The Forum and the Society have both objected to the application to demolish the garden centre and replace it with a large  development consisting of an:-
“extra care facility comprising: a village care centre; 39 No. one and two bedroom care suites; 46 No. one and two bedroom care apartments; and associated works,”

To read the Forum’s letter of objection click on the link here:-

The Society’s objection followed similar lines:- the impact on the Green Belt; the lack of need considering the large number of similar facilities already in the area; and the impact of the additional traffic generated.


On Thursday volunteers from Knowle Society, aided by others from Visit Knowle and K&D Lions carried out another litter pick in and around the village centre while others ‘dealt with’ the planters in the Precinct.  Many thanks to them all.


Even though Knowle Village Hall has been closed to Hirers since March, it has not been abandoned! As soon as Lockdown restrictions eased, the Management Committee got on with the refurbishment programme. The concertina doors between the Main Hall and Lounge have gone – replaced by oak doors, the Lobby and Foyer have been redecorated with new flooring and notice boards and a new display cabinet has been installed. More works are on their way!