AN ACOCKS Green community group is set to hold a street event in which arts, crafts, flowers and bees will be the order of the day.
This year’s eagerly anticipated late spring street event in the village on May 11 will be organised by the Acocks Green Village in Bloom.
The group is behind efforts that secured a gold award from the Royal Horticultural Society (R.H.S.) Heart of England in Bloom four years in a row.
Aside from brightening up the village centre, the group’s event will provide fun for all the family with a beekeeper showing off his army of working bees and their honey while a local band will provide a festival atmosphere.
There will be other stalls that sell a spectacular array of flowers and offer kids a chance to try their hand at crafting and painting.
Co-ordinator Fran Lee said: “Each spring, the R.H.S. encourages participating groups to hold a launch for the Bloom year. We usually hold our launch event in our community orchard in Mallard Close, at the centre of Acocks Green village, between two blocks of shops in the main shopping centre.
“However, this year we have decided to hold a larger launch event than normal, for two reasons.
“Firstly, we have had an even greater demand than in previous years from stallholders wishing to display and sell their arts and crafts, and, secondly, this is the only street event scheduled to be held in Acocks Green in 2019.
“There will also be several stalls selling a wide range of plants at competitive prices.
“Children will have the opportunity to sow seeds and we will advise adults on how to arrange planters with a seasonal array of flowers.
“Raffle tickets will be available in order to win a number of prizes kindly donated by local shops and businesses.
“Furthermore, music is to be provided by a local band, Canoe, who we hope will contribute to the festival and party atmosphere.”