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Tibbington is a residential area of Tipton, a town in the West Midlands of England. It takes its name from the original 11th-century name of Tipton – Tibbingtone.

Tipton town in the borough of Sandwell, West Midlands, England

Tipton is a town northwest of Birmingham in the borough of Sandwell, West Midlands, England. Historically within Staffordshire, with a population of around 38,777 at the 2011 UK Census. It is a part of the Black Country, located about halfway between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands conurbation. Most of the town is now in the borough of Sandwell, with the western fringes – including the Foxyards estate and the site of the former Tipton Town Hall – in the borough of Dudley.

West Midlands conurbation Conurbation in England

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England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

The Tibbington estate was mostly constructed during the 1920s and 1930s as one of Tipton UDC's first major council housing developments which were aimed at people being rehoused by slum clearances. This included Tipton's 2,000th council house on Central Avenue, which was opened on 21 December 1936 and followed a few months later by the area's 2,500th council house, also on the estate. [1]

The estate's main through route is Central Avenue, which links Princes End High Street to Locarno Road, and is now a bus route.

Princes End

Princes End is an area of Tipton, West Midlands, England, near the border with Coseley, which was heavily developed during the 19th century with the construction of factories. The population of the Sandwell ward taken at the 2011 census was 12,981. Several hundred terraced houses were built around the same time to accommodate the factory workers. Many council houses were built in the area between 1920 and 1980, as well as many private houses.

Nearly 200 new houses were added to the estate in the 1950s with the development of Oval Road.

It is situated within the Princes End council ward, which is one of the most deprived parts of Sandwell. Princes End's problems are particularly highlighted on the Tibbington estate, where a high percentage of residents are unemployed and living on low incomes. Crime is a cause for serious concern in the area; with racism and anti-social behaviour being particularly high profile issues.[ citation needed ]

Racism race or ethnic-based discrimination

Racism is the belief in the superiority of one race over another, which often results in discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity. The use of the term "racism" does not easily fall under a single definition.

Anti-social behaviours are actions that harm or lack consideration for the well-being of others. It has also been defined as any type of conduct that violates the basic rights of another person and any behaviour that is considered to be disruptive to others in society. This can be carried out in various ways, which includes but is not limited to intentional aggression, as well as covert and overt hostility. Anti-social behaviour also develops through social interaction within the family and community. It continuously affects a child's temperament, cognitive ability and their involvement with negative peers, dramatically affecting children's problem solving skills. Many people also label behaviour which is deemed contrary to prevailing norms for social conduct as anti-social behaviour. However, researchers have stated that it is a difficult term to define, particularly in the United Kingdom where there are an infinite number of acts that fall into its category. The term is especially used in British English.

A private housing development was built on the south side of the estate in the 1970s following the infilling of a canal and the demolition of an aqueduct.

A section of houses in Laburnum Road, Chestnut Avenue, Fern Avenue and Laurel Road were demolished in 2007 and later redeveloped with a small public park and new housing. All of Elm Crescent and several houses in Central Avenue were demolished in the early 1980s due to mining subsidence and the site was redeveloped as Walker Grange, a residential home for elderly people which was opened on 27 February 1992.

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