“The Rock” smashed as Balsall Common Parish Council deprives Youth and Community Centre of funds

Balsall Parish Council have decided that the Jubilee Youth and Community Centre is unworthy of the annual £10K funding it has provided since the centre’s inception over a decade ago. The impact of this decision is that the centre will close and two part time youth workers will lose their jobs. Defenders of the centre, led by Mike Longfield, fear that this will weaken community cohesion and result in a worrying increase in vandalism and anti-social behaviour in Balsall Common, as bored youths will be driven out into the parks and onto our streets.


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Balsall’s Got the Voice winners to hit the studio

Balsall's Got the Voice
Balsall’s Got the Voice

At lease three winners at this year’s edition of Balsall’s Got the Voice will get to spend time laying down their music at Shabby Road Studios after this September’s finals at The Balsall Common Festival. Organisers are on the hunt for applicants to fill the one remaining qualifying heat at the Berkswell & District Royal British Legion on Friday 21st August 2015.

The competition details and rules can be found here:


Balsall’s Got the Voice – sponsored by:

Balsall's Got the Voice


Avion Technical Services Ltd

Pop Chorus

Balsall Common Fun Run

Balsall Common Fun Run

This year’s Balsall Common Fun Run forms part of Balsall Common Festival’s first ever weekend-long event, with ‘Party Saturday’ kicking of the celebrations on Saturday 19th September 2015, with ‘Fun Run Sunday’ rounding-off the Summer’s end party.

The Fun Run – organised by The Lily Mae Foundation – is ready to accept up to 1500 runners in 2015.

Runners are invited to run for any cause of their choosing.

To find out more about this year’s Festival visit bcfest.co.uk.

To enter the Fun Run visit the dedicated section at the Lily Mae Foundation website:

Balsall Common Festival Fun Run

Balsall Common Festival Weekender Main Partner Simon Burt

Simon Burt the Estate Agent

Message to BC Primary pupils past and present (Sue Law)


A special message to Balsall Common Primary School pupils past and present from Cheryl Law in Manchester. Cheryl’s Mum Sue has been a familiar face at Balsall Common Primary School for many years and having learned that her Mum had planned to slink away at the end of a marvelous career unnoticed, Cheryl set her heart on gathering well-wishes and memories from Mrs Law’s young charges past and present.

Please pass all your messages to Cheryl via Facebook, or via the Balsall Common Facebook page:


A special message from Cheryl Law

“Hey Balsall Common folk – I need your help!
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