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

South Bucks District
South Bucks shown within Buckinghamshire
South Bucks shown within Buckinghamshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Non-metropolitan countyBuckinghamshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQDenham
Incorporated1 April 1974
Government
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodySouth Bucks District Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPsDominic Grieve
Area
 • Total54.55 sq mi (141.28 km2)
Area rank187th (of 317)
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • Total70,043
 • Rank299th (of 317)
 • Density1,300/sq mi (500/km2)
 • Ethnicity
89.3% White
6.0% S.Asian
1.6% Black
1.4% Chinese or Other
1.7% Mixed Race
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code11UE (ONS)
E07000006 (GSS)
OS grid referenceTQ0486
Websitewww.southbucks.gov.uk

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.

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TransportEdit

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 compositionEdit

As of April 2019 the council comprises:[2]

EducationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 48075". The London Gazette. 23 January 1980. p. 1130.
  2. ^ "South Bucks - Your Councillors". South Bucks District. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  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