RSPB talk on Monday 15th May

Forthcoming Speaker Meeting

Middleton Lakes – Gravel Pits to RSPB Nature Reserve

Knowle Society’s 2017/18 Speaker Meeting programme kicks off at 8pm on Monday 15 May in the Village Hall when former RSPB Communications Manger, Chris Edwards, tells the fascinating story of RSPB’s Middleton Lakes Reserve.

Just over a decade ago, the 400 acre site was a cluster of gravel pits, but now it is a network of trails around a jigsaw of hides, lookouts, meadows, wetlands, lakes and ponds that are bird spotter’s paradise. Strolling the trails, which lie nestled between the River Tame and the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, the visitor can readily spot swans, gliding gracefully across the lakes, and then the ducks and other fowl bobbing along in the streams. For the more eagle eyed, there is now a bounty of birdlife to feast on, including the haughty heron waiting patiently on a high branch to the sparrow-hawk soaring and circling overhead to the sandpiper spying from the bank.

All are welcome.

Litter Pick

On Tuesday, Volunteers from the Society and the Council blitzed the village centre and Warwick Rd, clearing a large amount of rubbish and litter, filling 14 large bags, and helping to make the village look clean and tidy.

 

 

Free day pass to NT properties

As a Member of Civic Voice, the national organisation for civic societies, we are able to apply for a free day pass to NT properties for each of our members.  The current ones run out  on May 31st.  Each Pass allows one free entry to a NT property, so if you would like one, please email me with your name(s) and address and I’ll arrange for one to be sent.


 

Society’s response to Draft Local Plan Proposals consultation

In response to the consultation by Solihull MBC on its Draft Local Plan Proposals, The Knowle Society has today (17 Feb 2017) made its views known to the Council through the attached document. As with such consultations, response times are quite constrained; however the subject has immense implications for Knowle and a response from the Society is both imperative and expected.


KS – 2017 Consultation Response to draft Local Plan Proposals – 17022017

KDBH Neighbourhood Forum response to Solihull Draft Local Plan – Final