Celebrating Anniversary of Conservation Area

Knowle will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the designation of our Conservation Area on Saturday 21st July. Please put the date in your diary now.

 

With the Church and Guild House at its heart, the Conservation Area has 87 nationally and locally listed buildings and protects our village. Our celebrations, from 11:30am to 4:00pm, will be for all the family, and will include:

  • A Trail for the children to follow and find answers to clues as shown on a Treasure Map;
  • Guided walking tours of the village;
  • the opening of the church tower;
  • an exhibition marquee outside the Guild House;
  • Afternoon teas in the Guild House. There will be a longer walk from the Legion to The Guild House at 12:00 noon and a shorter walk from the Guild House to the Library at 2:00pm. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. More guided walks will be arranged subject to demand.
  • The high point of the day will be the visit of the Mayor of Solihull, Cllr Flo Nash, who will mark the occasion by cutting the celebration cake at 1.30pm.

 

Brown bin problems

Recent problems with brown bins splitting has lead to a delay in replacement.

Knowle Library has been able to provide temporary help.

“If your brown recycling bin is cracked then the library now holds a supply of brown recycling bags which you can collect from us.
Please ensure you report your broken bin.”

See more about the story here.

PROPOSED INCREASES IN CAR PARK CHARGES IN KNOWLE

The Council are proposing to make an additional charge of 20p/hr for the first two hours of parking in Knowle car parks.
This has been brought forward with little consultation with local Councillors and NONE with the Society or local traders, all of whom were involved in the recent changes to the free period. 
 No other areas outside the Town Centre are subject to this increase.  The Society are very strongly objecting to the proposal and the way in which it has been ‘handled’.

The detailed proposals are in the Council Minutes at:

http://eservices.solihull.gov.uk/mginternet/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=249&MId=7207&Ver=4

See Item 6 and Appendix E

CLOSURE OF LONGDON ROAD FOR GAS MAIN RENEWAL

DUE TO THESE WORKS LONGDON RD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 25TH JUNE UP TO 21st AUGUST.  IF WORKS ARE COMPLETED SOONER IT WILL BE REOPENED.  BUSES WILL BE DIVERTED AS BELOW. EMERGENCY VEHICLES WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO COPE.

S3 Diversion – Knowle

From Monday 25th June until Friday 21st August 2018

Longdon Road, Knowle will be closed for up to 2 months, from Monday 25th June until Friday 21st August. During this time the S3/S3W will be diverted as follows:

S3 towards Hockley Heath: Normal line of route until Station Road, Knowle. Continue on Station Road until Widney Road. Then turn right into Widney Road, right into Tilehouse Green Lane, then right into Purnells Way, then resume normal line of route.

S3 / S3W from Hockley Heath: Reverse of above.

Please Note: The following roads will not be served during the diversion: Lodge Road, Longdon Road and Tilehouse Green Lane (between Longdon Rd & Purnells Way).

Passengers are advised to board and alight at stops in Station Road, Widney Road & Purnells Way.

The works have been announced with very little notice.  Even the bus company and the emergency services were unaware.

TUNEFUL TUBES – 18 JUNE

The audience for June’s Knowle Society talk on 18 June is certain to go home amused and entertained, having listened to a speaker who collects ‘Tuneful Tubes’ likes others collect coins or comic books.
David Wornham has a collection of over 300 musical pipes and he never comes to a speaking engagement without a boot full.
From playing cornet in the school orchestra and local town band, through bugle and military flute in the Army Cadet Force, he now plays in four local concert bands and is a dab hand at the euphonium.
But he cannot pick up a pipe without trying to get a sound out of it and his light hearted world-wide history of musical wind instruments talk will be richly illustrated by the sound of instruments from the pride of the classical orchestra to one improvised from a length of hose.
All are welcome to join us at 8pm on 18 June in the Village Hall for what promises to be a most memorable evening.

Our apologies to those who came last month expecting to be enlightened about the ‘Value of Trees’.  We have been unable to contact the speaker who didn’t turn up, so must assume that something dramatic has happened to him.