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Wolverhampton lies northwest of its larger near-neighbour Birmingham , and forms the second largest part of the West Midlands conurbation. Wolverhampton city centre falls outside of the area traditionally known as the Black Country , although some districts such as Bilston and Heath Town and the Willenhall side of Wolverhampton fall within the Black Country coalfields , leading to confusion as to whether the entire city falls within the region.
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Modern usage has tended towards using the term to refer to the western part of the West Midlands county , excluding Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry. This means that the city lies astride the main east-west watershed of England. The geology of the city is complex, with a combination of Triassic and Carboniferous geology; specifically Bunter and Keuper sandstone , and Upper and Middle Coal measures.
There is also an area of dolerite intrusions. As with much of the locality, the majority of areas in Wolverhampton have names that are of Old English Anglo-Saxon origin, with a few exceptions such as Penn pre-English Brittonic place name and Parkfields, Park Village, Lanesfield etc. Wolverhampton has green belt within its boundary, as a part of the wider West Midlands Green Belt. This is scattered around the western half of the city, in the form of green wedges , due to it being highly urbanised.
The vast majority of Wolverhampton is governed locally by City of Wolverhampton Council, although some smaller parts of the urban area are governed by South Staffordshire District Council. The entire city is part of the West Midlands constituency of the European Parliament. The City of Wolverhampton is a metropolitan borough , meaning that its City Council is effectively a unitary authority , and therefore is single-tier and provides all services to the district that a borough and county council would together.
South Staffordshire District Council is a two-tier authority, with some services provided by Staffordshire County Council. The council offices are in the Civic Centre, which is located in St. Peter's Square in the city centre. The Labour Party currently control the council and have been in majority on the council since , with the exceptions of —, , — and — Wolverhampton gained the beginnings of modern local government in , when the Wolverhampton Improvement Act was passed by Parliament. This allowed for the establishment of Town Commissioners who undertook a variety of local improvement work such as punishing bear baiting, improving drainage, widening streets and by the end of the century street lighting had been provided at every street corner and over the doorway of every inn, and water supply had been improved by the sinking of ten new wells and the provision of a great water tank in the market place.
Policing had been improved with the appointment of ten watchmen and attempts were also made to regulate the markets and inspect hazardous food. Wolverhampton parliamentary borough was created by the Reform Act , which included areas currently located with the Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley , Walsall and Sandwell such as Wren's Nest , New Invention and Sedgley. It was one of 22 large towns that returned two members of parliament. Under the Redistribution of Seats Act , the original borough was replaced by three new single-member constituencies: In , Wolverhampton Borough Police was formed.
It was disestablished in , and the larger West Midlands Constabulary , which covered not only Wolverhampton but the County Boroughs of Walsall , Dudley , West Bromwich and Warley took over its duties and was headquartered in the city. This force was then replaced in with the West Midlands Police. Wolverhampton was incorporated as a municipal borough in under the Municipal Corporations Act In , the boundaries of the borough expanded, taking in areas from Cannock Rural District and Seisdon Rural District , with very little of the surrounding urban area being affected,  with only Heath Town Urban District being abolished.
The bulk of the urban districts of Bilston a borough itself after , Tettenhall and Wednesfield were added to the borough in , along with the northern section of the urban district of Coseley and parts from the north of Sedgley and the west of Willenhall. The vast majority of these areas were traditionally part of the Parish of Wolverhampton, and were part of the original Parliamentary Borough.
Wolverhampton was one of only two County Boroughs the other being Liverpool to have no changes made to the boundary during the reorganisation of local government , the borough already having a population larger than the , required for education authorities. This contrasted with both the Redcliffe-Maud Report , and the initial White Paper for the reforms  where large areas of the present South Staffordshire district were to be added to the borough. During the reforms it was placed within the West Midlands Metropolitan County. Wolverhampton was also a Royal Peculiar covering a large area.
