Do you care about Acocks Green? Would you like to help make it a nicer place to shop, live and work?
Acocks Green Village is entering Britain in Bloom 2013.
A friendly team of locals meet up regularly to work on making the village more attractive by gardening, tidying and painting. We are also working on an exciting new Community Orchard in Mallard Close.
Can you spare a couple of hours on Sunday or Wednesday mornings to help? If so look out for the volunteers or contact the project
co-ordinator Fran Lee: – firstname.lastname@example.org
0121 706 0076
No experience necessary!
Make a real difference in 2013
All of the entrants into Yardley Gardening Competition are also entered into the Housing Department’s Birmingham in Bloom Competition. This year Yardley won three of the six available Gold Awards in Birmingham In Bloom ; for best communal garden ( pictured above) , best hanging basket, balcony or pots and best vegetable patch.
This year there were 118 entries for Yardley Gardening Competition. The Competition is open to all Council Tenants and Leaseholders and this year there were six categories including best front garden, best back garden, best hanging basket, balcony or tub, best communal garden and best vegetable patch or vegetables grown in containers. The awards for the Gardening Competition were presented at Stechford Cascades on 25 October 2012 when over 180 people attended .The aim of the Competition is to reward those residents who care for their gardens and to encourage other residents to join in and so improve whole streets and neighbourhoods.
Pictured above is the winning entry for the hanging baskets, balcony or tubs category
If you would like to enter the competition in 2013 ring Andy Sheppard on 0121 464 1615 or email Andy.Sheppard @brimingham.gov.uk
In 2012 Pemberley Road Sheltered Housing Scheme Entered the RHS’s ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Competition. A large number of residents from Homemeadow , Hollypiece and Coppice House worked together with members of Acock’s Green Houisng Liaison Board and Yardley CTG and were awarded the title of Thriving Neighbourhood.