February 23, 2014
At the Neighbourhood Forum’s last Public Meeting, we had an interesting presentation by Architect Joe Holyoak about a proposed Conservation Area for Acocks Green.
A Conservation Area is an area of architectural interest, the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve, keep or enhance.
- Planning Act, 1990 (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas)
Proposed Conservation Area, Acocks Green
The proposed area has Acocks Green Railway station in the centre and the architecture reflects the development of the area from a Worcestershire village to a thriving suburban area, largely because of the improved transport links. There is a Public Consultation taking place on 3rd, 8th and 11th March for residents to learn more about the plan and to express their views. A full list of the roads included and the details of the consultation are here: Page 1, & Page 2. Also look out for leaflets being delivered around the proposed area.
March 4, 2014
At the Acocks Green Ward Committee Meeting last week the Environmental Health Officer for our area – Kate Careford suggested a litter pick on the Yardley Road, following the on-going concerns about the untidiness of the area. It was arranged for Monday 3rd March, and even though it was raining, a hardy bunch of locals and Kate made a great effort to clean up our neighbourhood.
The hardy bunch of volunteers – thanks for your help guys.
Thanks to those helpers and to Kate for her initiative. With the council’s financial problems, perhaps organised litter-picks are one way of fighting the tide of rubbish. Also we can encourage the disposal of rubbish responsibly in the first place and try to pick up litter outside our own homes. We can all play a part, and have a positive impact on our area.
February 10, 2014
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| Tags: aluminium foil
, Birmingham City Council
, doorstep collections
, food trays
, fortnightly collection
, green boxes
, silver foil
, yoghut pots
The plastics that are now accepted within Birmingham’s recycling boxes are:
• Plastic bottles of all types
• Yoghurt pots
• Margarine tubs
• Ice cream tubs
• Plastic trays (e.g.from chocolate and biscuit boxes) that are NOT black in colour
• Trays from meat and fish
• Fruit and vegetable punnets
• All bottle tops, lids and triggers
• Cream and custard pots
• Soup pots
• Instant Noodle pots
• Tubs for dishwasher and laundry tablets
ALSO now accepted: Aluminium foil
January 21, 2014
Our next Public Meeting takes place on Tuesday. Our guest speaker is Joe Holyoak, architect and Urban designer, who has made a study of Acocks Green Village and it’s historical development through the different architectural styles that exist in our area. He will give a slide presentation offering insight into some familiar buildings in our neighbourhood. There is a proposal to make part of Acocks Green a Conservation Area, which is an official recognition of the historical value of some buildings. We already have several Grade II Buildings, including the Police Station and the Baptist Church.
Acocks Green Police Station – Grade II Listed
We also welcome to the meeting Jenny Millward – The Acocks Green Ward Champion, and are expecting a respresentative from Fleet and Waste Management and an update from The local Police.
There will be refreshments and an opportunity to raise any concerns or comments.
Everyone welcome, so come along and find out more.
December 28, 2013
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| Tags: Acocks Green
, adult education
, computer classes
, computerised accounts
, french classes
, interview skills
, job searching
, spanish classes
, Stone Hall
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As 2014 commences, it is a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. There is always something new to learn and Birmingham Adult Education Service has many new courses starting in January. In Acocks Green village we are lucky to have the Stone Hall Adult Education Centre, (Warwick Road, opposite St Mary’s Church) which hosts many different opportunities to learn new skills for pleasure or to gain qualifications. Courses range from sewing classes, ESOL, computers, singing, pottery, Great Women in History, Computerised Accounts, job searching and interview skills and lots more! If you are in receipt of benefits then some of the courses may be free.
Birmingham City Council have produced two course programmes, dividing the city into North and South. This lists all the courses available starting in 2014. To see the South programme, which includes Stone Hall centre, click here, or call into the centre when it re-opens on 2nd January 2014
December 24, 2013
Swansong Concert at St Mary’s Church – featuring Burne-Jones Stained Glass Window. 2013
Seasonal Greetings to all our followers and readers.
Find out more about the goings on in Acocks Green by coming along to our next Public Meeting on Tuesday 28th January when there will be a guest speaker Mr Joe Holyoak, Architect and Urban Designer to present plans on a proposed ‘conservation’ area for Acocks Green. Also joining us is Jenny Millward our Acocks Green Ward Council Champion, and also present will be other relevant local representatives. Everyone welcome for refreshments and an opportunity to find out more about your area.