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The Church of the Ascension
Harvest Thanksgiving Service
Sunday 8th October 10:15am
Celebrating GOD's gifts
Natter Club
A friendly meeting for the over-50s.

A cup of tea and a welcoming atmosphere.
Activities include talks, quizzes, demonstrations (flower-arranging, cookery etc) and presentations and sometimes trips out.

Alternate Thursdays 2.30pm in the Ascension Church Hall. Phone for details 0121 459 5991

HALL HIRES
The Church Hall is available for hire
Rate; £20.00 per hour
For Bookings and enquiries please call 0121 4595991
Weekly Church Hall Events


Place of Welcome
Thursday 11:00 am - 1.00 pm 
Free coffee morning for all ages


Youth Zone
Friday  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Term time youth group for 11 - 14 ys


You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.

Banks

TSB Bank

1507 Pershore Rd, Birmingham B30 2JL, UK – 0121 307 9988

The best ever bank I come across. Friendly and fast service.

Great staff

Barclays Bank

766 Bristol Rd S, Birmingham B31 2NW, UK – 0345 734 5345

Helpful and friendly thank you

Good banking service

NatWest Bank

817 Bristol Rd S, Birmingham B31 2WD, UK – 0345 788 8444

Good

Building Societies

the West Brom - West Bromwich Building Society

102-104 High St, Birmingham B14 7JZ, UK – 0345 241 7330

Decent mortgage rates

Nationwide

1 Church Road, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2JZ, UK – 0800 554 0517

Good friendly and informative staff

I've been there 3 times. All 3 times there was different staff. Weird.

the West Brom - West Bromwich Building Society

770 Bristol Rd S, Birmingham B31 2NN, UK – 0345 241 7342

Local Chambers of Commerce for B30. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!

We could not find any Councils around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for B30. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Birmingham area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Birmingham and B30 with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Kings Norton Dental Practice

183 Redditch Rd, England, Birmingham B38 8RH, UK – 0121 458 5415

Good surgery and friendly staff, but you have to wait 4-6 weeks for an appointment

Very lovely clinic with same good personal

All Saints Dental Clinic

2D Vicarage Rd, Birmingham B14 7RA, UK – 0121 444 0496

Great visit to the dentists - both kids really enjoyed the experience and learned about looking after their teeth.

This practice is exceptional, came here for braces and the results are phenomenal, they are friendly and welcoming every time I have visited and have always taken their time in appointments and never rush. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!

Bells Lane Dental Practice

145 Bells Ln, Birmingham B14 5QJ, UK – 0121 458 5769

So far really good dentist. He spotted problems and offers solutions that my old dentist dialed to spot. Excellent service and polite at all times. Very much recommended.

Went to this dentist today for deep clean and tooth extraction n they was brilliant, gentle as much as they could as I did leave my teeth to long to have treated, they are caring, explanatory, and I would recommend this dentist to anyone. Plus they don't make u feel degraded like the last dentist I went to just because I haven't got pearly whites. Once again an amazing dentist

Moseley Medical Centre

21 Salisbury Rd, Birmingham B13 8JS, UK – 0121 449 0122

This has been my doctors for nearly two years and I've had no real issues here. The staff seem friendly enough and as far as I'm aware the doctors fine, I've had no reason to seek second opinions. The 4* is due to the difficulty there can be in getting an appointment, this is possibly a normal issue with doctors, however, a 5* would be exceptional, so it is a 4

A very nice place. Been there a few months. Nice staff and very friendly. Good facilities.

Woodland Road Surgery

57 Woodland Rd, Birmingham B31 2HZ, UK – 0121 475 1065

Been with this surgery for some time now and I can't speak highly enough of them. For me the highest tributes go to the open surgery which means no lengthy waits for an appointment and I've seen a number of doctors there, all of whom seem to have as much time for you as you need.

Brill brill wouldnt go to any other practice . There the best . Receptionists Doctors Nurses Cleaners .