The names of Honorary Aldermen are inscribed on a roll of honour board. This is situated on the ground floor of the Civic Centre. The main police station for Wolverhampton is based on Bilston Street  in the city centre. Below is a list of people granted the title 'Freeman of Wolverhampton': The figure given for Wolverhampton is , which also includes areas outside the borough , By this reckoning it is the 12th largest city in England outside London. Wolverhampton has a relatively old population, with the proportion of the population aged 60 and over being larger than the proportion of children aged 15 or under.
The proportion of young people in the city has decreased between the Census and the Census by 7. Of adults aged over 16, Wolverhampton has a White British population of Wolverhampton had a significant Asian population who mainly reside in Penn, Farndale and Whitmore Reans areas of the city. It has a high black population who mainly reside in the Heath Town and Whitmore Reans areas of the city. The city is well multicultural and racial tensions and prejudices are amongst the lowest in the country. Based upon the census, Wolverhampton has a Christian population of Wolverhampton has the fourth largest Sikh community in England and Wales.
Sikhs accounting for 7. Wolverhampton's Sikh Population rose to 9. The number of Hindus is also higher than the England and Wales average Wolverhampton 3. The figure for Buddhism is in line with the England and Wales average. According to the Census, Of those who are economically inactive, Degree-level qualifications or above were held by Car ownership is lower than the average for England and Wales with Single car ownership is in line with national averages Wolverhampton There were , people resident within the TTWA who were in employment, and , jobs.
According to Eurostat data, Wolverhampton has its own Larger Urban Zone ,   which had a total resident population in of , The tables below detail the population change since , separating that of the city itself and the geographical area now administered by Wolverhampton City Council. Traditionally, Wolverhampton's economy has been dominated by iron , steel , automobiles , engineering and manufacturing industries.
Many of the traditional industries in the city have closed or dramatically downsized over the years. However, by the economy was dominated by the service sector , with The major subcomponents of this sector are in public administration, education and health The largest non-service industry was that of manufacturing The largest single employer within the city is Wolverhampton City Council.
Unveiled by Her Majesty , the plant produces 2. Goodyear opened a large factory on Stafford Road, Fordhouses , in However, it was decided in December that tyre production at the plant would be discontinued with the loss of more than jobs. This came after some 2, job losses at the plant since The end of production came in but the factory remains open for tyre moulding and tractor tyre production. In recent years, Wolverhampton City Council have embarked on many city improvements and regeneration schemes.
In January , the Summer Row project was officially declared dead  as the government permission for the compulsory purchase order expiry date rolled round without the council having found the necessary financial backing for the project. Debenhams , who were listed as the anchor store of Summer Row, announced they were still keen in opening a department store in Wolverhampton. To be completed in , the 90, sq. A number of larger stores will be created, replacing smaller ones. The reconfiguration will see the relocation of the toilets, escalators and elevators.
The lower Central arcade will be removed and Tesco and TJ Hughes will be demolished to make way for the 3-storey Debenhams store. Wolverhampton city centre forms the main focal point for the road network within the northwestern part of the West Midlands conurbation , and out into the rural hinterland of Staffordshire and Shropshire. The road network within the boundaries of the city council area is entirely maintained by Wolverhampton City Council , whilst those parts of the urban area outside the city council area have their networks maintained by Staffordshire County Council , with the exception of M54 and A on the northern fringes of the urban area which are maintained by the Highways Agency.
Major historical improvements to the city's road network include Thomas Telford 's Holyhead Road now part of A41 , which was constructed between and to improve communications between London and Holyhead , and hence to Ireland. The majority of work within the city saw improvement to the contemporary network, though the both Wellington Road in Bilston  and the cutting at the Rock near Tettenhall were newly constructed for the road, although the improvements at The Rock were constructed by the local Turnpike Trust rather than Telford himself.
In , plans were announced to build a Ring Road around the centre of Wolverhampton. However, the final section between Bilston Street and Stafford Street via Wednesfield Road was not completed until The first to be constructed in the area was the M6 , which opened in sections between and ,  and connects the city with the north-west of England including Manchester and Liverpool , Scotland as well as Birmingham and Coventry to the east, and London via the M1.
