Jumble Sale – 14 October

The Heart of England WI are holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday 14 October at St Peter’s Hall, Holly Lane, Balsall Common CV7 7EA.  Doors open at 2pm.

If you have any jumble, it can be delivered from 10.30am onwards.

Sorry NO pillows, duvets, cushions, furniture or LARGE bric-a-brac.

For more information ring 01676 533675 or 01676 534824.

Public meeting could help acquire £2.5m community funding

Representatives from Berkswell Parish Council and the Berkswell Society are urging members of the community from Berkswell and Balsall Common to attend the final public meeting relating to the local Neighborhood Plan.

Feedback from the meeting could help acquire much-needed funding, as much as £2.5m, which could be used to provide vital infrastructure capable of serving a community that’s set to continue growing thanks to new housing developments which are expected to hit the area.

Residents and local business owners are invited to spare 15 minutes of their time at the final drop-in session in the Jordan Room at St John’s Church in Berkswell anytime between 9:30 am and 12 noon:

Jubilee Community Centre set for Open Day

Following a management restructuring process at the beginning of the year, refurbishment work on the Jubilee community centre is now complete and details of an Open Event on Saturday 7th October have now been announced.

The new team of Trustees have been busy developing a long-term plan for the centre and now residents have been invited to attend the centre from 1.30 to 4.00pm to see what the new team has been doing.

The Jubilee will be officially ‘re-launched’ at 2.00pm by the Chairs of the two Parish Councils – Councillor Mark Tattum and Councillor Andrew Burrows.

The Jubilee Centre has also been selected as one of the nominated charities for October at Waitrose Kenilworth. The Trustees hope that members of the community will tell family and friends to put their green tokens in the Jubilee box!!

The Jubilee is a designated community space and as part of a renewed effort to provide a secure future for these purposes now enjoys sponsorship from local businesses for the first time.  Local sponsors include: Ginger Property – The Estate Agent and Property Consultancy; Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy and Tuscany Pizza.

Jubilee Open Event – Saturday 7th October 2017

Venue: The Jubilee, Station Road (behind HSBC Bank), Balsall Common
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Official Opening: 2:00pm

Balsall Common pub all set for Beer Festival

Balsall Common’s White Horse will be hosting ‘Beers in Balsall’ – their end-of-Summer beer Festival, from 5pm on Friday 29 September until 10.30pm on Sunday 1 October.

White Horse General Manager Luke Hawkins

The team at the Kenilworth Road pub and restaurant is looking forward to serving 12 carefully selected local ales including the award-winning Churchend Brewery Goats Milk – Champion Beer of Britain 2017.

Visitors can also expect guest ales supplied by Black Country Ales, Warwickshire Brewery, Silhill Brewery, Old Pie Factory and The Slaughterhouse Brewery.

The White Horse General Manager Luke Hawkins said:

“Our September gin event was well supported and we’re hoping ‘Beers in Balsall’ will go down well too. We’ll be rolling out more themed evenings and weekends throughout the Autumn and Winter – and our new menu will be launched in the coming weeks, so we’re keeping busy!”

Beers in Balsall Event Details

Venue: The White Horse, Kenilworth Road (A452), Balsall Common CV7 7DT.
Dates: Starts 5pm Friday 29th September, then runs all the way through to 10:30pm Sunday 1st October 2017.

Terms and conditions: No tickets required. Over 18s only. All ales subject to availability. All the guest ales brought in specially for the Festival will be available at £3 per pint.

Festival set for a dose of Ginger magic

Ginger Property the local Estate Agent is among the list of 2017 Balsall Common Festival sponsors and Company boss Carl Hemming will be MCing from the Main Stage in the evening for a 6th successive year.

Ginger’s Carl Hemming preparing for the 2017 Balsall Common Festival

Carl is no stranger to community causes and is a long-serving member of the Festival Committee.  Thanks to his regular commitments as a compere, he is well-known as the face and voice of various community events, that also happens to include the Balsall Common Lions bonfire and fireworks night. On top of that Carl can also be heard as a broadcaster, presenting shows for Balsall Radio.

In a former life, Carl was also Chairman of local dramatics group Centre Stage, for a period of three years.

This year Carl wanted to sprinkle some Ginger magic on Festival proceedings, with a Company stand next to the Festival’s Main Stage:

“We’re so proud to be sponsoring the Festival'” says Carl:

“We are hoping to see lots of members of the community at our Ginger hub next to the Main Stage, where we have lots of festive fun goings-on planned. Come and join us for a natter, in a strictly no-pressure Festival-friendly environment.”

Ginger will be accompanied on their stall by another Festival sponsor, the Award Winning Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy.

The Balsall Common Festival runs for more than 8 hours at The Lant on Meeting House Lane and takes place on Saturday 23rd September. The gates open at 1 pm. See website for details:


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