Elmbridge is a local government district and
boroughin Surrey, England. Its council is based in Esher. The district has only one civil parish, which is Claygate. [ [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspages.nsf/LookupWebPagesByTITLE_RTF/Parishes+by+district?opendocument#Elmbridge Surrey County Council] ] It has a boundary with Greater Londonto the north east and is located almost entirely within the bounds of the M25 motorway.
The district was formed on
1 April 1974by the merger of Esherand Walton and Weybridge urban districts. It is named for the old Elmbridge hundred, which appears in Domesday Bookof 1086 as "Amelebrige". [ [http://www.gwp.enta.net/surrnames.htm Surrey Domesday Book] ]
3 May 2007borough elections, the overall make up of Elmbridge Borough Council is Conservatives 28, Residents' Groups 21, Liberal Democratseight, Hinchley WoodResidents' Association two and HershamVillage Society one. [ [http://www.esher.co.uk/news/2010/2010243/elmbridge_borough_council_election_results Esher News and Mail] retrieved 4/5/07] Members of Parliament are Ian Taylor MP (Esher & Walton) and Phillip HammondMP (Runnymede & Weybridge).
"The Beverly Hills of Surrey"
11 August 2006Elmbridge was labelled 'The Beverly Hillsof Surrey' by newspaper The Daily Mail[ [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=400165&in_page_id=1770 Daily Mail] ] , due to the fact it reportedly has the best quality of lifein Britain following a survey conducted by Halifax Estate agency.
Two prominent dwellers during the 18° century were Admiral Hopson and Admiral
Charles Wager, who found Elmbridge very convenient as it was on the road from London to Portsmouth ( cf www//elmbridgemuseum ).
Elmbridge is twinned with
Rueil-Malmaison, France. [ [http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/atoz/detail.htm?pk_services=992 Elmbridge twinning info] ] , a wealthy residential suburbia about 8 miles West of Paris .
* [http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/ Elbridge Borough Council]
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