Tyburn, West Midlands


Tyburn, West Midlands

Infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Tyburn
latitude= 52.5227
longitude= -1.8100
map_type= West Midlands
population = 22,284 (2001 Population Census)
population_density = 25.9 per ha
metropolitan_borough= Birmingham
metropolitan_county= West Midlands
region= West Midlands
constituency_westminster= Birmingham Erdington
post_town= BIRMINGHAM
postcode_district= B24 and B35
postcode_area= B
dial_code= 0121
os_grid_reference= SP135912
Ambulance= West Midlands Ambulance Service

Tyburn is a ward in Birmingham, England formerly known as Kingsbury.

It is part of the Erdington formal district and comprises Castle Vale, and the south-eastern part of Erdington. The significant landmarks in the area include Jaguar Cars' Castle Bromwich Assembly factory and Fort Dunlop.

The newly built [http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/castlevalelibrary Castle Vale Library] serves the area. The library was designed by Birmingham-based Associated Architects and built by the Castle Vale Housing Action Trust.

Geography of the area

Tyburn covers the municipal housing estates of Birches Green, Pype Hayes and Castle Vale as well as Erdington Hall, a residential area.

The housing estates of Pype Hayes and Castle Vale have witnessed significant regeneration in recent times. Entire estates in Pype Hayes were cleared and replaced with modern housing by Birmingham City Council. Castle Vale was home to one of Europe's largest urban regeneration projects which resulted in the demolition of many tower blocks and low rise flats and the construction of a retail park and semi-detached modern housing. This was done by the Housing Action Trust, established in 1993.

The industrial area of Bromford was formerly part of the old Kingsbury Ward most of which was incorporated into the new Tyburn Ward. It has witnessed redevelopment in the form of the construction of the Fort Shopping Centre and the Heartlands Spine Road which connects the A47 Nechells to the A47 Chester Road.

Population

The 2001 Population Census recorded that there were 16,480 people living in Tyburn with a population density of 2,816 people per km² compared with 3,649 people per km² for Birmingham. This ward has the smallest population of all Birmingham City wards. 8.9% (1,465) of the ward's population consists of ethnic minorities compared with 29.6% for Birmingham in general.

Politics

Tyburn is presently represented by one Liberal Democrat and two Labour councillors on Birmingham City Council. The Liberal Democrat councillor, Ann Holtom, was elected as a Labour member but defected to the Liberal Democrats in Summer 2006. She was re-elected as a Liberal Democrat with a majority of 508 votes over Labour on 1 May 2008. The two Labour councillors are Lynda Clinton and Mike Sharpe, the former Lord Mayor.

The ward has adopted a Ward Support Officer with the current holder of the title being Olive O'Sullivan.

External links

* [http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/tyburn Birmingham City Council: Tyburn Ward]
* [http://www.erdingtonlibdems.org.uk Erdington Liberal Democrats website, covering Tyburn Ward]


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