MONDAY TALK – CHANGE OF SUBJECT

Unfortunately, our planned talk on Recycling has had to be postponed from next Monday and will be rescheduled at a later date.

In its place, our Deputy Chair / Newsletter Editor Dave Pinwell will provide a highly illustrated talk entitled:

I’ve been to Yellowstone – and it’s spectacular

Dave explains: “Yellowstone is the most spectacular place I have been to. Some folks think it is a few geysers and the home of Yogi Bear but actually it is full of the most rich, varied and remarkable sights. There are numerous breathtaking moments in every day of a stay there, some of which defy belief. Take the picture below. It looks like a few tranquil pools on the edge of a sea shore somewhere. In really, this photo was taken near the shore of Lake Yellowstone. It was taken from a raised boardwalk, the ground beneath being far too hot to walk on, and as for dipping a finger into one of those tempting ponds ……”

Come and see more eye catching images of America’s first and foremost National Park and hear about one of the most dramatic environments on Earth, from its canyons to its waterfalls and, of course, the geysers and the wildlife.

All welcome at the Village Hall at 8pm, next Monday, 14th January.

SOLIHULL NEWS IS NO MORE

Most people will know that the Solihull News has ceased publication. Solihull News is now incorporated within an edition of the Birmingham Mail, called the Solihull Mail.

Deliveries of the Solihull Observer have been in short supply lately.   They are available at Clark’s Residential estate agents in Station Road as well as some other agencies.
On-line editions are also available at https://solihullobserver.co.uk/editions/

We wish all our Members a Happy and Healthy 2019

Whatever it brings, may you make the most of opportunities and conquer the difficulties.


RECYCLING CHRISTMAS CARDS
Please don’t just dump your used Christmas cards, Braggs Funeral Directors (1682 High St) are collecting them for recycling and will plant more trees, the more cards they get.


RECYCLING COLLECTIONS

Those who were due to have their brown bins collected this week, and haven’t, rest assured, they will be collected next week.

See http://www.solihull.gov.uk/xmascollections

THANK YOU.

KNOWLE LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE

THE KNOWLE SOCIETY LOCAL HISTORY TEAM 
HAVE VACANCIES FOR VOLUNTEERS

If you have some spare time on a Saturday morning, would you like to fill it in a helpful and rewarding manner?

Helpful – because by helping every 4th Saturday 10am – 12.30pm you will be assisting in keeping the Local History Centre open on Saturday mornings when we help visitors with their enquiries (you will have an experienced volunteer on duty with you).
Rewarding – because we are the keepers of the village archives and by doing this you will be getting a glimpse into Knowle’s past and get to know more about the people and the village you live in.

If you are interested and computer literate (does not have to be in depth but at least able to receive and send emails), and would like to know more please contact Janet on
01564779040 or email jerzen@blueyonder.co.uk

SOLIHULL CHRISTMAS REFUSE COLLECTIONS UPDATE

There will be no collections on:

  • Tuesday 25 December
  • Wednesday 26 December
  • Tuesday 1 January

Change to Tuesday collections

Normal collection day – Tuesday Alternative collection arrangements
Tuesday 25 December – if both your recycling and rubbish are due to be collected Friday 21 December – Recycling
Saturday 29 December – Rubbish (extra will be taken)
Tuesday 25 December – if your rubbish only is due to be collected Saturday 29 December – Rubbish (extra will be taken)
Tuesday 1 January – if both your recycling and rubbish are due to be collected Saturday 29 December – Recycling and rubbish (extra rubbish will be taken)
Tuesday 1 January – if your rubbish only is due to be collected Saturday 29 December – Rubbish (extra will be taken)

 

Change to Wednesday collections

Normal collection day – Wednesday Alternative collection arrangements
Wednesday 26 December – if your rubbish only is due to be collected Wednesday 2 January – Rubbish (extra will be collected)
Wednesday 26 December – if both your recycling and rubbish are due to be collected Wednesday 2 January – Rubbish (extra will be taken)
Wednesday  9 January – Recycling and rubbish (only extra recycling will be taken
Wednesday 2 January – if both your recycling and rubbish are due to be collected Wednesday 2 January – Rubbish (extra will be collected)

Wednesday 2 January – Recycling will be collected as normal 

Wednesday 2 January – if your rubbish only is due to be collected Wednesday 2 January – Rubbish (extra will be taken)

 

Timing of collections over Christmas and the New Year

We may collect at a different time on your scheduled day due to the extra amounts of rubbish and recycling. Can you please ensure your recycling and rubbish is out by 7.00am on the day of collection and wait until after 4.00pm to report a missed collection.

Extra Recycling

There’s no limit to the amount of recycling we’ll collect on your scheduled day but any additional recycling should be placed in a suitable container. This could be your old recycling box or hessian/jute bag, please don’t use carrier bags/plastic bags or cardboard boxes (if it’s wet these get soggy and the contents fall out).

Cardboard

Don’t forget to remove all packaging and break down cardboard so it fits in your brown bin or clear sacks. If your bin is full cardboard can be left alongside it but must be broken down to fit within a wheelie bin.

Extra rubbish

We’ll be collecting extra rubbish between Thursday 27 December and Wednesday 2 January. Extra rubbish can be placed in a tied black bag and left next to your black wheelie bin or purple sacks. From Thursday 3 January normal collections will resume and we’ll no longer collect extra rubbish.

Real Christmas trees

Due to changes at our waste treatment facility we can no longer collect real Christmas trees from the kerbside.