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For Toys and Gifts for Babies and Children come and see my shop in Poplar Road, Kings Heath. I have a new range of Organic cotton T-shirts and babygrows that are proving popular for babies. And I’ve just stocked up on BigJigs wooden trains with track and rolling stock and stations and complete railways with play tables and everything. Choo Choo! Oh and a Tree House too for all your Elves to live in. I even have Elves should you have mislaid your own. Come and have a look and do bring your children, there’s lots to play with. Please check my opening times on the website as I give the shop guys a holiday in August. I know it’s generous but they get tired!

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Dear Neighbours, Welcome to your July issue of My Kings Heath.

IN THIS ISSUE

If your business includes Kings Heath 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.

Kings Heath Park wins £15,000

Give me a call or send me an email,

Summer in the gardens

Amy

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Enjoy Martineau Gardens at their best

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Sarehole Mill

Opens millpond to the public

Moseley Festival

Child of the 70s still going strong

A new greenhouse On a shoestring budget

My Kings Heath goes global With its launch on the internet

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23/25 Grange Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7RN We can offer a safe and secure environment for your children aged between 3 months and 8 years (full and part time) Our excellent facilities include:  fresh food prepared daily

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Qualified and experienced staff OFSTED approved

Full-time care starting at £135 per week Part-time care starting at £19.00 per session

Location 1-minute walk from High Street For further information, or an appointment to view, call Jackie, Amanda or Emma on:

0121 444 0515 Our other site is Jumping Jack’s Day Nursery, situated on Balaclava Road, Kings Heath. For further information please contact Jackie on 0121 444 0808

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snapshot of what’s on around WHAT’S ON AKings Heath in July and August. DANCE

GARDENING

Swing Groove

Kings Heath Horticultural Society 126th Annual Open Day

Jive and Lindy Hop dance classes for beginners, intermediate or advanced dancers On: Every Thursday At: New Billesley Pub, Brook Lane Info: 0121 444 3563

FAMILY Family activities at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

– children must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian. Activities take place from 1-4pm, for further information call 454 1860 10 July – Outdoor activities: pond dipping, scavenger hunts, bugs and beasies 17 July – Teddy bear trail and story time. Come in fancy dress to win a prize 24 July – parachute games and other outdoor activities 31 July – Make and decorate your own sunglasses

FESTIVAL Moseley Festival

10 days of celebrating the best of Moseley with music, dance, market stalls, arts trail, comedy plus much much more. On: 8 – 17 July At: Various locations in Moseley For info: www. moseleyfestival.org.uk

Refreshments, raffle, tombola, vegetable and flower displays, homemade food market stalls. Free entry. On: 20 August, 1-6pm At: Manningford Hall For info: 0121 444 4036

GENERAL Moseley Farmers’ Market

Award winning market selling fresh and wholesome locally produced farm produce and crafts On: 23 July & 27 August At: Village Green For info: 449 3156

MUSIC Moseley Village Band

All musicians welcome to join in and make traditional English village music together At: St Columba’s Church Hall, Chantry Rd On; 2nd & 4th Thurs of month from 7-9pm

Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara

Guitarist and writer Justin Adams joins forces with Gambian griot and master musician, Juldeh Camara On: 8 July At: mac, Cannon Hill Park Contact: 0121 446 3232

Music in the gardens

Bands play in the bandstand at the Botanical Gardens every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from April to October starting at around 2pm 10 July: Birmingham International Jazz Festival 17 July: Bedworth Wind Band 24 July: The New Washboard Syncopators 31 July: Walsall Bus Band 7 August: West Midlands Jazzmen

SPORT Twenty 20 Quarter Finals

On: 6-8 August At: Edgbaston Cricket Ground For info: www.edgbaston.com

Twenty 20 Finals On: 27 August At: Edgbaston Cricket Ground For info: www.edgbaston.com

THEATRE Snow White

29 August: Bridgetown Concert Show Band Contact: 0121 454 1860

Chapterhouse Theatre presents this classic favourite, a production especially for the younger audience. On: 4 August, 3pm At; Birmingham Botanical Gardens Contact: 0121 454 1860

NATURE

Back Pain Talk

Plant shows at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

As featured on BBC WM’s Joanne Malin show, back pain expert

21 August: Martinique Jazz Band 28 August: Old Comrades Jazz Band

Bonsai Show 10 July 11-4.30 Alpine Garden Society lecture: ‘Dwarf Shrubs’ 18 August 7.30 Bonsai Demonstration 21 August 11.00-3.00 At; Birmingham Botanical Gardens Contact: 0121 454 1860

Dr James Rousseau gives a FREE Back Pain Talk including Any Questions At: Birmingham Chiropractic Clinic, Moseley On: Wed 13th July at 6pm and Wed 10th August at 6pm For info: to book your place, call now on 0121 449 7766. www.birminghamchi ropracticclinic.co.uk.

