It is a new year, and a new decade so it’s a great time to think about how you can get out there and make a difference, both for yourself and for the community.
Here in Acocks Green and in the surrounding area we are lucky to have some great facilities and opportunities to get more active. There is an array of community groups and activities to get involved with. Don’t be shy, just turn up and introduce yourself – you have nothing to lose and lots to gain! Here are a few of our friendly local groups looking for new people to help:
- Acocks Green Village in Bloom – gardening and tidying our village
- Friends of Acocks Green Recreation Ground – monthly litter pick
- Friends of Fox Hollies Park – monthly litter pick
- Fox Hollies Forum – regular activities for all ages
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There is free Active Parks Tai Chi every week in Westley Vale Millennium Green (off The Avenue). You can just turn up, sign up and get going.
In Oaklands Park (next to the Swan) there is a weekly Parkrun – if you don’t know about this great free global activity check out the website and find out more! You can sign up online, print out your personalised barcode and just turn up and run (or walk) 5K, it is very friendly and welcoming to everyone, no matter your level of fitness. The events are completely run by volunteers too so they are always looking for people to help out.
What about getting together with neighbours or out on your own organising a local tidy up or litter pick? The council will supply bags and equipment. Everyone can make a difference. For more information follow this link or contact Acocks Green Village in Bloom.
People have been dealing with terrible litter situations and posting BEFORE and AFTER photos (example below). Why not make this one of your New Years Resolutions to get out there make a difference and get some exercise while you are doing it? In Acocks Green we already have lots of litter-picking volunteers who like to improve their area, fitting it in their spare time. You could be one of them.
We hope we have inspired you to become an Active Citizen! Here’s to 2020 – with Best Wishes from Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum.