*****Just one more week to submit your photos for next year’s calendar****
Some of you lucky people out there may be owners of this year’s calendar featuring contemporary photos of the area. Acocks Green Village in Bloom produced a sell-out calendar for 2017 to raise funds and showcase some of the picturesque views of the area through the seasons. This year they have decided to ask local people to look through their digital cameras and phones and submit photos to possibly feature in the 2018 calendar. Each photo used will be credited to the photographer and they will also receive a free calendar. **Landscape photographs generally work best**.
Would you like to support Village in Bloom and get one of your photos in print? Then email us at the address below. Mike and Ross have already captured a couple of nice views of the Acocks Green. They are strong contenders to be included. Why not have a look through photos you have taken over the last few years. We are especially interested in seasonal views. Let us know where and when they were taken.
Email your photos to: AGNForum@hotmail.co.uk
By sending us your photographs you are giving us the right to print them in a calendar sold to raise funds for Acocks Green Village in Bloom. Only send photos that are your own work and that you are happy to be shared in this way. They may also be used on this website and social media, where possible they will be credited.
** Closing Date 31st October **
On Sunday 9th July a group of volunteers from Acocks Green spent a couple of hours cleaning up the Grand Union Canal with the Canals and Rivers Trust Volunteer Co-Ordinator – Steve Lambert. The group litter-picked, cut back overhanging branches and were supported by the Shirley Sea Cadets in their kayaks who picked up litter floating in the canal. Also with the use of grappling hooks the group pulled out 6 bicycles, an office chair, a table and a creepy doll! Don’t have nightmares!
Thanks to everyone who turned out. The next meet up will be on
Sunday 17th September, 10am, meet on the Vineries Bridge, Woodcock Lane. All equipment provided. Come along and join in the fun!
The monthly clean up at Fox Hollies Park – come and help tidy our beautiful park, equipment provided and tea and cake afterwards.
And later, starting at 11am its Stockfield Funday featuring Green Beats Samba Band, inflatables, lots of free children’s activities, Face Painting, screen printing, dance show, hot food stalls and Village in Bloom Plant Swap (bring along excess plants and swap with other plant donations).. Also bring along food donations for Acocks Green Food Bank.
As part of the annual Village in Bloom Campaign the team organise an Art Competition for children in the area with a relevant theme. This year the Royal Horticultural Britain in Bloom theme was Gardening for Wildlife so the children were asked children to consider this in their design. There were over 290 wonderful entries, it was so hard for the team to choose the winners. Thank you to everyone who took part and the local schools who were so supportive.
Below are just a few of our favourites, there were too many to upload all of them – we have some very creative young people here in AG.
This Saturday is Acocks Green Carnival, lots of stalls, local organisations and shows. Come along and meet the Acocks Green Village in Bloom Team and Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum, sharing a stall and selling lots of interesting, bargain plants.