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April/May 2011


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0121 622 5066


LANDLORDS: A Guaranteed Quality Service at Sensible Fees offers far below your expectations. In these uncertain times some vendors should consider retaining their property as a long-term investment. Our Platinum Scheme has attracted a number of new landlords who have had their properties up for sale for long periods of time. We even offer one-year contracts so you can wait Quite simply Northwood offer a risk-free rental until the market picks up or try again next year. option by guaranteeing the rent to a landlord even Our guaranteed payment can even tie in with your if the property is vacant and even if the tenant mortgage payment date.” does not pay the rent. Added to that, their positive approach and determined attitude puts you on the If you are thinking of letting and would like to path to success in all your property requirements. discuss Northwood’s Platinum Guaranteed Rental Income Scheme or any of the complete Northwood also has access to investment range of traditional property management properties via their network of developers and services that Northwood offer please contact business associates. Landlords who are looking to Northwood on 0121 622 5066, email expand their property portfolios should contact or visit the Northwood. website and Northwood would be delighted to arrange a Director Nin Rehal commented, “In the current climate we have intentionally held back with the free, no obligation valuation and meet with you to discuss your requirements. What have you estate agency part of our business, as marketing your property “For Sale” for long periods of time got to lose? can be damaging and result in you receiving Northwood is a national network. Each office is locally owned and operated by highly trained professionals. Their business credentials, dedication and motivation mean that they understand how quality customer service oriented businesses need to be run.

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Dear Neighbours, Welcome to your April issue of Moseley Directory. If your business includes Moseley as part of its target market then you should be advertising with us. Or if you have a story of local interest to tell then please let me know. Give me a call or send me an email,

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IN THIS ISSUE Spring into Spring

Clothes recycling with a difference


Middle Earth Festival Celebrating Tolkein and places that inspired him

How lush is your lawn?

Improve your lawn on a budget



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Anyone for tennis?

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Open Day at Edgbaston Priory

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The Midlands’ only period window and door showroom triples in size

Flexible Coworking in Moseley At the Moseley Exchange




New play area for Highbury Park 24 Kings Heath Library open again 24 Sylhet Spice restaurant review


St Mary’s Church solar panels approved


REGULARS What’s on


Where to eat


Local Tutors


What’s on baby


Index of advertisers

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Acupuncture in Moseley M.Tausif BSc Pod. MChS General Foot Care Nail Surgery Insoles/Orthotics

Verruca Treatment Gait Analysis Home Visits Available

9 Salisbury Road, Moseley, B13 8JS

0121 285 5554 Based in the Dental Surgery

Birmingham Acupuncture and Chiropractic Centre How can acupuncture help you? Call us to find out Manjeet Ark BA(Hons) LicAc MBAcC

‘Get the job done’

Anna McGhee BA(Hons) LicAc MBAcC

with Joe the handyman

£10 off first session with this ad

H.J. McKinney, Handyman Plumbing - Tiling Electrics - Decorating

26 Wake Green Road B13 9PA

Kings Heath based

0121 449 9515

Tel - 07786 690840

Mrs B H Hill Chiropodist

B.Sc.Pod, M.Ch.S, HPC Reg, Member of Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, London 129 Swanshurst Lane, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 0AS

A family run Business

Driveways ♦ Patios ♦ Walls Blockpaving ♦ Slabbing Fencing ♦ Decking ♦ Turfing Garden Clearances A quality, reliable service at excellent prices.

Call Rich for a free no obligation quote

0121 430 7673 4

07583 395 018


(Home visits available for the housebound)

Surgery times: Mon 9.30 - 3.00 Tues 9.30 - 3.00 & 6 - 8 Wed 9.30 - 1.00 Thur 9.30 - 3.00 Fri 9.30 - 3.00 Sat 8.30 - 1.00 10 year established practice

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Spring into Spring It’s nearly time to put away your winter woollies and start thinking about putting a bit of colour and life back into your wardrobe.

If you get a buzz from a bargain then get yourself down to Encore in Moseley. You can buy top labels for discount prices and you can convert your unwanted designer clothes into a bit of cash to fund your shopping spree. How’s that for recycling? Encore is an up-market clothing boutique on the High Street in Moseley and if you didn’t know the clothes were second hand you would never guess. Until you look at the prices maybe.

ENCORE 168 Alcester Rd Moseley, B13 0121 442 4888 All you need to do is drop in those items in your wardrobe that you have grown tired of or never wear. Encore will review the items, price them and sell them in the shop. Then you get 50% of the sale price. Or you can simply pop in for a browse next time you’re passing and pick up something gorgeous for yourself.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am5:00pm

Dolce & Gabanna, Karen Millen, Prada, Ghost, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Boss, Juicy Couture and Missoni are just some of the designer labels available, but you’ll also find high street brands. Prices start from as little as £5.00 for a Ralph Lauren tee-shirt. Encore is on Alcester Road, close to the main crossroads in Moseley, next door to the Junction pub. There is ample parking in the car park just a little further along.

