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My Kings Heath The Independent directory of businesses serving the residents of Kings Heath

KINGS HEATH WEST Delivered FREE to 2,000 homes

September/October 2011




0121 439 5821



136 Alcester Road Moseley Village Birmingham, B13 8EE 2

Dear Neighbours, Welcome to your September issue of My Kings Heath. 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. Give me a call or send me an email,

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IN THIS ISSUE St Dunstan’s Open Day


The Benefits of Frequent YouAdvertising can now advertise in 18

Edgbaston Directory

There are more than just books at Kings Heath Library advert 20 for as little as £17 for a one off or even less for a regular booking Tyndallwoods Charity article 24

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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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Learning, caring and educational fun

Qualified and experienced staff

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

OFSTED approved 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


Cullen Plumbing & Tiling

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

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OPEN DAY Saturday 10th September – from 10am to 1pm At GRACEWELL HOMES FOSTER TRUST “Fosters”, 28 Gracewell Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9XG

REFURBISHED SINGLE PERSON FLATS NOW AVAILABLEFOR LADIES over 55 For further information contact Resident Scheme Managers Alma or Sue On 0121 777 4019 between 8.30am – 4.00pm Please mention My Kings Heath when responding to adverts



A snapshot of what’s on around Kings Heath in September and October.

COMEDY Laffacino Comedy Cabaret

Fun and friendly night of comedy. On: 7 September At: Kitchen Garden Café, York Road For info: 0121 443 4725

Laughing Cows

Comedy night with a fabulous all-female line-up. On: 14 September At: Kitchen Garden Café, York Road For info: 0121 443 4725

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: 0121 444 3563

EVENT Psychic Fayre

One to one psychic readings available from well respected and experienced readers including mediumship, tarot, gaia and reiki cards, spirit communication, psycometry and dowsing. Free talks throught the evening on a wide range of subjects. Delicious hom-made cakes, snacks and licenced bar available throughout the evening. Prebook your reading to avoid disappointment

by calling Karen on MUSIC 07746 674 802. On: 19 September, 6.30pm Po’girl One of the most successful At: Kitchen Garden bands ever to emerge Café, York Road from Canada, weaving a For info: 0121 443 4725 blend of musical influences, sweetness, grit and soul. GENERAL At: Kitchen Garden Cafe On: 11 Sept from 8.00pm Moseley Farmers’ For info: 443 4725 Market Award winning market selling fresh and wholesome locally produced farm produce and crafts On: 24 September & 22 October At: Village Green For info: 449 3156

Kings Heath Farmers’

Market Fresh and wholesome farm produce. On: 3 Sept & 1 Oct At: Outside All Saints Church For info: 444 4344

Moseley Village Band

All musicians welcome to make traditional English village music together. At: St Columba’s Church Hall, Chantry Rd On; 2nd & 4th Thurs of month from 7.00-9.00pm

NATURE Plant shows

at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses in September and October.

Birmingham Honey Show

Buy locally produced honey direct from the beekeepers, make candles from beeswax, view the observation hives and talk to beekeepers. At: Martineau Gardens On: 10&11 September from 10.00-4.00 Contact: 0121 440 7430

Autumn Event

Live music, activities for children, delicious home made food, plants for sale, seasonal vegetables, preserves and freshly pressed Martineau Gardens apple juice. At: Martineau Gardens On: 25 September from 11.00-3.00 Contact: 0121 440 7430

