ACOCKS Green has entered the Britain in Bloom contest for the first time.
Business Improvement District manager Sandy Gianni decided to enter the suburb into the “urban” category, with work already starting on the green.
“This is the residents’ chance to take ownership of the village, to become involved as volunteers in a project which will reflect their efforts by enhancing their surroundings – making it a place where people want to shop,” she said.
“In Bloom is not just about flowers nowadays – it’s as much about community. The entry will bring together the BID management and traders, Birmingham City Council, local forums and residents’ associations which will enhance community spirit. It will therefore become a project where everyone involved will meet new people.”
The village have another first approaching with a new farmers’ market and fun day scheduled for June 16. Visitors will have the chance to sample local produce, enjoy a Punch and Judy show, martial arts demonstrations, dance and fashion shows and much more. Farmers’ markets are now due to take place in Acocks Green every third Saturday of the month.