Together with the M5 , which opened in the area in  and links the city with the south-west of England, and London via the M40 , the two motorways form a north-south bypass for the city. The section of M6 motorway nearest to the city is one of the busiest within the UK,  and to relieve congestion on this stretch, the M6 Toll which bypasses both the Wolverhampton and Birmingham sections of the M6 motorway was opened in The M54 motorway forms a northern bypass to the city, passing just within the fringes of the urban area, and links the city with Telford , Shrewsbury and Wales.
It opened in In addition to the motorways presently constructed, there have also been several proposed near to the city that have not been constructed, or have been constructed to a lower standard. The route was initially proposed in the s to relieve the overloaded sections of A and A near the city, and to replace a section of the cancelled Western Orbital. Whilst it appears in the current roads programme, a date for the start of construction has not been set.
Wolverhampton's first railway opened in , with the opening of the Grand Junction Railway , the first long-distance line in Great Britain. The main station for the city was, however, not located in the city centre, but at Wednesfield Heath , now Heath Town on the east side of the city. The station buildings were demolished in , but the main station area is now a nature reserve just off Powell Street, called Station Fields and part of the edge of the northbound platform is still in situ. The track running through the station site is, however, still in use. The first station in the city centre was opened by the Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway in This station was only intended to be temporary, and was located on the north side of Wednesfield Road beside Broad Street Basin.
The station was constructed as the opening of Wolverhampton High Level was delayed. The station closed in , and was demolished in the mids. The permanent station on the line finally opened on 24 June , and was initially known as Wolverhampton General , before being renamed as Wolverhampton Queen Street in , and finally Wolverhampton High Level in The station was initially a joint station between the Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway and the London and North Western Railway , though there were problems in the relationships between the two companies, and the station became solely LNWR in before the Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway later part of the Midland Railway gained access to the station in The original High Level station was demolished in as part of the electification of the West Coast Mainline , and was replaced by the current buildings on the site.
As the first two companies were supported by the Great Western Railway , broad gauge track was laid to the station, meaning that Wolverhampton Low Level became the most northerly station on the broad gauge network before being converted to standard gauge in Despite being featured in the second Beeching Report , The Development of the Major Railway Trunk Routes in February as being on a line earmarked for further investment, services were withdrawn progressively from Low Level starting in soon after it had been transferred administratively from the Western Region of British Railways to the London Midland region.
London services were transferred to the newly electrified High Level station. Low Level was converted into a Parcels Concentration Depot in , and the final passenger services were withdrawn in Today, all of the suburban rail stations within the city have been closed, although Coseley , Codsall and Bilbrook are just outside the boundaries.
The former High Level station, now simply known as Wolverhampton station is today one of the major stations on the West Coast Main Line. The s buildings of the station are proposed for redevelopment, with the main station buildings being demolished in a project called Wolverhampton Interchange.
Buses in the city are run commercially by a number of bus operators, the largest provider of services is National Express West Midlands. As well as serving suburbs of the city, buses from the centre of Wolverhampton also provide a direct link with the city of Birmingham and connections to Walsall , Telford , West Bromwich , Stourbridge , Cannock , Stafford , Sedgley , Bilston , Bloxwich , Bridgnorth and Dudley. The city's bus station operated by Transport for West Midlands is situated at Piper's Row, near to the railway station, providing an interchange between the two modes of transport.
The station has recently had a complete rebuild. Its previous Piper's Row incarnation opened on 26 October , just six years after its predecessor of In July plans were unveiled for a complete rebuild of the bus station, which was part of Wolverhampton's Interchange Project.
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The bus station closed in April and was subsequently demolished. Bilston bus station is a small bus interchange located in Bilston Town Centre, Wolverhampton. It opened in as a new bus station to serve the town of Bilston and became an interchange on 31 May when the Midland Metro service opened on the adjacent railway line that had been disused since the end of Around 22 bus services operated by 11 operators serve the station which is a short, walkable distance from Bilston Central tram stop , which links the town to Birmingham , West Bromwich , Wednesbury and Wolverhampton.
