Community Wardens: Who we are and what we do

Your Community Wardens are a team of students based at the Guild, who 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.

We also work in partnership with the University of Birmingham and local organisations (like the Council, Police and Fire Service) to help make the local area a fantastic community to live in.

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:

  • Keeping your home safe
  • Damp, unsafe & unmaintained houses
  • Recycling
  • Getting rid of rubbish
  • Rats & other vermin
  • Problems with your landlord
  • Getting your deposit back
  • Problems with your neighbours
  • Anti-Social Behaviour

We also run a number of community initiatives with local groups, including working with schools and joining local litter picks. We’d love to help you get involved!

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Where We Work

We’re mainly out and about in the Bournbrook area of Selly Oak – and across the wider area where University of Birmingham Students live in wide numbers.

There are 8 of us patrolling the streets of Bournbrook and the surrounding area during the University’s term time, door knocking and identifying community issues. We also attend various community and residents’ meetings.


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Community Partners

Guild Advice


LIVING offers support and advice for students in both university and private accommodation.

Visit: University Centre, opposite the food court
Call: 0121 414 8000
Follow: @livingatbham

West Midlands Police

In an emergency, call 999
Follow: @WMPolice, along with local teams @bhamsouthpolice and @sellyoakpolice.
There’s also @brumunicop, the dedicated campus-based officer.
Non-Emergency Calls: 101

West Midlands Fire Service

In an emergency, call 999 Non-Emergency Calls: 0845 5000 900
For a free Home Safety Check: 0800 389 5525

Birmingham City Council

Call: 0121 303 1112

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Contact Us

Comm. Wardens - 0121 415 8968

Guild Advice - 0121 415 8965

Guild Lettings - 0121 415 8376

Student Mentors - 0121 415 8967

Global Buddies - 0121 415 8984






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