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Dear Neighbours, Welcome to your April / May issue of My Kings Heath.

In this issue Here comes the sun

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Meet Nick Jones

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New season, new clothes

What a packed issue we have for you this time; from bees and bugs to cricket and the barter system making a come-back. And we have some wonderful new local businesses within our pages, so read on and enjoy! If you have any comments, positive or ‘constructive’, we would love to know what you think. Email, tweet or facebook me!

Amy

A builder with a difference

Volunteer it Yourself

A new scheme to support youngsters is launched in Kings Heath

Billesley Common gets a makeover 12 And the work continues

To Let

Meet local property dispute solicitor

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Specsavers puts pupils in the frame 16 Keep an eye your children’s eyesight

Get into cricket

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TLC Lottery -

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Exchange Time

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Bees, bees, glorious bees

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At Moseley Ashfield Cricket Club

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Supporting Acorns Childrens Hospice The barter system makes a come-back See the bees at Martineau Gardens

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Here comes the sun And with it the perfect opportunity for some retail therapy with a difference. Here’s how to liven up your summer wardrobe with top designer names without breaking your budget. Encore in Moseley village is your answer to up-market clothes recycling for men and women.

Dolce & Gabbana, Karen Millen, Prada, Ghost, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Boss, Juicy Couture and Missoni are just some of the

All you need to do is drop in those items in your wardrobe that you have grown tired of or never wear.

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There is no stronger form of advertising than ‘Word of Mouth’ and that is the secret to the incredible success of Moseley BNI, a local business networking group. We meet every Thursday at Moseley Golf Club and over the last year we have passed more than a Million Pounds worth of business between our members. We’re looking for more people in business, to boost our success even further. If you’re interested in more business please come and meet us one Thursday. Call Jeff on 07973 562583 or email breakfast@moseleybni.co.uk.

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What's on

A snapshot of what’s on around Kings Heath in April and May

Comedy

Kings Heath The Laughing Cows Farmers’ Market

Music

Dan Whitehouse

The sell-out comedy night with a fabulous all-female line up On: 10 April & 8 May At: The Kitchen Garden Café For info: www. kitchengardencafe.co.uk

Dan Whitehouse writes music steepted in timeless roots traditions, laced with lyrical twists that narrate modern life. On: 21 April At: The Kitchen Garden Café For info: www. kitchengardencafe.co.uk

Craft Fayres

Afro Mio

Live Folk Nights

Fresh local produce See live folk music every straight from the farm Wednesday evening at On: 6 April, 4 May, 4 June the Red Lion Folk Club At: Kings Heath Village Square 10 April: The Shee For info: www.kingsheath 17 April: John Spiers farmersmarket.org & Jon Boden 24 April: Vicki Swan Mac Food Market & Jonny Dyer / Sian Food market featuring different local artisan food James and musicians producers each month 1 May: Jez Lowe & Spring Craft Fayre On: 26 April & 26 May the Bad Pennies At: mac Birmingham and Open Day 8 May: Oli Jobes / Philip A great day out for all the For info: www.macarts.co.uk Henry & Hannah Martin family. Visit Highbury 15 May: Bruce Molsky Hall and explore this 22 May: Lisa Knapp Bugs, Bees, Plants 29 May: Ritchiebit of indoor shopping Parrish-Ritchie ‘The and Trees from a variety of stalls and relax in the pop Begin the gardening year Untangled Tour’ up tea room. Outdoor in style with plant stalls, For info: www. BBQ and ice creams tips & inspiration galore. redlionfolkclub.com will be on sale too. Expert advisors on hand, On: 28 April as well as bird of prey Music nights at the At: Highbury Hall displays, the animal man Patrick Kavanagh For info: 0121 303 2050 & craft activities for kids. 15 April: Bang Bang On: 20 April, 11am-4.30pm 70s, 80s, and 90s music At: Winterbourne For info: www. House and Garden patkavmoseley.com For info: www. Moseley Farmers’ winterbourne.org.uk

Gardening

Farmers' Markets

For info: www.macarts.co.uk

Sport Free Boxing Training For 11-21 year olds On: Every Thursday during term time, 6-7pm for 11-14 yrs, 7-8pm for 15-21 yrs At: Queensbridge School For info: 07916 305131 hannah@unitedindance.co.uk