The Midland Metro, a light rail system, currently connects Wolverhampton St. There are plans for further lines within the city, with both a city centre loop and a line to Walsall via Wednesfield and Willenhall , mostly following the route of the closed Wolverhampton and Walsall Railway. The new Urbos 3 trams are 9 metres longer; at 33 metres, with the ability of carrying passengers, compared to the from the T George's to Wolverhampton railway station , creating one stop at Wolverhampton Bus Station and subsequently ending at the railway station.
It is scheduled to be operational by Wolverhampton's original airport was at Pendeford , opened in and closed on 31 December Expansion of the airport has been suggested, but the current owners want to keep it as a General Aviation airfield. The airport hosts various "fly in" events and is an original World War two airfield.
The nearest major airport is Birmingham International Airport , approximately 25 miles The airport is easy to reach by train, with a direct express service to it only taking on average 36 minutes.
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By car, it takes approximately 45 minutes via the M6 or M6 Toll Road. Most places in the borough and some of the neighbouring villages in South Staffordshire are within easy reach of the city centre by pedal cycle and terrain is moderately hilly. Climbs tend to be of two to three minutes duration. The lanes of nearby South Staffordshire and east Shropshire provide ideal cycle touring conditions. Hip Hop music producer S-X who has worked with T. Wolverhampton has a number of live music venues; the largest occasionally used being the football ground, Molineux Stadium , which was used for a Bon Jovi concert in ,  but the biggest indoor venue regularly used is Wolverhampton Civic Hall , with a standing capacity of 3, There are also a number of smaller venues with capacities of between and , although the longest-established of these, the Wolverhampton Varsity, is now closed, as is the Little Civic.
The 18th-century St John's Church is a popular venue for smaller scale classical concerts. The city is also home to Regent Records, a choral and organ music recording company, and Wolf Town DIY, an independent record label that primarily releases punk and alternative music by underground artists. The city's main choral groups include the City of Wolverhampton Choir,  a choral society founded as the Wolverhampton Civic Choir in and the Choir of St. The City is currently hosting its largest ever arts event - "Wolves in Wolves".
Between July and September , the City has 30 huge wolf statues decorating its streets, parks and buildings along a "wolf Trail". Each Wolf has been uniquely decorated by both local and visiting international artists, the project being fully sponsored by local businesses, charities and public sponsors.
The event is the brainchild of City of Wolverhampton Council employee Manor Singh who has also assisted in the project delivery. It was designed by C. Phipps and completed within six months. The theatre was closed between and It hosts both professional and amateur performances. Wolverhampton Art Gallery , home to England's biggest Pop art collection after that held at the Tate ;  Bantock House , a fine historic house with Edwardian interior with a museum of Wolverhampton located within Bantock Park;  Bilston Craft Gallery with exhibitions of contemporary crafts.
The Black Country Living Museum , situated in nearby Dudley , has a large collection of artefacts and buildings from across the Black Country , including an extensive collection associated with the city. It provides studio accommodation for eighteen visual artists, mostly painters. Its small gallery holds a regular programme of exhibitions to show and promote contemporary art in the city. The National Trust owns two properties on the edge of the city that are open to the public: Wightwick Manor , which is a Victorian manor house and one of only a few surviving examples of a house built and furnished under the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement ,  and Moseley Old Hall , which is famous as one of the resting places of Charles II of England during his escape to France following defeat at the Battle of Worcester in Hare and opened in This new library improved public access to information and reading material, replacing its cramped predecessor in the old Garrick Street Police Station.
Wolverhampton City Council also operate 14 branch libraries within the city. The city is home to three radio stations: In December , the BBC commissioned the poet Ian McMillan to write a poem about Wolverhampton, along with four other towns which apparently "had a reputation they didn't deserve". The University of Wolverhampton is the main provider of higher education in the city. The university currently has more than 23, students. In , the Wolverhampton Mechanics' Institute was founded, and its lineage can be traced via the Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College , to The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton to today's University of Wolverhampton , given university status in The main university campus is in the city centre, with other campuses at Compton , and in the nearby towns of Walsall and Telford.
