hanks to all the volunteers who came out to help out on the Canal Clean up on Sunday. There was litter-picking, painting and seed-sowing. Steve and Brian even managed to reach the bag of rubbish that had been hanging in the tree for over a year! Three locals from Shirley Sea Cadets came along in their kayaks and worked really hard fishing out rubbish from the water and far bank. Around 20 bags of rubbish were collected.
Steve and Brian reach up to overhanging rubbish
Will, Helen and Paul in their kayaks
Springtime in Westley Vale
This Sunday, (30th April) Westley Vale Millennium Green are having their Spring Tidy Up. Meet at the gates at 10am to tidy up our local beauty spot. New volunteers to these events are warmly welcomed.
This Sunday (23rd April), volunteers are invited to join the Canal and River Trust to help clean up and tidy the stretch of Grand Union Canal that the Neighbourhood Forum has ‘adopted’.
Meet at the old Vineries Canal Bridge at 10am – Woodcock Lane – All equipment provided.
Its a lovely time of year to get outside and enjoy the birdsong and fresh air. Come along and do something worthwhile and satisfying to improve the local area.
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Something worthwhile to spend the pocket money on!
Community Spirit arrives in Acocks Green. Help tidy up the local park and then enjoy the Easter Funday in the Village.
Fox Hollies Park in Acocks Green was established as a public park in 1929. It consists of 40 acres of beautiful park land. Westley Brook runs through it and there is a fishing pond. Find out more about how we can make this park even more beneficial local people.
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Tagged Acocks Green, Botteville Club, Friends of Fox Hollies Park, meeting, outdoor gym, park lives, Parks, playgrounds, volunteering, volunteers
This Thursday – a chance to hear our local MP talk about her new book.
On Wednesday 29th March Swansong presents The Burgundy Piano Trio at St Mary’s Church. The trio studied together at Birmingham Conservatoire and will be performing Schubert’s Trio in B Flat Major and Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’ Trio. When they played last year in Solihull they were described by the audience as ‘stunning’. 7.30pm start. There will be an interval with refreshments served. Everyone is welcome. Donations at end.
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Tagged Acocks Green, Beethoven, Birmingham Conservatoire, Burgundy Piano Trio, Classical Music, concert, culture, entertainment, piano, Schubert, St Marys, Swansong