Following the sell-out success of previous Acocks Green calendars we are thinking ahead and putting a call-out for your best landscape photos taken of our area in the last couple of years. We have had some great contributions from local people and we are hoping to for a high calibre again.
Just a reminder of some of the lovely photos used in this calendar from three different contributors:
photo: Amjad Hamid
photo: Mike Nash
photo: Helen Roberts
Last year’s calendar raised several hundred pounds that went towards funding some of the colourful planting around Acocks Green, so the money raised goes straight back to the benefit of our village.
The photos should be landscape, high quality at least 8 megapixels (3000 pixels wide & 2000 pixels high). The photos should be identifiable as Acocks Green and it is good to see the different seasons and aspects of our area.
Closing date for submissions in 30th September. You need to email the photos to AGNForum@hotmail.co.uk. You can submit as many photos as you like. Have a look through your photo files or get snapping !
Birmingham City Council have recently been equipping community groups with litter-picking tools, and so volunteers from Acocks Green Village in Bloom took advantage of the offer. Ashley Atterbury the Assistant Service Manager from the Fleet & Waste at Montgomery Street came out to deliver the tools recently including litter-picking sticks, a first aid kit, broom and bag hoops. More ways to keep the Village looking clean and tidy.
The team’s new equpment being delivered by Ashley
Monica and children
Valeria and children
A couple of local families got in touch with Fran the Village in Bloom co-Ordinator about being Litter Champions and so Fran has supplied them with equipment to keep their streets clean. Its great to see young people getting involved in their local community and setting such a good example. If you would like to be a litter-picking champion or want to help Village in Bloom in other ways then do get in touch via this website or with Fran directly: email@example.com
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Encourage the kids to read books during the schools holidays with the Summer Reading Challenge: – to read ANY 6 books before they go back to school in September. There’s little rewards along to the way to motivate them and this year’s theme is called
Space Chase! It’s free to enter and you can just turn up to sign up. More information HERE or at your local library. All libraries offer the Summer Reading Challenge and most have some activities during the holidays. See below events at Acocks Green Library.
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Another weekend of community spirit. On Saturday Acocks Green Village in Bloom were at Stockfield Funday encouraging children and adults to try a little gardening, with pick and mix planters, a plant swap and seed-sowing with children. Anyone who sowed seeds on Saturday – we would love to see the results when they start to grow! Just get in touch.
On Sunday Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum Canal Group were working with Canals and Rivers Trust to clean up our adopted stretch of the canal. We did our usual litter-picking, cutting branches back, pulling out rubbish from the canal and the Canals Trust had given us lots of lovely native ferns so we planted them around the embankments. We also had some new volunteers who enjoyed putting something back in the community. Thank you to everyone who came along. There were around 14 of us altogether and we collected around 20 bags of rubbish.
We saw lots of boats, bikes and joggers. There is a really friendly feel along the canal on a Sunday morning, we are lucky to have this historic waterway in our area.
New helpers get stuck in!
John removing graffiti
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Thanks to everyone who came and supported us at the Carnival on Saturday. It was a good turn out.
We sold all our plants and the ‘Guess the Weight of the Cake’ went down well. Thanks for all the support and well done to Kate who got the weight spot
on – 31b 13oz. Thanks to Lizzie who made the lovely Dundee Cake too.
Another weekend and more community involvement! Canal Clean Up this Sunday.. come and join in!
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The community get together of the year takes place this Saturday! From 11am at Acocks Green Recreation Ground there will be shows, over 40 stalls and fun activities for all the family. So come down and support the people that work hard to improve Acocks Green.
At the Carnival 2018
The Neighbourhood Forum will have a stall selling a variety of vegetable and other plants and a ‘Guess The Weight of The Cake’!. Acocks Green Village in Bloom will also have a stall with flowering plants, free seed sowing with kids and lots more besides. Lots of other local groups and organisations will be present too so come along and support your local community and enjoy the carnival!
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