Permaculture Gardening Course

Permaculture is a system developed to support and encourage Friends Plant Fair a sustainable way of HEALTH 11 September 10.00-4.00 living. This gardening Back Pain Talk course takes place in Cyclamen Show As featured on BBC the beautiful setting of 18 September 11.00-4.00 WM’s Joanne Malin an organic garden. Dahlia Show show, back pain expert At: Martineau Gardens 25 September 11.00-4.00 Dr James Rousseau gives On: 17 September a FREE Back Pain Talk Cactus & Succulent show from 10.00-5.00 including Any Questions 9 October 11.00-4.00 Contact: 01296 714 184 At: Birmingham Apple display Chiropractic Clinic, Moseley Family Fun Day 23 October 11.00-4.00 On: 14 Sept at 6.00pm Fun games and activities Orchid show For info: to book for all the family. 23 October 11.00-4.00 your place, call now At: Birmingham on 0121 449 7766. At; Birmingham Botanical Gardens www.birmingham Botanical Gardens On: 16 September Contact: 0121 454 1860 from 10.00-4.30 Contact: 0121 454 1860 Bonsai Demonstration 18 September 11.00-3.00

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Blue Ginger

La Banca


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


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


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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Licensed Restaurant

443 2737 Free Home Delivery within 3 mile radius

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

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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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St Dunstan’s Open Day St Dunstan’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery is a wonderful place for children aged 3 to 11.

Academic All children thrive when they feel happy, safe and secure which is highly valued by all staff and Governors at St Dunstan’s School. Children have achieved brilliant results in the recent SATs examinations – 100% level 4 and above Maths 100% level 4 and above in Science 96% level 4 and above in English.

St Dunstan’s is one of three parish schools in Kings Heath; St Dunstan’s, St Albans’s and Bishop Challoner Catholic College. As St Dunstan’s School is on the same campus as Bishop Challoner Catholic College and St Dunstan’s Church children regularly take part in shared activities, masses and church celebrations. St Dunstan’s School is a primary feeder school to Bishop Challoner Catholic College. Children benefit from a programme which provides specialist teaching in subject areas such as PE, Science and Maths.


Residential Visits Children in Year 5 and Year 6 have the opportunity to take part in residential visits to education centres like Stansfeld and Bockleton Study Centre enabling them to experience many outdoor activities such as pond dipping, orienteering, visits to Christchurch in Oxford where Harry Potter was filmed, hill walking etc. For the last two years a group of children have been taken skiing. Earlier this year a group Year 5 and Year 6 children went to France for a week skiing trip – next year it will be Switzerland!

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PE and Sports

End of Year Production

The school proudly holds the Activemark 2008 award for exceptional delivery of the National School Sport Strategy. Children also have regular opportunities to be taught by PE specialists and use the exceptional sports facilities of Bishop Challoner Catholic College.

The end of year production this year was Cinderella Rockerfella

Extra Curricular Clubs St Dunstan’s has many different clubs and activities running throughout the year some including football, netball, cheerleading, multi skills, Gaelic football, dance and drama and radio club. In June the school held a ‘ Clubs’ week where many community clubs came into school to carry out taster workshops with the children to introduce them to the many clubs and organisations within our community that they many be interested in joining. These included a street dance club, brownies, a karate club and Moseley Rugby Club as well as many others.

Music Children are given the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument – guitar, brass, accordion and woodwind. In the summer term the parents are invited to a recital to give the children the opportunity to celebrate their achievements. The school also has a flourishing school choir who join in with many celebrations.

Before and After School Club The Orchard Club @ St Dunstan’s is on site and cares for children from 4 years of age. The club is open during the summer holidays when the children enjoy a varied programme of activities and outings.

Parent Teacher Association The school has a thriving PTA who organise many family events such as race nights, quiz nights and discos. The most recent event was the Summer Fun in July which included gokarts, a merry-go-round, bouncy castle, stalls and barbecue. This event raised over £1000.

* * * INVITATION * * * St Dunstan’s School & Nursery

Open Sessions for Nursery & Reception 2012 Wednesday 19th October 2011 9.30am - 11.00am Thursday 3rd November 2011 9.30am - 11.00am Wednesday 9th November 2011 7.00pm - 8.30pm Drayton Road, King’s Heath Birmingham B14 7LP (Opposite King’s Heath Post Office)

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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



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An individual approach to education

St George’s School


Give your child the very best start in life with an education at St George’s School, in Edgbaston. A fully co-educational independent day school, we offer a caring one school community for children from 3 -18 years. 

