SOCIETY WALK, SUNDAY 31st MARCH

This 4 mile walk will start at the Black Boy pub on the Warwick Rd at 2pm.  The first part of the walk will be on fields (a few of which will have horses grazing). The second half is on the towpath of the Grand Union Canal.
Park in the overflow car park on the left of the drive – all welcome.
NB, if you are thinking of eating at the pub before the walk you must book, as it’s Mothers Day.  Plenty of chance for a drink afterwards, though.
For more information, contact Mike Fisher on 07973 538632.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN THE COMMUNITY VOTES YES

At the voting on 14 March, there was an overwhelming vote in favour of adopting the Plan.  5,056 votes were cast in favour, with just 207 voting against and 8 spoilt papers. Over a third of voters actually cast a vote, which is very high for such an event.
This means that the Plan is now a formal part of the Planning Rules and its Policies will have to be taken into account when assessing planning applications.
It also means that the area will now get 25% of any of the Community Infrastructure Levy money that developers will be paying on future qualifying projects.

Waste & Recycling Guidance following our AGM

With over 70 members present, despite the lure of one of the warmest and sunniest February days on record, the Society’s AGM began with our Chairman, Andrew Marston, recapping the many highlights of the year. A full report of the AGM can be read here:   Knowle Society AGM.

Following a refreshment break from formal business, the audience regathered for a most interesting presentation about waste and recycling in the borough from our guest speaker, Solihull’s Head of Waste and Recycling, Kalen Wood.

If you missed Kalen’s presentation, we encourage you to take a look now and see if you can improve your recycling. You can find a copy now on the Society’s website at [Recycling presentation].