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Oh Yes It Is…. Time for the Pantomime!

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

Our local theatre company have been rehearsing long and tirelessly for their winter production Little Red Riding Hood. It promises to be up to their usual standard of laughs and mayhem that the whole family can enjoy!  You can book tickets on line at their website: Stage 27 where there’s lots more information. A great way to say goodbye to the January Blues!


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Acocks Green Calendar 2018

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

Exciting News! Following the sell-out success of last year’s Acocks Green Calendar, Village in Bloom have produced a new calendar for this year. It is a wall calendar and each page features a contemporary colour photograph of some of the scenic views around Acocks Green.  The calendar lists all the public holidays and other significant dates (including full moons) and has space to write your important appointments.


This year the team also put a call out to local people to submit their favourite photos of the area for inclusion in the calendar :

“A great big thank you goes out to all those people who sent in photos! It is so good to see that people are proud of our village and want to capture it. We received over 100 photos and have selected 4 for inclusion in this year’s calendar. It was a really hard decision to choose the…

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Consultation on Fox Hollies Park

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

Acocks Green’s attractive open space is in line for some improvements. There is an online consultation that takes just a few minutes to complete. What are the priorities for improvement. Let the council know what you think. Closing date 10th November so hurry.

Click for link:  HERE

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Fox Hollies Park Pool – photo: David Murphy

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Yardley Gardening Competition

Yardley Gardening Competition is open to all BCC tenants and leaseholders in Yardley District. See the photographs below of the first prize winners in the best front and rear garden, communal garden and balcony categories. The winners received their certificates and prizes at the Annual Awards Ceremony at Stechford Cascades on 25 October 2017. It is always interesting visiting all the entries to hear peoples stories about their gardens and how much they mean to them. Continue reading

News Round

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

Vote for Acocks Green
Village in Bloom have applied for funding from Aviva. The more votes they get the more funding they will receive so take a couple of minutes to register to get your 10 votes and play your part in improving Acocks Green : –
Aviva Community Funding

Saturday is the Autumn Fair at St Mary’s –
always full of delights!
Autumn Fair 2017 Poster

Sunday 5th November 10am.
Autumn clean up at Westley Vale Millennium Green. Meet at the gates on The Avenue. Come along for an hour or so to get some fresh air, exercise and meet some other locals and help tidy our precious green space. Equipment provided.

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Village in Bloom – Gold Award and More!

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

If you haven’t already heard – Acocks Green Village received a Gold Award again this year in the entry The RHS Heart of England Britain in Bloom Awards. That is 3 years in a row! Also the team were given a special Community Award for the first time. Here are the comments from the judges about this award:

The community led Bloom initiative in Acocks Green Village goes from strength to strength. This year the judges saw and heard about more horticultural projects, schools engagement, the new Heritage Trail, new village sculpture, bigger and better events (including the launch event) and a new 2017 calendar.

Newcomers and first-entries are highly recommended to spend a day with Fran Lee and the team to gain first hand knowledge of how to bring together community resources.

Well done everyone

The support of the business and local community is so important to the team and their success…

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