the St Albans constituency, which is currently held by the Conservative Anne Main.
|St Albans||Abbots Langley and part of Bedmond and part of Gade Valley||Anne Main||Conservative|
|South West Hertfordshire||Carpenders Park (part), Chorleywood North and Sarratt, Chorleywood South and Maple Cross, Durrants, Moor Park and Eastbury, Oxhey Hall and Hayling (part), Penn and Mill End, Rickmansworth Town, South Oxhey||David Gauke||Conservative|
|Watford||Abbots Langley and Bedmond (part), Carpenders Park (part), Gade Valley (part), Leavesden, Oxhey Hall and Hayling (part)||Richard Harrington||Conservative|
|Source: Boundary Commission for England|
Three Rivers is composed of thirteen wards, each electing three councillors:
London Underground stations:
Chiltern Railways stations:
London Overground stations:
West Coast Main Line stations:
- Abbots Langley
- Croxley Green
- Maple Cross
- Moor Park
- South Oxhey
- "Neighbourhood Statistics". Office for National Statistics (ONS). Retrieved 22 December 2012.
- "About Us". Three Rivers District Council. May 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
- "'It was my own decision' Councillor denies he quit because he was to be 'deselected'". Watford Observer. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
- "Disillusioned Three Rivers District councillor: 'I want the freedom to say the people I represent are telling me this'". Watford Observer. 25 April 2018.
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