Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum is a group of local volunteer residents who work with the council and organisations to for the good of the area. Normally we organise Public Meetings and a regular newsletter, but because of Covid-19 like so many other events, these have had to be temporarily cancelled.
However the Executive Committee have been meeting on Zoom and keeping in touch with activities and developments. So many people have pulled together and adapted in many ways to support people in the community who have needed help. Neighbours have got to know each other a little more and lots of people have discovered their neighbourhood a little better. Westley Vale Millennium Green has never been so busy on a summer evening, with people discovering this haven on their daily exercise. The quiet streets made the spring birdsong even more noticeable and uplifting.
One local resident got up at the crack of dawn to record the Dawn Chorus at the Millennium Green. Here it an audio recording for you to enjoy:
The local shops have been such a useful resource to people who don’t want to venture into the bigger, busier shops. Also so many people locally work for the NHS or in a caring capacity and have gone beyond the call of duty in so many ways to support people through this pandemic.
As a community we need to continue to build on the positive connections we have made and find strength in our links with others.
If you wish to contact the Neighbourhood Forum and tell us something positive that has been a result of the lockdown then please get in touch and perhaps we can share some of your stories. Use the Contact Us link. Or if you wish to contact us on any other matter we will endeavour to respond.