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South Oxfordshire

This article is about the district. For the constituency, see South Oxfordshire (UK Parliament constituency).

South Oxfordshire is a local government district in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire, England. Its council is based in Milton Park, Milton. The areas located south of the River Thames are within the historic county of Berkshire.

South Oxfordshire District
Coat of arms
South Oxfordshire shown within Oxfordshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Non-metropolitan countyOxfordshire
Historic countyOxfordshire
(north of River Thames)
Berkshire
(south of River Thames)
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQMilton Park
Incorporated1 April 1974
Government
• TypeNon-metropolitan district council
• BodySouth Oxfordshire District Council
• LeadershipSue Cooper Leader & Cabinet (Liberal Democrat and Green Coalition)
MPsJohn Howell
David Johnston
Area
• Total261.99 sq mi (678.54 km2)
Area rank56th (of 309)
Population
(mid-2019 est.)
• Total142,057
• Rank151st (of 309)
• Density540/sq mi (210/km2)
• Ethnicity
95.2% White
1.7% S.Asian
1.0% Black British
1.0% Chinese or Other
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
• Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code38UD (ONS)
E07000179 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSU6571895057
Websitewww.southoxon.gov.uk

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.

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The River Thames flows for approximately 47 miles through South Oxfordshire, forming the historic county boundary between Berkshire and Oxfordshire. It is also joined by the River Thame within the district. A characteristic of the rivers within the district is that they have wide floodplains with few houses on them so that fluvial flooding is a lesser problem than flash flooding. Towns in the district are Didcot, Henley-on-Thames, Thame, Wallingford and Watlington.

See List of civil parishes in South Oxfordshire

The larger villages in the district include:

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-on-Thames, Thame and Wallingford.

South Oxfordshire District Council is elected by the district. Prior to the May 2019 local elections the council had a strong Conservative Party majority, though following the 2019 election the council moved to No Overall Control, with the Conservatives reduced to 10 seats. The council is currently administered by a Liberal Democrat and Green Party coalition.

2019 Local Election Results
Party Councillors
Liberal Democrats 13
Conservative Party 10
Green Party 6
Labour Party 3
Henley Residents' Group 3
Independent 1
2015 Local Election Results
Party Councillors
Conservative Party 33
Liberal Democrats 1
Labour Party 1
Henley Residents' Group 1

2015 district council office fire

On 15 January 2015, an arson attack destroyed the district council main offices in Crowmarsh Gifford. As the fire started in the early hours of the morning there were no fatalities or injuries. Immediately after the fire, the council was temporarily based in Abingdon, in the neighbouring Vale of White Horse district. It has now moved to a semi-permanent base in Milton Park. In October 2017 the Council announced that it will be returning to Crowmarsh.

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas 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.

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Coordinates:51°39′N1°03′W /51.65°N 1.05°W /51.65; -1.05

South Oxfordshire
South Oxfordshire Article Talk Language Watch Edit This article is about the district For the constituency see South Oxfordshire UK Parliament constituency South Oxfordshire is a local government district in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire England Its council is based in Milton Park Milton The areas located south of the River Thames are within the historic county of Berkshire South Oxfordshire DistrictNon metropolitan districtCoat of armsSouth Oxfordshire shown within OxfordshireSovereign stateUnited KingdomConstituent countryEnglandRegionSouth East EnglandNon metropolitan countyOxfordshireHistoric countyOxfordshire north of River Thames Berkshire south of River Thames StatusNon metropolitan districtAdmin HQMilton ParkIncorporated1 April 1974Government TypeNon metropolitan district council BodySouth Oxfordshire District Council LeadershipSue Cooper 1 Leader amp Cabinet Liberal Democrat and Green Coalition MPsJohn Howell David JohnstonArea Total261 99 sq mi 678 54 km2 Area rank56th of 309 Population mid 2019 est Total142 057 Rank151st of 309 Density540 sq mi 210 km2 Ethnicity95 2 White 1 7 S Asian 1 0 Black British 1 0 Chinese or OtherTime zoneUTC0 GMT Summer DST UTC 1 BST ONS code38UD ONS E07000179 GSS OS grid referenceSU6571895057Websitewww wbr southoxon wbr gov wbr uk 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 Contents 1 Geography 2 Villages 3 Population change and distribution 4 Governance 4 1 2015 district council office fire 5 Energy consumption 6 References 7 External linksGeography EditThe River Thames flows for approximately 47 miles through South Oxfordshire 2 forming the historic county boundary between Berkshire and Oxfordshire It is also joined by the River Thame within the district A characteristic of the rivers within the district is that they have wide floodplains with few houses on them so that fluvial flooding is a lesser problem than flash flooding 3 Towns in the district are Didcot Henley on Thames Thame Wallingford and Watlington Villages EditSee List of civil parishes in South Oxfordshire The larger villages in the district include Benson Berinsfield Chalgrove Chinnor Cholsey Dorchester Ewelme Goring on Thames Lewknor Shiplake Sonning Common Wheatley ThamePopulation change and distribution EditThe 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 on Thames Thame and Wallingford Governance EditSouth Oxfordshire District Council is elected by the district Prior to the May 2019 local elections the council had a strong Conservative Party majority though following the 2019 election the council moved to No Overall Control with the Conservatives reduced to 10 seats 4 The council is currently administered by a Liberal Democrat and Green Party coalition 1 2019 Local Election Results 4 1 Party CouncillorsLiberal Democrats 13Conservative Party 10Green Party 6Labour Party 3Henley Residents Group 3Independent 12015 Local Election Results 5 Party CouncillorsConservative Party 33Liberal Democrats 1Labour Party 1Henley Residents Group 12015 district council office fire Edit On 15 January 2015 an arson attack destroyed the district council main offices in Crowmarsh Gifford 6 As the fire started in the early hours of the morning there were no fatalities or injuries 7 Immediately after the fire the council was temporarily based in Abingdon in the neighbouring Vale of White Horse district 8 It has now moved to a semi permanent base in Milton Park 9 In October 2017 the Council announced that it will be returning to Crowmarsh 10 Energy consumption EditIn May 2006 a report commissioned by British Gas 11 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 housingReferences Edit a b c Jones Harrison 14 May 2019 Sue Cooper set to run South Oxfordshire District Council coalition Oxford Mail Retrieved 15 May 2019 South Oxfordshire River activities South Oxfordshire District Council Floods a b Election results Lib Dems win Oxfordshire Tory council BBC News 3 May 2019 Retrieved 3 May 2019 2015 election results by party Video Andrew Main sectioned after admitting South Oxfordshire council fire earlier this year Oxford Mail South Oxfordshire District Council building on fire BBC News 15 January 2015 Fire hit councils staff back at work 10 November 2017 via 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