In 2012 Pemberley Road Sheltered Housing Scheme Entered the RHS’s ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Competition. A large number of residents from Homemeadow , Hollypiece and Coppice House worked together with members of Acock’s Green Houisng Liaison Board and Yardley CTG and were awarded the title of Thriving Neighbourhood.
Yardley Housing Team are looking to recruit more Block Champions. Block Champions are residents who live in high rise or low rise flats and maisonette blocks. The Block Champion volunteers to join the Housing Officer on their monthly block inspection to ensure that the cleaning and other services provided in the block are up to a high standard, The Block Champion can also report problems which arise in and around the block which they are aware of having local knowledge, or on behalf of other residents. If you would be interested in becoming a Block Champion please phone Andy Sheppard on 0121 464 1615 or email him on Andy.Sheppard@birmingham.gov .uk
One of the best ways for Council Tenants and Council Leaseholders to get involved in improving their neighbourhoods is to join a Housing Liaison Board. Housing Liaison Boards work with Housing staff , the Police, Elected members and the Housing Department’s repairs contractor on projects to improve neighbourhoods. HLBs also monitor the performance of the Housing Department. HLBs are normally Ward based and there is a HLB for each of the four Wards in Yardley District. HLBs are given a budget ( based on the number of Council properties in the Ward) to improve Council Estates. These budgets are used on projects such as gating , cctv and fencing on communal areas where the community will benefit and not on improving individual properties. Owner occupiers can also join HLBs by invitation. For more details on HLBs phone Andy Sheppard on 0121 464 1615 , or email him at Andy.Sheppard@birmingham.co.uk