Three Rivers District
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||East of England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Three Rivers District Council|
|• MPs||Daisy Cooper|
|• Total||34.3 sq mi (88.8 km2)|
|• Rank||224th (of 309)|
|• Rank||261st (of 309)|
|• Density||2,700/sq mi (1,100/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||86.3% White|
2.3% Mixed Race
0.4% Arab or Other
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||26UJ (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
Three Rivers is a local government district in south-west Hertfordshire, England. Its council is based in Rickmansworth.
The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of Rickmansworth Urban District, Chorleywood Urban District and part of Watford Rural District. The confluence of the Chess and the Gade with the Colne in Rickmansworth inspired the district's name.
Further information: Three Rivers District Council elections
Three Rivers is a non-metropolitan district that elects one-third of its councillors every four years and with the fourth year for elections to Hertfordshire County Council. In the 2014 elections new ward boundaries came into effect and the council was reduced from 48 to 39 seats. All seats were contested at that election although future elections will continue to be conducted in thirds.
The Liberal Democrat administration fell to minority status with the resignation of two councillors from the party, in March and April 2018.
Following the 2 May 2019 elections, the composition of the council is:
Three Rivers is composed of thirteen wards, each electing three councillors:
For elections to Hertfordshire County Council, the district is divided into six divisions, three of which are held by the Conservatives, and three by the Liberal Democrats:
|Abbots Langley||Sara Bedford||Liberal Democrats|
|Croxley||Chris Lloyd||Liberal Democrats|
|Rickmansworth East and Oxhey Park||Reena Ranger||Conservative|
|Rickmansworth West||Paula Hiscocks||Conservative|
|South Oxhey and Eastbury||Christopher Alley||Conservative|
|Three Rivers Rural||Phil Williams||Liberal Democrats|
For parliamentary elections, the district is divided across three constituencies. Most of the district is within the South West Hertfordshire constituency, which is considered a safe Conservative seat and held by a Conservative MP (currently Gagan Mohindra) since its creation in 1950. The eastern parts of the constituency, to the north and south of Watford, are part of that borough's constituency, which is a three-way marginal currently held by Conservative Dean Russell, having fluctuated between Labour and the Conservatives. Parts of two wards, north of the M25, are in the St Albans constituency, which is currently held by the Liberal Democrat Daisy Cooper.
|St Albans||Abbots Langley and part of Bedmond and part of Gade Valley||Daisy Cooper||Liberal Democrats|
|South West Hertfordshire||Carpenders Park (part), Chorleywood North and Sarratt, Chorleywood South and Maple Cross, Durrants, Moor Park and Eastbury, Oxhey Hall and Hayling (part), Penn and Mill End, Rickmansworth Town, South Oxhey||Gagan Mohindra||Conservative|
|Watford||Abbots Langley and Bedmond (part), Carpenders Park (part), Gade Valley (part), Leavesden, Oxhey Hall and Hayling (part)||Dean Russell||Conservative|
|Source: Boundary Commission for England|
Train services are provided by Chiltern Railways and the Metropolitan line of the London Underground.
London Underground stations:
Chiltern Railways stations:
A special fare structure exists as the stations are outside the Greater London boundary.
London Overground stations:
West Coast Main Line stations:
Three Rivers is partially parished. There are six civil parishes in the district:
There are two areas of unparished land: one larger area including Maple Cross and Mill End, Rickmansworth; and a smaller area including part of Loudwater.