Lions all set to bring Father Christmas to Balsall Common - The Solihull Observer

Lions all set to bring Father Christmas to Balsall Common

Solihull Editorial 16th Dec, 2020   0

SANTA is getting ready to tour the street of Balsall Common this year – while maintaining social distancing.

The Balsall Common Lions will bring Father Christmas and his sleigh to neighbourhoods in the run-up to Christmas – with a few changes to the usual routine.

Volunteers will not be knocking on doors for donations to local good causes this year, so an online donation page at

Santa is asking everyone to keep their distance so there’s no chance anyone gets poorly and has to self isolate so asks crowds do not gather along the route and children do not go up to him but instead cheer and wave as he goes by.

Routes start at 5pm and he will be visiting the following areas:

Friday, December 18

Albany Meadows, Meer Stones Drive, Drovers Close, Oakley Estate, Duggins Lane, Old Waste Lane, Eagle Drive, Old Welsh Road, Harpers Field, Waste Lane, Kenilworth Road, Wellfield Close, Lant Close and Windmill Lane.

Saturday, December 19

Arden Close, Kerly Close, Blythe Avenue, Laurels Crescent, Cedar Wood Drive, Leveson Crescent, Clive Road, Malvern Road, Elm Grove, Meeting House Lane, Elmwood Close, Oxhayes, Kelsey Close, Sedgemere Grove and Kenilworth Road.

Monday, December 21

Ashley Way, Michael Blanning, Balsall Street, Needlers End Lane, Chapel Drive, Saracens Drive, Dengate Drive, Shenston Drive, Ferndale Road, Shortfield Close, Finch Croft, Speedwell Drive, Glebe Way, Temple Avenue, Gorton Croft, Tudor Close, Grange Road, Turnpike Close, Greenbank, Whitehead Grove, Greenfield Avenue, Whitnash Close, Hathaway Close, Winsford Close, Hawthorn Drive, Wooton Green Lane and Kenilworth Road North.

Tuesday, December 22

Barretts Lane, Huggins Close, Beverly Close, Lavender Hall Lane, Birch Grove, Meadow Rise, Brickyard Close, Meriden Road, Church Lane, Pound Close, Dockers Close, Riddings Hill, Eborne Croft, Rushton Close, Floyd Grove, Station Road, Green Lane, Sunnyside Close, Grovefield Crescent, Sunnyside Lane, Grovefield Crescent, Watson Way, Huddesford Drive and Wilmot Close.

Wednesday, December 23

Alder Lane, Foxes Way, Asbury Road, Gipsy Close, Ashfurlong Close, Gipsy Lane, Balsall Street East, Hawkswood Drive, Bracebridge Close, Kemps Green Road, Bradley Croft, Kenilworth Close, Burberry Grove, Newhouse Croft, Burleigh Close, Priors Close, Chattaway Drive, Sear Hills Close, Child Oaks Close, Station Road, Coplow Close, Stoneton Crescent, Dale Meadow Close, Tidmarsh Close, Drybrooks Close, Welby Gate, Dunchurch Close and Wilton Road.


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