Wycombe District

Wycombe District
Non-metropolitan district

Wycombe shown within Buckinghamshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South East England
Non-metropolitan county Buckinghamshire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ High Wycombe
Incorporated 1 April 1974
  Type Non-metropolitan district council
  Body Wycombe District Council
  Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
  MPs Steve Baker
John Bercow
Dominic Grieve
David Lidington
  Total 125.32 sq mi (324.57 km2)
Area rank 135th (of 326)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
  Total 174,878
  Rank 103rd (of 326)
  Density 1,400/sq mi (540/km2)
  Ethnicity 86.8% White
7.9% S.Asian
2.6% Black British
1.8% Mixed Race
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
  Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 11UC (ONS)
E07000007 (GSS)
OS grid reference SU867929
Website www.wycombe.gov.uk

Wycombe /ˈwɪkəm/ is a local government district in Buckinghamshire in south-central England. Its council is based in the town of High Wycombe.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of the Municipal Borough of High Wycombe with Marlow Urban District and Wycombe Rural District.

Constituent parts

The Wycombe District Council area comprises:

Civil parishes

There are 28 civil parishes including 2 where a Parish Meeting is held in lieu of a Parish Council.

Sports clubs

High Wycombe is home to Wycombe Wanderers F.C.; within the district's boundaries are the homes of Marlow F.C., Marlow United F.C., Risborough Rangers F.C. and Marlow Rugby Club.

Council affiliation

Following the local elections in May 2011, the council comprises the following:[1]

Party Number of councillors
Conservative 41
Liberal Democrats 9
Labour 7
Independent 2


The district is bisected by the M40, with a major junction with the A404 at High Wycombe. The A404 connects Marlow and Wycombe within the district. The main railway line through the district, the Chiltern Main Line has major stations at High Wycombe and Princes Risborough. The Marlow Branch Line and Princes Risborough line also provide commuter services.


Coordinates: 51°38′19″N 0°48′28″W / 51.6385°N 0.8079°W / 51.6385; -0.8079

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