Springfield, Birmingham

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Coordinates: 52°25′53″N 1°51′34″W / 52.4314°N 1.8595°W / 52.4314; -1.8595

Springfield
West Midlands
Springfield
Springfield
 Springfield shown within the West Midlands
Population 28,961 (2001 Population Census)
    - Density  69.7 per ha
OS grid reference SP095815
Metropolitan borough Birmingham
Metropolitan county West Midlands
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BIRMINGHAM
Postcode district B13
Dialling code 0121
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Birmingham Hall Green
List of places
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England
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Springfield is a ward in south east Birmingham, England, created in 2004 from much of the old Sparkhill ward. It is a part of the formal district of Hall Green.

Places of interest[edit]

The area is served by the grand Sparkhill Library that has, with its distinctive clock tower, developed into a local landmark. It was built in 1900 as the council house for the Yardley District Council. The building was converted into a library and opened on January 19, 1923. It is one of the earliest examples of double glazing windows in a public building.[1]

St John's Church, Sparkhill is the Anglican Parish church for the northern part of Springfield Ward. It is also home of the charity, Narthex Sparkhill. Also in the area is St Christopher's Church, Springfield.

Politics[edit]

It is presently represented on Birmingham City Council by one Labour and two Liberal Democrat councillors; Tanveer Choudhry (Liberal Democrats), Jerry Evans (Liberal Democrats) and Mohammed Fazal (Labour).

Springfield has adopted a Ward Support Officer with the current holder of the title being Pete Cotton.

Transport[edit]

Spring Road railway station is located within the ward's boundaries and is located on the Birmingham Snow Hill-Stratford-upon-Avon line. National Express West Midlands operates the numbers 2, 3, 5, 6, and 31 bus routes, to and from Birmingham city centre.

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