Charity Christmas Card Shop

The 2010 Christmas Card Shop!
The 2010 Christmas Card Shop!

The Midland Charities Association Christmas card shop has returned to Balsall Common library for another year. Their annual 7 week run is already well underway and will remain ope until Saturday 12th December 2015.

The shop operates during library opening hours as follows:

Monday & Thursday 10am – 6pm
Tuesday 10am – 5pm;
Friday 2pm – 5pm;
Saturday 10am – 4pm

The library is closed on Wednesdays & Sundays.

There will be cards from 16 different charities.

If you would like to help in the shop, please contact:

Judith Woodcock 01676 533428
Janice Whittlesey 01676 534407
Pam Brown 01676 532580

Santa sleighs in for Xmas Lights Switch-on


Balsall Common Lions have once again made arrangements for Santa to swing into to town on his sleigh to switch on the Balsall Common Chirstman lights this Friday (21st November 2014) at 3:30pm in time for a Christmas lights switch-on courtesy of the Lord Mayor of Solihull at 4pm. Visitors to the village centre are set to enjoy the usual festive carole singing, led by pupils from Balsall Common Primary School.


Visitors to the village centre can expect to find hospitality, generously provided by local businesses. Sweets, crisps and children’s drinks by John Shepherd Select and Select Lettings, sweets from Barnados and mince pies courtesy of Shane Collins Hairdressers.




Balsall Common residents come out in droves to switch on christmas lights

Hundreds of people assembled on Station Road on Friday 22nd November to switch on the Christmas lights. Children from Balsall Common Primary School Choir sang festive hymns and the Mayor of Solihull lead the countdown, with Father Christmas in attendance courtesy of the Lions. Local businesses, notably Angela Jaynes florist, The Leisure Traveller (formerly Aeroscope) and John Shepherd provided mince pies and other refreshments to the assembled crowds.

This event is getting bigger – see you there next year !


Santa’s annual sleigh-ride tour continues

The Balsall Common Lions are out and about again this evening on their annual fundraising sleigh-ride tour with Santa. The streets they will be visiting before bedtime are as follows:


Station Road (island to station)
Green Lane
Dockers Close
Brickyard Close
Sunnyside Lane
Sunnyside Close
Beverley Close
Barretts Lane
Rushton Close
Oxhayes Close
Elm Grove
Meeting House Lane
Kelsey Lane (Windmill Lane to Meeting House Lane)


For queries, or to request a special stop from Santa along this evening’s route call the Lions on 0845 833 2848, or email them at: