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Sheldon is an outer suburb on the south-east side of Birmingham, reached by the A45 Coventry Road. It is bounded by Solihull to the south and east and the main London railway line, Garretts Green Lane and Coventry Road to the west. The northern end of the runway at Birmingham International Airport lies in the Ward, although the airport itself is actually in neighbouring Solihull. Hatchford Brook Golf Centre is adjacent to the runway.
A large percentage of the owner-occupied housing is semi-detached three bedroom built in the 1930s. Two and three bedroom council housing was added post-war, much of which has been sold over the last 20 years. The remaining council-owned housing comprises of small bungalows, blocks of flats and maisonettes.
The ward has one secondary school offering dual use as a leisure centre, one Roman Catholic primary school and four other primary schools. There is a Public Library and the ward is served by Stechford Neighbourhood Office. There are also two Youth and Community Centres within the ward.
Sheldon is also home to the Sheldon Country Park, an area of natural parkland with associated farm buildings and animals.
For demographic information about the people who live in this ward, take a look at our population and census pages
Sheldon Ward covers the following areas:
Garretts Green (part)
This includes parts of postcode areas B26 and B33.
Rail: Lea Hall and Marston Green Stations lie outside, but adjacent to, the Ward.
Major bus routes: 13, 17, 56, 57, 58, 60, 69, 71, 72, 590 & 900.
Major Roads: A45
Ward Support Officer
The Ward Support Officer for Sheldon Ward is Mohammed Irfan.
Yardley District Office
Fox Hollies Leisure Centre
Birmingham B27 7NS
Tel: 0121 303 7865