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snapshot of what’s on around WHAT’S ON AMoseley in April and May. CINEMA




Films at mac in April & May

Simon Munnery: Self Employed

Route Irish (15) Norwegian Wood (15) The Tempest (PG) Howl (15) Life Goes On (12a) Oranges and Sunshine (15) The Portuguese Nun (tbc) Waste Land (PG) Little White Lies (15) Essential Killing (15) Submarine (15) Rango (PG) A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures (U) Contact mac for film dates and times on: 446 3232 or go to

Many consider the British Comedy Award nominated, Sony Radio award-winning, star of BBC2’s Attention Scum a comic genius. Coma and see why. On: 29 April, 8pm At: mac: 446 3232

Steffen Basho Jungens plus Nick Jona Davis

Storytelling Café: Heroes All

CHILDRENS’ CRAFT Craft activities for families at Birmingham Botanical Gardens in April & May 1 - 4pm Colourful tree decorations 10 Apr Papert tulip crafts and tulip planting 17 Apr Easter bonnets and caps 24 Apr Make a pond dipper and bug catcher 1 May Create your own garden bug sculptures 8 May Painting outdoors 15 May Printing techniques 22 May Door hanging and book marks 29 May Contact: 0121 454 1860

Laughing Cows Regular all female comedy night compered by Maureen Younger On: 13 April & 11 May 8pm At: Kitchen Garden Cafe: 443 4735

DANCE Swing Groove Jive and Lindy Hop dance classes for beginners, intermediate or advanced dancers On: Every Thursday At: New Billesley Pub, Brook Lane Info: 01452 770 701

GENERAL Moseley Farmers’ Market Award winning market selling fresh and wholesome locally produced farm produce and crafts On: 23 April & 28 May At: Village Green For info: 449 3156

Two amazing acoustic guitarists on one bill. On: 19 April, 7.30pm At: Kitchen Garden Cafe: 443 4735

Dizraeli and the Small Gods & Gurdan Thomas supporting

Bringing storytelling back to adult audiences. Warriors, protectors, defenders of the realm and of the underdog, this is the stuff that the English heroes are made of. On: 13 April, 8pm At: Kitchen Garden Cafe: 443 4735

Storytelling Café:

Having picked up a string of awards as a slam poet, The Untamed Heart Dizraeli has made his name – tales of hidden on stages around the world as a front man for the hip Bulgaria Bringing storytelling back hop group Bad Science to adult audiences. Step On: 15 April, 8pm over the threshold and At: mac: 446 3232 plunge into the wild Moseley Village Band borderlands of love and All musicians welcome to desire where dead men make traditional English dance, spells are woven village music together from the star-spun heavens At: St Columba’s Church and fate turns on a knife Hall, Chantry Rd edge. On; 2nd & 4th Thurs of On: 18 May, 7.30pm month from 7-9pm At: Kitchen Garden Cafe: 443 4735


Plant shows at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses in April and May Best of British Bonsai 9&10 Apr 10-4 Bonsai Demonstration 17 Apr 11-3 Plant Hunters Fair 15 May 10-4 At; B’ham Botanical Gardens Contact: 0121 454 1860

THEATRE It’s Like He’s Knocking A stripped back performance incorporating storytelling, dance theatre and Afro-Brazilian percussion. On: 26 & 30 April, 8pm At: mac: 446 3232

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Woods, Wilderness and the Wild Men Middle-earth Weekend 2011 is on 21 and 22 May at Sarehole Mill Recreation Ground from 11.00am until 5.00pm each day. J.R.R. Tolkien’s love for the countryside and his fond memories of the years spent living near to Sarehole Mill is reflected in the theme for this years’ weekend. This event is suitable for children and their families as well as other fans of Tolkien’s stories. There will be plenty of hands-on activities, crafts and re-enactments, plus music, dance, poetry and drama This year the organisers are running a photographic competition open to all ages on the theme of Trees and Leaves of Middleearth. The competition closes at the end of April when twelve prize entries will be chosen to reproduce in a calendar for 2012 and these photographs will be on display at the weekend. The Rules of entry are on the website.

The weekend is free to attend although there may be a charge for some of the activities.

Details of events and activities can be found on the website

The Painter family are pleased to invite you to visit their new Kings Heath funeral home, this branch further extends to the local community a rich heritage and tradition based on over 100 years of service to the bereaved. As specialists in funeral pre-planning and memorial masonry, we can offer support and advice 24 hours a day. Call us or drop in at any time, whenever you need us.