Spring Event

Making Tracks: Johanna

Free Street Dance Sessions

Live music, delicious food and family friendly activities. On: 12 May At: Martineau Gardens, Priory Road For info: www.martineaugardens.co.uk

This Finnish Eurovision star provides an original blend of contemporary tango and inventive use of electronica On: 19 April At: mac

For 8-18 year olds On: Every Thursday during term time, 5.30-6.30 for 8-12 yrs, 6.30-7.30 for 13-18 yrs At: Queensbridge School For info: 07916 305131

For info: www.macarts.co.uk hannah@unitedindance.co.uk

Market

Award winning market selling fresh & wholesome locally produce. On: 27 April & 25 May At: Village Green For info: 449 3156

A harmonious blend of rich vocals borne on a wave of rhythmic conga and melodious African guitar. On: 27 April At: mac

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Volunteer It Yourself An ambitious new national programme aimed at giving young people aged 14 upwards the chance to gain accredited construction skills while refurbishing their local youth clubs is being rolled out across the city, and was launched at All Saints Centre in King’s Heath in March. VIY is backed by a dynamic partnership of both public and private organisations and aims to make real and lasting improvements to communities and the lives of young people. The Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) scheme is run by young people’s charity London Youth, working with The CoSponsorship Agency, an organisation that specialises in pulling together crosssector partnerships, and is backed by a £940,000 Big Lottery Fund grant. It will see young people renovating 47 youth clubs across England and Wales, receiving mentoring from local Wickes trade customers and gaining Kate Smart, Kings Heath Town Centre Manager said, “We are really proud that 10

Volunteer It Yourself scheme. It is a real opportunity for young people to take an active role, and to make a difference to their environment and our shared community. The All Saints Youth Project and we couldn’t be more thrilled.” The training that the young people receive as part of VIY will all be accredited by City & Guilds, to assure its quality and ensure the participants get the best out of their experience. For more information go to: www.volunteerityourself.org


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The New Look Billesley Common Billesley Common is looking fantastic this spring due to work by both the city council and the volunteers from The Valley Riverside Project. A recent big clean up with Moseley Rugby Club has spruced the common up and it is hoped that the dragon

volunteers to help with conservation work on the monthly work days.

the recently excavated ponds. The council have made access to the common much easier from the Haunch Lane entrance with the installation of a new path and a new bridge over the Haunch Brook.

If you would like to help to continue to improve this haven for wildlife and people look on the notice boards at the entrances to the common – one on Yardley Wood Road and one on Haunch Lane – for more information.

On the top of the common the new outdoor gym should

Work days coming up are April 14th; May 25th; June 23rd; July 20th.

Members of The Valley Riverside Project are keen to welcome new

Members of The Valley Riverside Project meet at 10 o’clock at the Haunch Lane entrance – see you there!

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0121 444 0515 Learning, caring and educational fun Full-time care starting at £135 per week Part-time care starting at £19.00 per session Our other site is Jumping Jack’s Day Nursery, Balaclava Road, Kings Heath. For info call Jackie on 0121 444 0808

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To Let Being a landlord or a tenant are both fraught with potential pitfalls and sometimes the only thing to do is to turn to the experts. In this issue’s ‘meet the team at Tyndallwoods’ feature we meet Julie Russell, Solicitor Partner who specialises in property litigation, dealing with all types of disputes that relate to land ownership or occupation. Julie acts for a variety of clients, including commercial landlords and tenants; residential landlords and long leaseholders, and some social landlords. She therefore sees both sides of the story and says that this helps with the advice she can give. She stresses that as often as possible disputes are resolved using mediation or arbitration, rather than court proceedings. This helps to reduce the cost and stress, as well as speeding up the process. It is also particularly useful where the parties are in a continuing relationship, such as that of landlord and tenant. As Julie sees it, the main issues faced by commercial tenants in today’s High Street include rental affordability and costly repair and maintenance of buildings. In some cases she has helped her clients to secure rental reductions and rent free periods as part of a lease renewal procedure. On the other hand, the concerns commercial landlords face in the current economy include rent not being paid and tenants going into administration. In both these situations speed and understanding your options is of the essence. The faster a landlord acts the less money that will be lost. 29 Woodbourne Road Edgbaston Birmingham B17 8BY edgbaston@tyndallwoods.co.uk Car parking on site

Julie Russell, Solicitor Partner

With regard to residential landlords, the law often seems on the side of the tenant, so landlords need to follow it to the letter and if they make even a tiny error it can set the case back by months; during which time they are unlikely to be receiving rental income. Seeking professional help at the very beginning often pays dividends in the long run. Julie will always look at her clients’ problems on practical and economical way of sorting them out.

