Karen Cheney on lessons from the Community Asset Transfer Development Programme in Birmingham

Karen Cheney has been the co-ordinator of  the Community Asset Transfer Development Programme as part of her job as Senior Manager – Community Empowerment Projects Lead in the Neighbourhood and Communities Team of Birmingham City Council – Constituency Services.   Below she talks very clearly about what the programme has achieved

Bret Willers, Hall Green Constituency Director, reflects on community asset transfer

Bret Willers is the Constituency Director for Hall Green in Birmingham, he’s been involved with the community asset transfer development programme as an advisor, constructive challenge  and with an interest in assets may be used differently in his part of the city. [podcast]http://communityasset.podnosh.com/files/2010/05/BretWillers.mp3[/podcast] Some of the key thoughts from his interview are: Valueing Worth – […]

Roger Lloyd – senior lawyer at Birmingham City Council talks about his experience of Community Asset Transfer

Roger Lloyd is the Head of Regeneration and Property Law for Birmingham City Council Legal Services.  Click below to listen to his thought on lesson from the Community Asset Transfer Development programme. [podcast]http://communityasset.podnosh.com/files/2010/05/rogerlloyd.mp3[/podcast] Roger’s role was looking after the lawyers in his team who were developing after the lease document, aiming to make sure the […]

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 […]

Suzanne Knipe shows us around Phase 2 of Norton Hall

The Community Asset Transfer programme has helped Norton Hall focus on it’s future.  When the organisation first looked for  funding it was for a more ambitious plan to change much of the building. Some parts of that plan had to be shelved, but since building work began the organisation has been looking for ways to […]

Norton Hall, John Freeman. Why Community Asset Transfer is important

John Freeman is a local resident and board member at Norton Hall and has been involved with the organisation for over 30 years. Here he gives his view on why community asset transfer is important. Some key points: It’s always been a well used community facility The next couple of years will be challenging because […]

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 […]