Borough of Slough
Slough shown within Berkshire
Slough shown within Berkshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Commuter BeltsLondon Commuter Belt
Ceremonial countyBerkshire
ConstituenciesSlough
SeatSlough
Area
 • Total21 sq mi (54 km2)
 • Rank276th
Population
 (2022)
 • Total159,182
 • RankRanked 129th
 • Density7,600/sq mi (2,900/km2)
Ethnicity (2021)
 • Ethnic groups
List
Religion (2021)
 • Religion
List
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode
SL1-3, SL60-95 (Non-geographic)
Area codeSL
ONS code00EH (ONS)
E06000039 (GSS)
Websitewww.slough.gov.uk

The Borough of Slough is a unitary authority with borough status in the ceremonial county of Berkshire, Southern England. The borough is centred around the town of Slough and includes Langley. It forms an urban area with parts of Buckinghamshire and extends to the villages of Burnham, Farnham Royal, George Green, and Iver. Part of the district's area was in Buckinghamshire prior to the district's formation and in Middlesex until 1965.[2]

History

The borough was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 from the Municipal Borough of Slough and parts of the parishes of Burnham and Wexham of which were formerly in Eton Rural District in Buckinghamshire.[3] On 1 April 1995 the parish of Colnbrook with Poyle was transferred to Slough.[4]

Geography

The borough borders the counties of Buckinghamshire (the unitary authority of the same name), Greater London (Hillingdon) and Surrey (Spelthorne), as well as the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (also in Berkshire). Notable settlements nearby including London, Reading and High Wycombe. The nearest airport is Heathrow Airport, which is located roughly 7 miles (11 km) to the south-east. The borough has good links to London and other towns and cities with its main connecting road being the M4 motorway. It is also served by six railway stations: Taplow, Burnham, Slough, Langley, Iver and West Drayton. The district contains the unparished area of Slough and the civil parish of Colnbrook with Poyle.[5] The parishes of Britwell and Wexham Court were scheduled for abolition in April 2019, but after an appeal by the parish councils and a judicial review the order was quashed and the parishes remain unchanged.[6][7]

Council and cabinet

2021 Slough Borough Council election[8][9]
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 11 Decrease 1 78.6 23 34 81.0 17,227 57.6 -1.4
  Conservative 2 Steady 14.3 3 5 11.9 9,072 30.3 +1.9
  Independent 1 Increase 1 7.1 2 3 7.1 1,987 6.6 +0.4
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 939 3.1 -0.6
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 635 2.1 +0.3
  Heritage 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 66 0.2 New

Wards

The borough comprises 15 wards:

References

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2021). "2021 Census Area Profile – Slough Local Authority (E06000039)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  2. ^ "Slough, town and unitary authority, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  3. ^ "The English Non-metropolitan Districts (Definition) Order 1972". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  4. ^ "The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey (County Boundaries) Order 1994". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Slough". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  6. ^ "The Slough Borough Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2019" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Community Governance Review 2018, Judicial review". Slough Borough Council.
  8. ^ "Slough scoreboard". BBC. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  9. ^ "2021 Local borough election". Slough Borough Council. Retrieved 26 June 2021.