For more information or to make an appointment you can call Julie on 0121 693 2222

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Specsavers puts pupils in the frame Specsavers in Kings Heath is encouraging parents to ensure that they get their children’s eyesight tested. The store, which prides itself in providing expert and value for money eye care, is run by director Peter Squire. He says: ‘Regular eye examinations are vital, as undetected problems with vision performance in reading and sports that require hand-eye co-ordination. ‘We recommend that children have their old or as soon as they can match pictures or point at things, as the earlier common childhood vision problems are discovered the better the chance of correcting them.’ Most infants and pre-school children have regular vision screening as part of their routine developmental checks. These early tests are invaluable, but are not as thorough as a full eye 16

At Specsavers the test is designed to be friendly and fun for kids of all ages. Eye examinations for children are paid for by the NHS up to the age of 16, or 19 if they are in full-time education. If children need glasses, the NHS contributes towards the cost. At Specsavers in Kings Heath, this voucher entitles children to free glasses from a wide range of fashionable frames. The full range of children’s spectacles can be seen online at www.specsavers.co.uk Free NHS eye examinations are also available for people over 40 years of age with a history of glaucoma in the family and individuals over the age of 60. For more information pop into the store at 132 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham or call 0121 4411322.

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Chris Woakes offering some coaching tips

Fancy a game of cricket? Is there someone in your family who enjoys cricket and wants to join a club to develop their skills, play competitive cricket and meet new people? Then look no further. friendly local community club founded in 1900 offering competitive cricket to children, men and women from the age of 7 upwards. Tucked away behind a row of houses opposite the Covered Wagon pub on the Yardley Wood Road many people do not know the club is even there until they walk through the gates. The club is ‘Clubmark,’ accredited and Board. There are 4 Youth teams, 3 adult men’s teams who play in the Warwickshire League and a Ladies team. 18

Friday night is Youth training night, with coaching sessions taking place from 5.30 - 7.30. Coaches who lead the sessions are competitive cricket are run for Under 9s, Under 11s, Under 13s and Under 15s. More Information please contact Angela Brown on 07886 560 577.


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Where to eat Blue Ginger

Kababish

Piquant

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

Balti 29 Woodbridge Road Moseley Birmingham, B13 8EH

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

Tel: 0121 444 0999

Tel: 0121 449 5556

Tel: 0121 249 1216

Bombay Rickshaw Co Kitchen Garden

Sabai Sabai

Indian Takeaway 13-15 York Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7SA

Small plates (Tapas/mezze 17 York Road, Kings Heath, B14 7SA

Thai 25 Woodbridge Road Moseley Birmingham, B13 8EH

Tel: 0121 443 1114

Tel: 0121 443 4725

Tel: 0121 449 4498

Carib Grill

Maison Mayci

Spice Merchant

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

148 Alcester Road Moseley Birmingham, B13 8HS

Kashmiri 36 Poplar Road Kings Heath Birmingham, B14 7AD

Tel: 0121 449 8818

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

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

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Kashmiri 107 Alcester Road Moseley Birmingham, B13 8DD

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

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

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A guide to the best places to eat in and around Kings Heath


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The hydrotherapy pool at Acorns Hospice

Supporting Acorn Children's Hospice Acorns Children’s Hospice provides holistic, specialised care to children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions (which means they are not likely to reach adulthood). The charity also supports the family at every stage of their child’s life and beyond into bereavement. In 2012, TLC Lottery raised over £130,000 for Acorns, enough to fund a physiotherapist at each of its three West Midlands hospices, one of which is located in Selly Oak in Birmingham, for one year. Physiotherapists provide vital care for children with a range of life limiting conditions. They use different techniques to assist with pain management and movement, and help with muscle, joint, bone, soft tissue or respiratory problems. 22

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Whats on around Kings Heath for you and your little ones Music Shakers Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs At: Institute Road, Kings Heath For details call: Marcella 449 5120

Baby Daze Thurs 12.30-2.30 At: All Saints Church Hall, Kings Heath

Water Babies Mini Movers

Toni's Tots

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

Happy Yoga Thurs & Sat At: Kitchen Garden CafĂŠ, York Road For details call: 07813 1434 887

and toddlers Tuesdays 10-12pm At: Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre For details call:

