HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE KNOWLE CONSERVATION AREA

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Knowle Conservation Area, in which the Society played a major part.  It covers most of the High Street and parts of the roads adjoining it.  The establishment has had a great influence in preserving the best of this area and in guiding the developments to protect its character.

The document describing the Area and its ‘rules’ can be found at:-
http://www.solihull.gov.uk/Portals/0/Planning/Knowle_Appraisal.pdf

This leads me to mention the most important local document since then – the Neighbourhood Plan.  This has reached a critical stage where it needs your help and input.  As you will know it is being produced by the Neighbourhood Forum, a body established at Knowle Society’s initiative.  The Plan is now at its final Draft stage and the Forum is extremely keen to get your views on it, to ensure it is as good as it possibly can be.

Consultation on the Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath Draft Neighbourhood Plan ends at midnight on the 12 January 2018.  Make sure your views are known before it’s too late!

The Draft Plan can be viewed online at:-

https://www.kdbh-np.org/copy-of-draft-np

and reference copies are available at Knowle Library. Printed copies of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan are available to borrow for up to a week from Liz Hulse 07598 641463 or DDRA 01564 772410.

Please look at this and comment, even if only on one or two of the sections.

SOCIETY OPEN MEETING


MONDAY JANUARY 15th

At this meeting Sara Rooney will describe the ways in which Public Health is maintained in the 21st Century.  This, often hidden, topic is one that should interest everyone as it is fundamental to the continuing health and prosperity of everyone in society.
Everyone is welcome at this meeting at:-
KNOWLE VILLAGE HALL
starting at 8pm, Jan 15th.

Boxing Day Walk

DON’T FORGET THE BOXING DAY WALK
ALL WELCOME, BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY & NEIGHBOURS


PANICKING OVER MAKING THE LAST POSTAL COLLECTION?

Many post boxes outside the village centre have latest weekday collections at or around 09.00.  There are a few that have later collection times (usually 16.00) and these are the boxes at the junction of Tilehouse Green Lane and Longdon Road, the junction of Station Road and Barcheston Road, the end of Lady Byron Lane near the Warwick Road and now also the box in Wychwood Avenue which will enable residents in Langfield Road, Arden Vale Road and adjoining roads to benefit from a later collection without having to visit (and park in) the village centre.
LATEST POSTING DATES FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR :-

Fri 22 Dec Special Delivery Guaranteed Saturday Delivery
Thur 21 Dec Special Delivery Guaranteed
Thur 21 Dec 1st Class and 1st Class Signed For
Wed 20 Dec 2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For