Springfield, Birmingham

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Springfield
Springfield is located in West Midlands county
Springfield
Springfield
Location within the West Midlands
Population31,391 (2011.Ward)[1]
• Density69.3 per ha
OS grid referenceSP095815
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBIRMINGHAM
Postcode districtB13
Dialling code0121
PoliceWest Midlands
FireWest Midlands
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
West Midlands
52°25′53″N 1°51′34″W / 52.4314°N 1.8595°W / 52.4314; -1.8595Coordinates: 52°25′53″N 1°51′34″W / 52.4314°N 1.8595°W / 52.4314; -1.8595

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 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 19 January 1923. It is one of the earliest examples of double glazing windows in a public building.[2]

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 represented on Birmingham City Council by three Labour councillors; Mohammed Fazal, Habib ur Rehman and Shabrana Hussain.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birmingham Ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  2. ^ Sparkhill Library - History of the building

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