A Historic Place
The royal town of Sutton Coldfield, a former borough town is an affluent, well-to-do, middle-class suburb of Birmingham, taken into Birmingham’s boundaries in the local government reforms of 1974.
In 1528, a charter of King Henry VIII gave the town the right to be known as “The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield” and to be governed by a warden and society. With evidence uncovered dating from around 400 and 100 BC from the settlement of the Iron Age to the town being passed into the Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Mercia, and to the municipal projects undertaken due to the wealth around the town, you can be sure that this every thriving town is rich with culture and history.
A desired location
Sutton Coldfield has always been one of the most sought after places within the West Midlands and the construction of manors and large houses play evident to this. Combining historic architecture with a truly modern shopping experience, Sutton is home to five postal code areas, two of which house the some of the most affluent people within the region.
There have been numerous notable residents that were born and have lived in Sutton Coldfield, some of these consisting of Roger Moore and Sir Michael Lyons.
Eat and Drink
There is nightlife and dining to suit any taste in and around Sutton Coldfield. There are various pubs, clubs, cafés and restaurants within the city centre. One can also opt to socialise and dine in the outlying areas as well. Fancy a relaxing evening with some fabulous views and scenery, then try one of the eateries in Sutton Park or the rural edge of the town.
This cosmopolitan boasts the largest place to shop and relax outside Birmingham City Centre with various boutique and well-known high street brands having established themselves over the vast high streets and locations within the town. There are three distinct shopping centers, Red Rose Centre, The Mall and New Hall Walk, with the vast range of shops to choose from, there is something for just about everyone!
Sutton is mostly a commuter dormitory town for people who work in Birmingham, linked by regular and fast services from Sutton Coldfield railway station on the Cross-City Line to the centre of Birmingham. Sutton Coldfield town centre is located on the A5127 – branching from the southern end of the Aston Expressway on the Birmingham Middleway ring road, and continues to provide a major connective route running between and on slightly altered paths through the centres of Erdington, Sutton and Lichfield. Sutton Coldfield can also be approached from the A38 exit Minworth or Bassetts Pole as well as junction 9 of the M42.
The Parade located within the town Centre is the main destination and terminus for numerous bus services in and through Sutton Coldfield.
There are 30 primary schools located within the area, with just under one third of them achieving outstanding ofsted reports and 80% plus achievements. There are 8 high schools within the area. Sutton Coldfield is also home to Birmingham Metropolitan College.
The area is home to one of the largest urban parks in England, Sutton Park. this 2,224 acre untouched woodland area is used by locals all year round from strawberry picking in the summer to morning jogs and as part of the course for the Great Midlands Fun Run.
There are various gyms around the area, as well as swimming and dry sports facilities. Also on offer is a feast of cultural, hobby or interest groups from sailings at Powells Pool to trying your hand at one of six golf courses within the constituency.