Tel: 0121 444 7999 55 The Parade, High Street, Kings Heath John F. Painter, Stephen C. Painter, Philip L. Painter Please mention Moseley Directory when responding to adverts


to the best places to WHERE TO EAT Aeatguide in and around Moseley


Blue Ginger

La Banca


Singapore & Malaysian 32 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AD

Italian 1896 Pershore Rd Cotteridge Birmingham, B30 3AS

Indian 18 St Mary’s Row Moseley Birmingham, B13 8JG

Tel: 0121 444 0999

Tel: 0121 459 2204

Tel: 0121 249 1216

Carib Grill

Kitchen Garden

Sabai Sabai

Caribbean 2 St Mary’s Row Moseley Birmingham, B13 8JG

Small plates (Tapas/mezze with British influences) 17 York Road, Kings Heath, B14 7SA

Thai 25 Woodbridge Road Moseley Birmingham, B13 8EH

Tel: 0121 449 8818

Tel: 0121 443 4725

Tel: 0121 449 4498


Maison Mayci

Spice Merchant

Indian 300-302 Ladypool Road Birmingham B12 8JY

French Patisserie 148 Alcester Road Moseley Birmingham, B13 8HS

Kashmiri 36 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AD

Tel: 0121 449 4474

Tel: 0121 449 4413

Tel: 0121 444 1414

Jade Restaurant

Manic Organic

Sweet Chillies

Cantonese BYO & takeaway 88 St Mary’s Row Moseley Birmingham, B13 9EF

Organic vegetarian café 46 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AG

Contemp Bangali/Indian 836 Yardley Wood Rd Birmingham, B13 0JE

Tel: 0121 449 7686

Tel: 0121 441 3802

Tel: 0121 443 1086 or 0121 443 2737



Sylhet Spice Cuisine

Balti 29 Woodbridge Road Moseley Birmingham, B13 8EH

Indian 27-29 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AA

Tel: 0121 449 5556

Tel: 0121 441 2222

Bangladeshi 27-29 York Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7SA

Tel: 0121 444 6644

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• Extensions • Architect Services • Kitchens • Bedrooms • Bathrooms • Children’s rooms • Doors & Windows • Interiors • Designer Wallpapers & Fabrics • Paints

Moseley Lawn Mowing Lawns cut & edged fortnightly April - November incl. Providing a regular & reliable service in Moseley since 1999 Competitive prices Fully insured Call Bill for a free no-obligation quotation

• Moseley Village shop & showroom • 0121 449 4422 • 07930 800441 •

07910 803 662 Or 0121 604 0648

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Bible Hour

Hall Green Christadelphians We would like to invite you to our Bible-based talks, given every Sunday evening between 6 and 7pm - the titles for the next two months, God willing, are shown below. Our meetings are quiet and reverent, and there is opportunity for discussion, over a cup of tea or coffee, after the talk is over. Subject



Jesus Christ, the son of David Who, or what is the Holy Spirit? Does the Old Testament matter to the modern Christian? A Scientist's view of the Bible

3 April 10 April

Choices, choices, choices Jesus Christ is coming back to judge the world Foundations for living Are you really going to heaven? The Art of Prayer

17 April 24 April

Dates 1 May 8 May 15 May 22 May 29 May

You can find us at 20 Springfield Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9NW (next to the roundabout on the corner of Springfield Road and College Road). Free car parking available. Close to stops for 1,4,6 & 31 buses. Hearing loop and disabled access. email:

Christadelphians are a Bible-based community who try to follow the teachings of the Lord Jesus as given to the original first century believers. We encourage others to look forward to the return of the Lord Jesus and the coming Kingdom of God.

The Moseley Tree House Company

Imaginative bespoke tree houses designed and built

(You don’t even need a tree)

Call Chris on 07970 495 097 or email


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Hankering after a lusher greener lawn? It doesn’t have to be as expensive as you think. For a fraction of the cost of buying all the weed-killers and fertilisers yourself, GreenThumb can transform your lawn with their low cost quarterly treatments. Fusarium, lawn pests including Chafer grubs, Leatherjackets or Frit fly and can also provide water conservers and growth regulators, in addition to providing general lawn-care tips for mowing and watering your lawn.

GreenThumb is one of the UK’s largest and most trusted treatment services, with approximately 200 branches serving over 400,000 customers nationally through local operators. Ed and Tom are your local operators and have been running GreenThumb Birmingham South for just over a year. This branch covers an area that runs from Edgbaston in the north, down to Alvechurch/Rowney Green in the south, and from Weoley Castle in the west to Kings Heath in the east.

