Acocks Green Calendar 2018 **Available Now**

Exciting News! Following the sell-out success of last year’s Acocks Green Calendar, Village in Bloom have produced a new calendar for 2018. It is a wall calendar and each page features a contemporary colour photos of some of the scenic views around Acocks Green.  It lists all the public holidays and other significant dates (including full moons) and has space to write your important appointments.

The calendars are available now at Beads and Bobbins, Station Road, S & H Jewellers, Swan Trio, Hughes Fruits on Warwick Road and everyone’s favourite hardware store – Jeffries – just  £6.50 each.  Get them while stocks last.

All proceeds of the sale of the calendars goes to Village in Bloom and the work that they do to enhance our area, so what an ideal way to support the project and do a bit of Christmas shopping at the same time.


This year the team also put a call out to local people to submit their favourite photos of the area for inclusion in the calendar :

“A great big thank you goes out to all those people who sent in photos! It is so good to see that people are proud of our village and want to capture it. We received over 100 photos and have selected 4 for inclusion in this year’s calendar. It was a really hard decision to choose the most appropriate pictures but we are sure you will like the final result”.  The Village in Bloom Team




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Consultation on Fox Hollies Park

Acocks Green’s attractive open space is in line for some improvements. There is an online consultation that takes just a few minutes to complete. What are the priorities for improvement. Let the council know what you think. Closing date 10th November so hurry.

Click for link:  HERE


Fox Hollies Park Pool – photo: David Murphy



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News Round

Vote for Acocks Green
Village in Bloom have applied for funding from Aviva. The more votes they get the more funding they will receive so take a couple of minutes to register to get your 10 votes and play your part in improving Acocks Green : –
Aviva Community Funding

Saturday is the Autumn Fair at St Mary’s –
always full of delights!
Autumn Fair 2017 Poster






Sunday 5th November 10am.
Autumn clean up at Westley Vale Millennium Green. Meet at the gates on The Avenue. Come along for an hour or so to get some fresh air, exercise and meet some other locals and help tidy our precious green space. Equipment provided.


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Autumn Activities

This week coming there are two nice events happening. An inaugural Tea Dance at the Arthur Moore Hall (Alexander Road) for the local community to enjoy and on Sunday a mass planting of daffodil bulbs to brighten up the village in the Springtime:


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Village in Bloom – Gold Award and More!

If you haven’t already heard – Acocks Green Village received a Gold Award again this year in the entry The RHS Heart of England Britain in Bloom Awards. That is 3 years in a row! Also the team were given a special Community Award for the first time. Here are the comments from the judges about this award:

The community led Bloom initiative in Acocks Green Village goes from strength to strength. This year the judges saw and heard about more horticultural projects, schools engagement, the new Heritage Trail, new village sculpture, bigger and better events (including the launch event) and a new 2017 calendar.

Newcomers and first-entries are highly recommended to spend a day with Fran Lee and the team to gain first hand knowledge of how to bring together community resources.

Well done everyone

The support of the business and local community is so important to the team and their success. A perfect example is the support that Jeffries Hardware offers Village in Bloom, in so many ways, and here is a very visual example – they offered the team the shop window to display their successes:


Window display in Jeffries Hardware

Thank you Jeffries Hardware – recommended by ViB team for great gardening equipment and plants.

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New Postcard of Acocks Green

In the shops now – (S & H Jewellers, Bodylines and Jeffries),  a new postcard to send to your friends and relatives around the world. The postcard features the new Village in Bloom Sculpture created by local artist Veronica Treadwell.  Just 20p and all profits go to Village in Bloom.


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Free Community Concert ** updated**

Tickets available now. This sounds like a super event on our doorstep and on a lovely setting:

Join us for a community celebration, hosted by Kimichi School and Arts In The Yard

The Film Orchestra (CoB) with pop classics from film and tv.
Green Beats: The Family Samba Band with afro-brazilian and samba rhythms
The Real Junk Food Project – free snacks
Licensed Bar. Bring a chair or picnic blanket – or hire one of our VIP deckchairs with waiter service.
You are welcome to bring your own food/ soft drinks but please do not bring glass or alcohol onto the site.

This is a free event, but you are welcome to make a donation

***Running Order***

2pm Doors Open
2pm-5pm Craft Workshop
2.30pm Green Beats Samba
3pm-4pm Percussion Workshop
4.15pm Green Beats Samba
5.15pm The Film Orchestra
5.45pm Interval
6.15pm The Film Orchestra
7pm Event Closes



Money raised will be going to Kimichi School, Green Beats and Arts In The Yard

See you there!

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