Category Archives: local history

Growing up in Acocks Green Brought to Life in New Book – Broken Greek

Pete Paphides is a successful music journalist who grew up in Acocks Green. Over the years Pete has written for music papers, Time Out and The Times. He has interviewed many well known musicians including Prince and ABBA and now … Continue reading

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Acocks Green’s First Blue Plaque

The Forum was delighted to hear that Acocks Green has received the honour of it’s first very own blue plaque recently. Some of our older readers will remember John Curry OBE (1949 – 1994), the local young man who, in … Continue reading

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New Sculpture Arriving in the Village

A sculpture inspired by the work of the Village in Bloom team and the heritage of our area has been installed on the island in the centre of Acocks Green this week. Designed by Bloom volunteer and artist Veronica Treadwell … Continue reading

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Down the Cut this Sunday

This Sunday (23rd April), volunteers are invited to join the Canal and River Trust to help clean up and tidy the stretch of Grand Union Canal that the Neighbourhood Forum has ‘adopted’. Meet at the old Vineries Canal Bridge at … Continue reading

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Canal Tidy and Bulb Planting

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The Acocks Green Heritage Trail

Who has noticed our new Heritage Trail, which has been installed recently? The eight information boards placed in strategic positions around Acocks Green inform locals and visitors alike about the history and development of our district. There is also a … Continue reading

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Canal Clean Up Session

We were lucky with the weather for our ‘Adopt a Stretch of the Canal’ session this Sunday. Thanks to Ralph from Canals & Rivers Trust, who stepped into replace Steve, our usual Volunteer Supporter after a cycling accident, (get well … Continue reading

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Happy Twenty First to Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

A Twenty First Celebration – A message from the Chair 1994 to 2015  Congratulations on reaching this  milestone May I also offer a very special thanks to all the executive members and officers, who over these years, have voluntarily given their time … Continue reading

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Clean Up and Tidy Morning on the Grand Union Canal – This Sunday

We are lucky here in Acocks Green to have a stretch of the Grand Union Canal enhancing our local environment. The canal adds to the local heritage and offers humans and wildlife an oasis of calm. With the added greenery of Westley Vale Millennium … Continue reading

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Adopting a Stretch of Grand Union Canal -Saturday 11th April

Local people are invited along on Saturday 11th April to the first working morning of local volunteers and the Canals and Rivers Trust. The plan is to meet on Vineries Bridge (Woodcock Lane) at 10am and then be introduced to Steve … Continue reading

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