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A Snapshot into.. Walsall

  • April 19, 2021

Walsall is a metropolitan borough, located in the county of West Midlands, named after it’s largest market town (Walsall), but also covers a larger area which includes areas such as Aldridge, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Darlaston, Pelsall and Willenhall. The borough is very popular with International Doctors and is known as being highly diverse, multicultural and a friendly place to live.

With over 269,000 residents, Walsall is a growing, dynamic and exciting centre for career development and leisure. Centrally located, with excellent road, rail and air transport links to the rest of the United Kingdom and beyond!

The Walsall NHS Foundation NHS Trust is the only provider of NHS Acute Care in Walsall. The Trust provides local general hospital and community services to around 260,000 people in Walsall and the surrounding areas. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services under one roof, with 600 beds and the provision of a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services for all ages on one site.
 

Cost of Living in Walsall

Cost of Renting Accommodation per month

One-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre

£693.75

One-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre

£568.75

Three-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre

£1118.75

Three-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre

£900.00

Transportation

1ltr Petrol

£1.27

One-Way Public Transport Ticket

£2.45

Monthly Public Transport Ticket

£70.00

1km Taxi Journey

£1.38

Entertainment

Meal out for two in a local pub

£20.00

Meal out for two in a mid-range restaurant, 3 courses

£50.00

Cinema tickets for two people

£18.50

One-month gym membership

£22.00

Tennis court rental for 1 hour on the weekend

£8.80

Beer 0.5ltr bottle

£3.02

Coke/Pepsi 0.33ltr bottle

£0.89

Cappuccino

£2.50

Time it Takes to Travel by Train from Walsall to Cities in the UK:

City

Time it Takes to Travel

London

2 Hours 45 Minutes

Bristol

2 Hours 52 Minutes

Cardiff

3 Hours 20 Minutes

Manchester

2 Hours 50 Minutes

Newcastle

5 Hours 55 Minutes

Birmingham

23 Minutes

Liverpool

3 Hours 41 Minutes

Edinburgh

6 Hours 52 Minutes

Education in Walsall:

According to the 2019/20 census by Walsall Childrens Services, available on the government website, Walsall is home to 8 Nurseries, 86 Primary Schools, 17 Secondary Schools and a further 7 Special Schools. To find out more information about term dates, applications, standards, curriculum and general education, visit the Walsall Council’s website here.

Whilst Walsall doesn’t have it’s own University, it is home to one of the main campus’ of the University of Wolverhampton! The campus is perfect for those interested in fitness, as it has it’s own multi-million pound Sports Centre, with excellent facilities, expert staff and highly equipped sports science laboratories!


Things to do in Walsall:

Walsall Arboretum
Walsall Arboretum is a Victorian public park located close to Walsall town centre in the West Midlands of England. Part of the park and surrounding housing are covered by the Arboretum conservation area.

Barr Beacon Local Nature Reserve
One of the highest points in the West Midlands, Barr Beacon offers spectacular views. It’s perfect for long walks, dog walking, picnics, geology and even has its own orienteering trail.

Bloxwich Active Living Centre
Bloxwich Living Leisure Centre offers a wide range of activities and facilities for individuals and families! The site has it’s own swimming pool, a teaching pool, 100 station air-conditioned gym, 6 badminton courts and a dance studio!

Leather Museum
According to online location guides, at the Top of the list of things that you need to do when you come to Walsall is to visit the Leather Museum. Whilst it may not sound too interesting at first, it’s listed as one of the top attractions in town for both adults and children! The Museum is housed in a restored Victorian factory building and offers a fascinating insight into the story of Walsall's famous leatherworking trade.

Walsall Arena and Arts Centre
The center is a multi-purpose Arts and Events venue, hosting concerts, performances and conferences and participatory arts activities, including a state of the art Arena.
 

Relocation to Walsall:

If you’re an international doctor looking to relocate to Walsall, or another location in the UK, please email your CV to [email protected] and we can support you in securing an NHS post and on your journey to relocate to the UK.

Are you a member of our Facebook group? When you join IMG Advisor, you join a community of doctors all looking to relocate to the UK and join the NHS. We post a series of vlogs and blogs to the group every day. We will also be on hand to answer all of your relocation queries.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel! We have over 60 videos on everything you need to know about relocating to the UK and joining the NHS!

Listen to BDI Resourcing on the go to IMG Advisor the Podcast. You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Buzzsprout. We have a number of episodes with tips and advice on relocating to the UK and the routes you can take to achieve this.

References

Proudwalsall.co.uk. 2021. About Walsall. [online] Available at: <http://www.proudwalsall.co.uk/about-walsall/> [Accessed 13 April 2021].

Nhs.uk. 2021. Overview - Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust - NHS. [online] Available at: <https://www.nhs.uk/Services/Trusts/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=654> [Accessed 13 April 2021].

Living, C. and Kingdom, U., 2021. Cost of Living in Walsall. [online] Numbeo.com. Available at: <https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Walsall-United-Kingdom> [Accessed 13 April 2021].

Wlv.ac.uk. 2021. Walsall Campus - University of Wolverhampton. [online] Available at: <https://www.wlv.ac.uk/university-life/accommodation/where-can-i-live/walsall-campus/> [Accessed 19 April 2021].

 
 

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