The Job Squad

The Job Squad! Your local handyman service for all those jobs you can’t do, won’t do, haven’t the time to do. Covering everything from plumbing to carpentry to electrical repairs, but also jobs like furniture assembly, picture hanging to awkward light-bulb fittings, guttering, electrical repairs. Why not assemble a list of task and leave The Job Squad to it!


All work guaranteed. Fully insured. Fully insured. Pensioners discount.


Can work hourse to suit, including evenings or Saturdays.


Tel: 01676 532833
Mobile: 07876 415350






Sweet Memories open for business


Sweets from Sweet Memories
Sweets from Sweet Memories

We may be a bit behind the times but we’ve only just realised Sweet Memories is re-open for business behind Westwood Hair and Beauty.

As before, it sells all your traditional sweet shop favourites from chocolate limes and liquorice toffees, to ABC letters and strawberry sherbets. They also sell a wide range of ice creams and coffees and slushies. There is a small seating area outside. So if you are looking for a treat for yourself or the kids, are out and about in the village in need of caffeine or sugar, why not head in and see what they have to offer.

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New Business Breakfast Club for Balsall Common

Balsall Common’s Business Breakfast Club met for the first time this week, Claire Turner reports on how it went:

The first meeting of the Balsall Common Business Breakfast Club was a great chance for local business owners and sole traders to meet up. Attendees shared information about their business, their local connections, and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of working for yourself. Hot local topics including flight paths and HS2 were also thoroughly dissected.

Guest speaker, Richard Hales, Chair of Kenilworth Chamber of Trade told the group about the Chamber, and the benefits of joining. They organise a few key events a year, as well as having an informal meeting on the third Tuesday of each month. They aim to allow local businesses to support each other. Membership is just £40 per year. They are happy to have Balsall Common businesses join, their website is for more information.
We also found out more about the British Legion and what it can offer local businesses in terms of events, room hire, and functions. They do great breakfasts too!

The next meeting of the Balsall Common Business Breakfast Club will be on Friday 19 September at 7.30 at the British Legion on Station Road.  For more information please contact Jill Bowman or join our new LinkedIn Group

Balsall Common Business Breakfast Club first meeting
Balsall Common Business Breakfast Club first meeting


Top Block Ltd (Paving Driveways & Construction)

All of TopBlock’s work is a carried out by qualified tradesmen using top quality materials to the highest specification, with a wide range of patterns and colours from which to select.

  • Block paving
  • Slabbing
  • Tarmac Drives and Car Parks
  • Imprinted concrete
  • All forms of building work undertaken

    Choosing Top Block also means:

  • All work is guaranteed
  • All groundwork undertaken
  • Full references available
  • Free no obligation quotation
  • All areas covered to protect your property
  • Previous work can be viewed throughout the local area

    0% Finance available, written details on request


    Unit 13a Holly Farm Business Park
    CV8 1NP


    Tel: 01926 485 138
    Mobile: 07754 191 364


    Friendly reliable service.


    Community credentials: Top Block Ltd provided assistance at the 2013 Balsall Common fete and Party in the Park and contributed to today’s cancer charity fundraiser at the Railway Inn.




    Brahu Bathrooms (dream design and installation)

    “We design deliver and install bathrooms other providers tell our clients are impossible” says Brahu Bathroom’s Nick Bradley “don’t take no for an answer until you’ve spoken to us, let us help you bring your dream bathroom to life.”



    Dream Bathrooms and wet rooms


    Brahu Bathrooms come with a reputation for delivering remarkable projects for clients with vivid imaginations, including projects others have found too challenging to deliver.


    “Don’t commission your project until you’ve spoken to us. We design bathrooms with our clients that are so good they become their favourite room in the house.” says Mr Bradley of Brahu’s commissions that includes a list of happy customers in the Balsall Common area who are willing to testify.


    Brahu has delivered bathrooms and wet rooms that include any or all of the following:


    • Underfloor heating
    • Tapless baths
    • LED lighting
    • Bathrooms with Plasma TVs and audio sound systems
    • Pool structures
    • Mirror/TV screen combinations
    • Champagne coolers
    • Wine racks
    • SIMS and mobile technology installations
    • “Walk-in” wet rooms baths and showers
    • “Easy access” mobility and disability rooms


    Design process


    “We’ll sit down and design your dream room together and won’t start work until we’re completely confident you’re happy with the design. We can have you watching Sky TV in your mirror with a bathroom-cooled champagne from your bespoke bath if that’s what floats your boat. The only limit to what we can achieve together is your imagination. We’ll help you dream your dream then make it a reality.”


    Contact Brahu Bathrooms


    Address: Ireleth, Balsall Street, Balsall Common
    Partners: Nick Bradley & Richie Hull
    Telephone: 07968 042908



    Brahu Testimonial


    Brahu Bathrooms can provide verifiable testimonials on request.


    “Thank you both very much for the excellent work you have done recently
    Chantal and I are delighted with the result.
    Really well done.