With GreenThumb’s new easy-to-understand programmes, a beautiful lawn has never been easier to achieve. Why do it yourself? Ed and Tom can help you transform your lawn for minimal price and effort, with treatments starting from as little as £15 (including VAT). For more information, or for a free, no obligation analysis of your lawn, please contact Ed or Tom on the following: Tel: 01922 723 457 Freephone number: 0800 0111 222 Email:

The basis of their service is four treatments throughout the year. These are as follows: • • • •

Spring treatment Early summer treatment Late summer treatment Autumn/winter treatment

The first three of these treatments help to improve the lawn by application of a fertiliser and a weed-killer with the final treatment being a liquid moss control and winter feed. From these treatments you can expect to see a thicker, greener lawn with a reduction in the number of weeds and moss present. In addition to these treatments, GreenThumb also offers hollow-tine aeration and lawn scarification. These processes help to reduce compaction and thatch levels, again resulting in a lusher, greener lawn. Finally, GreenThumb can also offer specialist treatments to control diseases such as

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Landscape Gardening Brickwork and Paving Fencing and Decking Full Design Services




Specialists in the seasonal care and design of Birmingham gardens 








Tel: 0121 246 3397 Mob: 07788 697909 t: 0121 2478 828 m: 07816 620 841


All work undertaken by established craftsmen

Tel: 0121 441 3377 Mobile: 0778 650 2472 email:

3A Heathfield Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7BT

Moseley Based Locksmith

24/7 emergency locksmith: response within the hour

Moved house? locks changed for security

Other lock related problems?

Extra locks needed for insurance UPVC door and frame repairs

Call Stuart on

0781 869 7716 12

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BSc (Hons) MBA DO


OSTEOPATH Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy Treatment of babies Frozen shoulder Low back pain Sciatica


First 5 lessons only £11 per lesson

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One-to-one tuition - High Pass Rate

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We welcome nervous & slow progression drivers Specialising in Quick Pass Courses Friendly, Patient, Reliable, Local DSA Qualified Instructors Block Booking Discount 10% Discount for Students and unemployed people Special rates for ADI Training


Call now on

0121 454 1390

07877 939 326

we have a large car park

All offers subject to terms and conditions

Private Client Team Will Preparation Estate Administration Powers of Attorney Court of Protection

Family Matrimonial Team Divorce and all related issues Childrens Matters and Contact Cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements

Conveyancing Team Domestic Property Sales and Purchases Buying your freehold Extending your flat lease Property Litigation

Dispute Resolution Preliminary Evaluation Dispute Avoidance Advice Mediation Employment Matters General Litigation Specialist Property Litigation

Conveyancing Team Commercial Property Investment Transactions Sales and Purchases of Business Property Development Commercial Leases & Renewals

On site car parking for clients

Do you have any queries on any of the above?Please contact Judy Dyke or Mike Dyer

29 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8BY Tel: 0121 693 2222 |

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Wood Naturally Peter Mertens

Furniture Makers of Distinction Fitted Bedroom Home Studies Bookcases Custom made Furniture Call for home Consultation

01562 825995

Est. 1987


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Edgbaston Priory Club – Where you are the priority With a history stretching back 130 years, Edgbaston Priory Club is one of the country’s most prestigious racquet and leisure members’ clubs, offering unrivalled facilities in beautiful surroundings together with a busy social event calendar. Come and see for yourself at the OPEN DAY on Sunday 15 May. Whether you play racquet sport, like to relax around the pool, keep fit in the gym or enjoy being part of a vibrant social scene then Edgbaston Priory Club is the place for you. A club for all ages and abilities, it boasts 29 tennis courts, 10 squash courts a heated indoor and outdoor swimming pool (open all year round), Technogym equipped fitness facilities and a bar, restaurant and private function suite. There is a comprehensive programme of coaching courses for junior and adults in tennis, squash and racketball combined with unrivalled opportunities to compete at all levels, not to mention swimming courses and personal lifestyle trainers.

The club is the training base for some of the country’s top squash players and includes many of the world’s top tennis players – Maria Sharapova and Martina Navratilova - amongst its members. As one of the Lawn Tennis Association’s High Performance Centres it also offers an advanced coaching programme for up and coming junior players allowing them to train to the limits of their potential. In addition to hosting club and county competitions, Edgbaston Priory Club is the home to numerous major racquets tournaments, most notably the AEGON Classic which brings together some of the world’s top female tennis players to battle it out for the famous Maud Watson Trophy.

This year’s tournament takes place from 6th to 12th June and promises to be even more exciting than last year. For more information and ticket prices visit To mark the beginning of this year’s tennis season, Edgbaston Priory Club is offering a 50% discount off the joining fee to any reader of the Moseley Directory who signs up to one of the Club’s Rusty Rackets courses – a highly enjoyable course covering all the tennis basics which will give you the confidence to play tennis regularly.

For more information on membership please contact: Andrea Brown, Membership Manager on 0121 440 2492 or visit

or make an appointment to come to our Open Day on Sunday 15th May.

