Balsall Common Library: Are you interested in encouraging children to read?

Amanda Jones at Balsall Common library is looking for Volunteers in encouraging children to read with the Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge this year.

Amanda says: “It’s a good way to gain experience working with children and help with future training or job opportunities.”

For more information ask a member of Library staff.

A CRB check will be carried out on all volunteers. The closing date for applications is Friday 20th May 2011

Kylie’s home help homecoming

22 year old therapist Kylie Holdback is returning to her native Balsall Common to provide vital outreach support for families of children with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy and Down’s syndrome. The move will see Kylie running the newly formed West Midlands outreach service of Somerset based charity Bibic as part of a lottery funded bid to reduce their existing six month waiting lists.
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Graffiti workshop and live music comes to Balsall youth


Editorial note added 29th October at 14:50 – since this article was first published the venue has been changed to St Peter’s Church – something to do with the tub-thumping anti-rail eco-warriors refusing to vacate the Jubilee Centre we expect [unconfirmed wild speculation].

Word is out that a youth event including graffiti workshop and live music event is coming to Balsall Common this Saturday (30th October) at the Jubilee Centre on Station Road. The event is the creation of the local Joint Youth Project and aims to draw in large numbers of youths from both inside and outside the existing group as organiser Helen Dawes explains,
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