Local Historian Honoured

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

On Friday 16th December there was a Community Christmas Party for people who play an active role in the community of Acocks Green. It was set up several years ago to acknowledge the work of community champions and named after long-standing Acocks Green Carnival volunteer Ray Newton. This year it was presented to Mike Byrne who is a familiar face in Acocks Green and hard to miss bring a very tall man. The formerLibrarian at Acocks Green Library, Mike has established and continued to play a key role in the historical and cultural development of Acocks Green.

Mike originates from Nottingham and came to Birmingham in 1969 tostudy at Birmingham University, and after graduation in 1973, joined thelibrary service in Birmingham in 1974. He commenced as a librarian at Central Library, moving to Hall Green, then South Yardley untiljoining Acocks Green in 1993.

mikeB.jpg Mike Byrne receives the Ray Newton Active…

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Acocks Green Carnival Development

Amazing Acocks Green

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

A message from Acocks Green Carnival Committee: –
Did you know Acocks Green Carnival is over 40 years old? In the last four decades carnival has seen many changes and developments, but 2017 could see some of its biggest challenges yet. In austere times how does Acocks Green fund a large scale community celebration? Is the current carnival structure secure enough to deliver this event? Can all the tasks and responsibilities be accomplished with only a handful of new volunteers?
The Big Lottery has awarded Acocks Green Carnival a grant to explore these challenges and hopefully develop solutions to ensure carnival takes place in 2017 and beyond. We are looking for individuals who have an interest in Acocks Green to join us and share their opinions. You could be a local resident or supporter of your community. You may run a local charity or community group. Perhaps you enjoy attending…

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Friends Of Sheldon Country Park Christmas Fayre

B26 Community


Friends of Sheldon Country Park will putting on their Christmas Fayre this weekend at the farm. It will be a great day out for the family, especially the kids. Why not pop along I’m sure your kids will love to see Santa and his Grotto, they can have their photos took with him, and it’s all free.                                                                                     Please see the poster below for all the details. All money raised on the day will go towards the improvement of the facilities at the farm, which is always a free day out.

xmas-holly              christmas-fayre-2016           xmas-holly

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Sheldon Ward meeting

B26 Community

Sheldon meetings this week

Everyone has concerns regarding their community whether it be with the police or their councillors. Well this is your opportunity to get things off your chest. Please read the poster below about the Sheldon Ward meeting and the Police Tasking meeting this week.

Cllr Anderson         Cllr Tilsley        Cllr Ward

Sheldon Councillors:Paul Tilsley, Sue Anderson & Mike Ward

Sgt Lilwall (5)

Sheldon Neighbourhood Team Sergeant: Dave Lilwall


(click on the poster to read all of the details)

B26 Community (2) supporting Sheldon Ward

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A great Black Country lady

Great tribute by Lol Thurstan

B26 Community

B26 News Report

Just as I was about to go to bed on Tuesday evening I opened my e-mails on my phone and was totally taken back with shock as I stared at an e-mail from a company called ‘Podnosh’.


Podnosh was a company that paved the way for the B26 Community website to be set up about four years ago. It was through this company that I met a person that inspired me. It was at a seminar in Kitts Green on the benefits of social media in the local community, which was organized by Birmingham Safety Partnership and Podnosh. That person was a lady from the Black Country  called Steph Clarke, she ran the seminar because Nick Booth from Podnosh was unable to attend due to other commitments.

Steph made a big impression on me that day, she knew everything about social media and how to get the best out of…

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