Don’t forget that Acocks Green’s Community Event of the Year is on this Saturday at Westley Road Recreation Ground (next to the bus garage). Here is a lovely photo from the archive of one of the floats from 26 years ago from Acocks Green History Society’s website. The Carnival has been part of the Acocks Green Calendar for well over 30 years. The carnival will include a Football Tournament, Charity Dog Show, Street Procession,( arriving at the site at 1.30pm). Youth Stage, Punch & Judy, Majorettes, Elvis Presley tribute and much more. The MC and shows start at 12.00. The football tournament starts at 10am.
There will be the usual array of over 50 stalls from local charities, community groups and organisations. This year Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum will have a stall selling some interesting plants so come along and say hello. Also for the first time Acocks Green Village in Bloom will also have a stall, so they can promote the work that is going in to making Acocks Green more attractive with plants and tidying. So after last year’s cancellation (due to waterlogged park), we are hoping for sunshine and lots of community spirit this Saturday. Hope to see you there.
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