South Oxfordshire


South Oxfordshire

South Oxfordshire is a local government district in Oxfordshire, England. Its council is based in Crowmarsh Gifford, just outside Wallingford.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, from the municipal boroughs of Henley-on-Thames and Wallingford, Thame urban district, and Wallingford Rural District, Bullingdon Rural District and Henley Rural District. The Wallingford parts were previously part of the administrative county of Berkshire.

Towns

The towns in the district are Didcot, Henley-on-Thames, Thame, Wallingford and Watlington.

Villages

The larger villages in the district include:
*Benson
*Berinsfield
*Chalgrove
*Chinnor
*Cholsey
*Dorchester
*Ewelme
*Goring-on-Thames
*Lewknor
*Wheatley

"See" List of civil parishes in South Oxfordshire

Energy policy

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas [http://www.britishgasnews.co.uk/managed_content/files/pdf/greenCity.pdf] showed that housing in South Oxfordshire produced the 5th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,356 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.

:"See also: Energy efficiency in British housing".

Population Change and Distribution

The 2001 Census recorded a population of just over 128,000 in the district. This was an increase of 7% since 1991. Much of the district is rural in nature, with the land in agricultural use and around 70% of the district has a green belt or AONB designation (The northeast of the district forms part of the Oxford Green Belt). 50% of the district’s population lives outside its four main towns of Didcot, Henley, Thame and Wallingford.

External links

[http://www.visitsouthoxfordshire.co.uk Visit South Oxfordshire]


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