On Wednesday this week a team of ‘willing’ volunteers from the Society accompanied by two Council Officers carried out another in our series of ‘litter picks’ and flower bed clean-ups in and around the village centre.

In just a couple of hours 23 bags of litter, rubbish and old plants were cleared from the shopping precinct and the car parks.  The rubbish was of amazing variety, all discarded by people using the village.

In the coming week local Scouts from Ist Knowle Armstrong Explorer Scouts will be carrying out a litter pick in the park, supported by the Society.

We are doing our best to keep Knowle looking good, but it would be much easier if people used the bins.


All are welcome.

Chadwick End resident, Dr Kate Evans, became enthralled by elephants at the age of seven, in Sri Lanka. After studying zoology at Swansea University, and gaining experience on various projects in southern Africa, she moved to Botswana’s Okavango delta to study elephant behaviour for her PhD.

Kate founded Elephants for Africa in December 2007 and that, alongside her ongoing research work in collaboration with the University of Bristol and University of Exeter, has been the focus of her work ever since.

 The charity is dedicated to the conservation of elephants and the other wildlife that share their natural habitat, understanding and combating the threats to their survival and managing the conflicts between the interests of the elephants and those of local villagers.

 With eighteen years of experience of field work, studying these magnificent mammals, Kate is coming to the Knowle Society to share her passion for them, to explain how ecologically essential it is to sustain them, and the challenges that they face to the survival. No doubt she will also be able to tell a tale or two of the practicalities of living in a tent in elephant country!

 Come and find out more about Kate’s endeavours and the work of her charity at Knowle Village Hall at 8pm on Monday 16 April.

All are welcome.

Knowle Fun Run – Sunday 20 May : Places still available

Join 1800 other runners for this year’s 35th Knowle Fun Run. With a choice of individual and team competitions for both 5k or 10k, runners have no excuse not to get fit for Solihull’s longest running Fun Run with a great community atmosphere on traffic-free streets.

Help raise funds for Headway the brain injuries charity & the new Breast Cancer Haven in Solihull. Half of the proceeds are retained for Lions locally determined causes. [Or run for your own cause.] Enter the Kids for the Years 1-4 runs around the field.

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