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.

Community Partners

Guild Advice

LIVING

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

Visit: University Centre, opposite the food court
Call: 0121 414 8000
Email: studenthousingadvice@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Online: www.accommodation.bham.ac.uk
Like: facebook.com/birminghamaccommodation
Follow: @livingatbham

West Midlands Police

In an emergency, call 999
Visit: www.west-midlands.police.uk
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
Online: www.wmfs.net

Birmingham City Council

Online: www.birmingham.gov.uk
Call: 0121 303 1112

CONTACT US

COMMUNITY WARDENS

GUILD ADVICE

GUILD LETTINGS

STUDENT MENTORS

To ensure that you get what you need from us, when you need it, we have created a set of promises which we will always aim to deliver.

Meet your officer team

Every year, a team of Officers are elected by YOU to help you get the best out of Birmingham. Each officer leads a different part of the Union on your behalf – click on their faces below to find out what they do and how to get in touch…

Ellie Keiller - Guild President
Shannon Farmer - Activities & Development Full Time Officer
Adam Goldstone - Education Full Time Officer
Kris Ali - Housing & Community Full Time Officer
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Full Time Officer
Jess Levy - Representation & Resources Full Time Officer
Helena Bailey - Sports Full Time Officer
Henny Green - Welfare Full Time Officer

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