Wolverhampton Grammar School was founded in , making it one of the oldest active schools in the UK. Wolverhampton Girls' High School is a well known selective school which has produced top of league table results within Wolverhampton. St Peter's Collegiate School was founded in in buildings adjacent to S. Peter's Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton town centre. It moved to the present extensive green site at Compton Park in Peter's is the oldest established educational institution currently in the state sector in Wolverhampton, with a tradition of academic, cultural and sporting excellence nourished by Christian spiritual and moral values.
City of Wolverhampton College is the main further education college in the city. Wolverhampton is represented in the Premier League , the first tier of English football, by Wolverhampton Wanderers F. Their most successful period was the s, where they won three Football League Championships then the highest division and two FA Cups , and were involved in the earliest European friendlies. They were also the first English team to play in the Soviet Union.
They are also the only club to have won five different league titles; they have championed all four tiers of the professional English league, as well as the long-defunct northern section of the Third Division. Wolves have a long-established rivalry with West Bromwich Albion. Geographically, Walsall FC are closest to Wolves, but rarely compete at the same level. Since , the two clubs have only played 16 times against each other.
Several other Wolverhampton-based clubs play non-league football, notably A. Wulfrunians and Wolverhampton Sporting Community F. They have won the National League Division One for men from to , and the Men's National Cup finals in , , and It also represented Britain in the European Clubs Cup from to with the best finishing position of third.
Wolverhampton Wheelers is the city's oldest cycling club formed in , and was home to Hugh Porter who won four world championship pursuit titles; and Percy Stallard who has been credited with bringing cycle road racing to Britain when he held the Llangollen to Wolverhampton race on 7 June Wolverhampton has also hosted the Tour of Britain , with a stage start in , a stage finish in and a sprint finish in It is also home to Wednesfield Aces cycle speedway who are based on Ashmore Park. Wolverhampton Racecourse is located at Dunstall Park, just to the north of the city centre.
This was one of the first all-weather horse racing courses in the UK and is Britain's only floodlit horse race track. There is also greyhound racing at Monmore Green. West Park , a large park near the city centre, was converted from a racecourse. A horse by the name of Wolverhampton was among the leading contenders for the Grand National at Aintree but did not complete the course. Sunbeam built many early Grand Prix cars and was the only British make to win a Grand Prix in the first half of the 20th century.
Kieft Cars built Formula Three cars in the early s. Their best known driver was Stirling Moss. Wolverhampton Wolves , one of the leading speedway clubs in the UK represents the city, participating in the Elite League at the Monmore Green stadium. Wolverhampton Speedway is one of the oldest speedway tracks in the world that is still in operation being first used, albeit briefly in The track re-opened in for a single meeting and in the Wasps competed in the Third Division on the National League. The track closed early in and did not re-open until when the Wolves were introduced to the Provincial League.
The track has almost been an ever-present ever since and currently operates in the British Elite League. Le Mans 24 Hours winner Richard Attwood is from the city. Wolverhampton is home to the Carver Wolverhampton City Marathon. The marathon is part of a series of events whose main goal is to raise money for charity. There are many sportspeople associated with the city, with footballers such as Billy Wright , Steve Bull , Bert Williams and Jimmy Mullen ; along with Percy Stallard and Hugh Porter within the world of cycling, the Olympic medallist swimmer Anita Lonsbrough , professional darts player Wayne Jones , racing driver and winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans Richard Attwood as well as athletes such as Tessa Sanderson and Denise Lewis and cricketer Vikram Solanki who grew up here and played for Wolverhampton Cricket Club before joining Worcestershire.
Prof Ernest Geoffrey Cullwick , a specialist in electromagnetism and its effects on atomic particles, was born and raised in Wolverhampton. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. City and Metropolitan borough in England, United Kingdom. City and Metropolitan borough. Wolverhampton shown within the West Midlands county. List of areas in Wolverhampton. Birmingham Coventry Lichfield Stoke-on-Trent. West Midlands Green Belt. City of Wolverhampton Council. List of Mayors of Wolverhampton. List of tallest buildings and structures in Wolverhampton. List of schools in Wolverhampton.
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