Sweet Memories open for business


Sweets from Sweet Memories
Sweets from Sweet Memories

We may be a bit behind the times but we’ve only just realised Sweet Memories is re-open for business behind Westwood Hair and Beauty.

As before, it sells all your traditional sweet shop favourites from chocolate limes and liquorice toffees, to ABC letters and strawberry sherbets. They also sell a wide range of ice creams and coffees and slushies. There is a small seating area outside. So if you are looking for a treat for yourself or the kids, are out and about in the village in need of caffeine or sugar, why not head in and see what they have to offer.

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Balsall Common’s best kept secret?

The weekly country market on Saturday mornings at the Village Hall on Station Road must be one of the best kept secrets in Balsall Common. Visitors can find quality fresh local produce including jams, cakes, vegetable, flowers, and butchers stall to name a few, only a couple of hundreds of yards away from the bustling village centre on Station Road.


There’s also the opportunity to sit and enjoy tea, coffee and cake while the little ones enjoy ‘crayon-corner’.


The Balsall Common Country Market takes place every Saturday at the Village Hall on Station Road from 10-11:30am.




Sainsburys Official Opening

The Solihull Mayor and representatives from Balsall Common Primary School, among others, will be in attendance at this morning’s official opening of the new Sainsburys on Kenilworth Road.


The official opening for the new operation on the site of the old Total petrol station takes place at 9:00am this morning.




Oakes Farm Shop gets behind Balsall Common fete & Party in the Park

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Family affair [from left to right]: Rob, Sophie, Gary, Jayne, Leanne and Chris
Oakes Farm Shop are the latest local business to become Event Partners for the Balsall Common fete being held at Meeting House Lane on Saturday 28th September 2013. They were keen to support the community event which depends heavily on the financial backing of companies based in the area.


Gary Oakes told us:


“We’re delighted to support this fantastic event. We’ve been thrilled with the response of the local community since we opened the farm shop and cafe at the beginning of this year and its nice to be able to give something back. We’re also selling tickets for the event and will have a stall there on the day.”

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Total disruption for 12 weeks as Sainsburys come to town

Development work finally got underway recently on transforming the former Total garage into a Sainsburys branded mini-store and petrol station. Developers expect the work to last for just 12 weeks and have assured the Balsall Common Village Residents Association that every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.