2018 Balsall Common Beer Festival

The Balsall Common Lions Club has teamed up with Balsall and Berkswell Hornets Football Club to stage their 2nd Balsall Beerfest together at the football club’s Lavender Hall Lane ground on Saturday 30th June 2018.

Balsall Beerfest – 30 June 2018

Balsall Beerfest aims to bring the community together around the aims of promoting local breweries and raising money for local causes, with an event that offers beer, food, music and laughter.

There will be 7 hours in which to try 14 beers to try from 7 local breweries, all based within 20 miles of Balsall Common, alongside lager, wine (including the now obligatory Prosecco) and soft drinks.

Musical entertainment will feature the 2015 Balsall’s Got the Voice winner Ellis Gallagher, as well as a DJ and disco.

The event runs from 4:00pm until 11:00 pm and tickets are available at £5 each from Michael’s Drinks World and Oakes Farm Shop in Balsall Common.

Beerfest Event Sponsors

The organisers wish to thank more than a dozen local businesses that clubbed together to sponsor barrels of beer for this year’s event (there are last minute sponsorships available if anyone wishes to enquire via Mark Whitfield by calling 07795 184745 or emailing whitfieldfamily@btinternet.com):

Acclaimed Mortgage Consultancy

Adlington Turkeys Limited

Aspect Financial Consultants

Avion Technical Services Ltd

Balsall Common Dental Practice

Balsall Common Dental Practice has also published a Festival article:

5 Great Reasons to attend Balsall Common Beer Festival

BalsallCom.Com

Yes, that’s us!  Couldn’t resist slapping our name on a barrel.  Would have been rude not to…

Bengal Brasserie

CP’s Barbers

Direct Carpets and Flooring

Eastwood Hay Guest House

GR Dawson Garden Services

Lavender Hall Fisheries

Michael’s Drinks World

Retail Transport Services Ltd

The White Horse

Beerfest Event Information

Date: Saturday 30th June 2018
Venue: The Triangle, Lavender Hall Lane, Balsall Common
Timings: 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm
Ticket Outlets: £5 each from Michael’s Drinks World and Oakes Farm Shop
Online tickets: £5 + booking fee via Avion TSL ticketing
Website: balsallbeerfest.com

Quiz night for Hayley’s wheels

Two local residents, Lynne and Scott Meacham are organising a quiz night on Saturday 19 May in aid of Lynne’s sister Hayley.

Hayley has progressive MS and gradually every day tasks are becoming more difficult for her.  To help her to maintain her independence, Lynne and Scott are raising money towards buying a specialist Batec wheelchair with detachabe motor for Hayley.  As Lynne explains, they want to give Hayley “a little freedom of choice and certainly freedom of movement back into her life.”

They have already had fantastic support and are well on their way to their target.  To help them to reach it, they have organised a quiz night at St Peter’s Church Hall and here are all the details if you’d like to go along.

Quiz Night In support of Hayley’s new wheels!!

The Detail

Venue: St Peters Church Hall – Holly Lane, Balsall Common

Date and Time: Saturday 19th May 2018 – 1900 – 2230 hrs

Team Size: 6 to 8 people approximately

Come on, how much? £10 per ticket.

Hang on, hang on – that includes:

  • Entry to the quiz
  • Games on the night
  • Curry (including veggie option), chips and rice
  • 5 x Raffle tickets (draw on the night)
  • Trophy for the winning team
  • That feeling of knowing you have made a donation to a really great cause

For more information contact: Lynne – 07855 805869 or Scott – 07855 492039

If you can’t make the event but would like to make a donation there is a justgiving page. 

 

Sunday Funday celebrations at The Railway Inn

The Railway Inn’s Harry Parker is inviting members of the community to celebrate a special occasion at the venue featuring live music and entertainment all day on Sunday 29 October 2017. The ‘Birthday and Handover Party’ is set to celebrate Harry taking control of operations at the pub as well as his Dad’s birthday.

With Roger and Heather Parker deciding to take a back seat in the business Harry is looking forward to celebrating his new challenge with a big party. The celebrations will also represent a nod to 50 years of the Parker family running local pubs:

“My Grandad used to run the ‘Brickies’ and so did my Dad,” says Harry.

“Then there’s my Grandma who used to run the Saracens Head and they’ve all run various pubs around the West Midlands.”

There’s plenty to enjoy at Sunday’s event:

“We’ve got a good day lined up” explains Harry.

“We’ve got the football showing early on, then the Party starts at 2 O’Clock. At 3 pm we’ve got Soul Matters who will be playing out the front. We’ve also got a really good duo playing from 5 until 7 pm. Then there’s Mark the DJ who will be filling the gaps and then he’ll take us through to the finish.”

Soul Matters features some fine young singers and musicians from the West Midlands and will be well worth a look.

The Roger Parker Birthday and Handover Party Details

Venue: The Railway Inn, Station Road, next to Berkswell Railway Station.

Event Schedule

12:00pm – Blues vs Villa live on the Big Screen
2:00pm – Party Starts
3:00pm – Soul Matters
5:00pm – Live duo: Drew ‘n’ Jez
7:00pm – Mark DJ playing until Close

There will be a complimentary buffet.

Photo Update

Soul Matters performing front of house at The Railway Inn
Busy Party afternoon in progress at The Railway Inn

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.

Weekend Wind Down Walk – 12 May 2017

The Balsall Common and Berkswell Marie Curie Fundraising Group are holding a charity walk this Friday 12 May. The walk begins and ends at the Bear in Berskwell with a choice of start times between 6pm and 7pm. Their volunteers will guide you along the course.

The event will take you through the Berkswell countryside giving you an opportunity to relax ready for the weekend, enjoy the beautiful scenery and good company.  The approximately 2.5mile walk is suitable for all the family with no difficult inclines. Sturdy footwear is recommended with all welcome, even bring the dog along!

The aim is to provide a relaxing way to raise money and awareness for Marie Curie with any donations funding the West Midlands hospice and West Midlands nursing services.
Why not wear something yellow and turn the Berkswell countryside yellow for Marie Curie?

For more information about the walk please contact John Thomas on 07703 394521 or email the organisers.
For information about their events and activities like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/MarieCurieBCB