Chair: Julia Larden
Secretary: Derek Chipps
What is Acocks Green Focus Group?
We’re a campaign groupstriving to make Acocks Green a better place to live, work and shop. Our particular concern is the fixed features of Acocks Green. These include road and street layout, street furniture, buildings, trees and green spaces.
How did the group come about?
Acocks Green Focus Group was formed in 2004 to protest about the proposed felling of trees on the roundabout in Acocks Green for the No 11 bus route. The plan was abandoned after a large public meeting and resultant publicity campaign in the local press and radio.
How do we operate?
We campaign to preserve the good and improve the not-so-good. We hold workshops and seminars, organize guided tours of Acocks Green and learn by visiting other areas. We regularly comment on planning issues and schemes put forward by the city council. We also bring issues of concern to public attention via media campaigns, petitions etc.
Who do we work with?
We are affiliated to Birmingham Victorian Society and to the organization Living Streets. We liaise with other local community groups, with Acocks Green Traders Association, Birmingham City Council, Acocks Green Town Centre Manager and with local police.
In a nutshell…
we want to seesmarter andbetter laid out streets, safer roads, the preservation of historic buildings, and the protection of trees and green spaces.
Anyone who lives, works, or carries on a business in Acocks Green is welcome to join us.