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The District of Selly Oak is located in the southern part of Birmingham. It comprises four wards:

Local History

There are many theories on how Selly Oak received its name, they range from ‘salt ley’ or saltway through the meadow because of salt traffic from Droitwich to the North Sea: to ‘Sele leah’ or clearing with a hall on it or a clearing on a shelf of land. Others claim that it results from the Saxon word ‘ley’ meaning clearing in the forest, because of its position in the Forest of Arden.

Some later sources claim that the name refers to Sarah’s oak (later Sally’s oak) after a local witch who was either hanged from it or was buried under it with an oak stake through her heart, which later it was claimed grew into an oak tree.

A welcome from your District Service Integration Head – Karen Cheney

Selly Oak District Team

Name Role Contact number
Karen Cheney Service Integration Head 0121 675 8519
Ann Barr Senior Service Manager – Sport and Leisure 0121 464 9185
Sajid Khan Senior Highways Engineer 0121 464 2780
Tracey Hewitt Performance and Support Manager 0121 303 9389
Karen Stevens Ward Support Officer 0121 303 8738
Austin Rodriguez Safer Places Officer 0121 303 9744
Richard Green Street Scene Officer 0121 303 9762
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