Census is Coming – Everyone needs to Play their Part

Every 10 years there is a count of all of the people in the country. The first census was in 1801 and it has happened every 10 years since then. On 21st March 2021 the census will take place again.

It’s important to fill in your census questionnaire because it gives the most accurate and detailed information we have about our society and the people who live in each area. Census data is used in making decisions about funding public services in our area and for the whole country. Whether it is planning new schools, doctors’ surgeries or transport needs, the information you share has an impact on the lives of everyone living in England and Wales. You are required to complete the census by law.

It takes around 10 minutes per person to fill in the census questionnaire and you will help make sure our community gets the services needed now and in the future. All the questions you may have about the census should be answered in the downloadable booklet below. Please have a read so that you can help others understand the census and how it will help our community.

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Commonwealth Games Arts Project for Acocks Green: What do you think?

Complete the quick survey and your views can shape the celebrations in our area.

In 2022 The Commonwealth Games will be staged in Birmingham. World Class athletes and visitors from around the world will be arriving in Birmingham. You can read more about the games HERE. The Neighbourhood Forum has been contacted by the Arts organisation General Public for our views on how a cultural programme could take shape

To celebrate this exciting international sporting event there will be a fantastic cultural programme that will occur across the city.

Arts organisation General Public think that Acocks Green is a great place for some Commonwealth cultural activity to take place and WE NEED YOU to help shape the idea. 

General Public have been successful in securing funding from Birmingham City Council to conduct a feasibility study in Acocks Green to develop a proposal that might feature as part of this Commonwealth Games 2022 cultural programme. Until March 2021, we are working in partnership with organisations & local people, to make a persuasive case as to why Acocks Green should receive a larger amount of funding for 2022.

Below are some examples of recent cultural events in our area: Left to Right – Drumming workshop at Stockfield Funday, a decorated float for AG Carnival, Dancing at the Stockfield Christmas Cracker.

The cultural programme of the games will be shaped around three simple themes:

The Commonwealth 2022 website states:

– Our place in the Commonwealth
– The present moment
– Stories of Birmingham and the West Midlands

The Commonwealth 2022 website states:

‘It is essential that the festival is created with, not just for, local residents, so that people can recognise themselves and the uniqueness of our region in the work. We will look for and promote new work that recognises the region’s intersectional artistic and cultural practices – sensory concerts, runners’ club art tours, building ‘takeovers’, contemporary carnival, Drag bingo and community-led architectural ‘pavilions’ – the festival will draw on all of this and more’.

Ideas can take all shapes and sizes – What would you like to see happening
in Acocks Green?

If you live in Acocks Green or are connected to the area, please follow the link below and fill in the short online survey and help us develop the Acocks Green proposal.  


Alternatively if you have other ideas or views email: generalpublicprojects@gmail.com or call 07792736125.

This is a great opportunity for Acocks Green so please complete the survey and spread the word

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Public Meeting and AGM by Zoom

Alternatively click on link below at 7.30pm on Tuesday 19th January 2021 : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81642920598

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Lockdown Bulb Planting

Lockdown V2 has been particularly difficult with it being winter time, cold weather and dark nights, but what better way to do something positive, looking to a brighter future, than spring bulb planting. Usually Village in Bloom work together on one day to do a mass bulb planting but because of covid restrictions this year, volunteers worked individually and in small socially distanced groups to get the colourful tulips in the ground in time.

If you want to be reminded of the amazing tulip display we have had in recent years then get your hands on a Acocks Green 2021 Calendar (available at Jeffries and S & H Jewellers while stocks last).

Array of tulips in the Springtime

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Tuesday 8 December 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Conference about Housing Concerns in our Area.

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.

This is the link for the meeting :


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Virtual Neighbourhood Forum Public Meeting AGM – Tuesday 8 Dec 7.30pm *** Postponed until January**** Details to follow

Click on the poster or link below to join the meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th December:

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Acocks Green Calendar 2021 – Available Now

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 Jewellers for just £6.

All profits go back to the local community, so every purchase will help our village.

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Free Interactive On Line Health Sessions

This is a great opportunity for people to get some easily accessible health advice and support.

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Submission Time for Acocks Green Calendar

Did you take some lovely photos when out walking in the area during lockdown? Or maybe you have photos from the last couple of years that you would like to share?

Send as many as you wish in for consideration – just note the criteria. We had some fabulous photos last year and are looking forward to seeing this years.

Advert asking for photo submissions for Acocks Green Calendar
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This Sunday – Great British September Clean

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.

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