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Forthcoming Events Preparatory School Open Day (Pre-Prep and Prep departments) Tuesday 17th May 2011 9:30am -3:00pm

Senior School Open Event

(Senior School and Sixth Form) ursday 30th June 2011 4:30 - 7:00pm

11+ Academic & Music Scholarships 16+ Academic, Music, Arts & Sports Scholarships Means-tested bursaries

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Complete Building & Maintenance


Loft & Garage Conversions




Central Heating & Plumbing


Refit New Kitchens & Bathrooms


Plastering, Brickwork, Carpentry


Fencing, Decking, Patios

Call 07961 018 580 0121 246 2948 email: Micro Digger & Mini Digger Hire, Daily Rates or Weekly Rates

JMS ROOFING & BUILDING LTD Outstanding service from a premier roofing & building contractor

Our Services Include

Renovations & Conservations * Tiling, Slating, & Flat Roofing Rubber System Flat Roofs * Complete Solar Panel Installation Chimneys, Ridges, & Flashings * Storm Damage & Insurance Work Roof Repairs, Relays & Renewal Windows, Fascias, Soffits & Guttering Loft Conversions * Roof Light (Velux etc) Installation All Condensation Insulation & Damp-proofing

Why Choose JMS?

We are honest, reliable, professional and affordable We have been established since 1978 You will receive free in depth quotations We provide a full 10 year guarantee with all works Architectural and structural services are available

0121 442 4942

07860 708 325 email 33 Wake Green Road, Moseley Please mention Moseley Directory when responding to adverts


Beautiful windows and doors to see and touch The Midlands’ only period window and door showroom has tripled in size to showcase a greater range of products including a full-size orangery.

Replacing your windows and doors can be one of the biggest jobs you will ever undertake on your home. And you only want to do it once so it’s worth getting it right first time. So often we have to put our trust into someone who comes into our own home to provide a quote and show us pictures in brochures or on-line, or maybe hand over small samples. But now for the first time you can step into a fully furnished showroom and see and touch, and even walk through examples of the finished products giving you a very clear idea of how your home could look with new doors and windows from The Harborne Sash Window Company.


The products offered by The Harborne Sash Window Company and on display in the showroom include a whole range of contemporary and traditional windows and doors. And taking centre stage you will find a stunning fully constructed engineered hardwood oranagery complete with stunning roof lantern, bi-folding doors, French doors, and handmade stone sills. The beauty of seeing the products up close in this way is that you can appreciate their superior locking mechanisms, the outstanding quality of finish, and the absolute attention to every detail. The Harborne Sash Window Company has a reputation for quality and excellent service, and works closely with Timber Windows and the English Glass House to deliver the best quality products available in a time frame that suits you. Once you have decided what you want the lead time is just 6-8 weeks. The products are crafted in a temperature controlled environment and are fully finished prior to installation.

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All frames come with a thirty year guarantee and wooden products come with an eight year paint guarantee. Yes, that means you won’t have to paint your timber windows for at least eight years after they have been installed. The special glass used reduces heat loss by up to 50% more than standard double glazing and has special UV filters to protect furniture, carpets and curtains from sun damage. The high tech glass is designed to retain more heat in the winter and keep the room cooler in the summer. The Harborne Sash Window Company has a team of highly qualified designers and installers which means they can see the project right through from initial survey and design to installation with minimum disruption. Carpets and furniture is protected with sticky back plastic and dust covers and the workmen will clean up at the end of each day they are there.

If you love your house and want new windows or doors that will enhance its character then you should go along and see for yourselves what The Harborne Sash Window Company has to offer. Their showroom is at: Studio 6, Weekin Works 112-116 Park Hill Road Harborne B17 9HD You can simply pop in Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.30pm or Saturday between 10.00am and 4.00pm. If you would like to make an appointment to talk to someone about your project then you can call 0121 427 8800 or email

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A Wide Range of Modern & Traditional Fireplaces

Gas Showroom M.D. Services

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Over 30 working displays Multi fuel stoves Smokeless zone stoves Fireside Accessories Solid Wood, Marble and Stone Surrounds Gas & Electric Fires Full installations, servicing, repairs and spares


For all your heating, gas and multi-fuel requirements

0121 441 3232 300 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7NH 20

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Milboro computer services PC trouble? We can help! We come to your home Viruses - Internet Wireless - Upgrades Microsoft Certified Professional Consultant No fix - no fee

Ring Paul on 661 6516

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Attenborough Plumbing Services

Rupert Attenborough City & Guilds Qualified


Moseley B13

449 4431 07989 727 235    22

Fully insured Friendly & reliable service References available

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143 Brentford Rd Kings Heath Birmingham B14 4DD

All aspects of Central Heating Bathroom Installation Hot & Cold water supplies Hot water Cylinders Storage Cysterns Washing Machine & Dishwasher Installation All aspects of Sanitation Guttering Drains GENERAL PLUMBING MAINTENANCE NO JOB TOO SMALL ALL WORK GUARANTEED

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Flexible coworking in Moseley If you run a small business, are a freelancer or work from home then you should really check out The Moseley Exchange You can be based at The Exchange for as much of the week as suits you from a few hours to full time. And one of the biggest advantages of working there is the environment of informal networking, collaboration and shared business opportunities. The Moseley Exchange is a hidden gem with its front door tucked away down the wide passage to the right of the Post Office in the heart of Moseley Village. So you could have walked right by it a dozen times without realising its there. Since it opened in July 2009 The Exchange has been tremendously successful with over fifty small businesses and freelancers now coworking there on a regular basis, but there is room for many more.

