Acocks Green Carnival Development

A message from Acocks Green Carnival Committee: –
Did you know Acocks Green Carnival is over 40 years old? In the last four decades carnival has seen many changes and developments, but 2017 could see some of its biggest challenges yet. In austere times how does Acocks Green fund a large scale community celebration? Is the current carnival structure secure enough to deliver this event? Can all the tasks and responsibilities be accomplished with only a handful of new volunteers?
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The Big Lottery has awarded Acocks Green Carnival a grant to explore these challenges and hopefully develop solutions to ensure carnival takes place in 2017 and beyond. We are looking for individuals who have an interest in Acocks Green to join us and share their opinions. You could be a local resident or supporter of your community. You may run a local charity or community group. Perhaps you enjoy attending local events and have enjoyed carnival for many years.
We invite you to our first FREE development session on Thursday 15th December 7.00-9.00pm at Acocks Green Methodist Church, B27 7YF.
The session will cover:
  • What is Acocks Green Carnival?
  • What are its aims and objectives?
  • Who is Acocks Green Carnival for?
If you are a member of the AGC committee already then please bring a friend to the event so we can guarantee good numbers and get a great mix of people from around the area.
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Exclusive Village in Bloom Calendar 2017

For the first time Acocks Green has a calendar of contemporary photographs that highlight attractive views of our village as well as the work of the Village in Bloom volunteers. The full colour wall calendar, with plenty of room to write on your appointments, is available in shops around the village including:  Bodylines,  Jeffries Hardware and S & H Jewellers and Dennetts Furniture.  It costs just £6.50 and all profits go back to Village in Bloom to continue their hard work in the community enhancing and improving the area. If you would like to see more of their work check out the Village in Bloom page.

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Acocks Green Vilage in Bloom Calendar – Available in shops NOW!

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Local Libraries – Your Views Matter

Because of the financial constraints that continue to take their toll on public services, Birmingham City Council, who run our community libraries, are looking how they can save money. Some libraries are under threat of closing/moving or having their hours reduced. We need to share our views with the council to let them know  – do you think libraries are important to local communities? The Neighbourhood Forum and our other local groups highly value the important role they play in our successful community and the support they offer the local groups and residents.

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To let the council know follow the link and share your views now, you don’t have to complete it in one go, but can save it and come back to it:
www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/place/community-libraries

 

 

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Join Sunday’s Bulb Planting

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Good Morning’s Work

Thanks to the many people who turned out to work on our stretch of canal on Sunday 6th November. We planted hundreds of bulbs, picked up litter, cut back overhanging branches and generally tidied up. We were also presented with our official adoption certificate from Canals and Rivers Trust, which will be displayed in Acocks Green Library.

If you would like to go on a mailing list for the next clean up day then click on ‘Contact Us’ tab. We will add your contact details to the emailing list.

 

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Friends of Acocks Green Recreation Ground

Acocks Green Recreation Ground is the home of Acocks Green Carnival and a valuable green space in our community. Local residents are keen to work together to enhance this attractive park and to encourage other local people to become involved. Come along to the first meeting to find out more about plans for the park and how you might be able to lend hand. All details below:

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Canal Tidy and Bulb Planting

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