Who’s behind the Balsall Common and Berkswell website?

BalsallCom.Com – a website brought you by Craig and Neil

BalsallCom.Com is a spare-time project that we do our best to find time for, in-between our many competing interests such as archery, clay-pigeon shooting and undercover giraffe-hunting on the plains of Africa.

When we’re not utterly consumed by our amazing hobbies, we live in Balsall Common, the seemingly tranquil hideaway between Coventry and Birmingham. And the aim of this BalsallCom.Com thing is to deliver more than just a website, it’s to build a community too, which is why we invite folk to comment on articles and link up with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Our mission (if you’ll excuse the over-statement), is to share stuff we find out and general conversations about what’s occurring in and around Balsall Common. We don’t always do this on time, or as well as we’d like and we sometimes miss stuff completely. Not on purpose, we would never to that on purpose. Anyway we always welcome feedback, including about stuff you don’t like. We hate silence and feedback of any kind (good or bad) is great news because it tells us we’re reaching people and more importantly, to keep working at what we’re doing.

Help us make this site better! Email your views to: admin @ <== note: email address deliberately broken up to foil evil 3rd party auto-bots.   Thanks for dropping by.

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Twitter: @balsallcom

Craig Burgess

Craig Burgess

Craig has lived in Balsall Common since 1985 (more or less).  He writes many of BalsallCom.Com’s news, features and stories and runs an editorial eye over much of the of the rest. Craig’s spare time is devoted to things like reading, cricket, listening to music and eating chillies.  He also thinks more should be done to help beavers.

“I don’t know any beavers personally but they do need help. If you have any spare time on your hands get yourself outdoors and build some dams”.

Craig is also happy for folk to find him to chat and stuff on Facebook, but please be sure to mention this website as your reason to be friends:


Twitter: @craigyburgess


Neil has lived in Balsall Common since 2001. He writes and edits articles, develops/maintains the technical side of things, and assumes responsibility for the overall concept, including the subtle headlight effect on the image below:

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