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Your Community Wardens are a team of 10 students based at the Guild, who work for a safer, cleaner, greener, more cohesive community for all. We encourage all residents to get involved in, look after, and feel proud of their local community. We are dedicated to bringing the people of Selly Oak together, whether it being over cleaning up the streets, coming along to a coffee morning, or doing some planting in the community. There is something for everyone!
We’re mainly out and about in the Bournbrook area of Selly Oak – and also cover the wider area where University of Birmingham Students live in large numbers. We regularly patrol the streets during term time; door knocking and supporting any community issues.
We also work in partnership with the University of Birmingham and local organisations (like the Council, the Police and Canal & River Trust) 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 support to help you resolve any issues or problems you may be facing. We can help you with:
We also run a number of community initiatives and events, including litter picks, canal grapples, self-defence classes, upcycling workshops, yoga classes, sports days, and more. We’d love to help you get involved!
We run a FREE shuttle bus service for a safe and convenient journey home from campus.
You don’t need to buy a ticket to ride the Selly Express. All you have to do is show up with your student ID and tell the driver where you’d like to be dropped off!
Selly Express Details
Junkbusters is a joint project between the Guild of Students and the University.
Every year, we go out into Selly Oak and collect your unwanted clothes, books and household items to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. In 2022, we raised over £1300!
Marks Out of Tenancy is an online review platform for tenants to rate and leave their feedback about a particular property, landlord, letting agent and the area they’re living in.
Leaving reviews really helps your fellow students to inform decision-making about renting, so we’d really encourage you to make use of Marks Out of Tenancy.
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Our Community Pantry Scheme is here to support students in crisis by offering a free one-off food parcels to those who may be struggling financially.
Whether you'd like to donate some food items to our Community Pantry or request a food parcel, please do get in touch and learn all about this scheme.
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If you don’t have a paper pod, you can request a replacement paper recycling pod.
Make sure you don’t overfill your bin or it won’t be taken.
The lid should be fully closed. If you have a large amount of waste, contact your landlord to dispose of it or book a bulky waste collection.
You can request a recycling box online if you don’t have one.
Don’t overfill your recycling boxes or put out an excessive number of bin bags. If you have a large amount of waste, contact your landlord to dispose of it or book a bulky waste collection.
We hope this won’t ever happen, but should you need to report a crime, here are the contact details you’ll need:
Emergency – call 999
Non-emergency – call 101 or use the live chat function.
You can report any anti-social behaviour to the Community Wardens or to Birmingham City Council on 0121 303 1111.
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