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to the best places to WHERE TO EAT Aeatguide in and around Kings Heath

Blue Ginger

La Banca

Cream

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

Italian 1896 Pershore Rd Cotteridge Birmingham, B30 3AS

Indian/Bangladeshi 40-42 St Mary’s Row Moseley Birmingham, B13 8JG

Tel: 0121 444 0999

Tel: 0121 459 2204

Tel: 0121 442 6774

Byzantium

Maison Mayci

Spice Merchant

Mediterranean Tapas 11 York Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7SA

French Patisserie 8 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AD

Kashmiri 36 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AD

Tel: 0121 444 8167

Tel: 0121 444 1414

Manic Organic

Sweet Chillies

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

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

Tel: 0121 444 5444

Kings Indian Dining Indian 13-15 York Road Kings Heath Birmingham. B14 7SA

Tel: 0121 441 3802

Tel: 0121 443 1114

Kitchen Garden

Pangaea

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

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

Tel: 0121 443 4725

Tel: 0121 441 2222

Tel: 0121 443 1086 or 0121 443 2737

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

Tel: 0121 444 6644

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Kings Heath Park awarded £15,000 Local parent Wendy Turner has been successful in rallying the Kings Heath Community, and has secured a £15000 “makeover” bursary for the playground in Kings Heath park. The bursary was awarded by Robinsons Fruit Shoots, who launched a nationwide campaign via their parenting website Readyforten.com. Over a thousand playgrounds across the country were nominated by parents, before a panel of judges short listed just 20 for a public online vote to decide the 5 winners. Wendy said, “I wish to extend a huge thank you to everyone who voted, and to all of the schools and local businesses

who helped publicise the event in their newsletters and shop windows. The weeks of pavement pounding and pestering people have paid off, and it will be wonderful for all of the many children who use the playground to have some new equipment to play on.” The equipment will hopefully be in place before the beginning of the Summer holidays.

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Summer in the Garden

Summer has come to Martineau Gardens, a community garden in Edgbaston. The two and a half acre site is managed by a charity and tended by a team of gardening enthusiasts, the majority of which are volunteers. The Gardens are open to the public every day except Sunday and you can enjoy a hot drink beside the Pavilion for which donations are welcomed. Martineau Gardens is a haven for wildlife. Despite its close proximity to the city centre, the area provides a ‘green corridor’ giving wildlife a lifeline to move through the urban sprawl. As custodians of this precious oasis, the charity has created a Nature Trail and Guide to explain to visitors how the Gardens are managed for wildlife. The Guide also illustrates what habitats can be seen and what species to look out for. The Trail leads visitors along a numbered track through the wooded area of the Gardens (designated a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation

or SLINC) before emerging by the wildflower meadows and Bird Hide. Pictured below is number 9 on the trail, the Summer Meadow, a carpet of Red Campion with splashes of Ox-eye Daisy and a home to brimstone butterflies, damselflies and red-tailed bumble bees. Later in the season taller plants take over like hogweed, teasel, nettle-leaved bellflower and gromwell. We also have a ‘bee hotel’ in this area, a small open box with tubes, which was installed by OPAL (Open Air Laboratory) to provide a nest for wild bees which help our own honey bees with pollination. An inspiring place The Gardens aim to act as a source of inspiration for the sustainable use of resources and other environmental issues. With that in mind special events, environmental courses and activities are held. If you’re interested in leading a sustainable lifestyle but don’t know where to start, why not try out a one day course as a taster? Sat 9 July Rag Rug Making Sat 30 & 31 July Herbal Medicine Sat 3 September Baking in an Earth Oven Sat 1 October Using & Fitting a Woodfired Stove

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All the courses take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Gardens, and are led by trained professionals, experts in their field. The courses are one day (except for Herbal Medicine), they run from 10am until 5pm and cost ÂŁ60. To book a place or read course descriptions, contact course organizers, the charity LILI (the Low Impact Living Initiative) on 01296 714 184 or via www.lowimpact.org Pictured above, environmental artist and tutor, Lizzie Bean, preparing the Earth Oven at Martineau Gardens. In September, Lizzie will be teaching students how to bake bread, pizza and other delicacies in the outdoors.