Every Monday, 10am At: The Hub, 318 Vicarage Road For details call:

464 1996

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For details call: Sarah 07913 773379

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We are honest, reliable, professional and affordable We have been established since 1977 You will receive free in depth quotations We provide a full 10 year guarantee with all works Architectural and structural services are available

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All the basics: skirting, architrave etc Fitting of all types of timber doors Exterior woodwork repairs

John Kelly

Staircase and handrail work

Carpenter & Joiner Alcove built-ins and design ideas Free professional advice Based in Kings Heath

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Sunrise of Edgbaston

The Home of High Quality Care When it comes to senior care, Sunrise continues to set the standard. Our expertly trained staff and the high quality and surprisingly affordable personalised care we offer are changing the way people think about senior living.

For more information call 0121 314 9471 Sunrise of Edgbaston, 5 Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3SH

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Whether it’s assisted living, nursing care, or our groundbreaking Reminiscence neighbourhood bringing comfort to those living with dementia, everything we do is born from a commitment to providing only the very best care to seniors.

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Local Private Tutors Helen Mills

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Gardening at sunset

The barter system makes a comeback in Moseley Exchange Time is a new time bank concept in Moseley where members can trade their time and their services in a unique, money-free environment. Within the timebank, for every hour you spend helping someone, you are entitled to an hour of help in return. Everyone’s skills are valued equally, so whatever you can offer, one hour of your time is worth one hour time credit, to be spent within the timebank as and when you need help. To be part of Exchange time all you need to do is complete the interest form can pick up at Moseley Exchange.

Moseley Exchange is a co-working

For more information please come to Moseley Exchange or visit: www.exchangetime.moseley exchange.com

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Bees, bees, glorious bees. Love them or hate them, we can’t live without them. They’re vital to the environment and our food. Community Garden, Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston actively encourage bees to the Gardens to help with the pollination The Gardens have a cluster of traditional bee hives in the woodland area which you can observe. You may even meet the Gardens’ bee keeper John Gale tending the bees. Pictured here, John inspects the bees after a month of harsh weather. The smoker device he is using encourages the bees to which makes them drowsy and easier for the bee keeper to lift out the combs. By September, John will be extracting honey from the combs and preparing it for display the Birmingham & District Beekeepers Association annual Honey Show hosted here (14 & 15 September). more, Martineau Gardens is hosting two Bee Keeping taster courses on 1 June and 10 August 2013. The courses cost

£50 and booking in advance is essential. Full details at www.martineau-gardens. org.uk/courses-education/courses Useful Information: Martineau Gardens, 27 Priory Road, Birmingham, B5 7UG Buses: 1, 45, 47, 61, 63 and X64 Open: Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm. Free Entry. Tel: 0121 440 7430 E-mail: info@martineau-gardens.org.uk, Web: www.martineau-gardens.org.uk Twitter: @martineau27 facebook: martineaugardens Spring Events On Sunday 12 May, Martineau Gardens will be holding their Spring Event from 11am3pm. You can enjoy live music, delicious food and family friendly activities. Tickets: £3 adult, £1concession, £6 family 29


Index of Advertisers Accountants T Wood & Co

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Builder 2G HC Construction Ltd

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Zircon

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Business Networking BNI Moseley Care Home Sunrise Senior Living Carpentry/Joinery John Kelly Carpets & Flooring A-Z Carpets Value Floors Charity Lottery TLC Lottery Chimney Sweep Able Chimney Sweep Chiropodist Chiropody Surgery

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Clothing Boutique Encore

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Conservatories Traditional Conservatories

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Dentures The Denture Centre

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Electrician RMD Electrical

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Farmers Market Kings Heath Farmers Market

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Gardening Services Evans Landscapes Graphic Design Tickle Me Creative Interior Decorating Knights Property Services Ironing Service Mopheads Nursery Kings Heath Grange

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Restaurants Restaurant Guide Sweet Chillies Re-upholstery Campbell’s Re-upholstery

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Roofing Knights Property Services

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School Edgbaston High School For Girls

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Solar Energy JMS Solar

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Solicitor Tyndallwoods

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Takeaway Food Veggielicious

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Tutor Listing

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Optician Specsavers

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Weight Loss Lighter Life

Photographer Professional Photography

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Wooden & Laminate Flooring A-Z Carpets Value Floors

Plumbers MG Heating Plumbtek

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