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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
River Thames
are within the historic county of Berkshire. 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.


1 Geography 2 Villages 3 Energy policy 4 Population change and distribution 5 Governance 6 2015 district council office fire 7 References 8 External links

Geography[edit] The River Thames
River Thames
flows for approximately 47 miles through South Oxfordshire[1], 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.[2] Towns in the district are Didcot, Henley-on-Thames, Thame, Wallingford and Watlington. Villages[edit] The larger villages in the district include:

Benson Berinsfield Chalgrove Chinnor Cholsey Dorchester Ewelme Goring-on-Thames Lewknor Sonning Common Wheatley

See List of civil parishes in South Oxfordshire Energy policy[edit] In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas[3] 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 housing Population change and distribution[edit] 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. Governance[edit] 2015 Local Election Results[4]

Party Councillors

Conservative Party 33

Liberal Democrats 1

Labour Party 1

Henley Residents' Group 1

2015 district council office fire[edit] On 15 January 2015, an arson attack destroyed the district council main offices in Crowmarsh
Gifford.[5] As the fire started in the early hours of the morning there were no fatalities or injuries.[6] Immediately after the fire, the council was temporarily based in Abingdon, in the neighbouring Vale of White Horse
Vale of White Horse
district.[7] It has now moved to a semi-permanent base in Milton Park.[8] In October 2017 the Council announced that it will be returning to Crowmarsh.[9] References[edit]

^ "South Oxfordshire
- River activities".  ^ "South Oxfordshire
District Council - Floods".  ^ "Centrica plc - News and views" (PDF).  ^ 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 www.bbc.co.uk.  ^ http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=40700 ^ "South Oxfordshire
District Council is coming home to Crowmarsh
- South Oxfordshire
District Council". www.southoxon.gov.uk. 

External links[edit]

Visit South Oxfordshire

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The district of South Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council elections District Council elections Henley County Constituency Wantage
County Constituency


Didcot Henley-on-Thames Thame
(Moreton) Wallingford Watlington (Christmas Common, Northend)

Large villages

Benson (Preston Crowmarsh) Berinsfield Brightwell-cum-Sotwell
(Brightwell, Mackney, Sotwell) Chalgrove Chinnor
(Emmington, Henton, Oakley) Cholsey
(Winterbrook) Crowmarsh
( Crowmarsh
Gifford, North Stoke, Mongewell, Newnham Murren) Ewelme Garsington Goring-on-Thames Great Milton Horspath
(Bullingdon Green) Sandford-on-Thames Shiplake
(Lower Shiplake) Sonning Common Wheatley (Littleworth) Woodcote

Other civil parishes (component villages and hamlets)

Adwell Aston Rowant Aston Tirrold Aston Upthorpe Baldons, (Baldon Row, Marsh Baldon, Toot Baldon) Beckley and Stowood (Beckley, Stowood) Berrick Salome
Berrick Salome
(Berrick Prior, Roke, Rokemarsh) Binfield Heath Bix and Assendon (Bix, Bix Bottom, Lower Assendon, Middle Assendon) Brightwell Baldwin Britwell Salome Checkendon Clifton Hampden
Clifton Hampden
(Burcot) Crowell Cuddesdon and Denton (Cuddesdon, Denton) Culham Cuxham with Easington (Cuxham, Easington) Dorchester Drayton St. Leonard East Hagbourne
East Hagbourne
(Coscote) Elsfield Eye and Dunsden
Eye and Dunsden
(Sonning Eye, Dunsden Green, Playhatch) Forest Hill with Shotover (Forest Hill, Shotover) Goring Heath
Goring Heath
(Whitchurch Hill, Cray's Pond) Great Haseley
Great Haseley
(Latchford, Little Haseley, North Weston, Rycote) Harpsden Highmoor (Satwell) Holton Ipsden Kidmore End
Kidmore End
(Gallowstree Common) Lewknor
(Postcombe, South Weston) Little Milton Little Wittenham Long Wittenham Mapledurham
(Trench Green, Chazey Heath) Moulsford Nettlebed Newington (Great Holcombe) North Moreton Nuffield Nuneham Courtenay Pishill with Stonor (Pishill, Stonor, Maidensgrove, Russell's Water) Pyrton
(Clare, Standhill) Rotherfield Greys Rotherfield Peppard Shirburn South Moreton
South Moreton
(Fulscot) South Stoke (Littlestoke) Stadhampton
(Chiselhampton, Brookhampton, Ascott) Stanton St. John
Stanton St. John
(Woodperry) Stoke Row Stoke Talmage Swyncombe Sydenham (Kingston Stert) Tetsworth Tiddington-with-Albury (Tiddington, Albury) Towersey Warborough
(Shillingford) Waterperry with Thomley (Waterperry, Thomley) Waterstock West Hagbourne Wheatfield Whitchurch-on-Thames Wilcote Woodeaton

Former districts and boroughs

Bullingdon Rural District Municipal Borough of Henley-on-Thames Henley Rural District Thame
Urban District Municipal Borough of Wallingford Wallingford Rural District Crowmarsh
Rural District Culham
Rural District Goring Rural District Headington Rural District Thame
Rural District

Former constituencies

County Constituency Wallingford Borough Constituency Abingdon Borough Constituency Berkshire
North or Abingdon County Constituency Abingdon County Constituency

List of Parliamentary constituencies in Oxfordshire List of places in Oxfordshire List of civil parishes in Oxfordshire

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Ceremonial county of Oxfordshire


Boroughs or districts

District of Cherwell City of Oxford District of South Oxfordshire District of the Vale of White Horse District of West Oxfordshire

Major settlements

Abingdon-on-Thames Banbury Bicester Burford Carterton Charlbury Chipping Norton Didcot Faringdon Henley-on-Thames Oxford Thame Wallingford Wantage Watlington Witney Woodstock See also: List of civil parishes in Oxfordshire


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