I am delighted to announce that the Knowle Society has been honoured with the Queen’s award for Voluntary Service.
The achievement of this award recognises and celebrates the activities undertaken by the Society within our local community. I know that without the dedication and hard work of the Trustee Directors, their Committees, Society members and local support, this achievement would not have been possible.
Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath Neighbourhood Forum was set up in response to an initiative taken by, amongst others, this Society. The Forum is now making its first foray into gaining opinions from the community and resident are urged to respond to that survey. It appears that Knowle residents have responded well so far with 56% of the 400 replies having come from this community.
Every household should have been delivered a copy of the survey and is encouraged to return it completed or complete it online by 10th June. More details are in the attachments here.
Along with groups all over the borough and the country, the Society arranged a day to clean the central area of our local community as part of this national initiative in celebration of The Queen's 90th birthday. On Thursday 12th May 2016 around 20 volunteers collected litter, painted benches and cared for the Precinct flower beds.
The bulb planting in October was a very successful day due to enthusiastic children, a group of hardworking volunteers, the support of the team from Amey and SMBC, all topped off by the beautiful autumn sunshine.
Almost 40,000 crocus and narcissi were planted and we can now see the beautiful fruits of our labour and of the generosity of those who donated to the bulb-planting fund.