The Exchange provides affordable group training workshops and hosts regular free business advice surgeries provided by specialist advisors. The people who run the Moseley Exchange are very friendly and would be happy to show you round if you just pop in next time you are passing. Or you can call them to arrange a tour, or visit their website for a bit more information.

The idea is that for a small monthly fee The Moseley Exchange provides the facility for you to work in a comfortable, smart, modern open plan office space and feel part of a community of independent, entre-preneurial and creative local businesses. You can use this as a business address, work in the open plan area, and host meetings in one of the catered private meeting rooms. These rooms are suitable for one-to-one and group meetings, board-room style meetings or seminar style for up to 50 people.

There is ample parking in the car park opposite the Post Office or free on-road parking for up to an hour between 10am and 4pm.

The Moseley Exchange address is: (Courtyard behind the Post Office) 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JP Tel: 0121 449 8585 Web: Email: The Moseley Exchange is an initiative by Moseley Community Development Trust charity no. 1087949

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New play area for Highbury Park The construction of a new play area for Highbury Park began in early February and is planned for completion during April. This is a first for Highbury Park and the style of play area has been carefully chosen to fit in with the natural environment. No shiny painted metal play equipment here! Instead you will find wooden tree-stump stepping stones, a carved stone obelisk with a hole in the middle to crawl through and delightful musical chimes as well as beautiful hand-carved wooden benches for mums and dads to sit while their little ones play. The play area is designed to appeal to children of all ages as well as adults from a more aesthetic point of view. The gorgeous new play area is located opposite the walled garden. To find out more go to or take a walk in the park!

Kings Heath Library open again Kings Heath Library has re-opened to the public after its three month closure during December, January and February. The unsafe roof is now held up with scaffolding and a false ceiling has been put in place to support the roof and skylights. These measures which were funded by the council to the tune of ÂŁ50,000 will last for five years in which time a further ÂŁ300,000 needs to be found or raised to fund the permanent repairs to this Grade II listed building. Sadly, council spending cuts across Birmingham have led to a reduced service from the library which will be closed on Wednesdays until further notice. If you would like to keep track of progress go to or you can join the Friends of Kings Heath Library group who meet on a monthly basis, you can find them on facebook at


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Fancy a curry? I know just the place Sylhet Spice on York Road in Kings Heath is an old favourite of mine. I’ve eaten there countless times and know just what to expect, so I thought it would be a good idea to review this restaurant afresh with someone who has not eaten there before. When we arrived we were welcomed like old friends and given a nice cosy booth to sit in. The restaurant was quietly buzzing with other diners and unobtrusive background music. Sylhet Spice is a relatively small, intimate restaurant which suits me just fine. The dÊcor is simple and stylish with nice smart leather seating and wooden flooring. As first impressions go my friend was impressed by what she saw and we both relaxed into our evening straight away. Sylhet Spice specialises in Bangladeshi cuisine, and also offers a good range of Indian and Pakistani dishes. The menu caters very well for vegetarians and children and also offers a really impressive selection of fish dishes.


After mulling over the menu for a while, munching on crisp popadoms with delicious home-made relishes and sipping a glass of the house white wine we finally made our selection. For starters we shared the Paneer Shashlik, a sizzling dish of Indian cheese cubes skewered with capsicum, onion and tomato, and the King Prawn Sagoo, elegantly fanned prawns delicately flavoured with a squeeze of lemon. We shared both and they were absolutely gorgeous, and stunningly presented. Almost too good looking to eat. For our main course we shared the Chicken Thawa, a mouth-watering dish very lightly

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spiced with a combination of herbs and spices garnished with onions, tomatoes and a generous touch of coriander, and the Telapia Biran, a melt in the mouth fried fillet of traditional Bangladeshi fish, served with lots of garlic, onions, capsicum, coriander, lemon juice and finely chopped spinach. We also shared a light and perfectly made plain naan and a portion of pilau rice.

The proprietor Shafiqul Hoque prides himself on the use of no artificial colours, stock or food additives and all spices are freshly ground in the kitchen. He also ensures that the restaurant gives something back to the community and is heavily involved in local charity fundraising. So if you haven’t checked it out yet or haven’t been for a while, go and try them out for yourself. Call 0121 444 3406 or 0121 444 6644 to book a table.

