Free Tai Chi at Westley Vale – Twice a Week

Come along for free gentle out door exercise. One hour session. New to Tai Chi? This is perfect for beginners too.

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Saturday 5th June – Visit Mallard Community Orchard

It’s the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the growing season so come on down to Mallard Close next Saturday and support our wonderful community projects.

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Public Meeting Tuesday 11th May – 7.30pm by Zoom

Calling all locals..you are invited to a Public Meeting to find out more about what is happening in the area. Just click on the link at the correct time.

We will be joined by Chris Poolman from Arts Organisation General Public.

In 2022 Birmingham will host the Commonwealth Games. As part of this, there will be a fantastic cultural programme that will occur across the city. Arts organisation General Public have been undertaking a feasibility study in Acocks Green to explore the potential of projects that might feature as part of the Commonwealth Games 2022 cultural programme. They have nearly finished their report for the council and are keen to share some of their findings at the Neighbourhood Forum meeting. They will also be able to signpost how local groups might be able to access funding for local Commonwealth games arts projects. 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83359170953

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Watering Trees in Acocks Green

Over lockdown many of us have been exploring our local neighbourhood a lot more and enjoyed our local greenery. As the temperatures rise and rain becomes more scarce it is important to think about the trees in our neighbourhood. Each year young trees die due to lack of water, so check out your local neighbourhood trees and if the weather is dry then please give them some water.. trees help the environment but also make our roads more attractive. We want Acocks Green to remain a leafy suburb!

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Public Meeting – Wednesday 31st March

Everyone in the area is invited to attend this Public Meeting where we will be joined by the head of Birmingham City Council. Click on the image below at the allotted time to connect to the zoom meeting.

Here is the link again :

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85155936330
 
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Census is Coming – Everyone needs to Play their Part

Every 10 years there is a count of all of the people in the country. The first census was in 1801 and it has happened every 10 years since then. On 21st March 2021 the census will take place again.

It’s important to fill in your census questionnaire because it gives the most accurate and detailed information we have about our society and the people who live in each area. Census data is used in making decisions about funding public services in our area and for the whole country. Whether it is planning new schools, doctors’ surgeries or transport needs, the information you share has an impact on the lives of everyone living in England and Wales. You are required to complete the census by law.

It takes around 10 minutes per person to fill in the census questionnaire and you will help make sure our community gets the services needed now and in the future. All the questions you may have about the census should be answered in the downloadable booklet below. Please have a read so that you can help others understand the census and how it will help our community.

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Commonwealth Games Arts Project for Acocks Green: What do you think?

Complete the quick survey and your views can shape the celebrations in our area.

In 2022 The Commonwealth Games will be staged in Birmingham. World Class athletes and visitors from around the world will be arriving in Birmingham. You can read more about the games HERE. The Neighbourhood Forum has been contacted by the Arts organisation General Public for our views on how a cultural programme could take shape

To celebrate this exciting international sporting event there will be a fantastic cultural programme that will occur across the city.

Arts organisation General Public think that Acocks Green is a great place for some Commonwealth cultural activity to take place and WE NEED YOU to help shape the idea. 

General Public have been successful in securing funding from Birmingham City Council to conduct a feasibility study in Acocks Green to develop a proposal that might feature as part of this Commonwealth Games 2022 cultural programme. Until March 2021, we are working in partnership with organisations & local people, to make a persuasive case as to why Acocks Green should receive a larger amount of funding for 2022.

Below are some examples of recent cultural events in our area: Left to Right – Drumming workshop at Stockfield Funday, a decorated float for AG Carnival, Dancing at the Stockfield Christmas Cracker.

The cultural programme of the games will be shaped around three simple themes:

The Commonwealth 2022 website states:

– Our place in the Commonwealth
– The present moment
– Stories of Birmingham and the West Midlands

The Commonwealth 2022 website states:

‘It is essential that the festival is created with, not just for, local residents, so that people can recognise themselves and the uniqueness of our region in the work. We will look for and promote new work that recognises the region’s intersectional artistic and cultural practices – sensory concerts, runners’ club art tours, building ‘takeovers’, contemporary carnival, Drag bingo and community-led architectural ‘pavilions’ – the festival will draw on all of this and more’.

Ideas can take all shapes and sizes – What would you like to see happening
in Acocks Green?

If you live in Acocks Green or are connected to the area, please follow the link below and fill in the short online survey and help us develop the Acocks Green proposal.  

www.generalpublic.org.uk/acocksgreen2022

Alternatively if you have other ideas or views email: generalpublicprojects@gmail.com or call 07792736125.

This is a great opportunity for Acocks Green so please complete the survey and spread the word

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Public Meeting and AGM by Zoom

Alternatively click on link below at 7.30pm on Tuesday 19th January 2021 : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81642920598

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Lockdown Bulb Planting

Lockdown V2 has been particularly difficult with it being winter time, cold weather and dark nights, but what better way to do something positive, looking to a brighter future, than spring bulb planting. Usually Village in Bloom work together on one day to do a mass bulb planting but because of covid restrictions this year, volunteers worked individually and in small socially distanced groups to get the colourful tulips in the ground in time.

If you want to be reminded of the amazing tulip display we have had in recent years then get your hands on a Acocks Green 2021 Calendar (available at Jeffries and S & H Jewellers while stocks last).

Array of tulips in the Springtime

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Tuesday 8 December 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Conference about Housing Concerns in our Area.

The Neighbourhood Forum have postponed their Virtual Public Meeting and AGM that was due to take place on Tues 8 December until Tuesday 19th January, because of this important meeting on housing issues.

Many local people have concerns about private sector Homes of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs), and issues surrounding them. Everyone in the area is invited to find out more about the issues and have the opportunity to have a say at this mini conference. All details below.

This is the link for the meeting :

https://zoom.us/j/95043748625?pwd=cVlPZ3hQLzh3Q09lWm5ia3BHbXgxQT09

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