- Surrey Heath
3 May 2007borough elections produced 30 Conservative seats, 7 Liberal Democrat seats, 2 Labour seats and 1 other. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/vote2007/maps/eng_councils/html/eng_councils_map.stm BBC news] retrieved 4/5/07]
boroughacquired its name because it includes extensive areas of heathand woodland including Chobham Commonand LightwaterCountry Park. Within the boroughthere are five Sites of Special Scientific Interest, four of which are part of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area of European Importance as a habitat for certain endangered bird species.
The western section of the district is urbanised, with
Camberley, Lightwater, Deepcut, Frimley, Frimley Greenand Mytchett. The east of the district is less urbanised, and contains Surrey Heath's four civil parishes [ [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspages.nsf/LookupWebPagesByTITLE_RTF/Parishes+by+district?opendocument#Elmbridge Surrey Council] ] :
The district was formed on
April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of Frimley and Camberley urban district, and Bagshot Rural District.
Was voted 6th best place to live in
Channel 4's Location, Location, Location'best and worst' survey. [ [http://www.channel4.com/4homes/ontv/best&worst/2007/top20/Best-Worst-Surrey-Heath.html Surrey Heath - Best and Worst Places Live with Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer from Channel4.com/4Homes ] ]
Parishcouncils in Surrey Heath are in Bisleywith the chairman being Cllr Barry Woodhead; Chobhamwith the chairman being Cllr Ian AC Taylor; West End with the chairman being Cllr David Elliott and Windlesham(which includes Lightwaterand Bagshot) where the chairman is Cllr Bryan Ward. [ [http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/council/CouncillorsRepresentatives/parishes.htm Surrey Heath Councillors] ]
2006, a report commissioned by British Gas [http://www.britishgasnews.co.uk/managed_content/files/pdf/greenCity.pdf] showed that housing in Surrey Heath produced the 3rd highest average carbon emissions in the country at an average of 7,477 kg of carbon dioxideper dwelling.
Energy efficiency in British housing".
* [http://www.chobham.org.uk/common.htm Chobham Common]
* [http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/leisure/ParksandRecreationAreas/Lightwatercountrypark.htm Lightwater Country Park]
* [http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/default.htm Surrey Heath Borough Council]
* [http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreyheath Surrey County Council local pages]
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