Canals & River Trust sent their litter-picking boat along our patch on Wednesday. Also we had around 20 volunteers out on Sunday for our clean up including 3 very helpful guys from Shirley Sea Cadets in their kayaks.
The Litter Picking Team from Canals and Rivers Trust – Wednesday 25th April.
We picked up lots of litter, pulled out junk from the canal bed and sowed wild flower seeds. The Canals Trust barge were continuing up the canal towards Birmingham and were hoping to remove the sofa that had been dumped from the shores of the Millennium Green. Unfortunately keeping the canals clean is a full time job because of some people’s irresponsible disposal of rubbish.
Thanks to all the local people who help in improving our environment and dispose of rubbish responsibly!
Here is something you might find useful..
Our planned Litter Picking activities in March around the area were unfortunately snowed off, both times! However because people are unfortunately still dropping litter there is always a need to help keep our streets clean and tidy.
- One of our new Litter-Picking Champions – Alifyah, being presented equipment by Fran Lee and Roger Harmer
Sharing the great idea from Olton Literary Litter Pickers, the Village in Bloom team are offering local people the chance to be an official Litter-Picking Champion to tidy up their own area, at a time that suits them. Eight community-spirited people have already joined the project. As a Litter Champion you will receive a litter-picking stick, a High Viz jacket and a supply of official rubbish bags which will be collected by the council when left in one of the local designated collection points. So no need to complain about the litter blighting your streets anymore because you can do something about it! Why not get in touch and become a champion?! Perhaps you could share equipment with your neighbours to keep your street clean. Together we can make a difference. To become a champion click on ‘Contact Us‘ or email Village in Bloom Coordinator : email@example.com
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Thanks to everyone who came along to Yet Another Bloomin’ Good Night, the fund raising event for Acocks Green Village in Bloom. It was a full house and the team raised valuable funds to continue their hard work. Thanks to all the supporters, the businesses who donated to the Grand Raffle, the talented Canoe, the lovely staff at the Westley Hotel and all the volunteers who worked so hard to make the event go well.
Canoe soon got the crowd dancing
Icing World’s beautiful donation
Gobblebox’s gorgeous cupcakes
Concentrating on the Quiz!
A selection of the Grand Raffle
Back by popular demand! Come and support Village in Bloom whilst having a great night out on your doorstep. Canoe will be playing favourite hits from the 60s onwards. There’s a fun quiz and a friendly host of local people who care about Acocks Green. Some tickets available on the door.
Because of the snowy weather these planned events have been rescheduled for Sunday 18th March at 10am. Come along to one of these and help clean up AG! Everyone most welcome.
The Neighbourhood Forum Spring Clean Team are meeting outside the Great Western Pub. Some equipment provided but if you have your own bring it.
The Village in Bloom Team are meeting at the corner of Woodcock Lane/Warwick Road at the same time, so choose your clean up and come and make a difference to our area.