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 (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total 176,900
 • Rank 104th (of 326)
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (550/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. Its council is based in the town of High Wycombe.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of the Municipal Borough of High Wycombe with Marlow Urban District and Wycombe Rural District.

Constituent parts

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.; 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

Following the local elections in May 2015, the council comprises the following:[1]

Party Number of councillors
Conservative 49
Labour 6
East Wycombe Independent Party 3
Liberal Democrats 1
Independent 1

Transport

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.

References

  1. ^ http://councillors.wycombe.gov.uk/uucoverpage.aspx?bcr=1

External links

  • Wycombe District Council website
  • Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Wycombe". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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

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