Peppercorn Wholefoods at The Jubilee

Peppercorn Wholefoods have been trading at The Jubilee community space in Balsall Common for 10 years, unbeknownst to the majority of locals.

Peppercorn Wholefoods team Susan and Nicola (aka Sue and Nicky) pictured here at Kenilworth Market

The business – which specialises in dried fruit, nuts, seeds, cereals, herbs and spices – is run by Nicky and Sue from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm most Fridays:

“We’re here every Friday, except for the third one every month and we obviously like to support the centre having been trading here for a decade,” explains Peppercorn’s Sue Marsh:

“We found the Jubilee through a Greenfest event we did at St Peter’s Church. The vicar there recommended we take a look at the Jubilee Centre.  That was going back 10 years. We booked our slot and we’ve been here ever since.”

When they are not trading at The Jubilee, Peppercorn Wholefoods can be found at Southam Market on Tuesdays and Kenilworth Market every Thursday.

Nicky and Sue are willing to arrange deliveries for Balsall Common residents on request.

Peppercorn Wholefoods at The Jubilee

Days: Fridays (except for the third Friday of every month)
Times: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Address: The Jubilee (to the rear of HSBC Bank), Station Road, Balsall Common
T: 02476 231932
M: 07908 115232

Jubilee Hire

The recently refurbished Jubilee community space is available for hire to members of the community.

To discover more visit The Jubilee Facebook page
or visit their dedicated Jubilee page at HallsHire.Com

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 youth club hits rocks

Youth workers say Balsall common youth club ‘The Rock’ is currently suspended due to a lack of volunteers and are reaching out to the community for help.  The youth facility located at the Jubilee Centre on Station Road in Balsall Common, desperately needs people to give up 2-3 hours one night per month for this vital service to resume.


A small contribution from a few people is all that’s required as club representative Sophie Meeson explains,

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£100 up for grabs to winners of Railway’s Got Talent Balsall Common Jubilee Special

Jubilee Celebrations at the Railway Inn Balsall Common


There’s been some interesting sights at the Railway Inn over the last few days as they prepare for their Jubilee celebrations on Tuesday 5th June, what with plans for the arrival of an outdoor stage to house headline act The Fortunes and people littered about practicing for their shows in their ‘Railway’s Got Talent’ competition.


There’s £100 up for grabs to the winners of the talent competition and outdoor facilities are being prepared front and back of house, including plans to house 60s/70s pop legends The Fortunes on an outdoor stage in the car park next to Berkswell Station from 8:30pm.

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Such Sweet Memories as Balsall Common celebrates Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Balsall Common retailer Sweet Memories is gearing up for the Queen’s Jubilee in a big way as they prepare for their participation in the Lions Garden Fete and Party in the Park on Tuesday 5th June on Meeting House Lane.


In addition to the range of traditional sweets for which they are best known, they will also be selling candy floss, toffee apples and fresh-blend Mr Whippy, alongside locally produced Henley Ice Creams.
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