Vicarage Road Surgery

302 Vicarage Rd, Birmingham B14 7NH, UK – 0121 444 5959

Have come to this surgery for 16 years. Lovely doctors, very friendly and always take the time needed to explain things for myself my daughter and my severely autistic son.

Fantastic Dr's surgery in Birmingham, I have been under several surgeries in 28 years & I can hand on heart say this is the best surgery I've been to, the Dr's & advanced practice nurse is fantastic at there job & includes patients in with the decisions what are made. The reception staff are very polite & friendly & they have time to help people. Could not ask for any more from any of the staff

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

Moseley Hall Hospital

1, Old Hall, Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8JL, UK – 0121 466 6000

A friend of mine was admitted here and all the staff were amazing. They were all so kind and caring. Thank you to everyone

Fantastic' hospital ! Staff friendly and helpful, I'm not a hospital lover, But Moseley Hall' has to be the best ever x

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK – 0121 627 2000

Unfortunately, I have had an opportunity to stay in this amazing hospital. Their staff is well trained and experienced. I experienced their service and I was very impressed with it. Everything was taken care of and the place itself was spotless. I found the building a bit tricky to navigate, but once I got used to its corridors it was fine. So, if you find yourself in this amazing hospital you will be pleased with the service.

I visited this hospital last night due to intense back pain, turned out to be kidney stones. The staff are amazing so friendly caring and empathetic, the waiting times however are ridiculous. I arrived at 9.30pm got seen to at 11.00pm which i understand as they have priorities and emergencies but then I had to wait 3 and half hours to get results back and to be discharged. Overall its a brillant hospital due to the awesome staff but poorly managed need more doctors on shift during weekends and nights to avoid long waiting times.

West Heath Hospital

Rednal Rd, Birmingham B38 8HR, UK – 0121 466 6000

My Dad recently spent almost a month in the Willow ward. The staff were EXCELLENT. Always cheerful and willing to offer advice and information when asked. They were all superb. The hospital itself is spotlessly clean. Well done to all.....you deserve all the praise you get.

A member of my family is currently in this home and has been for a a couple of months. Some staff are very caring and nothing is too much trouble but then are other members of staff that have no compassion to the resident or to the family member. It is very important that staff realize that a families loved one is in the unit and they should be careful how they talk about that person as i have had to make a complaint in regards to the way we have been spoken to and also my family member. I do not think that enough is done with the residents and they seem to just be put in the day area and no activities take place or one to one chats with the resident. I find that a lot o the time the staff are huddles together talking and eating and are not concerned about what is going on. We have had issues with dirty laundary being sent home with soiled pads in and also lost clothing which is very annoying. The home is kept very clean and the meals for the residents seem to be healthy and of a good variety. I feel it is very important for all staff to think about how we feel as family as some of the attitudes stink compared to others

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for B30.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for B30
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Saint Nicolas' Church, King's Norton

81 The Green, Birmingham B38 8RU, UK – 0121 458 3289

This is a great church. Good for christening and funerals. The church is massive and has loads of space for guests.

Love everything about this church. Its history, its architecture. It as been my parish church for many years. All of the vicars I have known have been wonderful. Lovely place to worship.

Church of Scientology of Birmingham

123 Moor Green Ln, Birmingham B13 8JN, UK – 0121 655 0112

People shouldn't listin to media and what negative individuals have to say. Maybe you should find out 4 your self and make the assumptions on your own knowledge off thing you have done in your life. This place is amazing ...

Went there with a friend who asked me to wait for him while he picked up some stuff, I went to take a look, I've gotta say it is a really beautiful place! Nice and caring people! Bought one book called Values and Integrity I read it few day's ago and I am impressed for all the great data in it! I will be starting the course next week and I leaneed they have courses for my nephew too on how to study! Can't wait to start! Truly recommend to check it out!

