Dental team take war on sugar into the community

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The health conscious team at Balsall Common Dental Practice have gone all Jamie Oliver on us by taking their war on sugar into the community. Their schools engagement programme forms part of this effort and includes sessions such as their recent ‘Meet the Parents’ session at Meriden Primary School in September.

 

“These sessions are a great opportunity to educate parents about the risks of not only tooth decay, but also diabetes, heart disease and obesity” explains Clinical Manager Rebecca Swalwell.

 

“We have been visiting Meriden Primary School for a number of years now and were delighted when Kaylee and I were invited to return to the school again this year to meet some of the new parents.”

 

“Everyone was shocked at how much sugar is hidden in food and drinks marketed as a healthy alternatives.
Within the practice we have always had the philosophy that prevention is better than cure. Educating parents and children is key to helping the next generation. Our approach has dramatically reduced the amount of decay we see in our regular patients!”

Sugar Swaps

Kaylee with her Sugar Swaps game.
Kaylee with her Sugar Swaps game.

Kaylee introduces Sugar Swaps, the educational game designed to raise awareness about the incredible amount of sugar found lurking in every day food and drinks. One of the team’s favourite examples is the 9 cubes of sugar lurking in some bottles of flavoured water, more than a can of coke!

 

To learn more about preventative care for children at Balsall Common Dental Practice visit their dedicated web page:

 

Children’s Dentistry

 

 

 

Local estate agent is one of the best

Simon Burt The Estate Agent and his team have been name Best Estate Agent in the Midlands in the 2015 allAgents Awards, after just two years in business.

The award came thanks to great customer service, good local knowledge, and professionalism, captured in reviews such as this one:

Simon has the grit, determination and energy that leaves other local agents in the shadows. He is highly accessible even out of office hours and is rigorous in following up potential buyers post viewing (which we all know can be highly frustrating as show home ready viewings require a lot of effort).
Simon made regular contact with us to review our selling status and was extremely pragmatic in delivering his advice on current market conditions and buyers behaviours.

The local estate agency has gone from strength to strength in its relatively short life time and has now won a total of six awards, in no small part thanks to Simon’s long history of successfully selling properties in and around this area. But it’s not all business for Simon, Maddy and the team. They were an integral part of the success of this year’s Balsall Common Festival and Fun Run thanks to their generous sponsorship.

burtmobile at balsall common festival

They also ran a very popular guess the number of balloons in the Burtmobile competition on the day, the lucky winners, Ruby Brown and Jason Goldberg each won a £100 voucher for the Orange Tree restaurant.

As part of his strong ties and commitment to the local community, Simon Burt the Estate Agent also supports the Balsall Hornets football and Berkswell Cricket Club.

Vintage Day Out for Mother’s Day

A new venture, Berkswell Vintage, has organised a fantastic afternoon to treat your mum on Mother’s Day.

If your mum would enjoy scrumptious homemade cake and the nostalgia of vintage stands head to Berkswell Reading Rooms between 1 and 4pm on 15 March.

Berkswell Vintage

There will be afternoon tea with cakes made by the cake makers of the Balsall Common Country Market and organisers are combining them with a vintage inspired market.

The market stalls will have vintage clothes and things for the home.

Berkswell Vintage will be regular fixture at the Reading Rooms, and after the 15 March, the next one will be on 29 March. From then on the intention is to settle into the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

If you have any questions or would like more details of stall holders and dates of future afternoons please like Berkswell Vintage on Facebook or email berkswellvintage@hotmail.com.

 

Join the Balsall Business Club

The Balsall Business Club is growing month by month.  There are new recruits at each meeting, and business is starting to flow between members.

 

If your business covers Balsall Common why not join them?  They meet on the third Friday of every month, and for £5 you get the chance to network with other local businesses and some breakfast.  The next meeting is on Friday 20 February, to reserve your place, please book via Eventbrite. All you need to bring are some business cards.
Balsall Business Club
Balsall Business Club

 

 

Everyone gets one minute to speak about their business, and each month there is a guest speaker who gets a longer slot. Caroline Spelman is booked in as a future speaker.

 

Thanks to Richard Julian of Future Colour, the group now has a professional looking logo and leaflets.

 

The club also has a LinkedIn group. Join at: www.bit.ly/LinkBBC

 

To find out more email balsallbusinessclub@gmail.com or call Claire Turner from Wow! Signal Communications on 07999 696131.

Michael Jackson Tribute night at the White Horse

You just can’t Beat It!

 

Following his success last time, Anthony Edwards is The Man in the Mirror again for a Michael Jackson Tribute night at the White Horse, Balsall Common on Thursday 26 March, from 7.30pm.
Anthony Edwards is Michael Jackson
Anthony Edwards is Michael Jackson
Organised by Sally Morris of Positive Fitness, the £10 ticket price goes to Arthritis Research UK. This is a cause close to Sally’s heart, as her husband suffered with it for 15 years, prior to his death seven years ago.Sally and their children organize an annual ball in his name. The Michael Jackson night follows on from a very successful ball last October.

 

Call 07778 124034 or email sally@positivefitness.co.uk for more information.  Tickets are available from Sally, Malc at the White Horse or Angela Jaynes Florist.

 

The White Horse will be serving bar snacks and light bites on the night.
So come on all you Pretty Young Things, get down to the White Horse, its for a good cause, and it’ll be a Thriller!