Martineau Gardens is located at 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7UG opposite the Priory Hospital and five minutes walks from the mac. Limited parking is available on site or buses 1, 61, 63. X62, x64, 47 and 45 will bring you close to the Gardens.

For further information: 0121 440 7430 info@martineau-gardens.org.uk www.martineau-gardens.org.uk Open: Monday to Saturday, 10am until 4pm (closed Bank Holidays) – entry is free except for events.

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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

Tel: 0121 777 9440 GENERAL CHIROPODY CARE DIABETIC FOOTCARE NAIL SURGERY LOCAL ANASTHAESIA VERRUCA TREATMENTS

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Sarehole Mill opens millpond to public With a £30,000 investment from Birmingham City Council Sarehole Mill has transformed the area around the millpond creating pathways and a viewing platform, making it a delightful place to walk around and see the mill from the pond-side. This has enabled people to make a very visible and real connection between the water and the mill – previously the only view of the pond was from a very small window on the first floor. The renovation has also provided much needed access to the first floor of the mill for wheelchair users and the less able. The mill is characterised by many narrow steep stairways, a delight for many, but impassable for some. Without having to go up any stairs people can now gain access to the first floor – arguably the most interesting floor with the mill-wheel and engine room.

This is the first step towards curator Irene de Boo’s long term vision of running Sarehole Mill as a working mill, grinding and selling organic stone-ground flour. The next phase to achieve this goal is to clean up the mill-pond which is becoming overgrown with reeds and is badly clogged up with silt. This is a huge undertaking which will cost an estimated £250,000, a figure that Irene is determined to raise through a package of funding during the coming years. Sarehole Mill is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12.00 – 4.00pm. Access to all outside areas and the café is free, and to go inside costs just £3 for adults or £2 concessions and under 16s are free.

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Moseley Festival : a child of the 70s and still going strong …..! Pam Rutter, a driving force behind the organisation of Moseley Festival looks back at its history. In those early years, the organisers called it the Moseley Arts Festival and it was centred at the St Martin’s Catholic Community Centre on the corner of Church Road (now the Hamza Mosque). Fast forward to the 21st century. The present organising group has been together since 2003 and shows no sign of flagging! Pam said: “This year the Moseley Festival programme is looking great, representing the energy, enthusiasm and talent of so many local people.”

Moseley Festival 2011 runs from Friday 8 July till Sunday 17 and includes such events as : Friday 8: Partners in Crime at O’Neill’s Saturday 9: Street Fair, Open Day with a brass band at Moseley Park, Magenta about Town

Anyone who has lived in Moseley for more than a year or two will know that its annual community Festival celebrates the vibrancy of our lovely, lively suburb and brings together thousands of local people. Did you know, though, that there has been a Moseley Festival almost every year since 1974?

Sunday 10: Moseley Mastermind Quiz Tuesday 12: Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club Edinburgh Preview at the Cross, Moseley’s Got Talent’ at the Prince of Wales Wednesday 13: Morris Dancing on the Green Friday 15: NotSoYoung (Neil Young Tribute Band) at Moseley All Services Club Saturday 16: St Mary’s Choir and Singers at St Mary’s Church Weekends of 9/10 and 16/17: Art Trail Plus many, many more events besides. For the latest news, see the website

