Watford Rural

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Watford Rural
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Watford Rural
Watford Rural shown within Hertfordshire
Area 3.15 sq mi (8.2 km2)
Population 20,250 (2001 Census)
  Density 6,429/sq mi (2,482/km2)
OS grid reference TQ116931
  London 14 mi (23 km)  SE
Civil parish
  • Watford Rural
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WATFORD
Postcode district WD19
Dialling code 020
01923
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
Website Watford Rural Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Hertfordshire
51°37′34″N0°23′17″W / 51.626°N 0.388°W / 51.626; -0.388 Coordinates: 51°37′34″N0°23′17″W / 51.626°N 0.388°W / 51.626; -0.388

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.

Three Rivers District Non-metropolitan district in England

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

Hertfordshire County of England

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History

The parish was formed in 1894 from part of the ancient parish of Watford, which was subdivided to form new civil parishes of Watford Rural and Watford Urban. [1] It was part of Watford Rural District from 1894 (which covered a larger area). The parish was part of the review area of the Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London, however it did not form part of the proposed Greater London area because it was felt the parish and southern Hertfordshire looked to Watford more than to London. [2] It then became part of Three Rivers district in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972.

Watford Rural District was a rural district in Hertfordshire from 1894 to 1974, consisting of adjoining land to the west, north and east of the separate urban district of Watford.

The Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London, also known as the Herbert Commission, was established in 1957 and published its report in 1960. The report made recommendations for the overhaul of the administration of the capital. They were modified and implemented by the London Government Act 1963.

Local Government Act 1972 Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom

The Local Government Act 1972 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974.

Government

The local council is Watford Rural Parish Council. The parish council offices are located on Oxhey Drive. The parish has fourteen councillors. It is divided into the five wards of Ashridge (electing 2 councillors), Carpenders Park (3 councillors), Hayling (3 councillors), Northwick (3 councillors) and Oxhey Hall (3 councillors). The parish clerk is G. Williams.

Geography

The civil parish is 816 hectares (3.15 sq mi). It is located approximately 14 miles (23 km) northwest of central London and is adjacent to the Greater London boundary to the south. It is predominantly urbanised, with residential development. There is parkland, woodland and some farmland throughout the parish and especially towards the northwest, falling within the Metropolitan Green Belt. The parish includes the settlements of Carpenders Park and South Oxhey. The London—Watford railway line divides the settlements, with Carpenders Park in the east and South Oxhey to the west. For postal addresses, the parish is within the WD19 postcode district of the Watford post town.

Metropolitan Green Belt

The Metropolitan Green Belt is a statutory green belt around London, England. It comprises parts of Greater London and the six adjoining "home counties", parts of two of the three districts of the small county of Bedfordshire and less than 0.1% of one of the thirteen local government areas of the coastal county of Sussex. As of 2017/18, Government statistics show the planning designation covered 513,860 hectares of land.

Carpenders Park human settlement in United Kingdom

Carpenders Park 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. It is bounded to the West by a railway line that separates it from South Oxhey, to the East by the A4008 Watford to Harrow Road, to the South by the B4542, Green Belt and the boundary with the London Borough of Harrow and to the North by woodland.

South Oxhey village in the United Kingdom

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 Northwood 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

Demography

Despite its name it is largely urbanised, with a population of 20,250 according to the 2001 census.

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References

  1. Watford Rural CP through time
  2. Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London: 1957–1960: Report, 1960, HMSO