Suffice to say my friend enjoyed every mouthful and is planning on bringing her family with her next time. Sylhet Spice can cater for large parties up to 70 people and provides a take-away service.

Licensed and air conditioned Bangladeshi Restaurant and Takeaway

444 3406 / 444 6644 Open 7 days a week 5.30pm - midnight 27-29 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7SA Special offer in partnership with Moseley Directory.

Take this voucher to receive 15% discount off your total food bill Offer subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Discount available Sunday to Thursday. Discount available on eat-in only.

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443 2737

Licensed Restaurant

Free Home Delivery within 3 mile radius

836 Yardley Wood Road Birmingham, B13 0JE Open 5.30-11.00 every day

Special offer in partnership with Moseley Directory.

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Offer subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Discount available Sunday to Thursday. Discount available on eat-in only.

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47 Blenheim Rd Moseley Birmingham, B13 9TY Tel: 0121 449 2135


MATHS, SCIENCE, ENGLISH, 11 PLUS, EFL & ESOL 87 College Road Moseley Birmingham, B13 9LR Tel: 07734 945 979


Teaching Studio in Park Hill, Moseley Tel: 07928 467 237

IONA BURCHELL CAREERS GUIDANCE CONSULTATIONS 10+ years experience Yr 9 Yr 11 Uni plus Brentford Rd, Kings Heath, B14 4DQ

Tel: 07505 414 576

STUART RUTTER MMATH MATHS, ALL LEVELS FROM KS3 TO OX BRIDGE ENTRANCE 23 Chantry Road, Moseley Birmingham, B13 8DL Tel@ 0121 249 1257


Two Qualified Teachers, Ages 4-11

Moseley & Sutton Coldfieald Tel: 07792 069 073


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278 Robin Hood Lane, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28 0EQ Tel: 07896 862 916


Full Bathroom Design & Installation Shower/Enclosures installed, repaired and replaced Washing Machine & Dishwasher Installation Radiators installed and moved Wall & Floor Tiling – Bathrooms, Kitchens, Porcelain, Ceramic, Mosaic – GET THE SHOWROOM FINISH! Sinks replaced /Taps repaired and replaced Central Heating – Cylinders/ Tanks

All Work Guaranteed Reliable Honest Service * Evidence of Work Pictured in this Advert*

References and Portfolio of Work Available on Request

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Good news for a greener Moseley! Sustainable Moseley (SusMo) is delighted to announce St. Mary’s Moseley has permission to install photovoltaic panels, after nearly three years of planning, preparation and campaigning. SusMo and St. Mary’s have been sent a report by Judge Martin Cardinal, Chancellor of the Diocese of Birmingham, detailing his approval of the project; and his reasons for believing this is the right thing to do in the present climate. St. Mary’s already has £30,000 from the SusMo Green Streets award. The project also had a further £20,000 lined up to meet the full cost, but that opportunity has now expired. They are now actively seeking a replacement source of funding, and would be delighted to hear from people who can help us find it. This result comes after a long and arduous campaign. The Planning Inspectorate overturned the decision of the Planning Committee, thereby granting planning permission, in September 2010. The Diocese of Birmingham had to follow a separate (and lengthy) process of evaluation before reaching their decision, but was eventually swayed by the sense and viability of the project.


John Dowell, the agent for St. Mary’s Moseley Parochial Church Council, expressed joy and relief at the Chancellor’s decision. “His decision backs the views of the churchgoers, Moseley residents, and members of the wider public who have written in support, rather than the objectors who wished to preserve the church building exactly as it was in 1910.” He added that it brought the Diocese of Birmingham in line with projects in other parts of the country – including London, Bath and Bristol – ensuring that the city is not left behind in its response to climate change and rising fuel prices. SusMo Chair Claire Spencer echoed John’s sentiments. “This installation will ensure that St. Mary’s is less reliant on energy from fossil fuels, and makes a great deal of financial sense. Visually, it sends a wonderful, positive message – the people of Moseley care deeply about its present, its future, and one another. But the process that we have been through with St. Mary’s has also set a precedent, making it easier for other churches to tap into renewable energy – and we look forward to their plans!”

