Shard End Ward
Shard End Ward is on the eastern edge of the city, about five miles from the city centre. It includes Kitts Green, Tile Cross, Shard End and Lea Village.
It is largely residential and includes several large council housing estates.
The Cole Valley runs through the centre of the ward and has large areas of open space as well as playing fields. Project Kingfisher is in the Cole Valley. There are shops at Tile Cross and shopping centres at Lea Village, Shard End Crescent and the Castle, on Bradford Road, The Heathway and East Meadway.
In the ward are the Shard End Community Leisure Centre, and Shard End Library. In the south of the Ward, there are some industrial sites, including Alcoa on Kitts Green Road.
The Accommodation in the area was mainly built just before or just after the Second World War and does not provide adequate garaging or parking.
The housing includes houses, flats, maisonettes and bungalows and there are 9 high-rise blocks of flats in the Ward, these consist of 3 on Tile Cross Road, 3 on Shirestone Road, 2 on the Heathway and 1 on Packington Avenue.
For demographic information about the people who live in this Ward, take a look at our population and census pages
Rail: Lea Hall Station (Coventry - New Street Line, occasional service to Walsall via Aston)