KNOWLE VILLAGE HALL FUNDRAISING EVENT

Strictly Line Dancing

Hosted by Mavis Worth  

The Knowle Village Hall Association invites you to a Line Dance on  

Friday 17th May 2019
7.30pm Knowle Village Hall
St. John’s Close, Knowle, B93 0NH

Tea and Coffee available
Bring your own “liquid refreshments” and nibbles

Tickets ~~ £5.00 ~~ Available from

Carolyn Abbott ~~~ 01564 779898
Keith Williams ~~~ 01564 779445
or Knowle Village Hall Friday Coffee Morning ~~ 10 pm – 12 noon

Knowle Village Hall Association – registered charity no. 523004

REVISED CAR PARK CHARGES

The campaign to increase the free period for parking in Knowle car parks has borne fruit and the new charges are in place.  The new charges are:-

Knowle Car Parks  – Monday to Saturday
(Including Bank Holidays) 8.00am – 6.00pm
Total Duration Cost
Up to 1 hour Free
1 to 2 hours 40p
2 to 3 hours £1.20
3 to 4 hours £2.20
4 to 6 hours £3.20
Over 6 hours £4.00

Please note that the signs are incorrect, in that they give the method for paying as if it only applies for parking over 3 hours.  It should be for over 1 hour.
Please make the most of your free hour to visit the shops and traders in the village.

WYCHBOLD SWAN RESCUE CENTRE

This will be the subject of the talk on MONDAY 15 APRIL, 8pm at Knowle Village Hall – all welcome.  It will be given by the Founder, Jan Harrigan.

Jan began the Centre after a beautiful male swan crash landed, and as a result had a broken wing. Fortunately for this swan Jan nursed him back to health. Little did she realise that this would be the birth of Wychbold Swan Rescue, and a lifetime’s work for which she would be honoured in 2004 with the MBE by her Majesty the Queen.

CHRISTMAS CARD RECYCLING

You may remember that we encouraged you to recycle your Christmas Cards this year.  This is the result!!

The team at Thomas Bragg & Sons Funeral Directors in Solihull collected a staggering 30,000 Christmas cards for recycling to raise funds for St Giles Hospice.
They smashed their 10,000 target as news of their collection spread through social media, posters, newsletters and even a man who stood up on a local bus and urged passengers to take their cards to Thomas Bragg’s.
Thrilled Funeral Arranger Kayleigh Hughes explained: “After a successful Christmas Card collection of 5,112 cards from 2017, this year we aimed to receive 10,000 cards.
“We decided again this year that for every 2,000 cards we collected we would dedicate a new tree via The Woodland Trust. One tree can provide 8,333 sheets of paper and we have now dedicated a quarter of an acre of woodland at Uffmoor Wood.
“All the cards were taken to St Giles Hospice where they are being turned into cash. Next year, I would love to collect even more!”
Kayleigh thanked local businesses including Sainsbury’s in Shirley, One Stop and Tesco in Knowle as well as The Knowle Society and local churches for promoting their collection.
She added: “We cannot thank the community enough for their support, the response has been amazing. We emptied the collection box at Knowle Parish Church four times and we had cards that were delivered by post from Cheshire. Cards are still coming in.
“Most importantly, we had a volunteer who wanted to help count the cards, who brought her children in after school one afternoon to count to show them the importance of charity and how they could help.”
Sally Insley, Community & Corporate Fundraising Manager from St Giles Hospice, said: “We would like to thank Thomas Bragg for their incredible efforts in collecting Christmas cards and gaining the support of the local community.
“It takes a community to a make a hospice and this is a great example of people coming together to help raise funds for such a valuable cause – one person’s trash certainly is another’s treasure.”

What can we do next year?

KNOWLE LIBRARY

Following the removal of the tree outside the Library, the Society is working in partnership with the Council to improve the approach to the Library and provide a flexible space for multiple uses.