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Able Chimney Sweep Chimneys swept and unblocked a Clean and efficient no mess a Same day service a Fully insured Contact: Geoffrey Waldron

0121 449 6218 07790 039 533 geoffreywaldron

18 Cadbury Road Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9BH

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NAPIT, Part P Approved Fuse board changes Rewires / New Installs Fault Finding / Repairs Inspection and Testing Periodic Inspections Landolord’s Certificates Fire / Smoke Alarms


07505 130298 7, Seaton Grove, Moseley, B13 8PD

Extensions & refurbishments Kitchens and bathrooms Traditional style timber double-glazed windows Roofing, tiling, plastering and decoration

Many projects undertaken Contact in Moseley including Gez Love Victorian, Arts and Crafts on and Listed homes e:

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What’s on around Moseley for you and your little ones Baby Daze

Happy Yoga

Toni’s Tots

Music Within

Water Babies

Music Shakers

Mini Movers

Music with Mummy

Informal weekly drop in for parents and babies Thurs 12.30-2.30 At: All Saints Church Hall, Kings Heath

Swimming sessions for babies Mon & Sat At: St Thomas CofE School, Edgbaston For details call: Laura 01283 814 766

Yoga classes for children aged 5-7 yrs Thurs & Sat At: Kitchen Garden Café, York Road For details call: 07813 1434 887

Enjoy music and dance with your baby or toddler Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs At: Institute Road, Kings Heath For details call: Marcella 449 5120

Drama and storytelling for pre-schoolers from 18 months up Every Monday, 10am At: The Hub, 318 Vicarage Road For details call: 07976 242 835

Soft play for babies and toddlers Tuesdays 10-12pm At: Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, Kings Heath For details call: 464 1996

Antenatal music sessions to relax mum and stimulate baby Flexible timing At: Dacer Close, Stirchley For details call: Lindsay 459 1426

Small friendly groups for parents and babies Most week days At: Dacer Close, Stirchley For details call: Lindsay 459 1426

Drama sessions for pre-schoolers

TONI’S TOTS Drama Songs Storytelling  Confidence building activities for toddlers on two feet

 Chill-out baby corner  Refreshments and time to chat Cost: £30 for a course of 6 sessions When: Mondays 10-11am (term-time) other sessions available - call for details

Where: The Hub, 318 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7NH Limited places so book now for a taster session To book call Toni on: 07976 242 835


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Index of Advertisers 11 Plus Resources 11 Plus DIY Accountants Tax Return Co Acupuncture Birmingham Acupuncture & Chiropractic Centre Bespoke Furniture Peter Mertens Builders JMS Roofing & Building Michael Laffoley Moseley Building Carpenter Peter Mertens Carpets & Flooring B’ham Carpet Gallery Catering Syd The Chef Chimney Sweep Able Chimney Sweep Chiropodists The Chiropody Surgery Chiropod Clinic

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Christadelphian Worship Hall Green Christadelphians 10 Cleaning Services Mopheads Clothing Boutique Encore Coworking Space The Moseley Exchange

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Drama for Pre-schoolers Toni’s Tots 32 Driving Instructor Talent Driving Academy


Drum & Guitar Tuition Arc Studio


Electrician Robert Rampton



Estate Agent Northwood


Funeral Director William H Painter


Gardening Services Bricks & Roses Evans Landscapes Green Thumb Lupin Garden Design Moseley Tree House Co Sandilands

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Gas Showroom MD Services


Plumbers Attenborough Plumbing 22 Cullen Plumbing & Tiling 29 MG Heating 33 Steven R Barnes 25 Property Refurbishment Tapered Edge


Property Lettings Northwood


Property Maintenance Moseley Building


Restaurants Hornton Grange Restaurant Guide Sweet Chillies Sylhet Spice

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Re-upholstery Campbell’s Re-upholstery


Roofing JMS Roofing & Building Knights Michael Laffoley Moseley Building

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School Edgbaston High School


Ironing Service Mopheads


Solicitors Tyndallwoods Solicitor


Locksmith Access Locks


Tennis Club Edgbaston Priory


Optician Pabari Opticians


Tiler Cullen Plumbing & Tiling 29

Osteopath Bruce Bodle


Tree Houses Moseley Tree House Co


PC Services Kimbley Milboro RF Networks

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Tutor listing page


Venue Hire University of Birmingham


Graphic Design Tickle Me Creative


Guitar & Drum Tuition Arc Studio


Handiman Joe McKinnney Interior Decorating Knights Tapered Edge Interior Design Tapered Edge

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Period Property Restoration Harborne Sash Windows 18 & 36 Saw Point 28 Shillingbury 31 Photographer Paul Berry

Windows Harborne Sash Windows 18 & 36 Saw Point 28 Wooden Flooring B’ham Carpet & Flooring



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sunday lunch Hornton Grange in the Conservatory ÂŁ15.95 per adult and ÂŁ8.95 per child

Hornton Grange is also available for private hire and our team can help you organise your special occasions

Lets talk... 0121 415 8400 53 Edgbaston Park Road, B15 2RS

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Bring Your Home To Life SHOWROOM NOW OPEN Largest selection of sash windows in the Midlands (2000 sqft showroom)

Studio 5-6, Weekin Works, 112-116 Park Hill Road, Harborne, B17 9HD We are a local business serving the local community.

0121 427 8800

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