Flu Vaccination service

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

Balsall Common Pharmacy on Station Raod is offering a ‘walk-in’ Flu vaccination service for £9.49, believed to be the cheapest private service in the area. Reetesh at the Pharmacy explains:

“This is the great way to protect yourself against flu and have best chances of having flu-free winter. We are also offering NHS funded flu vaccination service, whereby people over, 65 years, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions can have their flu vaccination at the pharmacy for free of charge.”

Why not pop in for a chat? No appointments necessary.

Spooky Dentistry

Balsall Common Dental Practice
Balsall Common Dental Practice

As if dentists were not scary enough, look what the team at Balsall Common Dental Practice looked like this Saturday on Halloween.

The 5-star rated dental practice led by Princpal Dentist Ashley Davenport has a fine reputation for helping customer past their fears, Halloween antics excpeted maybe.

The dental practice also has a community engagement programme which includes thier current campaign to raise awareness of the horrific damage every day foods can have on young children’s teeth and general health:

The find out more check out “Sugar Rush!” by their Clinical Manager Rebecca Swalwell.

Keep on Running – Balsall Common style

Running is THE thing to do in Balsall Common this summer! Day and night there are always runners out and about in the village. Interest has been heightened by Balsall Common’s first ever Fun Run on 20 September. Coupled with a newly formed running club for the village, it’s a great time to pull on your trainers and get running.


Balsall Common Fun Run Saturday 20 September
Balsall Common Fun Run


Entering an event or joining a club are great ways to get started and stay motivated. Or if you are feeling really keen why not do both!


It’s not too late to enter the Lily Mae Foundation Fun Run, part of the Balsall Common Festival. Entries are just £13 for the 5k or 10k race. Kids aged 5-10 can enter mini Fun Runs that take place at the Lant on the Saturday afternoon. There will be no entries on the day so do sign up in advance. www.lilymaefoundation.org/funrun



If you want to train with others, the Balsall Common Running Club meets on Thursdays at 6.30pm and at 9am on Saturday mornings at The Lant (between tennis courts and cricket pitch), Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common. For all the latest information like their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/balsallcommonrunclub



So what are you waiting for? All you need is a decent pair of trainers and off you go! Let us know how you get on via social media www.twitter.com/bcfest or www.facebook.com/bcfestival

Emma’s Angels to tackle cancer head-on at Race for Life

A few short months ago, Balsall Common’s Emma Maley got the shock of her life as a routine visit to her GP led to the news she had lobular breast cancer. Faced with a drastic 6 month programme of treatment including chemotherapy, a mastectomy, radiotherapy and reconstructive surgery, Emma refused to lie down and raised a team of 30 Balsall Common Mum’s and youngsters to raise funds for Cancer Research UK by taking on tomorrow’s Race for Life event in Stratford-Upon-Avon.


Emma’s team set themselves a grand target of £3500 and with the help of Angela Jaynes florists – who put on a raffle and cake sale last week – Emma’s Angels have already raised cash and pledges to the tune of £3750. Emma and team are now looking to push on and obliterate their original target and friends of Balsall Common are invited to support Emma’s Angels by making a pledge at Emma’s Just Giving page:


Emma’s Angels at Just Giving – Racing for Life to kick cancer into touch