Yardley District will be celebrating their Block Champions on Wednesday 20 March 2013 at a special event at Stechford Cascades. Our Block Champions live in Yardley’s high rise and low rise blocks and they work with the Housing Team to ensure that all the services such as cleaning and repairs are delivered to a high standard.
Block Champions join with our Housing Officers and Neighbourhood Caretakers when they make their monthly block inspections and Block Champions also act as advocates on a range of issues on behalf of their Blocks.
Pictured above are Gwen and Janet, Block Champions in Needwood and Rayleigh House. Gwen and Janet worked with residents in their blocks to ensure that their aerial budget ( Blocks with aerials on the roof receive a special budget for improvements ) was spent on new fencing for both blocks to improve the security and appearance of the Blocks. Janet is also Chair of Needwood and Rayleigh House Residents Association and Gwen successfully campaigned for a new pedestrian crossing outside Needwood House.
If you live in a high rise or low rise block and would like to be a Block Champion or if you would just like to get involved ring Andy Sheppard on 0121 464 1615