Housing Liaison Boards

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There are Housing Liaison Boards ( HLBs) in each Ward in Yardley District: Acocks Green, Sheldon, South Yardley and Stechford and Yardley North. HLBs are groups of tenants , leaseholders and owner occupiers  who meet once a month to influence Housing Department policy and to monitor the performance of the Housing Department . HLBs also work with Housing Staff, the police, local Councillors and other agencies  to build better neighbourhoods. Representatives  from  our Repairs contractors also attend HLBs who monitor their performance. HLBs have a budget for improvements to communal facilities  and do projects such as creating a new bin storage area at Needwood House Acocks Green.

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Please email me on Andy.Sheppard@birmingham.gov.uk if you think you might like to try attending a meeting .

Litter pick in Tyseley Acocks Green Ward


Two residents in Tyseley in Acock’s Green Ward set to and did their own litter pick on the access way behind the flats where they live. Housing will collect the rubbish and if any other resident groups or groups of friends in Acocks Green Ward, Sheldon Ward South Yardley Ward or Stechford and Yardley North Ward,  would like to do a litter pick let us know because we or Waste Management can help with equipment , bags and with the collection of the litter collected:

email Andy.Sheppard@birmingham.gov.uk


Faith Watch Walkabout

Rev Dr Griphus Gakuru of All Saints Parish Church Stechford and Sgt James Littlehales from Stechford Police today led the Faith Watch Walkabout around the Albert Road area of Stechford.

The Walkabouts aim to connect people with local knowledge about an area with local service providers.


Today the walkabout was particularly looking at the problem of litter and fly tipping. Often if an area has a litter problem it can encourage other problems to develop.

Pictured above from left to right Sgt Littlehales, Rev Gakuru, Lot Masiane Environmental Services, PCSO Steve Cosford, Gary Elwell Housing and Shaid Ali Environmental Services . If you would be interested in joining a walkabout in your area of Yardley District or of joining Faith Watch please email

Andy. Sheppard@birmingham.gov.uk

Housing Liaison Board Meetings Dates

There are four Housing Liaison Boards in Yardley District one for each Ward. If you are a Council tenant or Council leaseholder you are welcome to come along and observe any of our HLB meetings , please phone me on 0121 464 1615 and then pop along you may then wish to ask to join. We are looking for members  for all four of our HLBs and at each one you will get a warm welcome and an excellent cup of tea and coffee with biscuits! The meetings dates are as follows:

Acock’s Green HLB 6.30pm on the third Tuesday of the month (for example Tuesday15 January 2013 ) in the Community Room St Marys Close Sheltered Housing Scheme Acock’s Green.

Sheldon HLB 1.30pm on the fourth Thursday of the month( for example 1.30pm Thursday 24 January 2013) in the Community Room at Manston Road Sheldon.

South Yardley HLB 1.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month ( for example 1.30pm Wednesday 6 February 2013) in the Community Room , Kings Road Sheltered Housing Scheme Kings Road, Tyseley.

Stechford and Yardley North HLB 12 noon on the second Wednesday of the month( for example Wednesday 13 February 2013) in the Community Room , Bucklow Walk,off Ipstones Avenue, Stechford.