Spring Clean Acocks Green – Fri 3rd March

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

‘Heroes Wanted’ is the call from the Great British Spring Clean Campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy.
Acocks Green Village in Bloom team in collaboration with Archbishop Ilsley School have decided to respond to this call to action and clean up Acocks Green.
Locals are invited to meet on Friday 3rd March at 2pm at the school gates on Victoria Road. Equipment will be provided or if you are a keen litter-picker feel free to bring your own!
The guidance for our entry into Britain in Bloom calls for  groups to enhance and take pride in their environment. Therefore this will sit hand in glove with the Great British Spring Clean.

wp-image-303899660jpg.jpg Acocks Green Village in Bloom Team

Perhaps  you would like to organise a Clean Up down your street with your neighbours? If you go to the Great British Spring Clean website all the information is there to help and…

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The Great British Spring Clean

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There are several Spring Clean events taking place this coming March and we are asking for volunteers. This an opportunity to make a difference to your community. Not only are the friends group getting involved, there is also a clean up at RADLEYS walk at 9am on Friday 3rd March. Please look at the poster below for the clean up at Sheldon Country Park. Come along and make a difference! 


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

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B26 Community (2) supporting the Great British Spring Clean

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Spring Clean 2017

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There are just three weeks left until our Great British Spring Clean weekend


If you are planning to take part, make sure you register on the website so that we can shout about how many people care about making our country litter-free! (It takes less than a minute)

There are more than 900 events currently listed on the website – most of them open for you to join.

If you are planning on organising your own Great British Spring Clean event, ensure you list it on the campaign website, so that the public can see it and join in.

We already have a wide mix of schools, universities, councils, businesses, youth clubs, friends’…

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National Nest Box Week Event

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Spring is just around the corner and for the last 19 years a week in February is given the title National Nest Box Week. The project of the British Trust for Ornithology, the idea to encourage people to put up boxes for our feathered friends and monitor their use. Anyone can take part and more information is available on the organisation’s website .nnbw-logo-copyblog4

Our friends from the Canals and Rivers Trust have a supply of handmade bird boxes they have kindly offered to the Neighbourhood Forum to install on adopted stretch of the Grand Union Canal. This Sunday 19th February volunteers are invited to meet at 10am at Vineries Bridge (Woodcock Lane) to help with this project. The Canals & Rivers Trust will be there with all equipment required. Or, why not put up your own nest box and hopefully have a family of birds enjoying the space soon!

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Sheldon Ward and Police Tasking meeting

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How refreshing is was to see a large crowd of Sheldon residents attending the Sheldon Ward & Police Tasking meeting on Wednesday night at the Sheldon Community Centre in Sheldon Heath Road.

Cllr Tilsley

Councillor Paul Tilsley kicked off the proceedings by welcoming the delegates, he said he would start the meeting by giving everyone an opportunity to raise any concerns the Sheldon residents have regarding Sheldon Country Park.

Cllr Anderson

Councillor Sue Anderson gave a brief outline as to the situation at the present time in her capacity as a local councillor. She has tried very hard to to talk to various officers of the council, however, she said at this stage she doesn’t have any concrete information as to the situation regarding Sheldon Country Park.

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Lol Thurstan who is Treasurer of the friends group at the farm, explained to the delegates the committees knowledge of the situation so far. At the present time there are…

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Meeting in the Sheldon Ward this week

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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 Ward          Cllr Tilsley          Cllr Anderson

Sheldon Ward Councillors 

Cllr Mike Ward, Cllr Paul Tilsley and Cllr Sue Anderson

Sgt Lilwall (5)

Sgt Dave Lilwall (Sheldon Police, Birmingham East)


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

B26 Community (2) supporting our Sheldon Ward meeting

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Supergraphic celebrates iconic city landmark

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Organisers of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, which will be held in March next year, are using the opportunity that comes with hosting a major sporting Championships to profile the city and celebrate some of Birmingham’s best known landmarks.


The official logo for the event, which will see around 400 athletes from about 150 countries competing at Arena Birmingham* in early March, was unveiled last year and includes a cityscape featuring a number of internationally recognisable buildings including the Rotunda, Selfridges and the Library of Birmingham but the latest landmark to be celebrated is the city’s Gravelly Hill Interchange or Spaghetti Junction as it’s more affectionately known.

The complex interchange is a source of inspiration for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018’s ‘Supergraphic’ – a graphical element which will be central to the look and feel of the Championships, from posters and city dressing to publications and…

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Oak Meadow Update from Council

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

Local people who enjoy walking around the area can’t have missed the huge disruption to Oak Meadow Open Space over the last year. This was due to large scale waterworks by Severn Trent. The work, thankfully is now complete, however the re-landscaping of the area has not been completed. Some local dog-walkers have asked the Neighbourhood Forum for an update on the situation at our Public Meeting. We therefore contacted Birmingham City Council’s parks department for an update. See below for the response from them:

oakmeadow Oak Meadow before the disruptive waterworks

Following a meeting this month with Severn Trent/Amey regarding the site, Parks Manager Mike Hinton had this to say:

‘The situation at  the moment is that the soil is very wet and has puddled in places, and I have asked Amey to stop the work due to the quality of the reinstatement. I have explained what standards/finish I am…

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Friends of the AG Parks

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

Free this Saturday? Want to do something useful in your neighbourhood? Come along and meet like-minded nice people like you who want to improve Acocks Green. This Saturday 4th February the Friends of Acocks Green Recreation Ground are having their regular monthly litter pick (first Sat of the month). All equipment provided.

and the following Saturday the Friends of Fox Hollies Park are having a litter pick. This park is a big space with two playgrounds, a large fishpond, stream, bridges and orchard so its a great chance to explore and get some fresh air whilst doing something useful for our area.

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