Makeup by SPR

The highly rated Stacey Paxton-Rhodes is a specialist in the provision of makeup and complimentary services for special occasions such as weddings. She founded her business Makeup by SPR in 2014 and has consistently picked up 5-star reviews from happy brides and other customers ever since.

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Going, going, gone!

Super slimmer and local resident Noreen Burgess has been disappearing before our eyes over the last year.  Determined to successfully lose weight and become a healthy role model for her children, Erin and Jake, pupils at Balsall Common Primary School, Noreen has gone from a size 24 to a size 12.  

She’s now lost five and a half stone (more than the combined weight of Erin and Jake) and has more energy than ever before. Many dieting attempts and even running the London Marathon didn’t work but following a friend’s suggestion this time last year, Noreen attended her first slimming world class.

Noreen before and after
Noreen before and after

Amazed by the simplicity of the eating plan and the lack of ‘banned’ foods Noreen lost a stone in the first month of being a member. 

She explains: “I was overweight as a child and don’t remember a period in my life when I wasn’t on a diet. Healthy food and exercise soon became buzz words for boring and punishing.”

“When our daughter Erin was born in 2005 I really felt quite heavy and uncomfortable. I wanted to be the mum who ran around the park with her kids, without having to worry about everyone staring at me. But four years later when Jake came along I was as heavy as ever.”

“Training for the marathon allowed me to eat what I wanted leading up to the run but I never lost any weight. My diet was so unhealthy that all the effort I was putting in with my training runs would be completely outdone by the high fat, high sugar processed food I was eating day in, day out.”

“In the first month of joining Slimming World I went on a theatre trip to London, celebrated my daughter’s communion, spent five days in a muddy Glastonbury field and still managed to lose over a stone.”

“The plan was working because it gave me the freedom to make healthier choices without feeling deprived.”

Noreen is now keen to share her success with others and has become a Slimming World consultant. She’ll be holding meetings every Monday from 15 June at the Jubliee Centre, behind Tesco’s on Station Road.  Anyone is welcome to turn up on a Monday evening, or for more information on Noreen’s group, contact her via Facebook or ring 07467 039767.

Colour Mirrors with Amanda J Miller

Colour Mirrors is now in Balsall Common.

Did you know that each colour choice you make is a mirror? Your personal colour choice will shine back to you the potential you hold, reminding you of your talents, gifts, personal power and the truth of the light that you are. At the same time your choices will reflect specific patterns of behaviour that could be sub-consciously sabotaging love, health, happiness and abundance in your life. Continue reading “Colour Mirrors with Amanda J Miller”

Mogz & Dogz

Mogz and Dogz is an ‘Investor in Balsall’, a supporter of community projects such as the 2012 Queen’s Jubilee Village Fete and Party in the Park. which owner Mark Young supported with funding, publicity and manpower.


Mogz & Dogz

Mogz & Dogz is your complete pet homecare and training company, catering for all types of pets.




Mark Young is a former Police officer of 24 years standing, including a long period working as a Police dog handler and trainer with a variety of dogs with different personalities in different situations. His work took him nationwide working with some of the finest dogs in the country and in 2010 he created Mogz & Dogz to continue serving, protecting and educating the public and their pets.




Home boarding: Going away? Remove the stress of uprooting your loved ones with our home boarding service and let us keep your pets loved, entertained and protected while you’re away in the familiar surroundings of their own home.


Dog walking: We’ll walk your friends and play with them for up to an hour a day, taking care to keep their entertainment and experiences fresh and new each day.


Dog training: everything from basic heel work to aggression issues. We don’t just train your pet, we show you how your behaviour influences that of your pets and how to manage them properly.


Areas covered


Knowle | Dorridge | Burton Green | Hampton in Arden | Solihull | Hockley Heath | Lapworth | Coventry | Kenilworth | Meriden | Balsall Common




Tel: 0800 066 5876 | 07791 247665




Balsall Common Pharmacy

Balsall Common Pharmacy Station Road Balsall Common
Balsall Common Pharmacy Station Road Balsall Common

Open 100 hours and 7 days a week, Balsall Common Pharmacy offers a wide range of health services, inlcuding a free repeat-prescription collection and delivery service medical centres throughout Coventry and Solihull. The Pharmacy is open from 6am until 9pm Monday to Saturday and 7am to 5pm Sunday.


Contact Balsall Common Pharmacy

Address: Balsall Common Pharmacy, 192 -198 Station Road, Coventry CV7 7FD.
Telephone: 01676 532927