The Neighbourhood Forum have postponed their Virtual Public Meeting and AGM that was due to take place on Tues 8 December until Tuesday 19th January, because of this important meeting on housing issues.
Many local people have concerns about private sector Homes of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs), and issues surrounding them. Everyone in the area is invited to find out more about the issues and have the opportunity to have a say at this mini conference. All details below.
The moment you have been waiting for! The Acocks Green Calendar 2021 is now available! All the photos have been taken by people who live around Acocks Green and highlight some lovely scenes and landmarks of our area. They can be bought at Jeffries Hardware store and S & H Jewellersfor just £6.
All profits go back to the local community, so every purchase will help our village.
Bring your own gloves but other equipment will be provided (unless you have your own). A chance to have a positive impact on your neighbourhood and meet some like-minded people. Meet opposite Aldi in the village – see below.
Saturday’s #ArmsAroundBirmingham – the Litter pick that follows the whole of the no. 11 Bus Route has a slight change of timetable: The litter picking will take place around an hour earlier than first listed – This is the new approximate timetable. Come out and help on the Acocks Green stretch.
Every year Keep Britain Tidy work with community groups and individuals to do litter picks and tidy ups in a national campaign. Because of Covid the planned Great British Spring clean ups were postponed but now the campaign is back with a large scale litter pick – thanks to some enthusiastic volunteers and the Active Wellbeing Society. There are also two other Litter Picks organised. Read on!
The weekend of 19th and 20th September there is a litter pick that covers the whole of the no.11 Bus Route. A couple of volunteers are walking the whole route (27 miles!) and asking other groups and individuals to join them on their local stretch of the route. They will be in Acocks Green on Saturday afternoon (2.20pm to 3.15pm approx.) – see the timetable below. Email the co-ordinater if you would like to join in. See email address below:
Also if you just love the satisfaction of tidying up Acocks Green then on: Sunday 20th September Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum are organising a litter pick around the Yardley Road and the many side roads. Meet outside the Great Western Pub at 10am. If you haven’t got equipment you can borrow some.
And last but not least Acocks Green Village in Bloom are organsing a village clean up on Sunday 27th September at 10am Equipment provided if you don’t have any and wear gloves. Hope to see you there, making a difference to your local community!
The gentle sloping meadow in Westley Vale Millennium Green was given its annual cut this week with local scythe-man Adam. To encourage the wild flowers to flourish it is important that the meadow is cut so that the flower seeds get a chance to germinate in the shorter grass and the dominant strong grasses and nettles don’t take over the meadow.
Scythe Man Adam
Gathering the Hay
Adam arrived by bicycle from Kings Heath with scythe strapped to his back. Local peasants came out in force to collect the hay and try their hand with the scythe, which to keep effective, has to be sharpened every 5 minutes or so.
It was was hot day and hard work but after a break for a ploughman’s lunch and a glass of ale the folks had soon cleared the meadow of hay and Adam was on his way back to the Heath from whence he came. Thank you Adam for working so hard! We’ll see you next year!
Think about the road you live on. Are there young trees that have been planted in the last year or two?
We have been enjoying the sunshine and warm weather, but we haven’t had much rain. All around Acocks Green and our city there are young street trees that are not getting enough water. Their roots have not had time to develop as much as the mature trees so they can easily die just because they don’t have enough water.
Trees are generally planted with a tube next to them in the ground so if the water goes down the tube it goes directly to the roots. You can’t do any harm by watering them, they will not get over-watered, but you could be a LIFE SAVER.
Young tree needing water
Save our trees!
The trees in Acocks Green Village in the large containers on Warwick Road also need water in this dry weather. Do you want Acocks Green to stay GREEN? If you live near a young tree please water it ASAP. Trees enhance roads and add value to properties. Birmingham is bidding to be a World Tree City – let’s show the world we love our trees.
Thanks to Taija for the photos. I know she is looking after the trees near her.