- Three Rivers (district)
Three Rivers District — Non-metropolitan district — Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region East of England Non-metropolitan county Hertfordshire Status Non-metropolitan district Admin HQ Rickmansworth Incorporated 1 April 1974 Government – Type Non-metropolitan district council – Body Three Rivers District Council – Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Liberal Democrat) – MPs David Gauke
Richard I. Harrington
Area – Total 34.3 sq mi (88.8 km2) Area rank 229th (of 326) Population (2010 est.) – Total 88,900 – Rank 262nd (of 326) – Density 2,592.9/sq mi (1,001.1/km2) – Ethnicity 89.4% White
1.7% Mixed Race
1.2% Chinese or Other
Time zone GMT (UTC0) – Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1) ONS code 26UJ OS grid reference TQ0591494481 Website www.threerivers.gov.uk
It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Rickmansworth Urban District and Chorleywood Urban District with part of Watford Rural District. The three rivers of the name are the Chess, Gade and Colne.
Three Rivers is a non-metropolitan district that elects one-third of its councillors at any one time: three times every four years, with the fourth for elections to Hertfordshire County Council). In the 2010 elections, the council remained under Liberal Democrat control, having been first won by the Lib Dems from no overall control in 1999.
As of the 2008 elections, the composition of the council is:
Party Councillors Change (on 2008) Liberal Democrat 30 -1 Conservative 14 +2 Labour 3 -1 BNP 1 - Total 48 - Source: BBC News
Seat Councillor Party Abbots Langley Paul Goggins Liberal Democrat Chorleywood Leonard Spencer Conservative Croxley Steve Drury Liberal Democrat Oxhey Park Roy Clements Conservative Rickmansworth Barbara Lamb Conservative South Oxhey Jane Hobday 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. Most of the north-eastern ward of Bedmond and Primrose Hill is in the St Albans constituency, which is currently held by the Conservative Anne Main.
Seat Wards MP Party St Albans Bedmond and Primrose Hill (part) Anne Main Conservative South West Hertfordshire Ashridge, Chorleywood East, Chorleywood West, Croxley Green, Croxley Green North, Croxley Green South, Hayling, Maple Cross and Mill End, Moor Park and Eastbury, Northwick, Penn, Rickmansworth, Rickmansworth West, Sarratt David Gauke Conservative Watford Abbots Langley, Bedmond and Primrose Hill (part), Carpenders Park, Langleybury, Leavesden, Oxhey Hall Richard Harrington Conservative Source: Boundary Commission for England
Three Rivers is composed of twenty wards:
- Chorleywood West
- Croxley Green
- Croxley Green North
- Croxley Green South
London Underground stations:
The track and stations are owned by London Underground.
A special fare structure exists as the stations are outside the Greater London boundary although much of the district is within the north westerly bounds of the M25 motorway and the London commuter belt.
If the proposed Croxley Rail Link goes ahead, it would run through the district, providing two new Underground stations between Croxley and Watford Junction.
London Overground stations:
London Midland stations:
- Kings Langley (Euston - Northampton line)
Chiltern Railways stations:
- Abbots Langley
- Loudwater, Hertfordshire
- Maple Cross
- Moor Park, Hertfordshire
- South Oxhey
- ^ Office for National Statistics: Neighbourhood Statistics: Three Rivers
- ^ "About Three Rivers". Three Rivers District Council. May 2007. http://www.threerivers.gov.uk/Default.aspx/Web/AboutUs. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
Ceremonial county of Hertfordshire Boroughs or districts Major settlements
- Bishop's Stortford
- Hemel Hempstead
- Potters Bar
- St Albans
- Waltham Cross
- Welwyn Garden City
See also: List of civil parishes in Hertfordshire
Topics Districts of the East of England Essex Hertfordshire Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Norfolk Suffolk
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