VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO KEEP THE LIBRARY OPEN ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS

When the Council decided some seven years ago to close our Library on Saturday afternoons, the Society decided to keep it open using Volunteers from the membership.  This has been very successful and much appreciated by the public.  The volunteers also find it very satisfying and a pleasant way of spending the occasional Saturday afternoon.
The Society is now looking for additional volunteers to help maintain the extra hours on Saturdays in Knowle Library between 12:45 and 15:00.  You would be partnered with another volunteer about once every 5/6 weeks on dates that suit you. The limited training required would of course be provided.
For more information ring Bill Bohanna on 01564 739390

NEW DATA PRIVACY REGULATIONS AND WHAT WE ARE DOING

You will probably have had emails from other organisations telling you about the updates to their Privacy Policy.  It will not surprise you that we have been doing the same.  Our Policy can be found at :-

http://www.knowlesociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Data-Protection-and-Privacy-Statement-2018.pdf

While there have been very few changes in what we do and how, we are now required to tell you about our practices, hence the new Policy!

We keep your data to process your membership application and administer your ongoing membership, such as your subscriptions and delivery of your Newsletters.  These all come under the heading of a ‘legitimate interest’, in other words, without you providing the minimum information and us keeping it, you cannot be a member of the Society!

One use that we do make of your email address is to send you these emails.  We have taken the same approach as many other organisations, in that we have assumed that you are willing to receive them, as you have not asked not to.  If this is NOT so, please click on the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of this email and we will stop sending them to you.  We will keep your email address in order to contact you about your membership, but not send these general emails.

If there is any more information you would like about this area, please let me know.  There’s lots!

THE VALUE OF TREES – 21 MAY 2018 KNOWLE VILLAGE HALL 8pm

THE VALUE OF TREES

             THIS ?                          

OR THIS ?   

IAN MCDERMOTT
THE VALUE OF TREES – 21 MAY 2018
KNOWLE VILLAGE HALL 8pm

Trees have always been close to the heart of The Knowle Society. We have fought for the preservation of the many fine specimens that stand proud in our corner of ‘Urbs in Rure’ and have planted more ourselves on a number of special occasions, such as the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 and our own Silver Jubilee in 1987 and Golden Jubilee in 2012.
So, it will be with great interest that we welcome for our May Speaker Evening one of the West Midlands leading authorities on Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, Ian McDermott to reassure us on ‘The Value of Trees’.
From an interest that took root at Pershore College of Horticulture, Ian has enjoyed a long career as a specialist consultant arborist. His work has ranged from advising a number of local authorities to training a host of tree wardens, whilst becoming a highly respected and influential voice amongst those professionals who plant and maintain trees.
We look forward to Ian’s visit to the Village Hall on Monday 21st May at 8pm, to talk about the importance of trees in the environment and consider how the work of tree care and management has developed over a generation.
All are welcome to join us.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL

Consultation on the Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan for KDBH will run for a period of 6 weeks up to Friday 15 June 2018 before progressing to Independent Examination. See the message below from the Council.
[ This is your formal opportunity to make your views known to the Independent Examiner.]

 

Draft Knowle Dorridge and Bentley Heath Neighbourhood Plan


KDBH We want to hear your views on the draft neighbourhood plan that has been prepared by the Knowle Dorridge and Bentley Heath (KDBH) Neighbourhood Forum.

The Plan covers the period from 2018 to 2033 and sets out a vision for the future of the neighbourhood area as well as policies on areas such as housing, traffic and transport and employment.

The draft plan and supporting documents can be viewed here or at Knowle Library on Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm, Thursday 10.00am to 6.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Representations should be submitted to the Council by email to psp@solihull.gov.uk by no later than 5:00pm on Friday 15 June 2018.

Further information about the KDBH Neighbourhood Forum and the Neighbourhood Plan can be found at https://www.kdbh-np.org

GUIDED TOUR OF MALVERN WITH LUNCH : Saturday 12th May

 An invitation to visit historic Malvern hosted by the Malvern Society.
10.00 : Meet at the Great Malvern Hotel, followed by guided town visit (approx. one mile)
12.15 : Buffet lunch
14.00 : Guided visit to Malvern Priory
15.30 : End of the formal visit (An optional backstage visit to the Festival Theatre can also be arranged by Malvern Society)
  

Guided visit to Malvern – last call!

 Spaces are still available but bookings need to be received by Friday 4th May.

We are pleased to say that the cost of the visit, which includes lunch, has worked out £5 less than expected at £25 each.  Transport arrangements will be coordinated after Friday 4th.  Anyone choosing to go by train will be treated to the superb station canopy at Malvern station, as seen here.

To sign up, email David Bower at visit@knowlesociety.org.uk or call 01564 775790. See page 9 of the current, April, newsletter for more details.