Local deli now open for weekend drinks and tapas

Local eatery la Delicia has expanded its opening hours. They are now open on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30 p.m. serving a range of alcoholic drinks and food. Antipasti, vegan, fish, and poultry sharing platters are available. Other options include bread and olives, crab cakes, calamari, Camembert tear and share, and nachos.  Food is served until 9 p.m. and last orders for drinks is 10pm. Alcoholic beverages on offer include wine, gin, Prosecco, craft beers and bottled lager. 

Owner and manager Jamie explained:  “We wanted to offer something extra for the local community in and around Balsall Common. We’ve had a great response to our current breakfast and lunch offerings and we trialled evening opening earlier this year. We would love as many local people as possible to support our evening opening as it’s currently a trial and will only become permanent depending on how much interest we get. So if you’d like us to keep opening up on Friday and Saturday nights serving food and drinks right in the heart of Balsall Common please come along and see what’s on offer!”

La Delicia is on Station Road, in the centre of Balsall Common. You can find out more on their website http://www.ladelicia.co.uk
or via their social media channels Facebook and Instagram

New players needed for local football team

Our local club the Hornets are looking for players to join this year’s under 14s team (boys who are moving into Year 9 this September).


The team are asking anyone who is keen to be involved to get in touch to find out more.  Contact Scott Goulden via email or call him 07891856445.  


The team trains on a Thursday night and the matches are on a Sunday afternoon.


Both the club and the team are very friendly, and as well as the football they get involved in the community, including an incredibly popular Beer Festival recently attended by many of the parents and players of the team.


The Hornets are based on Lavender Hall Lane and have Junior teams for many age groups and a Saturday morning club for those not yet old enough for the teams.


There’s more details and a contact form on their website.

Third Balsall Beerfest

The third Balsall Beerfest takes place on Saturday 29th June. Organised by Balsall Common Lions Club and the Berkswell and Balsall Common Hornets Football Club the event raises money for local good causes.

The event also supports local breweries, and will feature 14 cask ales from local breweries (within 20 miles of Balsall Common). For this first time this year there will also be a gin bar.

There will be music, food, prosecco, wine and soft drinks too! Adult tickets are £5 and children are free. Guide dogs only please.  The event takes place at the Hornets ground (The Triangle, Lavendar Hall Lane, CV7 7BN) starts at 4pm and finishes at 11pm. Let’s hope the weather is as lovely as it was for last year’s event!

You can buy tickets online (although there is a booking fee) or get them from Michael’s Drinks World, Balsall Common Pharmacy, and Oakes Farm Shop.  

The Balsall Beerfest couldn’t take place without lots of hard work from the Lions and the Hornets and also the support of lots local businesses who sponsor the event.

Wow! Signal Communications are proud sponsors of the Gin Bar.
Beer barrels have been sponsored by Total Metal Recovery, CP Barbers, Bengal Brasserie, Balsall Common Dental Practice, Eastwood Hay Guest House, The White Horse, G R Dawson Garden Services, Retail Transport Services Ltd, Michaels Drinks World, Aspect Consultants Ltd, Lavendar Hall Fishery, Direct Carpets, and Balsallcom.com. 

There’s more details on the Balsall Beerfest website and you can buy tickets online via this link

Spring Draw Offers £300 Facial Rejuvenation for One Lucky Winner

Here at BalsallCom.Com we love to recognise businesses that invest in community life, supporting local projects and good causes.

In this instance, we are producing this article as a big ‘Thank You’ to the team at Balsall Common Dental Practice for acting as one of our Main Sponsors for our BalsallCom.Com 80s Music Night which we held for the community at The Heart of England School on Saturday 10 November 2018. The event has enabled funds to be passed to the Heart of England School PTA and to the IMBA House Charity, a Balsall Common based charity that supports an unjustly stigmatised ‘underclass’ of disabled children in Zimbabwe.

Thank You Balsall Common Dental Practice

Balsall Common Dental Practice is currently showcasing some of its highly regarded but less well-known services with a £300 facial rejuvenation Spring Prize Draw Winner’s Prize comprising options from their facial cosmetics and skin health solutions.

Win £300 of Skin Health or Facial Cosmetics with Dr Catherine Myatt

Dr Catherine Myatt joined Balsall Common Dental Practice as an Associate Dentist in 2002, since which time she has brought 3 sports-mad boys into the world. They are now fully adept at keeping Mum on constantly on her toes busy outside of work with their busy schedules and chauffering needs.

At work, Cath has a real passion for creating a relaxing, friendly environment where patients can expect high quality, pain-free dental care, as well as facial aesthetics and transformational skin health treatments.

