Our rear fencing programme will replace and improve fencing to thousands of homes. We will repair or replace fencing that:
• backs onto open land
• is next to a main 'A' road
• borders an alleyway, canal or railway embankment
• backs onto a garage site or car park
• surrounds communal areas to all flats in a building
• presents a health and safety risk
• is recommended by our ASB team to resolve anti-social behaviour
If we replace your fence, the cost of the work may be added to your rent in the form of a service charge. Every repair is considered on a case by case basis.
Frequently asked questions
When will my fencing be improved?
All the homes due fencing improvements under the current programme are listed in the 'Schedule and streets' tab below.
If your street is not listed, it may be included in a later phase of the programme. Once the next programme is available, we will make this information available on our website.
The programme is based on priority. Fencing that is in a poor condition or poses a health and safety risk will be improved first.
What does the new fencing look like?
The fencing we use is of a good quality. It is normally two metres high, with close board panels, concrete posts and gravel boards. The fencing is designed to last between 15 and 20 years.
Will I have to pay for fencing?
The average cost of new fencing is £1700 per home, which means that if we didn’t charge residents, it would take almost 50 years to complete the programme. Therefore, if we improve your fencing, a service charge of less than £2 a week will be added to your rent. This information is covered within your tenancy agreement.
The fencing charge will only be added to your rent after your fencing has been improved.
What if I have paid for my own fencing?
If your fencing is good quality and is in a reasonable condition, we won’t need to replace it.
What if I receive Housing Benefit or Universal Credit?
The fencing charge is a condition of your tenancy, so it is covered by Housing Benefit and Universal Credit.
What if I live in a flat or maisonette?
Communal fencing is not part of this programme.
Can I opt out of the fencing programme?
If your fencing has recently been replaced, is in a good condition, and is expected to last more than five years, we will respect your decision to opt out of the programme
What happens if my fencing needs a repair?
We will repair fencing that is broken due to normal wear and tear, but only if it presents a health and safety risk.
What happens if my garden has reduced in size due to it being overgrown or inaccessible?
If your home is included in the programme, we will erect fencing along the boundary line shown on the deeds to your home. You will then be responsible for looking after all the garden area within the boundary.
Schedule and streets
The list below shows all the homes that are due to have new fencing under the current programme. If your street isn’t listed below, it may be planned for a later phase of the programme.
Our contractors will contact you before your fencing is due to be replaced. They will ask you some simple questions and give you more information about the work.
Remember, all our staff and contractors carry identification. Always ask to see official identification before letting anyone you do not know into your home. We will never ask you to hand over money at the door. If you’re still unsure, ring the company the person claims to represent and ensure their story checks out.
Street (a to z)
Cannock Road (342-372)
Hall Park Street
Lower Prestwood Road
Moathouse Lane West
Prestwood Road West
Rough Hills Close
Rough Hills Road
Sweet Briar Road
Wood End Road