Living in private housing and the local area
Meet your Community Wardens
Your Community Wardens work for a safer, cleaner, greener community for all. We encourage all residents to get involved in, look after and feel proud of their local community.
The Wardens can help you make your community a better place to live by providing you with information, advice and contacts to help you resolve any issues or problems you may be facing. We can help you with:
- Advice on living in a student community
- Keeping your home safe
- Damp, unsafe & unmaintained houses
- Recycling & what to do with your waste
- Rats & other vermin
- Problems with your neighbours
- Anti-Social Behaviour
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Talk to a peer about living in Selly Oak / Bournbrook and the surrounding areas
Community Wardens are offering pre-arranged phone calls or video calls if you’d like to have an informal chat with a recent Selly Oak and local resident. This is great for anyone who has questions about living in private rented student housing or living in Selly Oak and the surrounding areas.
Contact Community Wardens to arrange a call or email your questions – email@example.com
How can I be a good neighbour and member of the community?
As your tenancies come to an end, we are aware lots of you will be moving into new homes in Selly Oak and the local area. Due to lockdown restrictions, we are all spending more time than usual in our homes. It's important therefore that we are mindful and considerate of our neighbours, here’s how you can help!
Be mindful of your actions
Please be considerate and ensure your actions do not disturb your neighbours. Though you may be excited to spend time with your housemates, remain aware of the amount of noise you’re making, including any music or television that is playing. Neighbours may still have work or children may attend school so keep noise to a minimum, particularly between the hours of 11pm and 7am.
Be a little tolerant
There will be more noise from children playing in their garden, or neighbours using this time to do some DIY, or fellow student houses catching up with their households. Try to be tolerant of a reasonable amount of increased noise, though if it becomes an issue, make sure to contact your Community Wardens – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be a good neighbour
Ask your neighbour if they need something during your trip to the shops. Whether your neighbour is vulnerable or not, if you're heading out to do some shopping, maybe you could pick up a few bits for them too!
Volunteer your spare time
It’s a great time to help your community. Selly Oak Community Response to Covid-19 are a great local group with volunteering opportunities to help those in your community. Find out more here.