Acocks Green Ward
Acocks Green, a socially mixed Ward, lies about four miles South East of Birmingham City Centre. It has a recognisable centre itself, known as 'The Green' which is at the junction of the Warwick Road and three local through routes. The 'natural' boundary of Acocks Green can be seen as the canal along the Northern edge, the city boundary along the East side, then Lakey Lane as far as Broomhall Crescent. From there, a line can be drawn to Fox Hollies Leisure Centre and continued along York Road to the North Warwickshire Railway Line. To complete the boundary, the railway forms a barrier, as far as the canal. This area forms a natural community, easily understood by local people.
The Ward has several supermarkets and commercially is an important shopping centre. It has eight primary schools and two secondary schools, and a variety of places of Worship.
Acocks Green also has several historic buildings, including Grade II listed cottages in Arden Road, a Grade II listed Baptist Church (see picture), and Church Hall.(Source: Acocks Green History Society)(Copyright Photograph of Baptist Church - Anthony Spettigue 2004)
Acocks Green Ward covers the following local areas:
- Edenbridge Road Estate
- Gospel Estate
- Pemberley Road Flats
- Stockfield Estate
- Tyseley Estate (part)
- Yarnfield Estate
This includes postcode areas B11 (part) and B27.
Community Chest Fund
The allocation of the Community Chest budget within the Acocks Green Ward has been used on a variety of community activities such as the Acocks Green carnival, Christmas lights, Community Unity events as well as supporting groups and organisations like the local scouts and millennium green. Funding has also been used to provide youth diversion and community safety programmes.
If you would like to apply for a Community Chest Grant please contact Virginia Yates on 0121 464 7701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Acocks Green Ward Meetings
The Acocks Green Ward holds bi-monthly Ward Advisory Board Meetings and membership comprises representatives from the Residents Association, Neighbourhood Forums, Community Associations, Political Parties and Service Providers.
In addition to the Ward Advisory Board Meetings, there are also the bi-monthly Ward Committee meetings, which are open to members of the public and are held in venues across the Ward.
Forthcoming dates of Ward Committees:
23rd January 2013 at the Scout Hut, rear of Scanlans, 254 Spring Road, B11 3DW
20th March 2013 at the Oaklands Primary School, Dolphin Lane, B27 7BT
29th May 2013 at Severne JI School, Severne Road (Provisional)
Agendas for meetings are available electronically via Democracy in Birmingham
- Spring Road - Snow Hill - Stratford, via North Warwickshire line
- Acocks Green - Birmingham to Leamington line
- 1 - Town Hall to Acocks Green
- 11 - Outer Circle
- 30 - Acocks Green to Solihull Station
- 32 - Shirley to Swan at Yardley
- 36c - Sparkhill to Stechford, Five Ways
- 37 - City Centre to Solihull Station
- 37a - Acocks Green to NEC - Birmingham International Station
- 42 - Solihull Station to Hall Green
- 841 - Hall Green to Archbishop Ilsley RC School
- 850 - Birmingham to Land Rover, Solihull
- 866 - Birmingham to Bloomsfield Road School
- 885 - Solihull to King Edward VI School, Edgbaston
- 899 - Five Ways to Solihull School
Ward Support Officer
The ward support officer for Acocks Green Ward is Virginia Yates.
Yardley District Office
Fox Hollies Leisure Centre
Birmingham B27 7NS
Tel. No. 0121 464 7701
Fax No. 0121 464 0796
Councillors Advice Bureaux - Acocks Green Ward
Acocks Green Village Partnership
Parks and Open Spaces by Constituency and Ward
Cemeteries and Crematoria: Yardley Cemetery and Crematorium
Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum
History of Acocks Green