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The Borough of Dacorum
Dacorum
is a local government district in Hertfordshire, England
England
that includes the towns of Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring
Tring
and the western part of Kings Langley. The district, which was formed in 1974, had a population of 137,799 in 2001.[1] Its name was taken from the old hundred of Dacorum
Dacorum
which covered approximately the same area.

Contents

1 History 2 Main settlements 3 Political representation

3.1 Composition 3.2 Wards 3.3 Political control

4 Town twinning 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] The name Dacorum
Dacorum
comes from Latin and it means "hundred of the Dacians". The latter word was used mistakenly in the Middle Ages for 'Danes'. This happened because of a legend asserting that certain tribes from Dacia
Dacia
had migrated to Denmark.[2] The hundred of Dacorum was first recorded in 1196, although it has existed since the 9th and 10th centuries, when it lay near the southern boundary of the Danelaw, on the River Lea. In 1086, the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
records the hundreds of Tring
Tring
and Danais in places that became parts of the hundred of Dacorum. In 1974, the modern district of Dacorum
Dacorum
was formed under the Local Government Act 1972. Major components were the municipal borough of Hemel Hempstead, the urban districts of Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted
and Tring, the rural districts of Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted
and Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
and those parts of the rural districts of St Albans
St Albans
and Watford
Watford
which were within the designated area of Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
new town. The district was granted borough status in 1984. Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
had maintained Charter Trustees from 1974 to 1984. The amalgamation of the former local authorities was symbolised in the seven oak leaves which surround a tudor rose on the Dacorum
Dacorum
coat of arms.[3] Main settlements[edit] The main towns and villages of the borough are: Aldbury, Bovingdon, Berkhamsted, Bourne End, Bulbourne, Chipperfield, Cow Roast, Flamstead, Flaunden, Frithsden, Gaddesden Row, Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley, Little Gaddesden, Little Tring, Long Marston, Markyate, Nettleden, New Mill, Northchurch, Potten End, Ringshall, Tring, Tringford, Water End and Wigginton. The borough is entirely parished, apart from Hemel Hempstead. Political representation[edit] See also: Dacorum
Dacorum
local elections Dacorum
Dacorum
Borough Council consists of 51 elected members, representing twenty-five electoral wards. 14 of the wards elect two councillors each. Six, indicated below, elect three councillors each. Five, also shown below, elect one each.[citation needed] The council is currently controlled by the Conservatives, who hold 43 of the 51 seats. The Liberal Democrats hold 5, Labour hold 2 and 1 seat is held by an independent. [4] Composition[edit]

Party Councillors Change

Conservative 43

Liberal Democrat 5

Labour 2

Independent 1

Total 51

Source: [1]

Wards[edit] Dacorum
Dacorum
consists of twenty-five wards. Wards electing three members are denoted with an asterisk (*). Those electing one member are denoted with an obelus (†).

Adeyfield East Adeyfield West Aldbury
Aldbury
and Wigginton† Apsley and Corner Hall* Ashridge† Bennetts End Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted
Castle

Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted
East Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted
West Bovingdon, Flaunden
Flaunden
and Chipperfield* Boxmoor* Chaulden and Warners End* Gadebridge

Grovehill* Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
Town Highfield Kings Langley Leverstock Green* Nash Mills†

Northchurch† Tring
Tring
Central Tring
Tring
East† Tring
Tring
West and Rural Watling Woodhall Farm

Political control[edit]

Party in control Years

Labour 1973–1976

Conservative 1976–1995

Labour 1995–1999

No overall control 1999–2003

Conservative 2003–present

Town twinning[edit]

The Borough of Dacorum, is twinned with:

Neu-Isenburg, Germany

Two of the civil parishes in the borough also maintain their own separate twinning arrangements:

Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted
Town Council is twinned with:

Beaune
Beaune
(France)

Kings Langley
Kings Langley
Parish Council with:

Bakau (Gambia).

See also[edit]

Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
portal

Primary schools in Dacorum

References[edit]

^ http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=3559 ^ Tom Williamson, 2010. The Origins of Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire Publications: Hertfordshire ^ http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=1525 ^ https://democracy.dacorum.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?FN=PARTY&VW=LIST&PIC=0

The Dacorum
Dacorum
Heritage Trust The Trust is the museum organisation for the Borough of Dacorum. Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
Museums More local museums.

