|22 May 2013 - 7:00pm – Brueton Park & River Blythe Walk – Meet at Bentley Heath car park - NOT the Community Centre car park.|
|17 June 2013 - 8:00pm – The History of the Templar Knights – Knowle Village Hall|
|19 June 2013 - 7:00pm – Canal & fields via Henwood Mill & Ravenshaw Walk – Meet in Old Barston Lane. Turn off Jacobean Lane under the M42 into Henwood Lane and then immediately left into Old Barston Lane - park beyond the houses.|
Following an extra take-off route having been suggested, the Society has responded further (see copy of letter attached below) to the recent consultation. This additional route reinstates a version of the 'Hampton Turn' and would have the effect of aircraft leaving the airport flying closer to Knowle than our preferred suggested route. We have re-emphasised our support for the 'straight-on' route.
The newsletter has undergone many significant changes in format in its fifty year life but has previously only dabbled in colour in its so-called 'mastheads', the tops of page 1.
It has now finally gone full colour and transformed itself from the former more staid format to a more magazine-like style. This change has been made by the new editor Dave Pinwell who brings with him experience of designing full-colour magazines.
If you are concerned, as is the Knowle Society, to see the land allocated to the route of the proposed Knowle by-pass being kept as open spaces rather than being released for building - please come and chat to us informally over a cup or tea/coffee and biscuits at Knowle Village Hall on:
Friday 8 March 5pm-7pm
Saturday 9 March 10am-12am
The proposed new aircraft departure routes differ from the current ones by the removal of the existing 20 degree turn towards Knowle; consequently aircraft will pass further away from Knowle than at present. The Knowle Society believes that the changes are beneficial to Knowle and will be responding positively to the changes in writing.