Small classes with a fun learning ethos for younger pupils

Outstanding support for children with dyslexia

11+ tuition and excellent exam results

Improved facilities with recent refurbishment

Thriving Sixth Form, with a wide choice of A-level subjects


“You’re not just a number ... you’re someone at St George’s.” Dominic, Lower Sixth

DAY - 1st October, 10am-12 noon

Tel: 0121 625 0398 31, Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 1RX Email:

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Family Law Update If family relationship problems arise the timing for addressing them can be important. You may want to know your options before thinking about them and then deciding what you want to do. You can talk to one of our sympathetic and experienced specialist advisers without pressure. We listen carefully. If conflict can be avoided by reasonableness and agreement most of our clients are interested to explore that option. There is such a thing as a civilised divorce taking care of future relationships, particularly where children are involved.

Natalie Arnold and Alison Rolf members of our Family Team

Contact Mike Dyer at the Edgbaston Office or Natalie Arnold at the City Office

Our range of services include advice about Wills, Trusts, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney; Commercial and Domestic Conveyancing; Dispute Resolution; Immigration and Employment. Edgbaston Office 29 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8BY Tel: 0121 693 2222

City Centre Office 12th Floor, The McLaren Building, 46 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LR Tel: 0121 624 1111

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great expectations! Whole school open days: Saturday 8th October 2011 Saturday 7th January 2012 Tuesday 3rd July 2012

9.45 – 12.00 noon 9.45 – 12.00 noon 17.00 – 20.00

16+ Open evening: Wednesday 28 September 2011

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The benefits of frequent advertising The economic slow-down, large scale redundancies and the knock on effect of belt tightening across the board is putting the squeeze on many small – and large – businesses. And this is why now more than ever businesses need to make sure they are in the best position to survive the storm by keeping and growing their customer base. And the best way to do this is to keep telling people about yourself. Keep telling them about your services and products. Because when they are ready to spend their money you want to be the first people they think of. Low cost local advertising is worth its weight in gold. And that is why at Swan Publishing we have frozen our rates for the last two years and introduced the new eighth of a page size to make advertising accessible to everyone. But just putting an advert in the media is not enough. It needs to be as regular as clockwork to really work for you. And here’s why:

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Order early and get 10% off the price of your toys and gifts.

Togademus is the name of a Bear and a shop, and although the Bear came first, the shop is probably better known. It’s a mix of fine traditional wooden toys tree houses, trains, blocks and puzzles for children and beautiful gifts of toys and clothing for babies and toddlers. Togademus - it’s a name worth getting to know.

No deposits, no instalments, just order the items you’d like before the end of October and collect them between December 1st and the 15th. Simple, convenient and money saving. Make sure you get the gifts you want as we are certain to sell out of some items. To take advantage of this offer and get your present buying wrapped up early, just pop into the shop.


Normal opening hours are 9 - 5pm Monday to Friday and 10 - 5pm on Saturdays. Check website for full details.

Togademus, 56b Poplar Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7AG

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There’s more than just books at Kings Heath Library Whether you are young or old there is more to your local library than you think. For those of you who may not know, Kings Heath Library is a stunning listed grey stone building on the main high street close to the police station. It is free to join and has an excellent range of services and activities as well as a wide choice of books, cds and dvds for a community library.

Are you a Carer? Advice workers from Birmingham Carers Centre will be at Kings Heath Library on Friday 7 October from 11am-1pm. They will be offering a range of support and advice including: Benefits and benefit form filling Grants Social Care Information about respite breaks Carers groups who offer specialist advice If you are interested in this free service then please drop in and speak to the workers - they will be happy to help you.

Looking for that elusive job?

They also give job hunters the chance to meet others looking for work, build new contacts and share experiences.

Looking for free fun for your pre-schooler? Bring your little one along for story telling and art activities. The Under 5’s storytime is every Monday from 2pm to 2.45pm. Staff read a few stories then it’s over to your under 5 for some hands on craft. This is a free activity and there is no need to book.

