Streetly

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Streetly
Streetly is located in West Midlands county
Streetly
Streetly
 Streetly shown within the West Midlands
Population 13,251 (2001 Population
OS grid reference SP087619
Metropolitan county West Midlands
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SUTTON COLDFIELD
Postcode district B74
Dialling code 0121
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Aldridge-Brownhills
List of places
UK
England
West Midlands

Coordinates: 52°34′37″N 1°53′02″W / 52.577°N 1.884°W / 52.577; -1.884

Streetly lies on the border of Birmingham and Walsall and is part of the West Midlands conurbation. It is adjacent to Aldridge, Erdington, New Oscott, Great Barr and Four Oaks. Streetly is a semi-rural district, lying close to many farms and open fields. The local area includes the famous Sutton Park of which Streetly has its own dedicated gate. Streetly is part of the Birmingham Metropolitan Area and the Birmingham Urban Area.

History[edit]

Streetly is named after Icknield Street, a Roman road, of which parts can still be found in Sutton Park. Historically, Streetly was a rural area of Staffordshire, until the construction of modern houses in the district in the 1960s. Streetly was in Aldridge-Brownhills Urban District until the creation of West Midlands County, in 1974, and Streetly fell under the governing of Walsall Council.

Education[edit]

There is one 11-18 secondary school in Streetly, and four primary schools for children aged up to 11 years:

  • Streetly Academy
  • Lindens Primary School
  • Manor Primary School
  • St. Annes Roman Catholic Primary School
  • Blackwood Primary School

There was a system of 5-9 first and 9-13 middle schools in Streetly from September 1972 until July 1986, before Streetly and the rest of the former Aldridge-Brownhills authority was brought into line with the main Walsall area to incorporate the traditional school age ranges. For those 14 years, The Streetly Academy was a 13-18 comprehensive.

Since September 1992, pupils transferring from primary schools in Streetly have had the option of transferring to secondary schools in neighbouring Sutton Coldfield (since 1974 part of Birmingham) following that area's reduction in the secondary school age from 12 to 11.[1]

Politics[edit]

As part of the constituency of Aldridge-Brownhills, Streetly's MP is currently Richard Shepherd. Streetly has three councillors at Walsall Council, all three are Conservatives - Eddie Hughes, Brian Douglas-Maul and Gary Clarke.

Sports[edit]

In 2011 Streetly Cricket Club's First XI won the Warwickshire Cricket League Premier Division, which will enable them to play in the Birmingham and District Cricket League for the very first time in their history in 2012, They currently still play in the Birmingham League after two mid-table finishes.

Streetly also has a hockey club with four men's and two women's teams, and a lawn bowls club.

Famous residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sutton Coldfield (Schools) (Hansard, 21 July 1994)". Hansard.millbanksystems.com. 1994-07-21. Retrieved 2011-11-17.