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.

Enter online at www.knowlefunrun.org.uk

Volunteering for West Midlands Police

We are now recruiting for volunteers to join our organisation.

You could join the army of volunteers who already give up their spare time to be special constables, puppy walkers, police museum volunteers and police station helpers.

Working for the police is completely different to anything you may have experienced before and we are really excited about the various roles that are available.
We are looking for people to work alongside neighbourhood policing teams, there’s vacancies in our Economic Crime Unit, to help victims.

If youth work is your thing then you may want to help with our cadet scheme and we’re looking for people with a passion for history as our museum grows in popularity.

By volunteering you’ll enhance your CV, make new friends, give something back and much more.
So if you’re passionate, enthusiastic or an expert in your field, we have an opportunity that could be perfect for you. To find out more about our current volunteer opportunities click here.

Knowle War Memorial


SATURDAY 31st MARCH 10:00 – 15:00
As most of you will know, the Soldiers Chapel in Knowle Church was dedicated to the memory of the fallen of WW1.  It also remembers those who have fallen in later conflicts.  Many might not have realised that there is also a memorial in the Churchyard, alongside the path between the Church and the Guild House.  This takes the form of a stone cross, which is showing its age. A project has been launched to refurbish it and improve its surroundings in time for Nov 2018. Come along to the Guild House see the proposed refurbishment plans. We welcome your views and comments.

Saturday March 3rd  3.30pm — 5.30pm

You are invited to the Guild House on Saturday March 3rd between 3.30pm and 5.30pm to view the proposed plans, an artist’s impression and a model of the proposed refurbishment of the War Memorial located in Knowle Churchyard.

The committee representing Knowle Church, The British Legion and The Knowle Society are seeking the views and thoughts of the local community. Please come along and find out more. Refreshments available