Struggling with homework? Kings Heath Library runs a regular free drop-in homework support club during term time every Monday from 3.45 to 4.45 for secondary school children. Kings Heath Library is open 9am5pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 12-7pm on Thursday (and closed on Wednesday and Sunday).

Then attending a Work Club at Kings Heath Library will help you.

The library is still a free service so go on, take advantage of it.

Work Clubs are a free service to help unemployed people get back into work, and support those looking for their first job. They are taking place at Kings Heath Library from 10.30-12.30 on Friday 9 September, 14 October, 11 November and 16 December.

Kings Heath Library High Street Kings Heath Birmingham B14 7SW Tel: 0121 464 1515 Email:

The two-hour sessions, provide self help resources that include CV writing, interview techniques, volunteering opportunities and online application forms, as well as providing computer access in order to search for vacancies and improve your basic IT skills.


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Raising money for the Edwards Trust Judy Dyke from Tyndallwoods solicitors in Harborne is a passionate Brummie. She is also a patron of Edward’s Trust supporting children and families during serious illness and bereavement.

It is three years since Judy had a heart attack and this year is also the 21st anniversary of the charity. Judy decided that it was her year to join in the ‘Bupa Great Birmingham Run’ and has asked Friends of Edward’s Trust and colleagues at Tyndallwoods Solicitors and Barclays to join her in Team 21 to raise awareness of and sponsorship for Edward’s Trust. The team has so far raised £3,900 sponsorship towards the target £10,000. To read the Team 21 blog visit

If you would like to sponsor the team you can donate online by going to

My Kings Heath SuDoku

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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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Highbury Children’s Centre is moving on up!! Highbury Children’s Centre has spent the summer moving up from Windsor House at the bottom of the High Street to the heart of Kings Heath in the new All Saints Centre. Highbury Children’s Centre works closely with other partners, such as Poplar Road Health Centre, Kings Heath Library, Flying Start, and Queensbridge School. If there is something they can’t help you with, they’ll do their very best to make sure they help you find someone who can.

Since its launch in February 2009 it has become the place in Moseley and Kings Heath for families with young children to find out what’s on locally, or to get help with all those things that can make the difference between enjoying being a parent or struggling through. Ofsted recognised the good work that has been going on when, earlier in the year, it gave Highbury Children’s Centre a resounding ‘Good’ for every area of its work. The Centre brings together a range of services for children under five and their families. Whether it’s finding a local stay-and-play group, nursery or child-minder, trying out a new activity, or getting help finding a job, Highbury Children’s Centre has helped hundreds of families. Others have got the support they needed when they were feeling low or needing help with their finances. Services include: • advice during pregnancy and when your baby is born • home visiting • baby massage and baby sensory courses • parenting support • information about your child’s health needs

Highbury Children’s Centre manager, Dilys Garrod, said: ‘Moving to All Saints Centre means that it will be easier for people to find us, and we’re also delighted to be in the same building as key partners such as All Saints Youth Project and Parks 4 Play.’ So if you live in the Moseley and Kings Heath area and have a child under 5, drop in and see the Highbury Children’s Centre team at All Saints or give them a call to register with them. You’ll receive a free bag full of goodies as a thank you!

Contact details: Room BF02 All Saints Centre 2 Vicarage Road Kings Heath Birmingham B14 7RA 07528 815 582 (new landline number to be confirmed) highburychildrens@

• training courses to improve your life skills or help you back to work • help finding specialist groups and services. Please mention My Kings Heath when responding to adverts


My Kings Heath Crossword

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Across 1 Draw up a plan for a plot (6) 5 Duly send out information without any warning (8) 9 Show of thanks to hear fireplace has no room left for the ashes (8) 10 Neil comes back in as outsiders approach (6) 11 Bringing together by making a link (10) 12 It’s a chore to request after tea (4) 13 Artistic type who can put one at ease (8) 16 Between 500 and 50 volcano formed of teeth (6) 17 Frightened Russian leader left badly marked (6) 19 One who pays attention is found either side of the head (8)


