Hodge Hill

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Coordinates: 52°29′49″N 1°49′08″W / 52.497°N 1.819°W / 52.497; -1.819

Hodge Hill
West Midlands
Hodge Hill
Hodge Hill
 Hodge Hill shown within the West Midlands
Population 24,114 (2001 Population Census)
    - Density  42.3 per ha
OS grid reference SP130890
Metropolitan borough Birmingham
Metropolitan county West Midlands
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BIRMINGHAM
Postcode district B34 & B36
Dialling code 0121
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Birmingham Hodge Hill
List of places
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England
West Midlands
Hodge Hill constituency shown within Birmingham

Hodge Hill is an area seven km east of Birmingham city centre, England. It is also a council constituency, managed by its own district committee.

The constituency includes the smaller constituency ward and the wards of Bordesley Green, Shard End and Washwood Heath.

Politics[edit]

A by-election for the parliamentary constituency of Hodge Hill took place on July 15, 2004 after the resignation of sitting MP Terry Davis. It was won by Liam Byrne.

The Hodge Hill Ward is currently represented by three Labour councillors at the Birmingham City Council; Gill Beddows, Mike Nangle (a former Lord Mayor) and Anita Ward.

Hodge Hill Ward has adopted a Ward Support Officer with the current holder of the title being John Lerwill.

Geography[edit]

The boundaries of the Hodge Hill Ward are defined by the M6 motorway to the north and A4040 outer circle to the west.

Hodge Hill Common and the Cole Valley, which are covered by the Kingfisher Country Park, are major areas of open space within the ward.

Population[edit]

The 2001 Population Census recorded 24,825 people living within the ward with a population density of 4,566 people per km² compared with 3,649 people per km² for Birmingham. Ethnic minorities represent 13.9% (3,442) of the ward's population as opposed to 29.6% for Birmingham in general.

Transport[edit]

The B4114 Coleshill Road is the main road that separates the area. Stechford railway station on the Coventry to Birmingham New Street line, as well as occasional services to Walsall via Aston, serves the area.

Coleshill Road was the A47 before 1997, when the Heartlands Spine Road was completed.

Facilities[edit]

The local library is Glebe Farm Library which was the first library to be built in Birmingham after World War II. It was constructed out of pre-fabricated concrete sections and took one year to build. On April 22, 1952, it was opened to the public by Alderman Ralph Yates, then Lord Mayor of Birmingham. The Glebe Farm Local History Society gather at the library once every month.

Shopping facilities are mainly provided at the Fox & Goose; however, many travel to nearby Stechford to shop.

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