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Hodge Hill
Hodge Hill shown within the West Midlands
Population 28,026 (2011.Ward)
• Density 48.2 per ha
OS grid reference SP130890
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
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
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BirminghamHodgeHillConstituency
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.

Geography

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

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

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

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.

Primary schools in the area include Colebourne Primary School and Hodge Hill Primary School, while the main secondary schools serving the area are Hodge Hill College and Hodge Hill Girls' School. Special schools in Hodge Hill include Beaufort School and Braidwood School for The Deaf.

People

People from Hodge Hill include:

  • Reuben Colley, artist

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