The Westley Vale Millennium Green Trust has been very fortunate in being awarded several hundred tree saplings by The Woodland Trust. The trees need to be planted on the site as soon as possible so the trustees are asking for local people to join in and help with a spring clean up and tree planting on Saturday – 19th March. They are looking for as many volunteers as possible to help with the planting and it would be wonderful to have a large group photograph to send to The Woodland Trust showing our appreciation and the site of the new potential ‘forest’ !! Full details below:
Westley Vale Millennium Green Trust
The Avenue, Acocks Green, Birmingham 27
The Trustees invite you to join us on site on Saturday 19th March 2011, Between 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Rubbish-bags/tools provided. Energy and enthusiasm required!
Free refreshments for all volunteers
All Welcome – Meet at The Avenue entrance at 10.00 am
Hi.I used to live in the Avenue 1956 – 1970 at number 253, just past Dagnall road on the left. My Nan used to live at 72. I came across this site whilst doing some research for a childrens book I am writing.
Basically is your site, opposite Roberts road? On the old allotment site? As from the photos its difficult to tell. The vineries is mentioned, but the place I remember was opposite the 44 bus terminous. I would also like to know if the ‘mansion’ still stands (Just over woodcock lane bridge on the left) we always assumed it was haunted as kids.
My apologies for asking so many questions, I am unable to get about easily as am disabled now, but would appreciate any feedback as I have fond memories of the Avenue. Thank You
Nice to hear from a former resident. The Westley Vale Millennium Green is on the site of the old allotments, the main entrance and ornate gates (pictured on the site) are opposite Roberts Rd on The Avenue. You can also access it from Malvern Rd and The old Vineries Bridge. The mansion you mention I have heard about but must have been knocked down quite a few years ago. The area around there was Rover car factory and is now a housing estate, all the road names are named after cars – Morris Close and Austin Close. The space opposite the old 44 terminus I think must have been the old Co Op dairy, I remember playing on that area as a child. I hope that answers all your questions, if you have any more queries do not hesitate to contact us.