Hodge Hill Ward
Hodge Hill lies seven kilometres to the east of Birmingham City Centre. It is one of the four wards which make up Hodge Hill District, along with Shard End, Washwood Heath and Bordesley Green. It is an extremely diverse ward in terms of ethnicity of residents, housing stock, levels of crime and service provision. Deprivation is below the Birmingham average, which masks high levels of disadvantage in some of the Ward's neighbourhoods.
The ward's northern boundary is set M6 and the A47 (Heartlands Parkway). Washwood Heath Road, Stechford Lane and the River Cole mark its western and southern edges. The 'Outer Circle' (A4040) provides a major north-south division separating the Ward's (western) Ward End neighbourhood, from those of Hodge Hill and the Bromford and Firs Estate to the east and south.
The Fox and Goose retail area provides a social and commercial focus for the Ward. The Washwood Heath Road shopping area also serves many residents.
Hodge Hill is lucky to have a number of important areas of public space, including the Cole Valley (Nature Conservation Area) and Hodge Hill Common.
For demographic information about the people who live in this Ward, take a look at our population and census pages
Rail: Stechford Station (Coventry - New Street Line, occasional service to Walsall via Aston)