Springfield shown within the West Midlands
|Population||28,961 (2001 Population Census)|
|- Density||69.7 per ha|
|OS grid reference|
|Metropolitan county||West Midlands|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Birmingham Hall Green|
Places of interest
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.
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.
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.
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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