HOUSING PROPOSALS HAMPTON RD & ARDEN TRIANGLE

VERY IMPORTANT ITEM

The Council has published its Long-term Plan which includes details of the likely building on these two sites.  It is vital that we feed back via the Neighbourhood Forum (as well as individually if you wish).  The forum has published very useful videos explaining the issues and now need your feedback to help it support its evidence to the Council.  It has published a questionnaire with explanations.  PLEASE find the time to complete it.  The more of us do, the better the chance of influencing the outcome and minimising the impact on Knowle (and our neighbours).  Knowle Society will work in conjuction with the Forum and its survey results in preparing our own responses.
Click on this link to go to the survey:-

CHRISTMAS LIGHTING-UP

Now a more cheerful item:-
It is not possible to stage the usual lighting up event this year but local groups are working together to try something equally festive.

We’re delighted to invite residents, from the comfort of their own home to “Light Up Knowle” by synchronising switching on their Christmas lights at home at 5pm on Sunday 29th November.

At 4.55 a video will be streamed (via Facebook) live from the North Pole, where Father Christmas (and possibly a couple of elves) will chat to a member of Knowle Church before leading us countdown via Facebook for residents to then turn on their lights. Who knows, maybe we’ll still have a joke or two. [The link to the video will be issued once we’ve sorted it out!]

Residents will also be invited to view an online map which will show which streets in Knowle have been lit up by residents. Knowle School Parents Association have kindly offered to build the map, in return for a small donation.

Knowle Society’s tree [kindly donated from a local garden by the Lewis family] is already up, as are the Christmas lights on the High Street. These will be switched on at a suitable time and date.  We are not saying when to avoid crowds gathering, sorry.

Yet more road works

To add to the profusion of road works running at present, Severn Trent will be carrying out a major piece of water mains work from 30 Nov for about 3 weeks between Wychwood Ave and Arden Vale Rd. There will be MULTI-WAY TRAFFIC LIGHTS!

Lions Safari

No, not hunting wild lions but a variation on the Lions Club Christmas Walks:-
Covid may make us change our plans but it will not stop Lions altogether! Their annual Festive walk will not be taking place at Baddesley Clinton NT House but instead will take you on a safari around your local village.
There will be 3 Festive Safari routes you can join in on, one in each of our fabulous parks – Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath.  Along the way you have to look out for our Festive Lions which have escaped and are loose around B93!!
Maps can be downloaded from their website, taking part and the maps are free but they suggest a £5 donation.  2020 has hit our local primary schools hard so all proceeds from this event will be split evenly between our local Primary schools – Knowle, Dorridge, Bentley Heath & St George and St Theresa’s.  Donations can be made on line [just search for Knowle & Dorridge Lions on the Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving websites]. Every penny will go directly to the Schools.  The safari runs 19th Dec – 4th Jan at your leisure.
So get outdoors, blow away the cobwebs and let your little ones guide you through a safari like none other and keep safe, keep your social distance and enjoy the exercise.