Your Community

On this page you will find details of different projects in your local area as well as news updates and “focus on” features.

Acocks Green In Bloom

Our friends Acocks Green Village in Bloom are now ready to take on any referrals for their gardening activity, or volunteers who would like to help out. For me information please contact Fran Lee:

***FREE workshops for Yardley NNS Assets!***

Yardley NNS has funded Workshops available based on previous requests from local community organisations working in the area. Places are limited and via zoom so book your place quickly!

The workshops will be delivered by our pals at DigiKick, and here are the dates and a brief overview of each one:

Thursday 13th May – Spreadsheets workshop
Learn the basics of spreadsheets.

This workshop will teach you how to use spreadsheets to keep on top of project setup and progress, or keep an eye on finances and numbers.
You will learn all the spreadsheet jargon and some really useful tricks which will help you keep track of projects, date and finances.

Tuesday 25th May – Marketing workshop
How many times have you struggled to get someone to understand your work?
This workshop will give you a clear framework to talk about your work in a way that is quick, memorable and drives participation.

Thursday 3rd June – Social media – identify your target audience
Don’t let social media confuse you! Learn which platform suits you best and who your ideal target audience is.

Thursday 10th June – Social media – create great content
A beginner’s workshop to creating videos and amazing posters and graphics with the free Canva tool.

Thursday 24th June – Social media – Perfect posting
Learn how to create social media posts which make things happen.
Learn how to use some great, free tools to structure when and why you are posting – make every post work!

***NEW*** Focus on Feature

As part of the BCT project we deliver a variety of activities with groups and organisations in the local area.

This month we are going to “Focus on” and tell you a bit more about an organisation that we work with to deliver our Tea Dance sessions.

Xpress-Yourself was founded in 2013 by Faye O’Connor. It specialises in dancing with active older adults through weekly dances, Keep Dancing, across Birmingham and the West Midlands. They also deliver creative dance workshops for older frail adults in care homes, hospitals and dementia cafes. To find out more about Xpress-Yourself visit their webpage: or fb: @xpress55yourself . You can also visit their You tube channel which has some wonderful FREE dance classes to watch and join in!

There are a number of local organisations and groups in the Stockfield and North Acocks Green area that offer support services to residents.

Information and details of those groups are featured below.

Organisations on this list attend the Multi Agency Group meeting held tri-monthly. The group welcomes new organisations to join us, to network and share information on current initiatives and services that they are offering. If you would like further information or to be added to this list please contact Becky Coley –

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The Vibe Youth Community Centre, is a place for young people aged 11-25 to take part in activities and meet with new young people around...

Church Hall- Toms happy circle is an opportunity for elderly members from the community to get together, socialise, have a nice lunch and a game...

Welcome-Change was initially established to aid those in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse however has morphed into more of a community in recent years....

Gather people together to sing and socialise. Informed each other of local activities and events. Sing in care homes, Heartlands hospital, Blakesley Hall. Community Centres.

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