Wild Flowers will Flourish

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

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 of the work that the charity do to enhance the environment for wildlife. The flowers will encourage bees, butterflies and other useful pollinating insects.

20160914_142022-1 The Wildlife Trust clearing the ground ready for seed-sowing.

Three people from the Wildlife Trust arrived to clear the ground ready for the planting a couple of weeks ago. The next stage is to put down a fast-acting weedkiller. For the flowers to flourish they need to get rid of perennial couch grass and other ground covering plants. The seeds will then be sown and will flower early summer. Below is a message from the Wildlife Trust about our meadow:

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the…

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Enrolment Week -5th to 10th Sept 2016

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

The main enrolment week for Birmingham Adult Education Service starts Monday 5th September.

stonehall Birmingham Adult Education Centre – Stone Hall, Acocks Green

There are a wide variety of courses, plenty in Acocks Green at Stone Hall Adult Education Centre on Warwick Road, as well as 15 other centres around Birmingham. You can call in or phone Stone Hall directly on 0121 464 9150. The full course programme is also available at Acocks Green Library to take away and peruse.

For general enquiries phone 0121 303 4318 for general course or visit www.learnbaes.ac.uk

Some courses are free, depending on your circumstances and previous qualifications.
Sign up this week and take the first step to a new interest, qualification or adventure in learning!

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Its your Neighbourhood

DSC00610Residents at Wheeldon House in South Yardley Ward have once again entered the ‘Its your Neighbourhood Competition’ organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.

The Competition judges entries on a number of criteria including Community Participation, Environmental Sustainability and the choice of planting. The award ceremony is in Ludlow in September and representatives from the scheme will be attending and hoping to build on last year’s success when they were awarded the title of ‘Thriving Neighbourhood’.