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.
A ward map is attached at the bottom of this page. This shows the new boundaries that came into effect on 10 June 2004. Under the ward boundary changes Sheldon gained Gilbertstone Recreation Ground.
A further link below shows estimated statistics for the Sheldon Ward based on figures from the 2001 census.
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 Virginia Yates.
Yardley District Office
Fox Hollies Leisure Centre
Birmingham B27 7NS
Tel: 0121 464 7701
Sheldon Joint Ward Committee & Neighbourhood Tasking
Forthcoming meeting dates:
Wednesday 12th September 2012
Wednesday 14th November 2012
Wednesday 16th January 2013
Wednesday 13th March 2013
Wednesday 22nd May 2013
These meeting are held 7.00pm at Sheldon Community Centre, Sheldon Heath Road, Sheldon, B26 2RU