Acocks Green Calendar 2019

Exclusive Calendar for Acocks Green – featuring photographs of our village at its best – AVAILABLE NOW

Photographs have been taken by local people and capture Acocks Green through the seasons at its best.  Lots of space to write your appointments with all the notable days printed. An attractive and useful addition to every wall.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted photographs. We had so many to choose from, it was a difficult decision, but it was great to see such a variety of views.

As far as we know we are the only suburb of Birmingham that has its own contemporary views calendar.  A perfect present and ideal to post to friends and family who live abroad, have childhood memories of the area, or for people who want to explore the area more and be pleasantly surprised.

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It has been produced on behalf of the Acocks Green Village Partnership, a committee of representatives made of community groups, Acocks Green BID and local traders, so funds raised will go back to the local area.

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Tulip Time!

Local people are invited to join in this community event to enhance our village. tulips18.pub-A5

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If you Go Down to the Woods Today..

Our local sculptor Steve Rainbow has been chipping away in the woods of
Westley Vale Millennium Green over the summer, adding two welcome and interesting sculptures to our special green space. Lots of people have seen ‘The Hand’  but ‘Dragon’ is well hidden in the woods.. but a great find when you come across it!

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Have you found The Dragon yet?

On Sunday 18th November at 10am the trustees are organising an Autumn Tidy Up in the Millennium Green.  Local people are invited to come along and help for an hour or two, tools will be supplied – litter-pickers, bags etc.  Come along and help.. and you may find the Dragon!

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Acocks Green Calendar 2019

Acocks Green Village Partnership is requesting local people to submit photos for next year’s Acocks Green Calendar, which will be in the shops in November.  They need high resolution photographs taken in recent years of views around Acocks Green. Also the photos need to be landscape for the calendar format and preferably easily identifiable as Acocks Green.
All the details are below, but hurry as the closing date for submission is the end of this month!

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Canal Tidy Up – Sunday 30th Sept

The team of volunteers were out today pulling up dumped rubbish from the canal, planting daffodil bulbs, litter-picking, sweeping and cutting back overhanging branches. Very busy waterway on a Sunday morning – we saw boats, walkers, cyclists, runners and even a lady who is walking the whole of the Grand Union Canal from London to Birmingham – all 143 miles of it.

Thanks to everyone who came out and helped and especially to Scott and Sharon who turned up in their new kayaks to help pull litter from the water.

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Hooray for Village in Bloom!

Representatives from Acocks Green Village in Bloom attended the award ceremony for the Heart of England RHS In Bloom Ceremony in Burton on Trent on
Thursday 20th September.

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The Golden Team 2018 – the hard work has paid off.

Great news! Acocks Green Village has won Gold for the forth year in a row.  It has been a real team effort and so many people, businesses and organisations have supported the work of the Bloom team – this is a big part of their success. The motivation remains the same as Bloom Co-ordinator Fran Lee said about the award ceremony:

People were present today from all walks of life – from lovely rural towns to Soho Road in Handsworth but all of us have the same philosophy – a love of being involved in shaping our surroundings and giving pride to the people who live in these places.

Next on the agenda –  the RHS Heart of England Neighbourhood Awards – around 300 people have been personally invited to Acocks Green to attend these Bloom Awards next week.  We have been chosen as the host because of our established involvement in Village in Bloom and our continued success.

And then we will be advertising dates for Mass Autumn Bulb-Planting Sessions so that our village can be full of even more beautiful spring flowers next year. Watch this space!

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Public Meeting – Tuesday 18th September

Our next Public Meeting (and AGM) will be held at our usual venue – the Baptist Church Hall on Yardley Road at 7.30pm.  There will be community updates from the local police and other community representatives.  This time we are also honoured to have a very special guest speaker: West Midlands Elected Mayor – Andy Street.  He will talk about his role and responsibilities and how he oversees the different regional councils to work on major policies around housing, transport, jobs and economic growth.  We are sure that it will be a fascinating insight into the policy-making and decisions that can directly affect residents across the West Midlands. So do come along and make the most of this opportunity on your doorstep.

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Guest Speaker – West Midlands Mayor Andy Street.

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