The Cotteridge Church

24 Pershore Rd S, Birmingham B30 3EJ, UK – 0121 458 3101

Very nice place also sell tea coffee and hot dinner

Brilliant web page, full of useful information. Gives an in sight into each section with times and descriptions of activities. Page with links to other organisations very clear and easy to reach bar one. Photo's of staff, time taken to use a suitable background and looking relaxed. Picture section also good showing staff involvement with Boys'

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Birmingham. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Andrew's Recycling Ltd

1607 Pershore Rd, Birmingham B30 2JF, UK – 0121 433 3123

Top guys. Friendly and fast service.

Birmingham City Council Household Recycling Centre

19 Ebury Rd, Birmingham B30 3JJ, UK

Very helpful and friendly,even the found it fun to use the tip 👍👍

Very fun and exciting queue, listened to some good music 👍👍👍

Recycle More

19 Ebury Rd, Birmingham B30 3JJ, UK – 0121 778 6992

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Birmingham

Carters of Moseley

2c St Mary's Row, Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9EZ, UK – 0121 449 8885

This is an eclectic experience for epicureans. Nothing ordinary or plain, a gastronomic tasting of up to 8 courses (plus snacks) available with wine pairing, it's not for the feint hearted or short of pocket. To have the full experience 8 courses are required. The service was sublime, the servers poured and delivered faultlessly giving excellent explanations of each dish and its provenance, well worth their 12.5% gratuity. I've given 4 stars because a couple of taster courses were well below par, but most were quality, of a different and unique pallet. The wines and beers were also top quality if as expensive as everything else.

What can you say about Carter's other than it fully deserves its Michelin star. Despite its acclaim and awards, it'scosy and not at all stuffy restaurant and alongside the food, the staff are wonderful. We had the six course taster, which also included four small bites to start with, and although we were full come the end of the night, it was really well paced. Difficult to decide on my favourite dish as they were all superb. Not the cheapest of meals but you get what you pay for. Would definitely go back.

Sabai Sabai - Moseley

25 Woodbridge Rd, Birmingham B13 8EH, UK – 0121 449 4498

Nice food and a good friendly atmosphere, fairly expensive.

Always enjoy a visit to Sabai in Moseley. Food is excellent. The waitress was particularly helpful and nice on this visit.

Royal Watan Kashmiri Restaurant

602-604 Pershore Rd, Birmingham B29 7HQ, UK – 0121 471 1713

First visit on Saturday night and was amazed how good the place is, service was by far the most friendliest and caring staff, food was of high quality & excellent flavours unique taste to every dish I had the grandma recipe blew my mind away. Will definitely be returning customer.

Staff very attentive. Best curry in Birmingham. Naan with honey...oh yeah!! Not licensed so you take your own alcohol. We had poppadoms, mains, rice and huge naan for 4. Cost under £50. Amazing value. Can't wait to go again.

Nursery and Preschools

Selly Oak Nursery School

26 Tiverton Rd, Birmingham B29 6BP, UK – 0121 472 1700

Amazing nursery! Children were ahead of the curriculum when ready for reception. They care deeply for all families while going above and beyond to ensure every child has the best start to their education in a areas, maths, art, forest school, English all children leave with maths and writing skills

