Springtime in Acocks Green

What a busy weekend we had with community activities.

On Saturday 11th May Village in Bloom had a busy fund-raising street event. Springfest took over Mallard Close and the service road on Warwick Road with stalls and activities.  Lots of homegrown plants were sold and there were some lovely stalls selling handmade crafts, food and jewellery.

The scouts served hot food and local band Canoe got people dancing with some great tunes, supported by the amiable Barrie the Busker with famous tunes from 1950s onwards.
Local greengrocer Ian Macauley joined the band for a few tracks to wow people with his amazing lead guitar playing and singing. We were also joined by our local beekeepers, Amanda, Brian and Eddie, and lots of bees – making honey behind a glass screen for everyone to see. There was seed-sowing for children to do and take home and DIY pick’n’mix planters to buy.

There was also a rendition of the anti-litter tune written by Kathie – one of the Village in Bloom Volunteers.

Thank you to everyone who came along and spent money, bought raffle tickets and supported the team in other ways. Great community spirit.

On Sunday the Neighbourhood Forum volunteers worked with the Canals and Rivers Trust to tidy up our stretch of the Grand Union. We were also supported by 3 volunteers in kayaks – locals Scott, Sharon and Craig, who bought their boats on Ebay and now come along and help fish the litter from the canal. What decent people we have and so nice to enjoy the spring weather.

If there is anyone out there who would like to help Village in Bloom volunteers or be informed of the Canals Clean Up dates then get in touch.

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