Easter Arrives in Acocks Green

 

Community Spirit arrives in Acocks Green. Help tidy up the local park and then enjoy the Easter Funday in the Village.

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Opportunities for Fox Hollies Park

Fox Hollies Park in Acocks Green was established as a public park in 1929. It consists of 40 acres of beautiful park land. Westley Brook runs through it and there is a fishing pond. Find out more about how we can make this park even more beneficial local people.fox hollies

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Jess Phillips at South Yardley Library

This Thursday – a chance to hear our local MP talk about her new book.

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Piano Trio Perform at St Mary’s

On Wednesday 29th March Swansong presents The Burgundy Piano Trio at St Mary’s Church. The trio studied together at Birmingham Conservatoire and will be performing Schubert’s Trio in B Flat Major and Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’ Trio.  When they played last year in Solihull they were described by the audience as ‘stunning’. 7.30pm start. There will be an interval with refreshments served. Everyone is welcome. Donations at end.

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Battle against Litter in Acocks Green

All around Acocks Green people are working together to improve the area by cleaning it up. Acocks Green Recreation Ground have a monthly litter pick in the park (first Saturday of the month – 10am), Fox Hollies Park also hold regular litter-picks (this Saturday) and Village in Bloom have been working with Archbishop Ilsleys Yr 7 children to tidy up around the village. Bloom volunteers have also been cleaning up the waste ground on Yardley Road and trying to find out who actually owns this piece of land. New volunteers are always welcome at these events.

Why not talk to your neighbours about cleaning up an area that matters to you? Just a couple of hours a month can make a real difference. Also encourage your friends and family  to dispose of their litter appropriately. Prevention is better than cure!

Birmingham City Council will support community litter picks by supplying equipment and organising rubbish to be taken away. Email them at: wasteprevention@birmingham.gov.uk

 

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Trees for Life in Acocks Green

Saturday 11 March 2017 we will be planting 500 trees with Birmingham Trees for Life and 260th Birmingham Scouts, please see below, so if you can spare and hour or so to come and join us it would be great to see you.

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This planting was requested by the Friends of Acocks Green Recreation Ground (Westley Road) and will involve the local Scouts and the Friends of AGRG.

logo-trees-for-life-lsp-greenThe sapling trees for this event have been funded by the Woodland Trust, as part of their new partnership with the Trust as they expand their areas of work in to urban areas. They will be planting 500 sapling trees to form a hedgerow, plus 10 fruit trees to create a community orchard, which BTFL has funded. The hedgerow will provide foraging opportunities for fruit such as berries. Local people are invited to come along and help with this positive environmental project.
The event will commence at 10.30 am and will be completed by around 12 noon.

 

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Spring Clean Acocks Green Recreation Park

Thanks to those’Heroes Wanted’ is the call from the Great British Spring Clean Campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy.
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 Meet at the Recreation Ground at 10am for the monthly litter-pick. All equipment provided for their First Saturday of the month Clean Up. New volunteers warmly welcomed.
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If you go to the Great British Spring Clean website all the information is there to help and a list of all the clean ups taking place. We can all work together to clean up Acocks Green!
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