When I initially applied for my son to have a place at Selly Oak Nursery School, it was because it was an outstanding rated nursery and I wanted my precious 3-4 year old little boy to have the best start to his educational life as possible. What struck me as unique about the nursery was its clear emphasis on education for the future, whilst at the same time nurturing each child in the present as an individual who could be all that they choose to be. I was not looking for a nursery, I was looking for a lot more than that. I was looking for a nursery school, and as such wanted a place that was more than just a childcare provider and that offered my son the structure in education that he would need to prepare for the transition to Primary School. I had been continually impressed since his admission to the nursery with the staff, activities, learning opportunities and care given to my son. Before he began at the nursery he was a very different child; he was incredibly shy, barely talking much at all to anyone outside of his family group, and slightly delayed in his speech and communication. What I wanted for him was a place he could call his own, where he would learn for the future and be part of an inclusive community of children and teachers. This wonderful place provided him with that in the bucket load, and I will always be grateful for that. He is now a 5-year-old who has almost finished Reception at an outstanding primary school, who is confident both in terms of the rigours of phonics and mathematics, but also importantly with himself as an individual. The nursery gave him the chance to know what it is to be part of a school community, one where he was cared for in a genuinely positive and encouraging way, and gave him the chance to flourish. Selly Oak Nursery School turned my little boy from a child that was introverted, shy, and anxious, to a child that is supremely confident, infectiously curious, and incredibly keen to learn. The nursery embraced anything that interested my son, and opened his eyes to so many new interests ranging from minibeasts, 3D shape drawing, mud kitchens, bread making, role play, sitting down and reading stories, construction... I am so proud of him, but more importantly he is proud of himself, which is such a happy thing for me to see. My child would not have flourished half as much in a structured Primary School environment (where he is now meeting and exceeding expectations) if it were not for the approach Selly Oak Nursery School took with him and his learning – so much so that my youngest daughter will be attending the Nursery School in September. This place is more than just its outstanding OFSTED report; it is an outstanding community of teachers, parents and children, with a strong belief in the importance of education for all children. I wouldn’t recommend anywhere else.

Weoley Castle Nursery

109 Weoley Castle Rd, Birmingham B29 5QD, UK – 0121 427 1058

Great nursery, entrance for parents is quite small so you may get stuck on a rainy day. But they do some amazing work with the children. Slight improvement needed with parent interaction

Moseley Montessori Nursery

St Columba Church, Chantry Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8DJ, UK – 0121 449 1801

Excellent nursery with a very stimulating environment. The teachers are all great and clearly love what they do. I strongly suggest parents learn about the Montessori way of learning as it will help you make the most of your child's time at the nursery. My daughter is well ahead of what is expected of a 4 year old.

My two boys are currently at Moseley Montessori. They absolutely love it and we have been so happy with their development since they started. The staff are fantastic and really care about each child’s individual needs. I would not hesitate to recommend this nursery.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Bournville School

Hay Green Ln, Birmingham B30 1SH, UK – 0121 475 3881

My son started here in September 2014. And after a fun 2 weeks in the summer camp. He has settled in very well. The teachers I met at the parents evening. Were all excellent. It's a very good school

Uffculme School (Secondary Site)

15 Yew Tree Rd, Birmingham B13 8NF, UK – 0121 464 9634

Best School And 6th Form Also Outstanding Teachers

ARK Kings Academy

Shannon Rd, Birmingham B38 9DE, UK – 0121 459 4451

Good school however hand out detentions far too easily for very minor things very strict school dress code and behaviour

Public & Preparatory Schools

King Edward's School

Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2UA, UK – 0121 472 1672

I have two sons at the school and both have benefited from the academic focus the school provides and the opportunity to develop both intellectually and socially. For a provincial day school, its outlook is remarkably non-parochial. It fosters a tolerant and almost international outlook. It has yet to reach a needs blind admissions system but for a UK school gets close. The fact that it offers a generous assisted places scheme speaks volumes about its ethos and commitment to social mobility and inclusion. It is well known in the Midlands but deserves more national recognition. My boys are lucky and thankfully they realise it.

The best school in England. U have to put ur son in this amazing place!

King Edward VI Foundation Office

Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2UD, UK – 0121 472 1147

Helpful

King Edward VI High School for Girls

King Edward VI High School for Girls, Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2UB, UK – 0121 472 1834

As this is a girls only school, I feel personally assaulted, as I identify as an Apache Attack Helicopter

An awesome and great place the people were all friendly and so were the pupils. I think you should do the exam to get in because the school is marvellous.

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Local social service agencies for B30 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for B30 with contact details and location maps
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Local water supply and treatment companies for B30 with contact details and location maps

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