Autumn Activities

This week coming there are two nice events happening. An inaugural Tea Dance at the Arthur Moore Hall (Alexander Road) for the local community to enjoy and on Sunday a mass planting of daffodil bulbs to brighten up the village in the Springtime:

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Village in Bloom – Gold Award and More!

If you haven’t already heard – Acocks Green Village received a Gold Award again this year in the entry The RHS Heart of England Britain in Bloom Awards. That is 3 years in a row! Also the team were given a special Community Award for the first time. Here are the comments from the judges about this award:

The community led Bloom initiative in Acocks Green Village goes from strength to strength. This year the judges saw and heard about more horticultural projects, schools engagement, the new Heritage Trail, new village sculpture, bigger and better events (including the launch event) and a new 2017 calendar.

Newcomers and first-entries are highly recommended to spend a day with Fran Lee and the team to gain first hand knowledge of how to bring together community resources.

Well done everyone

The support of the business and local community is so important to the team and their success. A perfect example is the support that Jeffries Hardware offers Village in Bloom, in so many ways, and here is a very visual example – they offered the team the shop window to display their successes:

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Window display in Jeffries Hardware

Thank you Jeffries Hardware – recommended by ViB team for great gardening equipment and plants.

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New Postcard of Acocks Green

In the shops now – (S & H Jewellers, Bodylines and Jeffries),  a new postcard to send to your friends and relatives around the world. The postcard features the new Village in Bloom Sculpture created by local artist Veronica Treadwell.  Just 20p and all profits go to Village in Bloom.

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Free Community Concert ** updated**

Tickets available now. This sounds like a super event on our doorstep and on a lovely setting:

Join us for a community celebration, hosted by Kimichi School and Arts In The Yard

The Film Orchestra (CoB) with pop classics from film and tv.
Green Beats: The Family Samba Band with afro-brazilian and samba rhythms
The Real Junk Food Project – free snacks
Licensed Bar. Bring a chair or picnic blanket – or hire one of our VIP deckchairs with waiter service.
You are welcome to bring your own food/ soft drinks but please do not bring glass or alcohol onto the site.

This is a free event, but you are welcome to make a donation

***Running Order***

2pm Doors Open
2pm-5pm Craft Workshop
2.30pm Green Beats Samba
3pm-4pm Percussion Workshop
4.15pm Green Beats Samba
5.15pm The Film Orchestra
5.45pm Interval
6.15pm The Film Orchestra
7pm Event Closes

 

 

Money raised will be going to Kimichi School, Green Beats and Arts In The Yard

See you there!

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Acocks Green Calendar 2018

Some of you lucky people out there may be owners of this year’s calendar featuring contemporary photos of the area. Acocks Green Village in Bloom produced a sell-out calendar for 2017 to raise funds and showcase some of the picturesque views of the area through the seasons. This year they have decided to ask local people to look through their digital cameras and phones and submit photos to possibly feature in the 2018 calendar. Each photo used will be credited to the photographer and they will also receive a free calendar. **Landscape photographs generally work best**.

 

Would you like to support Village in Bloom and get one of your photos in print? Then email us at the address below. Mike and Ross have already captured a couple of nice views of the Acocks Green. They are strong contenders to be included. Why not have a look through photos you have taken over the last few years. We are especially interested in seasonal views. Let us know where and when they were taken.

Email your photos to: AGNForum@hotmail.co.uk

By sending us your photographs you are giving us the right to print them in a calendar sold to raise funds for Acocks Green Village in Bloom. Only send photos that are your own work and that you are happy to be shared in this way. They may also be used on this website and social media, where possible they will be credited.

** Closing Date 31st October **

 

 

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Successful Canal Clean Up

On Sunday 9th July a group of volunteers from Acocks Green spent a couple of hours cleaning up the Grand Union Canal with the Canals and Rivers Trust Volunteer Co-Ordinator – Steve Lambert. The group litter-picked, cut back overhanging branches and were supported by the Shirley Sea Cadets in their kayaks who picked up litter floating in the canal. Also with the use of grappling hooks the group pulled out 6 bicycles, an office chair, a table and a creepy doll! Don’t have nightmares!

 

Thanks to everyone who turned out. The next meet up will be on
Sunday 17th September, 10am, meet on the Vineries Bridge, Woodcock Lane. All equipment provided.  Come along and join in the fun!

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This Saturday in Acocks Green

The monthly clean up at Fox Hollies Park – come and help tidy our beautiful park, equipment provided and tea and cake afterwards.received_10154736054852205

And later, starting at 11am its Stockfield Funday  featuring Green Beats Samba Band, inflatables, lots of free children’s activities, Face Painting, screen printing, dance show, hot food stalls and Village in Bloom Plant Swap (bring along excess plants and swap with other plant donations).. Also bring along food donations for Acocks Green Food Bank.
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