21 Flog off sound prison accommodation (4)

3 Was devoured in a threatened dining environment (5)

22 Granted a silver peg I receive special advantages (10)

5 Becoming ill sire turns even dafter (7)

25 All the rest included host her majesty Queen Elizabeth (6) 26 French one I sever from absolutely everything that exists (8) 27 Tape recorder set within social level (8) 28 Letters lose right to cease wandering and come to rest (6)


2 Leave after motor has freight on board (5) 4 Personal belongings are responsible for different responses (7) 6 Fifty became tattered and worn after getting pulled along (7) 7 State of life performed in an exit scene (9) 8 Artist lays the portrait on its side to paint a new scene (9) 14 Is a charter so organized by 13a as to be played by them? (9) 15 Equivalents running alongside neither closing nor drawing apart (9) 18 I posted a payment into my bank account (7) 19 Rest time is without doubt after receiving flower garland (7) 20 Ghosts haunting areas of bar but not temple (7) 23 An occasion takes place after eastern opening (5) 24 Without difficulty learner provides artist with some support (5)

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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


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


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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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

A modern, friendly and welcoming coworking space in the heart of Moseley Village in Birmingham. Want a place to work alongside like minded people or need a full time office? We have a level of membership for you.

Cost: £30 for a course of 6 sessions When: Mon & Wed 10-11am 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

Membership and day-use rates start at just £10 per month!

0121 449 8585 Moseley Exchange is operated by Moseley Community Development Trust a registered charity in England no.1087949

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Index of Advertisers Builder

Interior Decorating

Conlec 13 JMS Roofing & Building 22 Moseley Building 23


Restaurants 12

Restaurant Guide Sweet Chillies Hornton Grange

8 9 9

Ironing Service Mopheads

Chimney Sweep Able Chimney Sweep



IT Services RF Networks

Chiropodist Chiropody Surgery


Kings Heath Grange

Co-working Space Moseley Exchange

Schools 4


Optician Pabari

Drama for pre-schoolers Toni’s Tots



Photographer Paul Berry


Electrician James Finney


Fruit & Veg delivery Mr Robinson


Gardening Services 12 15

Graphic Design Tickle Me Creative


JMS Roofing & Building 22 Knights 12 Moseley Building 23



Evans Landscapes General Services



Plumbers Attenborough Plumbing Cullen Plumbing KW Plumbing MG Heating

12 4 7 23

Property Maintenance Moseley Building


Sheltered Housing Gracewell Homes


Solicitor Tyndallwoods


Toy Store Togademus


Tutor Listing


Venue Hire

Removals Man & Van

King Edward High School 17 Priory School 14 St Dunstans 10 St Georges 13 Swanshurst 6th Form 1


University of Birmingham 9

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SimYOUR 10% ET ply FIR O qu ST O FF ote RD : M ER RR DIR

Hello! Here at Mr Robinson we’re at the markets every day picking out the finest fruit and veg to deliver to your door at ‘better than supermarket prices’! You get to pick exactly what goes into your box and you can also order your fruit and veg by quantity, so no more guessing what 250g of apples looks like! We’re local too! So if you order before 7.30pm we can deliver to you the following morning. We also deliver in the afternoon and evening so you can pick a time that suits you. Bearwood Edgbaston Harborne

Where we deliver: Not on the map? Let us know and we’ll see if we can squeeze a delivery in!

Moseley Quinton Bournville Kings Heath Solihull Barnt Green Shirley Blackwell Alvechurch Dorridge Knowle

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426 4106

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Enhance your home with an Orangery!

Visit our dedicated timber showroom in Harborne to view our full size Orangery Open Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat 10-4

• The UK’s only fully engineered hardwood timber structures • Fully finished in a paint colour of choice with 8 year paint guarantee • 30 year guarantee on all timber products

• A room for all year round use • French Doors, Bi-folding doors, flush casement windows or sash windows to compliment your property • Free design consultation


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