Business owners go digital for live Q&A

Wednesday 20 July 2016


Local business owners Carl Hemming and Sandy Ameer-Beg have teamed up for a live-broadcast using the new Facebook Live facility at 8pm this evening.

The Property Forum aimed at answering property and mortgage questions is the first in a series to be broadcast from ginger’s Balsall Common HQ, where questions will be taken simultaneously via Twitter.

The live broadcast is the brainchild of ginger’s Carl Hemming, the Balsall Common Estate Agent and Property Consultant. He was keen to find a way to answer people’s question regarding buying and selling property in a dynamic and convenient way:

“It’s at 8pm, which for most people gives them time to settle down and get comfortable at the end of a busy day and be able to ask questions from the comfort of their own sofa. At ginger we’re huge advocates of using technology to make life easier for our customers and the obvious next step for us was to extend on that to help a wider audience.”

National award-winning Mortgage Consultant and Balsall Common resident Sandy Ameer-Beg will be Carl’s first special guest and will be on hand to cast an expert eye over any associated mortgage and finance related queries.

How to join the Property Forum

To join this evening’s session you can either go to ginger’s Facebook page to view proceedings there, or you can follow the session’s questions and updates by following #gingerhour on Twitter.

Date: Wednesday 20th July
Time: 8pm until 9pm

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Bengal Brasserie team gets behind Balsall Common Festival

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Members of the Bengal Brasserie team at the Balsall Common Fete and Party in the Park

The Bengal Brasserie’s long history of supporting local community causes continues unabated following the recent announcement they will be supporting the Balsall Common Festival again in 2016 as an official Supporter:

“We are delighted to welcome the Bengal Brasserie team back on board for another year”, said Festival Chair Joy Fine”

“Mr Miah and his team always offer us a friendly welcome when members of our team pop-in and we’re delighted to continue what is now a long-standing partnership.”

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Pet Food Supplies firm comes to Balsall Common

Readers may have noticed a new delivery van buzzing around Balsall Common following the relocation of Windmill Pet Supplies Ltd to Balsall Common. The home delivery service – run by residents Richard and Sally Chadwick – offers a home delivery service for high-quality pet and animal foods and accessories.

Windmill Pet Supplies Ltd

“We’re keen to introduce ourselves to the village and let people know we’re around” explains Sally Chadwick, of the family-run business.

Windmill Pet Supplies specialises in delivering high-quality pet and animal foods and accessories to homes and businesses throughout Coventry, Warwickshire, as well as parts of the Cotswolds and West Midlands.

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Hollies Farm Shop is open for business

The Hollies Farm Shop is a treasure trove of fresh fruit, vegetables, salad, and plants, situated on the Kenilworth Road as you leave Balsall Common after you’ve headed out past the George in the Tree and Edwins garage.

The new manager, Charlie Barber, took redundancy from his office job and wanted to do something different. He knew that Les had retired from running the Farm Shop there and decided to give it a go.

Eight months on the shop, and its range of products, is growing all the time, selling a wide range of seasonal fruit, vegetables, and plants and flowers. Although Les has retired he is still on hand for advice and guidance.

As Charlie explains the produce is local and fresh, but not too expensive:

“We bring in produce directly from local farmers and produce sourced locally through the bustling wholesale market in Birmingham. This means that our stock is always fresh and available at great discounted prices.

“Organic seasonal produce from local farmers is delivered directly to the shop and is often harvested as required.”

Charlie is always happy to expand his range, to stock products on request, and take bulk orders. He has also just started offering home delivery.

One regular customer told us why she always shops there: “I can buy in bulk, buy fresh products, and it is convenient, I can also choose exactly how much of each thing I buy. I don’t like all the wrapping and packaging from supermarkets and you don’t get that here. There is always something different and seasonal.”

The Hollies Farm Shop is open from 9am to 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday. They have a Facebook page and a new website.

The Neales sing for Berkswell Youth

Berkswell Cricket Club’s Youth section are the nominated beneficiaries of a special gig by The Neales at Balsall Common’s St Peters Hall on Saturday 7th May 2016.

The Neales – best known for their run towards the live finals of Britain’s Got Talent in the summer of 2015 – will be supported by Esther Turner, a talented songwriter that has support slots with pop giants Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and The Jacksons under her belt.

Venue: St Peters Church Hall, Holly Lane, Balsall Common CV7 7EA
Tickets: £20