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Successful Canal Clean Up

On Sunday 9th July a group of volunteers from Acocks Green spent a couple of hours cleaning up the Grand Union Canal with the Canals and Rivers Trust Volunteer Co-Ordinator – Steve Lambert. The group litter-picked, cut back overhanging branches … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Acocks Green Heritage Trail

Who has noticed our new Heritage Trail, which has been installed recently? The eight information boards placed in strategic positions around Acocks Green inform locals and visitors alike about the history and development of our district. There is also a … 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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Village in Bloom Launch Event

Hoping to build on the success of last year’s GOLD award, the Village in Bloom Team will be launching the Acocks Green Village in Bloom Campaign 2016 at the Community Orchard on Saturday 16th April. Come along and support the event and learn … Continue reading

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Scrutinising the Police?

West Midlands Police and Crime Panel have been in touch with the Neighbourhood Forum, asking us to share the news on this important role for any local people who might be interested: Two Independent Members Sought to Scrutinise the West … Continue reading

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A Fruitful Day

The weather was fine and so volunteers were out in force along the Grand Union Canal and Fox Hollies Park on Sunday, to help enhance our local green spaces. Litter picking, hedge and fruit tree planting took place on the … Continue reading

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Happy Twenty First to Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

A Twenty First Celebration – A message from the Chair 1994 to 2015  Congratulations on reaching this  milestone May I also offer a very special thanks to all the executive members and officers, who over these years, have voluntarily given their time … Continue reading

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A Good Morning’s Work beside the Canal.

Thanks to the 9 volunteers who turned up on a sunny Sunday morning to improve the Canal around Vineries Bridge. Lots of litter was collected, railings rubbed down and painted and weeding done. Steve, the Volunteer Co-Ordinator, brought along his … Continue reading

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Grand Union Canal – Uniting the Community in Acocks Green

Following the very successful first meeting as a working group for the ‘Adopt a Stretch of Canal’ project, where around 15 volunteers worked hard litter-picking and tidying; our ancient waterway appeared on Central News on Thursday 14th May. On 30th April … Continue reading

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