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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 … Continue reading

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Wild Flowers will Flourish

Locals may have noticed some work going on in Westley Vale Millennium Green in the last week or so. Firstly the Wildlife Trust suggested that the slope in the vale would be perfect for a wildflower meadow. This is part … Continue reading

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One Month to Go…

Last year, many readers will know Acocks Green received a GOLD award from the Royal Horticultural Society’s Village in Bloom Awards. This was thanks to lots of hard work and dedication from many people and organisations working together for the … Continue reading

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A Good Morning’s Work

Thanks so much to all those who spent the morning working on the Grand Union Canal on Sunday. It was perfect weather and we were pleased to see our colleague Steve from Canals and Rivers Trust return with all his … Continue reading

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Westley Vale Warm Up

We are lucky to have the 5.5 acre Westley Vale Millennium Green in our area, offering a chance to get close to the natural world and a relaxing place to enjoy a walk or jog.  This time of year you can spot … Continue reading

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Clean Up and Tidy Morning on the Grand Union Canal – This Sunday

We are lucky here in Acocks Green to have a stretch of the Grand Union Canal enhancing our local environment. The canal adds to the local heritage and offers humans and wildlife an oasis of calm. With the added greenery of Westley Vale Millennium … Continue reading

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The Grand Union in Acocks Green – Adopting a Stretch of Canal.

****** UPDATE: Great news that in the last week the Canals and River Trust have now removed the sunken burnt out barge that had been a serious obstacle to other boats. Thanks to Dave Treadwell for the photos. Also we have had … Continue reading

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