Maypole, Birmingham facts for kids
Maypole, Birmingham is a location on the A435 road on the southern edge of Birmingham England, between Druids Heath and Highter's Heath and bordering the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire. It has a population of 1,890 according to the 2011 Census.
Attractions include an Aldi, a Sainsbury's, a Best Western hotel and various fast food outlets including a KFC. The area was subject to a redevelopment program, due to being dubbed the 'Gateway to Birmingham'.
The Maypole is also situated close to major transport links, such as the M42 via the A435 Hollywood bypass. The A435 intersects the M42 at junction 3, close to both the M5 and M40 intersections which lie west and east of junction 3 respectively. The Maypole is located about 7 miles south of Birmingham city centre which is connected by the 50 bus route which runs through the Maypole and terminates adjacent to the Selfridge building in the City Centre. The 50 bus route is one of the most regular bus routes in Europe, arriving at Maypole every 5 minutes. Solihull can be reached by the 49 bus route which runs every 15 minutes and which also runs in the other direction to Cotteridge. Bus routes 2 and 27 each run every 20 minutes to Yardley Wood.
The major secondary school in the area, is Baverstock academy. The area is served by a reasonable amount of shops as well as various banks and food outlets. The famous Arsenal striker and commentator Alan Smith attended Hollywood Primary School which is situated on Pickenham Road close to the Emmanuel Church.
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