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