Oscott (ward)

Oscott is a ward in the northwest of Birmingham, England, within the formal district of Perry Barr.

Oscott
Ward
Oscott is located in West Midlands county
Oscott
Oscott
Location within the West Midlands
Population24,615 (2011 Ward)[1]
• Density33.4 per ha
OS grid referenceSP100944
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBIRMINGHAM
Postcode districtB44
Dialling code0121
PoliceWest Midlands
FireWest Midlands
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
West Midlands
52°32′51″N 1°51′06″W / 52.5474°N 1.8517°W / 52.5474; -1.8517Coordinates: 52°32′51″N 1°51′06″W / 52.5474°N 1.8517°W / 52.5474; -1.8517

The Ward is centred on the area known as Old Oscott, originally just "Oscott", and should not be confused with nearby New Oscott. It includes the former Booths Farm sand quarry, Aldridge Road Recreation Ground, and Kingstanding Circle. The ward borders the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall and areas such as Perry Beeches and Queslett. Parts fall within Great Barr.

The nearest library serving the ward is Kingstanding Library.

HistoryEdit

The area is mainly a housing estate built in the 1930s and 1940s. Before that time, it was mainly rural farmland.

PopulationEdit

The 2001 Population Census recorded that there were 24,073 people living in the ward. 9.4% (2,273) of the ward's population consists of ethnic minorities which is low compared to the average percentage of 29.6% for Birmingham.

Local politicsEdit

The ward of Oscott is represented on Birmingham City Council by Barbara Dring of the Labour Party.

The ward has adopted a Ward Support Officer.

Oscott Ward Local Action PlanEdit

The Oscott Ward Local Action Plan was a locally organised plan to improve the quality of living within the ward during 2004 and 2005. Through funding from the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, problems raised by local residents such as vandalism, anti-social behaviour and the cleanliness of the area were tackled.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Birmingham Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  2. ^ Oscott Ward Local Plan 2004/05

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