Spring 2021

Child Safety Week

Child Safety Week is run by Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. Child Safety Week 2021 will take place between 7th-13th June 2021. CAPT help families build confidence and skills in managing the real risks to children’s safety. CAPT want all children to have the freedom to grow and learn, safe from serious harm.

To download you information pack and register please go to:


We are going to be delivering another Green Growers pack giveaway on Sunday 13th June 11am – 1pm please contact us for further information.

Dont forget to pick up your pack next week. We will be on Cedars Avenue/Stockfield Park -27th May -11-1pm – giving away the lovely Green Growers packs! We look forward to seeing everyone.

Birmingham Holiday and Food Activities

Grant Programme 2021

Birmingham City Council has received a grant from the Department for Education to coordinate a programme of healthy food and enriching activities for disadvantaged children across the city.

The City Council have commissioned BVSC to manage a grant programme for voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors. This programme is to operate for 4 weeks during August and 1 week over the Christmas period. Applications are sought to cover one or both of those periods.

The application process has extremely tight timescales with a closing date of 28 May 2021

Organisations are required to provide activities and food for 4 hours per day, 4 days per week for 4 weeks during August. It will be essential for organisations to meet safeguarding, food hygiene and data protection standards. These standards include your kitchen being registered with Environmental Health with the relevant insurance and those preparing the food need at least a Level 2 certificate. Where an organisation is unable to meet these standards then food can be arranged via the City Councils school meals providers. The City Council intends to commission 170,000 meals. Your approach will need to be outlined in your application

The application forms and grant guidance are attached and completed applications should be submitted to BVSC electronically to by 28 May 2021.

Successful applicants will be informed by 18 June 2021.

If you require informal advice on your application please send an email headed Support to

If you have any questions in relation to the Birmingham Holiday Activity programme please contact


Join Building Community Together and Arts In The Yard to create a unique piece of public art!

We invite residents to join us to create a unique piece of public art.  During Spring and Summer 2021 local residents will be able to collect a free ‘Stockweave’ pack containing all the materials needed to design and make a one-of-a-kind CD-weave.  Suitable for both adults and children we are encouraging the production of 500 individual pieces.  Lead artist Kelly Towle will style them together in a vibrant and collaborative art piece, which will live here at Stockfield Park. 

For more information about Stockweave and packs please contact Kelly: 

0121 339 5029

You can collect your FREE pack during April, May and June from:

Marshall’s Coffee Shop

6/8 Yardley Road

Acocks Green

B27 6EB

Monday – Saturday

10am – 3pm

Smithy’s Café

73 Yardley Road

Acocks Green

B27 6LL

Monday – 8.00am – 2.30pm

Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday – 8.00am – 2.30pm

Thursday – 8.00am – 2.30pm

Friday – 8.00am – 2.30pm

Saturday – 8.00am – 2.30pm

Sunday – 9.00am – 3.00pm

***NEW*** Craft & Play tutorials for families.

Ever fancied making your own Hungry Catapillar, Mushroom Garden or Catapult game?

As part of the BCT project, Birmingham PlayCare Network, deliver services and activities for children and families, including how to make films. We have made a selection of short craft and play films, that are free to access! All you need to do if get your resources at the ready and off you go!

FREE Training Support for Local Organisations!

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the sustainability of local organisations in the BCT area we are going to be delivering a package of training sessions in collaboration with Birmingham Community Matters. The first of these training sessions will be held on the 19th April – Funding your group in 2021 with the next on the 27th April- Keeping your project Covid safe. Please contact Becky Coley to book your place-

Virtual Tea Dance!

Our next Virtual Tea Dance is on its way and you’re invited! It’ll be an afternoon of fun and relaxed dancing! Join us on the 14th April-2-3.30 pm via zoom for our free monthly tea dance!- For more information please contact Becky at

FREE training for support for local organisations

As part of Building Community Together’s commitment to the sustainability and up skilling of local organisations we are delivering a package of FREE training support.

We kicked off the training at the beginning of March with a Safeguarding, Recording and Reporting workshop.

It was fantastic to see so many community providers joining us at our virtual workshop, sharing practice, gaining knowledge and networking!

We are delivering a funding your group workshop on the 19th April, if you would like to attend please contact Becky Coley at

The Stockfield Funday

Our annual Fun Day is a fun filled summer event that is always enjoyable for the whole family. There are lots and lots of activities, entertainment and fun for the whole family!

Christmas Cracker

Our Christmas Cracker event is usually held in December and is a fun seasonal event. During the event we play games there is an opportunity to participate in craft, entertainment from local entertainers, food and drink …and, of course, Santa makes an appearance! During the event we collect food for Acocks Green Foodbank – all donations welcome.

Over 55s Christmas Lunch

Our Christmas Lunch usually takes place in December at the Journeys End pub. All Stockfield Estate residents, who are over 55, are entitled to attend whether they are tenants of Stockfield Community Association, Bromford tenants or homeowners.

We are unable to deliver the above events this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions. As an alternative we plan to give residents a hamper full of Christmas goodies! Watch this space to find out more during the Autumn and Winter months.


