KNOWLE HISTORY CENTRE AND ARCHIVE

Do you have an interest in the history of your village, or wish to meet local people?  Did you know that the Society are the keepers of Knowle Archives, with a huge collection of documents and items, including over 2000 photographs, mainly of the village and village people, the first one dating back to 1857.

If you would like to know more about the history of your village, or perhaps have a query about a house you’ve bought, or need help maybe with your family history, please come and see us any Saturday morning 10am – 12.30pm and perhaps you might feel you would like to find out more about being a volunteer.

Volunteers are always needed to help out in the Local History Centre upstairs in Knowle Library, only one Saturday a month.  Why not give it a try, you’ll get all the help you need.

Alternatively, telephone Janet on 01564 779040 to learn more about what is involved.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE M42/M40 JUNCTION

Highways England have launched a consultation on a proposal toseek views on proposed regulations to introduce variable mandatory speed limits at the M40 / M42 Interchange, including slip roads, between M42 J3 and J4 and M40 J16 as part of the M40 / M42 Interchange Smart Motorway Scheme.

Briefly, they are suggesting converting some sections of hard shoulder into running lanes, extending the variable mandatory speed limits and upgrading the signage that goes with this.  The aim is to reduce the congestion that often occurs at this junction.
The details can be found here.

and the consultation document here.

You can complete the questionnaire on-line or as hard copy.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

The Neighbourhood Watch scheme is a partnership intended to bring people together to make their communities safer. It involves the police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary organisations and individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the police and by fostering a community spirit.

There are several Watches in our area, but most of it is not covered.  If you are interested in finding a scheme, setting one up, or just interested, go to :- https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/about-us/

PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS NOT A RECOMMENDATION FROM KNOWLE SOCIETY,  BUT PURELY INFORMATION.