The Yew Tree Estate is a residential area of Walsall and West Bromwich located at the border with both Sandwell and the Walsall Borough in the West Midlands County, England. The Sandwell Ward is called Great Barr with Yew Tree with which at the 2011 census had a population of 12,597.
Local Facilities edit
Yew Tree has a large amount of common land, as well as a community centre, health centre and play area by the local row of shops on Redwood Road. Currently on this row of shops are two convenience stores, a computer repair shop, a chip shop, fruit and veg store, a takeout cafe, hairdressers, a barbers and a chemist. There is also a pub on Thorncroft Way which has altered from its original name of 'The Archers to The Orchard and now is currently using its original name of 'The Archers'. It is a community local with three pool teams, three darts teams,a domino team, a quiz on Monday nights and live entertainment at the weekends. The Yew Tree Estate has a Church on Redwood Road dedicated to the Feast of the Annunciation and is licensed for Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals. The Parish Priest is also the Vicar of St Gabriel's Fullbrook.
The estate was previously home to two primary schools, Fir Tree and Yew Tree. In 2006 both schools were merged under the Yew Tree name however they continued to operate at both sites, one on Birchfield Way (the original Yew Tree) and the other on Greenside Way (Fir Tree). The Birchfield Way site has been partially developed with a new building being built not only with extra classrooms for also rooms for the local community. In 2011 the Greenside Way site shut and all children are now taught from the Birchfield Way site. In 2012 the Greenside Way site was demolished and the land was redeveloped for housing. Refurbished in 2019, Joseph Lekkie Academy provides secondary school education in the area located on Walstead Road.
Public Transport edit
The nearest buses to serve the Yew Tree Estate indirectly are National Express West Midlands routes 4, 4H, and 4M, and Diamond West Midlands Routes 4 and 4H, along with Diamond's 401E which serves the estate directly, along with National Express West Midlands route 45 which stops outside Fir Tree School on Greenside Way, and serves Walstead Rd.
Famous people edit
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- "Walsall The Annunciation of Our Lady, Yew Tree Estate". www.achurchnearyou.com. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
- "Walsall The Annunciation of Our Lady Service Times - Yew Tree Estate, West Midlands". www.joinmychurch.org. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
- "Yew Tree & Tamebridge Residents Group - SCVO". sandwellvcs.info. Retrieved 12 May 2022.