Structured Dialogue, a technique used to improve relationships and learning

Structured dialogue is a technique used by the Chamberlain Forum to encourage open conversation between different partners during the Community Asset Transfer process and this film explains some of the principles behind it.  You can find out more on the Chamberlain Forum’s website: Based on an approach developed in Canada by Ronald Labonte and Joan […]

Firuz Ali and Lesley Steele on Community Asset Transfer in Birmingham

Firuz Ali of Urban Design at Birmingham City Council and Lesley Steele of the council run Birmingham Property Services talk about their involvement in the Community Asset Transfer Development Programme in Birmingham: Firuz and Lesley reflect on their roles as project managers of the Norton Hall and Perry Common projects respectively. They describe how this […]

Iftikar Karim on Norton Hall and Community Asset Transfer

Iftikar Karim has been involved with Asset Transfer since 2002. As a board member of Norton Hall Children and Family Centre he has helped the organisation navigate taking on a 50 year lease of their building from Birmingham City Council and then undergo a £250,00 renovation. Here he talks about the lessons he has learnt […]

Jane Edwards Community Asset Transfer in Birmingham

Jane’s remit is to work with third sector organisations in a role that engages with each of Birmingham’s ten constituencies, Birmingham Property Services and Legal Services. She shares her thoughts on the progress of the Asset Transfer Development Programme: The scope of the development programme it was apparent that Birmingham City Council needed a simplified and […]

Carrie Weekes on Community Asset transfer

Carrie Weekes is the West Midlands regional development manager for the Development Trusts Association.  She’s based at a community run building – the Post Office Building  in Moseley – and has many years experience of understanding and supporting community asset transfer As she says in the interview below,

Ifor Jones on Community Asset Transfer

Ifor Jones is the Director of Constituency Services at Birmingham City Council.  As he says in the interview below, he got a involved in the current community asset transfer work a little down the line. A key part he played was to help nurse through last minute contractual issues involving the council’s legal officers and […]