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Build your own Greenhouse out of old windows Karen Leach, a local Moseleyite has taken the concept ‘on a shoestring budget’ to its fullest extreme with her construction of a greenhouse out of ‘found’ objects. She explains all. “Maybe it’s a Constant Gardener-esque attempt not to think too much about anything, or maybe it’s middle age – but I’ve been becoming increasingly obsessed with our garden of late, and so found myself hankering after a greenhouse in which to nurture tender seedlings and grow tomatoes out of the blight-carrying wind,” says Karen. “But the idea of buying one of those budget plastic ones that lasts a season was depressing, and so were the prices of proper wooden ones. My tomatoes seemed destined to remain hunched in a coldframe.” “Inspiration struck when I cycled past a skip full of lovely old wooden windows in Moseley, and we now have a beautiful greenhouse built entirely out of windows that would otherwise have ended-up up the chimney of Tyseley incinerator. It took a few months to collect enough windows (we did ask!), including some with coloured glass and one huge, arched beauty from Chantry Rd which forms the roof. “There’s a minimal foundation of a layer of bricks (a quarry tiled floor is the next project), and then the windows are attached to each other simply with long screws from one frame into the next – the roof attaches in the same way, strengthened with a broad supporting post.”

Karen stressed that even for a DIY novice like her it was relatively easy. The hardest part was making all the odd sized windows fit into a neat rectangular structure, but she found a puzzle-solving satisfaction about that too. Oh, and there was a certain amount of channel-cutting to ensure that rain can drain off the roof properly – but she advises that if you choose your roof windows more for practicality and less for aesthetics, that might be less of a problem. Karen made shelving out of discarded pallets and has now had the satisfaction of seeing her first generation of seedlings grow up in the added warmth, as well as an excellent crop of tomato plants. So if you are hankering after a greenhouse but can’t see when you’ll have the funds to afford it then this is definitely a very rewarding way of getting a beautiful and functional greenhouse almost for free.

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My Kings Heath hits the world wide web Owned by Swan Publishing this delightful local community magazine has now found its way onto the internet. So if you remember an article or advert from a previous issue and can’t lay your hands on it then just go to www.swanpublishing.org where you will find back copies dating back to its launch in May last year. And if you run a business or work for an organisation that sees Kings Heath as a target audience then you can find out all you need to know about the incredibly low cost advertising packages available. You can also look at distribution maps which show exactly where the magazine is delivered each month. My Kings Heath is now taking a new direction with a greater emphasis on community news, so if you belong to an

organisation and want to get your voice heard or have a story you feel would be of interest to the local community then please do get in touch. And if there is anything you would like to see in the magazine that is not already there then please let us know, we are always on the look out for new ways to improve the magazine. Having run the Moseley Directory since its launch in February 2006, editor Amy Watson, a Moseley local, launched My Kings Heath in March 2009 and Edgbaston Directory in February 2010. These three magazines complement each other perfectly and provide a valuable means for businesses to promote themselves to their local area.

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Supporting our local hospital Harborne based Tyndallwoods Solicitors is helping to promote a campaign to raise money for the QE.

Solicitor Judy Dyke explained: “What a pleasure it was to visit the fabulous Accident & Emergency Department at our new Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Parking was easy, the entrance and reception desk welcoming and the care given was 5 star.

The objective of Troop Aid is to supply ‘basic essentials’ in a Grab Bag when service casualties return from serving their country overseas without their personal effects or clothing.

“I saw the need for the QE ‘Plus’ Appeal. The aim of the appeal is to raise money to pay for items ‘over and above’ those provided by the NHS including the children’s play area in A&E.

Items in the Grab Bag include T-shirt and shorts, washing and shaving kit, towel, face flannel, tooth paste, tooth brush, shower mules, socks, underwear, pen and paper.

“The delightful Triage Nurse Claire reminded me of the work carried out by the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in the hospital supported by the charity Troop Aid,” she said.

If you want to find out more about the work of these charities please visit their websites at www.qehb.org/qeplus or www.troopaid.info

My Kings Heath SuDoku

solution on page 29

How to Play Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! That’s all there is to it. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up. It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s addictive!