External links[edit]

Dacorum
Dacorum
Borough Council - official website Dacorum
Dacorum
Emergency Night Shelter - Night Shelter, Day Centre, Foodbank, Rent Aid,warehouse

v t e

Ceremonial county of Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
Portal

Boroughs or districts

Borough of Broxbourne Borough of Dacorum District of East Hertfordshire Borough of Hertsmere District of North Hertfordshire City and District of St Albans Borough of Stevenage District of Three Rivers Borough of Watford Borough of Welwyn
Welwyn
Hatfield

Major settlements

Baldock Berkhamsted Bishop's Stortford Borehamwood Broxbourne Buntingford Bushey Cheshunt Harpenden Hatfield Hemel Hempstead Hertford Hitchin Hoddesdon Letchworth Potters Bar Rickmansworth Royston Sawbridgeworth St Albans Stevenage Tring Waltham Cross Ware Watford Welwyn
Welwyn
Garden City See also: List of civil parishes in Hertfordshire

Topics

Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
County Council

Elections

Flag Parliamentary constituencies European Parliament constituency Boundary changes Places Settlements by population Lost settlements SSSIs Grade I listed buildings Grade II* listed buildings History Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs Schools Museums Windmills King George V Playing Fields

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Districts of the East of England

Bedfordshire

Bedford Central Bedfordshire Luton

Cambridgeshire

Cambridge East Cambridgeshire Fenland Huntingdonshire Peterborough South Cambridgeshire

Essex

Basildon Braintree Brentwood Castle Point Chelmsford Colchester Epping Forest Harlow Maldon Rochford Southend-on-Sea Tendring Thurrock Uttlesford

Hertfordshire

Broxbourne Dacorum East Hertfordshire Hertsmere North Hertfordshire St Albans Stevenage Three Rivers Watford Welwyn
Welwyn
Hatfield

Norfolk

Breckland Broadland Great Yarmouth King's Lynn and West Norfolk North Norfolk Norwich South Norfolk

Suffolk

Babergh Forest Heath Ipswich Mid Suffolk St Edmundsbury Suffolk
Suffolk
Coastal Waveney

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Civil parishes of Hertfordshire

Broxbourne

Unparished areas

Cheshunt Hoddesdon

Dacorum

Parishes

Aldbury Berkhamsted Bovingdon Chipperfield Flamstead Flaunden Great Gaddesden Kings Langley Little Gaddesden Markyate Nash Mills Nettleden
Nettleden
with Potten End Northchurch Tring Tring
Tring
Rural Wigginton

Unparished areas

Hemel Hempstead

East Hertfordshire

Albury Anstey Ardeley Aspenden Aston Bayford Bengeo Rural Benington Bishop's Stortford Bramfield Braughing Brent Pelham
Brent Pelham
and Meesden Brickendon
Brickendon
Liberty Buckland and Chipping Buntingford Cottered Datchworth Eastwick and Gilston Furneux Pelham Great Amwell Great Munden Hertford Hertford
Hertford
Heath Hertingfordbury High Wych Hormead Hunsdon Little Berkhamsted Little Hadham Little Munden Much Hadham Sawbridgeworth Standon Stanstead Abbots Stanstead St Margarets Stapleford Stocking Pelham Tewin Thorley Thundridge Walkern Ware Wareside Watton-at-Stone Westmill Widford Wyddial

Hertsmere

Parishes

Aldenham Elstree and Borehamwood Ridge Shenley South Mimms

Unparished areas

Bushey Potters Bar

North Hertfordshire

Parishes

Ashwell Barkway Barley Bygrave Caldecote and Newnham Clothall
Clothall
and Luffenhall Codicote Graveley Great Ashby Hexton Hinxworth Holwell Ickleford Kelshall Kimpton King's Walden Knebworth Langley Lilley Nuthampstead Offley Pirton Preston Radwell Reed Royston Rushden and Wallington Sandon St Ippolyts St Paul's Walden Therfield Weston Wymondley

Unparished areas

Baldock Hitchin Letchworth
Letchworth
Garden City

St Albans

Parishes

Colney Heath Harpenden Harpenden
Harpenden
Rural London Colney Redbourn Sandridge St Michael St Stephen Wheathampstead

Unparished areas

St Albans

Three Rivers

Parishes

Abbots Langley Chorleywood Croxley Green Sarratt Watford
Watford
Rural

Unparished areas

Rickmansworth

Welwyn
Welwyn
Hatfield

Parishes

Ayot St Lawrence Ayot St Peter Essendon Hatfield North Mymms Northaw and Cuffley Welwyn Woolmer Green

Unparished areas

Welwyn
Welwyn
Garden City

Unparished boroughs

Stevenage Watford

See also

List of places in Hertfordshire

Coordinates: 51°46′N 00°32′W / 51.767°N 0.533°W / 51

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