Acocks Green Village In Bloom – Launch Saturday 25th April

Do Give Acocks Green In Bloom Your Support They Do Great Work On A Voluntary Basis

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

The theme of this year’s Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom project is:

Greener Streets: Better Lives, the RHS explains the theme:

Greener Streets: Better Lives is a new campaign to tackle the growing number of grey spaces spreading across our comunities and transform them into beautiful green places. It forms part of a wider RHS call to action to get the nation Greening Grey Britain, to address the creeping loss of green spaces across the nation’s towns, cities and villages.

So our local Village in Bloom team having been working hard all year to plan and improve the Green spaces around the village. Plans for this year include hanging baskets to grace the front of Acocks Green train station, more planting on both corners of Woodcock Lane and the team are asking businesses to put out planters and hanging baskets where possible..  The official launch of the campaign takes place at Mallard Community…

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No one should have to give their vote away on 7 May

Standing Up For Birmingham

Everyone has the right to vote however they wish in the forthcoming general and local elections – that’s a given. But if you suspect or witness electoral fraud, support is available to help tackle it.

Pass on this information to anyone you think may be vulnerable to vote fraud:

  • Contact CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online if you have evidence that someone is committing electoral fraud – you don’t have to give your name
  • Talk to Birmingham City Council’s Elections Office on 0121 303 2731 if you suspect vote fraud or are worried about someone who is vulnerable
  • Email the Elections Office at for guidance

Find out more on the dos and don’ts of talking politics and canvassing for votes.

#NoBrumVoteFraud #SU4Brum

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Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

The new Adult Education Centre Programme is out including some new courses at Stone Hall in Acocks Green. Click on the link to find out more.

Latest Birmingham Adult Education Centre Programme

Birmingham Adult Education Centre - Stone Hall, Acocks Green Birmingham Adult Education Centre – Stone Hall, Acocks Green

Stone Hall will also be having an Open Day on Friday 10th July 11 til 2pm. Thinking about learning something new? Want to improve your skills for work? Then go along to the Open Day and find out what is on offer at your local Adult Education Centre.

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Meetings this week in Sheldon

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Howard Selwyn, Chairman of Sheldon Residents Association

The next meeting of the Sheldon Residents Association is this Thursday the 16th April 2015 at King George V pub in Common Lane, the meeting will start at 7.30pm. Why not come along and meet the committee and other local residents. S.R.A. are trying to improve people’s lives in the Sheldon area. You can have a coffee, or something stronger if you prefer, you will be amongst friends. There is always in attendance  a local Sheldon Councillor, he or she will be noting any concerns of the local residents and then progressing them through the various departments for action.

 B26 supporting Sheldon Residents Association

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Springtime beside the Grand Union Canal, Acocks Green

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

What a wonderful turn out of enthusiastic locals we had on Saturday for the first ‘Adopt a Stretch of Canal’ project we had. The sun shone and we met Steve Lambert the friendly and helpful Volunteer Co-ordinator from the Canals and River Trust. All equipment was provided and the group worked for 2 hours to fish rubbish from canal and towpath and other improvement work. There are lots more jobs planned for future work days including sanding and painting railings and other repairs and maintenance. Also a a working boat will be coming along our stretch on 29th/30th April and volunteers are invited to get aboard and help clear rubbish from the bank and water. Please contact us if you would like to be put on the mailing list for latest updates on how to get involved.

10am and volunteers gather on Vineries Bridge 10am and volunteers gather on Vineries Bridge

Two hours later - satisfying work, time for home and a cup of tea! Two hours later – satisfying work, time…

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