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Borough of Sandwell
Sandwell
Geography
Status: Metropolitan borough
Region: West Midlands
Ceremonial County: West Midlands
Area:
- Total
Ranked 258th
85.58 km²
Admin. HQ: Oldbury
ONS code: 00CS
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 20th
285,014
3,330 / km²
Ethnicity: 79.7% White
14.0% S.Asian
3.8% Afro-Carib.
Politics
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
http://www.smbc.sandwell.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Labour
MPs: Adrian Bailey, Sylvia Heal, John Spellar, Tom Watson

Sandwell is a metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. It is made up of the Black Country towns of Oldbury , Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich. West Bromwich is the largest town in Sandwell, however the council headquarters are based in Oldbury. File links The following pages link to this file: Sandwell Categories: GFDL images ... A Metropolitan Borough (or Metropolitan District) is a type of local government district in England, covering urban areas within metropolitan counties. ... The region (sometimes known as Government Office Region) is currently the highest tier of local government in England. ... The West Midlands is a geographical term describing the western half of central England, known as the Midlands. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by area. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Map sources for Oldbury at grid reference SP3194 Oldbury is a town in Englands Black Country. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by population. ... The United Kingdom is divided into four parts, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... The Labour Party is a centrist/centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Adrian Bailey (born December 11, British politician, and Labour and Co_operative member of Parliament for West Bromwich West. ... Sylvia Lloyd Heal (born 20 July 1942) is a British politician. ... The Right Honourable John Francis Spellar (born 5 August 1947) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... There are at least four notable people called Tom Watson Tom Watson, the golfer Tom Watson, manager of Liverpool F.C. from 1896 to 1915 Tom Watson, the British politician Thomas E. Watson, the American Populist leader This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... A Metropolitan Borough (or Metropolitan District) is a type of local government district in England, covering urban areas within metropolitan counties. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... The Black Country is a loosely-defined area of conurbation to the north and west of Birmingham, and to the south and east of Wolverhampton in the English West Midlands, around the South Staffordshire coalfield. ... Map sources for Oldbury at grid reference SP3194 Oldbury is a town in Englands Black Country. ... Rowley Regis is a town in the Sandwell borough of the West Midlands county, and a part of the Black Country. ... Map sources for Smethwick at grid reference SP0287 Smethwick is a town adjacent to Birmingham and West Bromwich in England. ... Map sources for Tipton at grid reference SO9592 Tipton is a town in the Sandwell borough of the West Midlands, England, with a population of around 47,000. ... Map sources for Wednesbury at grid reference SO9895 Wednesbury is a town in Englands Black Country. ... Map sources for West Bromwich at grid reference SO9992 West Bromwich is the largest town within the metropolitan borough of Sandwell, in the English county of West Midlands, five miles north west of Birmingham. ...


The borough was formed on April 1, 1974 as a merger of the county boroughs of Warley and West Bromwich, previously in Staffordshire. In 1986 the West Midlands County Council was abolished and Sanwell effectively became a unitary authority. Sandwell is divided into 24 Wards and is represented by 72 ward councillors. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Warley was a county borough formed in 1966 by the combination of the existing county borough of Smethwick with the towns of Oldbury and Rowley Regis. ... Map sources for West Bromwich at grid reference SO9992 West Bromwich is the largest town within the metropolitan borough of Sandwell, in the English county of West Midlands, five miles north west of Birmingham. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The West Midlands County Council (WMCC) was the former upper-tier administrative body for the West Midlands county, a metropolitan county in England. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single-tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. A ward in England is an electoral district represented by... A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the U.K., Canada, and its former colonies. ...


The local council has considered changing its name in the past, as many people outside of the West Midlands are confused as to where it is located. However, since no single town dominates the borough, no new name could be agreed upon.


One of Sandwell's most famous residents was Francis Asbury 1745-1816 who left the Great Barr area of Sandwell in 1771 for America where he rose to become the first Methodist Bishop in the United States. Francis Asbury (1745-1816) was born at Handsworth, near Birmingham, England of Methodist parents. ...


Localities

Localities in the borough include:

Blackheath Marketplace Blackheath is a suburb of Rowley Regis, a town in Englands Black Country, part of the administrative district of Sandwell. ... Brandhall is a district of Oldbury in central England, in the south-west of Sandwell near the borders with the boroughs of Birmingham and Halesowen. ... Cradley Heath was originally a village in the south Staffordshire countryside, near the border with Worcestershire. ... Hill Top can refer to: Hill Top, Stanley, County Durham, England Hill Top, Teesdale, County Durham, England Hill Top, Cumbria, England (Beatrix Potters House) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Map sources for Oldbury at grid reference SP3194 Oldbury is a town in Englands Black Country. ... Princes End is an area of Tipton near the border with Coseley, which was heavily developed during the 19th century with the construction of factories. ... Rowley Regis is a town in the Sandwell borough of the West Midlands county, and a part of the Black Country. ... Map sources for Smethwick at grid reference SP0287 Smethwick is a town adjacent to Birmingham and West Bromwich in England. ... Map sources for Tipton at grid reference SO9592 Tipton is a town in the Sandwell borough of the West Midlands, England, with a population of around 47,000. ... Tividale first existed during the late 18th century as an extension of Tipton in the county of Staffordshire. ... Warley was a county borough formed in 1966 by the combination of the existing county borough of Smethwick with the towns of Oldbury and Rowley Regis. ... Map sources for Wednesbury at grid reference SO9895 Wednesbury is a town in Englands Black Country. ... Map sources for West Bromwich at grid reference SO9992 West Bromwich is the largest town within the metropolitan borough of Sandwell, in the English county of West Midlands, five miles north west of Birmingham. ... Yew Tree housing estate is in the extreme north of West Bromwich near the towns border with Walsall. ...

Other places

Sandwell Valley is an area of green belt in the West Midlands of England, on the border of Birmingham and West Bromwich, with Walsall at its northern end. ... Sandwell Valley Country Park is a Country park, run by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, in Sandwell Valley, on the River Tame in the middle of the urban conurbation between Birmingham and West Bromwich in the West Midlands of England. ... RSPB Sandwell Valley is a nature reserve, run by the RSPB, in Sandwell Valley, on the River Tame in the middle of the urban conurbation between Birmingham and West Bromwich in the West Midlands of England. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club is an English football club formed by workers from Salters Spring Works in West Bromwich, West Midlands in 1878. ...

External links

  • Rowley Regis Online
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Birmingham | Bridgnorth | Bromsgrove | Cannock Chase | Coventry | Dudley | East Staffordshire | Herefordshire | Lichfield | Malvern Hills | Newcastle-under-Lyme | North Shropshire | North Warwickshire | Nuneaton and Bedworth | Oswestry | Redditch | Rugby | Sandwell | Shrewsbury and Atcham | Solihull | South Shropshire | South Staffordshire | Stafford | Staffordshire Moorlands | Stoke-on-Trent | Stratford-on-Avon | Tamworth | Telford and Wrekin | Walsall | Warwick | Wolverhampton | Worcester | Wychavon | Wyre Forest The Districts of England are the lowest level of local government in England, except for civil parishes. ... The West Midlands is a geographical term describing the western half of central England, known as the Midlands. ... Large sized chicken tender of England/St Georges Cross/State flag of Guernsey, 1936-1985 File links The following pages link to this file: The Ashes Arsenal F.C. Cornwall Cambridgeshire Charlton Athletic F.C. City of London London Borough of Croydon Cheshire Chelsea F.C. Devon England Essex... This article is about the city in England. ... Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Bromsgrove is a local government district in the West Midlands of England. ... Cannock Chase is a local government district in England. ... Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. ... The Metropolitan borough of Dudley is a metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. ... East Staffordshire is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. ... Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Lichfield is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Malvern Hills is a local government district in Worcestershire, England. ... Newcastle-under-Lyme is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire, England. ... North Shropshire is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... North Warwickshire is a local government district in Warwickshire, England. ... Nuneaton and Bedworth is a local government district with borough status in Warwickshire, England, consisting of the towns Nuneaton, Bedworth, Bulkington and their surrounding countryside. ... Oswestry is a small local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Redditch is a town and local government district in Worcestershire, England, just south of the West Midlands urban area. ... Rugby is a local government district and borough in eastern Warwickshire, England. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... The Metropolitan borough of Solihull is a metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. ... South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... South Staffordshire is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Stafford is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. ... Staffordshire Moorlands is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Stratford-on-Avon is a local government district of southern Warwickshire in England. ... Map sources for Tamworth at grid reference SK2203 Tamworth is a historic town and local government district in Staffordshire England, located 17 miles (25km) north-east from the city of Birmingham. ... Telford and Wrekin is a borough in the West Midlands region of England. ... The Metropolitan borough of Walsall is a metropolitan borough of the county of West Midlands, England. ... Warwick is a local government district of central Warwickshire in England. ... Wolverhampton is an industrial, commercial and university city and metropolitan borough in the English West Midlands, traditionally part of the county of Staffordshire. ... The city of Worcester (pronounced Wuh-ster) is the county town of Worcestershire in England; the river Severn runs through the middle, with the citys large Worcester Cathedral overlooking the river. ... Wychavon is a local government district in Worcestershire, England. ... Wyre Forest is a local government district in Worcestershire, England. ...

Administrative Counties with multiple districts: Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire The division into counties is one of the larger divisions of England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands region of England, bordering Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and the Welsh counties of Powys and Clwyd. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Warwickshire (pronounced worrickshur or worricksheer) is a landlocked county in central England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... Worcestershire (pronounced /ˈwʊstə.təʃə/ or /ˈwʊstə.təʃiːɜː/ or /ˈwʊstə.təʃaɪə/; abbreviated Worcs) is a county, located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...


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