Three Rivers District

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Three Rivers
Three Rivers District
Three Rivers UK locator map.svg
Three Rivers shown within Hertfordshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East of England
Non-metropolitan county Hertfordshire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Rickmansworth
Incorporated1 April 1974
Government
  TypeNon-metropolitan district council
  Body Three Rivers District Council
   MPs Daisy Cooper
Gagan Mohindra
Dean Russell
Area
  Total34.3 sq mi (88.8 km2)
Area rank224th (of 309)
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Total93,323
  Rank261st (of 309)
  Density2,700/sq mi (1,100/km2)
  Ethnicity [1]
86.3% White
9.2% S.Asian
1.9% Black
2.3% Mixed Race
0.4% Arab or Other
Time zone UTC0 (GMT)
  Summer (DST) UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code 26UJ (ONS)
E07000102 (GSS)
OS grid reference TQ0591494481
Website threerivers.gov.uk

Three Rivers is a local government district in south-west Hertfordshire, England. Its council is based in Rickmansworth.

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The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of Rickmansworth Urban District, Chorleywood Urban District and part of Watford Rural District. The confluence of the Chess and the Gade with the Colne in Rickmansworth inspired the district's name. [2]

District council

Three Rivers is a non-metropolitan district that elects one-third of its councillors every four years and with the fourth year for elections to Hertfordshire County Council. In the 2014 elections new ward boundaries came into effect and the council was reduced from 48 to 39 seats. All seats were contested at that election although future elections will continue to be conducted in thirds.

The Liberal Democrat administration fell to minority status with the resignation of two councillors from the party, in March and April 2018. [3] [4]

Following the 2 May 2019 elections, the composition of the council is:

PartyCouncillors
Liberal Democrats 24
Conservative 12
Labour 3
Total39

Wards

Three Rivers is composed of thirteen wards, each electing three councillors:

County council

For elections to Hertfordshire County Council, the district is divided into six divisions, three of which are held by the Conservatives, and three by the Liberal Democrats:

Hertfordshire County Councillors for divisions in Three Rivers [5]
DivisionCouncillorParty
Abbots LangleySara Bedford Liberal Democrats
CroxleyChris Lloyd Liberal Democrats
Rickmansworth East and Oxhey Park Reena Ranger Conservative
Rickmansworth WestPaula Hiscocks Conservative
South Oxhey and EastburyChristopher Alley Conservative
Three Rivers RuralPhil Williams Liberal Democrats

Parliament

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 Gagan Mohindra) 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 Dean Russell, having fluctuated between Labour and the Conservatives. Parts of two wards, north of the M25, are in the St Albans constituency, which is currently held by the Liberal Democrat Daisy Cooper.

SeatWardsMPParty
St Albans Abbots Langley and part of Bedmond and part of Gade Valley Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrats
South West Hertfordshire Carpenders Park (part), Chorleywood North and Sarratt, Chorleywood South and Maple Cross, Durrants, Moor Park and Eastbury, Oxhey Hall and Hayling (part), Penn and Mill End, Rickmansworth Town, South Oxhey Gagan Mohindra Conservative
Watford Abbots Langley and Bedmond (part), Carpenders Park (part), Gade Valley (part), Leavesden, Oxhey Hall and Hayling (part) Dean Russell Conservative
Source: Boundary Commission for England

Rail

Train services are provided by Chiltern Railways and the Metropolitan line of the London Underground.

London Underground stations:

Chiltern Railways stations:

A special fare structure exists as the stations are outside the Greater London boundary.

London Overground stations:

West Coast Main Line stations:

Settlements

Civil parishes

Three Rivers is partially parished. There are six civil parishes in the district: [6]

There are two areas of unparished land: one larger area including Maple Cross and Mill End, Rickmansworth; and a smaller area including part of Loudwater. [6]

Footnotes

  1. "Neighbourhood Statistics". Office for National Statistics (ONS). Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  2. "About Us". Three Rivers District Council. May 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  3. "'It was my own decision' Councillor denies he quit because he was to be 'deselected'". Watford Observer. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  4. "Disillusioned Three Rivers District councillor: 'I want the freedom to say the people I represent are telling me this'". Watford Observer. 25 April 2018.
  5. "Hertfordshire's County Councillors". Hertfordshire County Council . Archived from the original on 12 September 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  6. 1 2 "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey . Retrieved 25 September 2021.

Coordinates: 51°38′19.28″N0°28′9.46″W / 51.6386889°N 0.4692944°W / 51.6386889; -0.4692944

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Watford Rural Human settlement in England

Watford Rural is a civil parish in the Three Rivers District of Hertfordshire, England. Located approximately 14 miles (23 km) northwest of central London and adjacent to the Greater London boundary, it is an urbanised parish characterised by suburban residential development. The local council is Watford Rural Parish Council. The parish covers South Oxhey and Carpenders Park, which although part of the Watford urban area, are outside the borough of Watford. The parish was created in 1894 when the ancient Watford parish was split into urban and rural parishes. At the 2001 census it had a population of 20,250.

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South Oxhey Human settlement in England

South Oxhey is a suburb of Watford in the Watford Rural parish of the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire, England. It is located in the south western corner of Hertfordshire and close to the boundary with Greater London. At the 2011 Census South Oxhey's population was included in the Northwick Ward of Three Rivers Council.

Moor Park and Eastbury

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Carpenders Park Human settlement in England

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Three Rivers District Council

Three Rivers District Council is the local authority for the Three Rivers non-metropolitan district of England, the United Kingdom. Three Rivers is located in the south-west of Hertfordshire, in the East of England region. The Council itself is based in Rickmansworth, the largest settlement in the district, but also comprises Abbots Langley, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Maple Cross, Mill End, Sarratt and South Oxhey.

This page provides brief details of primary schools in the borough of Three Rivers in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

2021 Three Rivers District Council election

Elections to Three Rivers District Council took place on 6 May 2021 alongside other local elections in the United Kingdom. 13 of the 39 seats were elected: the seats elected were last contested in the 2016 election. The election was originally scheduled to take place on 7 May 2020, however elections were delayed nationwide by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.