At the turn of the New Year in 2017 Dr Cath gained accreditation as an authorised stockist for the world-renowned ZO Skin Health ranges, consulting on their wide range of products and regimens, many of which have been credited with revolutionising the skin care industry.

Discover the World of ZO Skin Health with Dr Cath!

Dr Catherine Myatt (General Dental Council Registration Number: 70668)

Dr Catherine Myatt loves introducing people to ZO Skin Health thanks to the Company’s stellar range of groundbreaking, clinically proven products that encourage skin renewal at the cellular level. It’s a subject about which ‘Cath’ talks with genuine enthusiasm and passion, having first become a fan of ZO Skin Health as a happy consumer.

Cath can’t wait to meet, greet and guide one lucky winner through a consultation and product selection process as part of what could be an exciting transformational £300 journey towards younger, healthier looking skin.

For your chance to enter the Balsall Common Dental Practice Spring Prize Draw please visit their website link below:


BalsallCom.Com’s 80s Music Night

This promotion appears as part of Balsall Common Dental Practice’s Sponsorship for BalsallCom.Com’s 80s Music Night in November 2018 which was supported by numerous local organisations and raised funds for good causes.

Another roaring success for Balsall Common Lions Club

Balsall Common Lions Club fourth Annual Presentation Awards evening took place on 25th February. This is an opportunity for the Lions to reward a number of organisations and individuals that have helped and supported them throughout the year. Many local clubs, societies, venues and organisations benefit from the Lions’ hard work. The annual bonfire in partnership with the Sports Association and sponsored by local businesses is a huge success. Elves from 8 local organisations helped Santa’s sleigh visit Balsall Common, Berkswell, Fen End and Burton Green this year, raising £6500. Cheques totalling £13000 were given out at the presentation evening.

The beneficiaries were Balsall and Berkswell Hornets Football Club, Canley Community Centre, 2nd Balsall Common Scouts, 53rd Berkswell Scouts, Berkswell and Balsall Common Rugby Club, Berkswell Cricket Club, Fast+Aid, Galileo Scouts, Jubilee Cafe, the Lily Mae Foundation, Meriden School and Solihull Hospital Charity.

The Rawbone of Friendship Project For Children received £1200 raised through our 100 Club Draw. This will pay for 120 outings for disadvantaged children. This year’s 100 Club beneficiary will be The Marie Curie Men’s Shed Project. The idea came from Balsall Common Lion Brian Hornsby who died in October last year. Brian and Suzanne from the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull visited a similar project at a hospice in Liverpool and saw the phenomenal impact that it had. The idea of the shed is that it is a safe space for men to talk about their own illness, their role supporting someone with a serious illness, or people they have lost. A thriving group currently meets once a week at the hospice in Solihull, but the funds currently being raised will pay for a new purpose built shed that will eventually be open seven days a week to support any man affected by a life limiting illness.

A series of Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to local groups and organisations who help the Lions achieve as much as they do. They went to: Unity Automotive, the Heart of England Co-op, C P Barbers, The Village Hall, Alan Heath & Sons, Jamieson Christie, Michael’s Drinks World, Oakes Farm Shop and the A1 Motorshop. Carl Hemming of Ginger Property also received a certificate for his support of the annual bonfire and Santa’s sleigh. In addition this year we also awarded Lions Centennial Certificates of Appreciation to four local individuals for their Service to the Community of Balsall Common & Berkswell. These were Norman Thompson, Jackie Tomnie, Charlotte Shadbolt & Christine Hornsby. Mikey Ackers of Mikey’s Wish, (Verbal Dyspraxia Awareness) was awarded a Special Centennial Award for his work with his Charity.

Lion President Marie-Louise Marsden said: “Once again our annual presentation night is a fantastic chance to reflect on the club’s hard work through the year, to thank all of those people who have supported us and made it possible for us to raise so much money for other local clubs and societies. Our 42 members, and many more friends, work very hard to achieve what we do. “We’re always looking for more people to join, either as a full member or for specific events. If you’d like to find out more about joining us please get in touch.” Call Mark Whitfield on 07795 184745, email whitfieldfamily@btinernet.com or send us a message on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BalsallCommonLionsClub

Key dates for your diary include a Quiz Night at the White Horse on April 7th in aid of Solihull Hospital Charity and their Oncology Unit, Prostate Cancer screening at St Peters Church Hall on Saturday 18 May and the 3rd Balsall Beerfest organised in partnership with the Balsall Hornets on Saturday 29th June.