Enjoy the sounds and flavours of Zimbabwe

Meet the lovely chappie Collen Mhlanga and his IMBA House Charity team at The Heart of England School this Saturday (20th October 2018) for an evening of Zimbwean music and food.

IMBA House Founder (and Berkswell Tennis Coach) Collen

Collen is a well-known face in Balsall Common, especially to people that visit The Lant on a regular basis, thanks to his role at Berkswell and Balsall Common Tennis Club, where he has served for years as a coach for players of all ages.

Collen was born in Harare and brought his vision for helping disabled children in his home country to Balsall Common where he found a willing team of people that took his vision to their hearts.

This shared vision led to the creation of the IMBA House Charity and a wonderful, friendly team of people.

The Charity cordially invites members of the community to join them this Saturday for an enjoyable evening, with a little education thrown in for good measure.

IMBA House Dinner and Dance

Saturday 20th October 2018

Collen and his fellow Trustees are looking forward to showing off the fun side of Zimbabwe with a live band playing Zimbabwean music, with Zimbabwean style food laid on too.

The event will also provide an update of the work the team has done over the last two years.

Venue: Heart of England School, Gipsy Lane CV7 7FW
Tickets: £20
Includes 3 Course Meal plus live band and DJ.
Contact: 07939 061161

Former Police Dog Handler seeks new Recruits

Balsall Common based Mogz and Dogz is the well respected Company that was launched by former Police dog handler Mark Young in 2010 after 24 years active service on the Police force.

Mark spent many of those years in the Police Dog Section, which provided him with a vast wealth of dog handling experience that he knew could be put to good use in his new business.

In the intervening years, Mogz and Dogz has gone from strength to strength and Marks’ team is currently looking to fill two different roles as the business continues to grow.

Mogz and Dogz Recruitment Notice

We are a progressive and proud-to-be local dog walking company looking to expand by employing 2 new members of staff.

The ideal candidates should have a flexible approach to work and be happy to perform duties in all weathers. An affinity with dogs is essential.

Doggy Daycare assistant

Working with myself and an existing member of staff your duties will include ensuring the well-being of pets whilst in our care.

Working outside for the vast majority of your working day the candidate Should be an outdoors type of person, happy in all weathers and be entirely reliable.

Some flexibility in working hours is required although generally, the hours-of-work will be 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

A Company pension scheme is provided.

For further full details, including pay and further job description please contact Mark or Susan by email only via mark@mogzanddogz.co.uk

Dog Walker

General requirements of this position are to facilitate the collection, continued care and walking with our client’s beloveds pets.

With the use of a marked company vehicle will attend clients homes and provide a collection walking and drop-off service.

As well as having a flexible working approach and enjoying all weathers, honesty and trustworthiness is vital to this role too.

Evidence will be required and the candidate may be required to supply a police certificate as well as pre-employment history and References.

Working hours will be 08:30 am to 15:00 most days although some flexibility will be required when other members of staff are on leave. A clean drivers license and good road sense essential.

Please contact Mark or Susan for further job description, pay and information by email only at this stage.

Email: mark@mogzanddogz.co.uk

80s Music Night

BalsallCom.Com will be announcing details of a community entertainments event at The Heart of England School on Saturday 10th November 2010. There will be a live band on the night and we are delighted to announce that Mogz and Dogz have signed up to the event as ticket sponsors.

Keep an eye out for announcements coming soon.

Best of luck to Balsall Common business women

It is a big week for local business women, as several Balsall Common residents are in the running for awards at the second Ladies First Business Awards.

The ceremony takes place at Nailcote Hall this Thursday, 18 October, and follows an incredibly successful event last year. 

In the running for awards are Sally Morris of Positive Fitness in both the Achieves in Business and the Inspirational Woman categories. Jade Finnerty of Beautiful Nails is shortlisted in the Successful Career from Home. 

Two of the four nominees in the Excellence in Science and Technology Awards are Balsall Common based, Emma Carter from Bytesize Tuition and Claire Turner of Wow! Signal Communications, who also writes for balsallcom.com and helps to manage the social media accounts.  

Sue Cressman from Nailcote Hall is one of the five women shortlisted in the Venue Award/Venue Host category. She is also nominated in the Achieves for Charity category along with Judy Ledger of Balsall Common based charity Baby Lifeline.

You can see the full list of nominees at https://ladiesfirstnetwork.co.uk/2018-finalists/

The awards are organised by the Ladies First Network – a membership organisation for both women running their own businesses and for women working within a business across Coventry and Warwickshire.  Both Tracey and Julie who run the network are Balsall Common residents. You can find out more about the organisation on their website. 

It’s fantastic to see Balsall Common residents so strongly represented – good luck to all the finalists.  We’ll let you know how they get on, look out for tweets on the night from @balsallcom or an update on here following the award ceremony.

Balsall Common Comedy Club – 2018 Christmas Special

Balsall Common Comedy Club returns for a Christmas Party Special at the Berkswell and District Royal British Legion on Friday 7th December 2018.

Event Organiser Harvey Hawkins

These Stand Up Club Nights – organised on a Quarterly basis by Balsall Common’s resident stand-up comedian Harvey Hawkins – has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2016 attracting some of the top comics operating on the UK circuit.

December’s event has attracted Rob Rouse, a well-known face from TV and Luke Toulson who has appeared on Rusell Howard’s Good News and performed Sell Out Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Balsall Common Christmas Comedy Night

Christmas Comedy Party Special – Friday 7th December 2018

Venue: Berkswell and District Royal British Legion, 316 Station Road, Balsall Common CV7 7EF.
Doors: 7:30 pm for 8:00 pm start
Tickets: £10
Get Tickets Online: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/balsallcommoncomedyclub

 

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Annual Balsall Common Bonfire and Fireworks Display

The Balsall Common Lions will be hosting their Annual Charity Bonfire and Fireworks event at The Lant in Balsall Common on Saturday 3rd November 2018.

Regular event compére Carl Hemming from Ginger Estate Agents returns once again to get proceedings underway and keep visitors informed.

The Balsall Common Lions Club is grateful to regular event sponsors Alan Heath and Sons Bathrooms and Jamieson Christie Wealth Management, as well as supporting organisations FastAid and the 53rd Berkswell Scouts.

Running Order

6:00 pm – Gates Open
6:30 pm – Guy Competition
7:00 pm – Bonfire Lighting
7:30 pm – Firework Display

Venue

The Lant, Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common CV7 7GE

Advanced Ticket Prices

Family:  £16.00 (Not available on the gate)
Adult:  £6.00
Child Advance Ticket – £3.00 (£3 on the gate)

Gate Prices

Adult: £7.00
Child: £3.00

Tickets Outlets

Oakes Farm Shop
Balsall Common Pharmacy
Michael’s Drinks World
A1 Motor Store

Telephone: 0845 833 8565

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