Stockfield Community Association produce a quarterly newsletter which gives details of what’s on in the local area, information on support services and local updates

Play in Parks

During the last 2 weeks of the summer holidays BPCN deliver the Play in Parks project on Stockfield Park. Play in Parks is an open access play provision based in the green spaces and parks around Birmingham. The purpose of Play in Parks is to encourage children to use the park, playworkers are on site in the park to facilitate play opportunities. The playworkers provide a range of different activities for the children in the park from team games to arts and crafts, den building, campfires and wide games. 

Although this year we are unable to deliver Play in Parks due to COVID-19, we are going to be delivering Play Pack sessions! Residents will be given free play activity packs 

Please come and collect your pack from us- Look out for Playworkers in BPCN uniform.

All sessions are 10-12pm Morning session 1-3pm Afternoon session

24/08/20- Fenton Way

25/08/20 – Blossomville way

26/08/20- Denham Road

27/08/20 – Sycamore Way

28/08/20-Juniper Close

We will then be on your street for the rest of the day!

It would be lovely if you could join us on your front garden or driveway to make the activities that are in your packs. Playworkers will be ready to answer questions and support you. They will be in uniform and adhering to social distancing measures.

Heritage of Play Sessions

The intergenerational project, Making Memories Sharing Memories, captures play memories of residents aged over 50 and those memories are then recorded and shared with others including local children. Children are encouraged to attend sessions in order to build new friendships between young and old with play being the binding theme to bring them together. Sessions are delivered themed around ‘Games we used to play’, ‘Songs and rhymes we know’ and collaborative craft activities. We hope that elders will make new friendships with children from their area and may even see each other in the parks or out and about in the area.

This year children from Cottesbrooke school and local elders sheltered accommodation will be involved in the project. They will be receiving resource packs that are based on the seaside and playing outdoors. We are going to deliver virtual workshops to both groups. Throughout the workshops the children and elders will write letters and cards of kindness to each other about their playful experiences . The letters will then be swapped and passed on via BPCN to the groups- Further information to follow.

Tea Dances

Residents from the Stockfield area and surrounding roads are invited to quarterly Tea dances at Arthur Moore Hall. We  have professional dance tuition, cakes, tea and sandwiches. No previous dance experience required. The sessions are fun, friendly and you leave having learnt at least one new dance! Beginning in Autumn 2020 BPCN will be delivering Tea Dances with a difference! Because of COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to deliver the Tea Dances in a traditional way, so we are going to bring the Tea Dance to your door and provide virtual Tea Dances on our Facebook Page and afternoon tea that will be delivered to your door for the first 15 residents who email us.

Virtual Tea Dances will be held on:

23 October 2020 and the 27 November 2020- 3.00-4.30pm

More virtual Tea Dances to be held early in 2021!

If you are interested in joining the Tea Dances please get in touch with Becky Coley at:

Play in Schools

The play in schools sessions are on site playground sessions run by 2 Playworkers to support local schools to understand the importance of active play. The school receives a bulk of resources which are used during the sessions and then left for the children to use after.

Arts Cafe

The Virtual Arts Café is an Arts Café on line. We aim to connect people within the Yardley/ Acocks green area. Like most arts cafes around Birmingham, we want it to reflect the interest of the people in the area, if the community have any ideas what they would like to see at the arts café we would be very happy to hear from you. We feature crafts and gardening and also celebrate the achievements of our community. The Arts Cafe is shown on the last Friday of each month at 7pm on the Arts in the Yard and Building Community Together Facebook page and YouTube channel. It’s a great opportunity to watch the video and also interact with each other online so it’s almost like being together at the café.

Green Growers

Ever fancied growing your own veggies?

Want to brighten up your space with flowers?

During Spring 2020 Arts In The Yard were due to launch their new pop up Neighbourhood Arts Cafe but these plans have had to dramatically change due to Covid19. Instead we would like to support our community to get gardening, form neighbourly and online local connections, grow some of their own food and perhaps green up their garden, yard or windowsill. At some point later on we will be able to meet again as a community . . . until then let’s stay connected by growing and gardening. We are supplying and delivering growing packs in our Building Community Together project area.  If you live on the Stockfield Estate or surrounding roads you are eligible for a free pack.

You can chose from:

* Vegetables

* Veg + tomatoes

* Flowers

1 pack per household

Each pack contains compost, seeds, plants and pots – enough to get you started.  Plus you will have access to online tutorials if you need a guiding hand and be part of a supportive online community.  During these challenging and confusing times why not join us, learn a new skill and get growing!

Volunteer Management Training

Interested in volunteer management? Building Community Together are offering FREE training to local community organisations in around the Stockfield / Acocks Green area. To book please email:

The Building Community Together Project

Building Community Together is a five-year community project. The long term objective of the project is to have an informed and resourced neighbourhood that is cohesive, empowered and owned by an enabled & thriving community. 

The project will:

  • • Build on existing locally embedded provision.
  • • Increase and sustain the collaboration of partners who are operating locally
  • • Provide activities accessible to the community in response to their feedback.

The Building Community Together project was developed from what we felt the needs were within the community to:

Reduce social isolation

Encourage health and wellbeing

Increase resident involvement and leadership

Promote and encourage community spirit and cohesion across the generations

Connect residents from different communities through the offer of positive activities that encourage participation.

Encourage and strengthen community links and identity, through celebration

Develop a project steering group with residents that will promote the model of residents working for residents

We want to create a healthy, engaged and empowered community, working with residents across a broad spectrum of activities (sport, early years, green spaces, community events).