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My Kings Heath Crossword

solution on page 29

Across 1 Small part takes just a fraction from his height (6) 4 A wee pest is discovered hiding in the scented flower (8) 9 Calm after mountain is disrupted before police department (6) 10 A dish one uses for joining together (8) 11 Charm a beast of burden with a cuppa (6) 12 To a small degree was quite slender in build (8) 13 Nasty animal enclosure found without North American (3) 14 Medical student pays rent in hospital rooms (6) 17 Ready to go back to as far as one can remember (4,3)

Down

21 Undo date change before church gets reduced (6)

1 Teach imp to express itself clearly and forcefully (8)

25 Shed a tear for Carol, Rose & Yasmin initially (3)

2 Partner for Mrs. Robinson learned by degrees (8)

26 No time to stop on a hairy run around (2,1,5)

6 Inexperienced youth leader has vitality (6)

27 Mythical beast can be a bit tedious (6)

8 Clearly any son causes a disturbance this way (6)

3 Convenience at railway supplies comb, soap or talc (8) 5 Broadly speaking it’s known all over (6) 7 Small Post Office is rebuilt with a sharp end (6) 12 Agitate small fish for a sizzling Chinese dish (4,3)

28 Go nicely around two points showing mercy (8)

15 The end result of a good catch … (3) 16 … and the possible content of it (3)

29 Origin of food dressing I hear (6)

18 Demolish if not wanted or required (4,4)

30 Don’t forget it is concerning one of the club (8)

20 Under thy darkened skies dost the storm become thus (8)

31 Sweeps partner takes direction to be aloof (6)

24 I ponder, hesitant about seeing the historical building (6)

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19 Jumper not knitted down under (8) 22 Murderer could be said to be tough to deal with (6) 23 Large bottle favoured by Dirty Harry (6) 25 Cheer one hundred toddlers are looked after here (6)

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

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

Water Babies

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

Happy Yoga

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

Music Shakers 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

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Toni’s Tots

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

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

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

Music with Mummy

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

Baby Sensory Music, instruments, fibre optic light shows, glowing bouncy balls, bubbles and much more At: The Scout Hut, Colmore Road, Kings Heath For details call: Karen 747 4720

Rhythm Time Music and movement for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Age appropriate classes available. At: Kings Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Road, Kings Heath For info: Vicky 447 7632

Get Crafty

Craft sessions for 5-11 year olds Last Sat of month At: Kings Heath Library For details call: 464 1515

Storytelling

Story time for preschool children Mondays at 2pm At: Kings Heath Library For details call: 464 1515

Garden Club Outdoor nature activities for preschool children Wednesdays at 1pm At: Kings Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Road For details call: 464 6717

Stay & Play

Play and craft activities for pre-school children Wednesdays 10-12 At: St Agnes Church Hall, Billesley Lane

Stay & Play

Play and craft activities for pre-school children Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.30-11.30 At: Kings Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Road For detaisl call: 464 6717

Stay and Play

Play and craft activities for pre-school children Tuesdays 9.30-11.30 At: Kings Heath Baptist Church, High St, Kings Heath For details call: 444 1230

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My Kings Heath

My Kings Heath

Puzzle on page 24

Puzzle on page 26

SuDoku solution

Crossword solution

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Index of Advertisers 11 Plus Support

Gardening Services

11 Plus DIY

10

Evans Landscapes

14

Property Refurbishment Tapered Edge

Alternative Therapies

Tickle Me Creative

Ruth Hickinbotham

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Hair & Beauty

Conlec JMS Roofing & Building Moseley Building Tapered Edge Zircon Design & Build

10 22 16 10 9

Restaurants 14 10

Carpets & Flooring Value Floors

1

Able Chimney Sweep

20

Chiropody Surgery

14

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RF Networks

Kings Heath Grange

Pabari 29

20

Summer School

4

4

Furniture store 5

23

Tyndallwoods

Young Film Makers

17

19

Toy Store Togademus

Tutor Listing

2 22

Venue Hire

Photographer Paul Berry

Electrician

30

Solicitor

Optician

Drama for pre-schoolers

Habitat Solihull

20

Nursery

Co-working Space

James Finney

JMS Roofing & Building 22 Knights 14 Moseley Building 16

IT Services

Chiropodist

Toni’s Tots

Mopheads

8 9 17

14 10

Ironing Service

Chimney Sweep

Restaurant Guide Sweet Chillies Hornton Grange

Roofing

Interior Designer Knights Tapered Edge

16

7

Interior Decorating Knights Tapered Edge

Property Maintenance Moseley Building

Hedshed

Builder

Moseley Exchange

10

Graphic Design

2

Plumbers Attenborough Plumbing 14 KW Plumbing 20 MG Heating 16

University of Birmingham 17

Wooden Flooring Value Floors

1

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