[Talk-gb-westmidlands] Hamstead

Thomas Szabunia tszabunia at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 15 10:44:41 UTC 2019

(Apologies for the double email, this seemed to get lost as I was switching emails)

This is the sort of stuff I enjoy, this seems like the best point to contact them from, their link to the PAF Code of Practice is broken as well (reported that as well but be darned if I can find a proper contact form for web issues).  Maybe if they get a few reports of it it'll get fixed ,sent one myself but I don't know how seriously they'll take it when I'm not actually at the address.


Funny thing is a few of the businesses on the estate list their address as "Hampstead" on their website too.

I did have a try and finding some reference to it on the Council's webpage or a street sign as some extra proof but I can't see anything currently.

From: Thomas Szabunia <tszabunia at hotmail.com>
Sent: 15 February 2019 10:37
To: Andy Mabbett; talk-gb-westmidlands
Subject: Re: [Talk-gb-westmidlands] Hamstead

I've also just submitted edits to all the listings on Google Maps that are listed with the "p"

Thomas Szabunia

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Mabbett [mailto:andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk]
Sent: 14 February 2019 22:12
To: talk-gb-westmidlands <Talk-gb-westmidlands at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: [Talk-gb-westmidlands] Hamstead

I noticed today that the BBC reported a road accident as:

   M6 in Hampstead Industrial Estate exit slip road
   partially blocked southbound at J7, A34 (Great Barr)

There is no "Hampstead Industrial Estate exit" at junction 7, and in any case the estate is "Hamstead Industrial Estate" (no "p"):


and so I told them this on Twitter.

Someone has argued that "Hampstead Industrial Estate" is correct, as that's what Google Maps calls it.

I thought I would settle the matter by referring to the Royal Mail postcode database - and was surprised that they too have it as "Hampstead Industrial Estate" - try searching for "B42 1DU" at:


Has anyone had any luck, getting errors in the postcode database fixed?

Andy Mabbett

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