The Neighbourhood Forum has been very busy in the past year analysing the community’s views on potential locations for any additional housing that we are required to find room for in Knowle. Last week the Council unexpectedly released their plans, which are completely at odds with the emerging local views.
The number of houses proposed is far higher than expected and the sizes of the developments do not fit with the sizes of developments suggested by the community.
The Forum is holding a meeting at Arden Academy at 7pm on Wednesday Dec 7th.
Regrettably work on these has had to take a back seat for a while due to the Local History Committee being the organisers of the Queen’s Birthday Party event in June – a lot of work and time! Consequently the exhibition ‘Sport in Knowle’ – part 1 did not go in until the beginning of September and because of the large amount of material we have in our archives on sport, it has had to be divided into two parts. The first part (September-December), concentrates on cricket, bowling and shooting and the second part, football, golf and tennis will go in during December 2016. This means that “The Bower Family and Knowle Lodge” will go in during March 2017 followed by the first in our series “Knowle’s Historic Houses – Grimshaw Hall”.
The last exhibition of 2017 has still to be decided upon.
2016 – Oct, Nov, Dec – Sport in Knowle (cricket, bowling & shooting))
2017 – Jan, Feb, Mar – Sport in Knowle (football, golf & tennis)
2017 – Mar – The Bower Family and Knowle Lodge
Recent past exhibitions and Local History talks. Records of most exhibitions are kept within the Local History Archive and of course some of the exhibition material is derived from Archive sources. Follow the link below for a full list of all past exhibitions.
It’s that time of year again! We will be starting the second phase of the bulb planting on Tuesday 1st November 2016. We are starting at the bottom of Stripes Hill (Warwick Road) by the garden centre and the Knowle Sign. We plan to move from Warwick Road to Kenilworth Road in the afternoon. We will continue on Wednesday 2nd November along Hampton Road in the morning and Warwick Road between Wychwood roundabout and the village in the afternon. Volunteers will be required from 10am to 3pm.
If you could spare us an hour of two to join the fun, it would be much appreciated. Many hands make light work. Most of the heavy labour will be done by a team from Amey. No experience is necessary, enthusiasm is the only requirement.
We are delighted to have the Guides and Scouts helping us out on Saturday 5th and Saturday 12th November.
Please let Liz Hulse know if you can help or just turn up on the day with strong shoes and gloves.
The traditional Temple Balsall Tea & Cakes walk took place on Sunday in glorious weather which brought 30 walkers out – or was it the cakes that did it? The 4 mile route took us across the fields to Barston Church, then back via Springfield House and the Cuttlebrook Millennium Wood. Refreshments were served in the Old Hall, Temple Balsall and all had their fill of the home-made cakes on offer.