Protecting and promoting the interests of

freeholders and leaseholders on the Bournville Village Trust Estate



Due to exceptional circumstance we are all facing we have no other option but to cancel our next AGM due to be held in May.  When matters become clearer we will reschedule the AGM.


For those unable to attend the specially arranged meeting with BVT please see this short report.



Meeting between BVT and the BFLA held on 12th Feb 2020


As previously reported BVT is considering altering the current Scheme of Management which is likely to increase the Management Charge paid by Freeholders and alter the allowable modification to all properties on the Estate.  At the request of BVT a meeting was held on the 12th Feb with members of the Bournville Freeholders and Leaseholders Association. The Village Hall was packed which revealed the strength of the resident's concerns.


The CEO of BVT, Pete Richmond, outlined their thoughts and the potential scope of their consultation process.


He acknowledged that residents were troubled over BVT ability to deliver services, the impression given that BVT is just a housing association business, that the Management Charge is not good value, and that parts of Bournville are starting to slip. He also commented on the current Design Guide suggesting it needed a complete overhaul.


He did explain that this consultation process had to consider what residents wanted, how much it would cost and how the expenditures would affect differing charges placed on residents depending upon their tenure. He expected this process would take between 12 to 18 months and that further meetings with all residents across the Estate.


The members had provided BVT with advanced series of questions which Peter, in part, attempted to answer. BFLA will follow up on the concerns expressed and will take an active part in any consultation process.


NB.  It has become clear, from organising this meeting, some members have not received the intended communications during 2019. This is due to a lack of response to the requested GDPR form set in 2018. If this affects you please do contact me.
Jack Hynds chairman BFLA   0121 476 5248


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