Category Archives: local history

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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