New look website

Welcome to the new look website. On the 1st June 2017, we launched a revised website with a fresh and modern look. The site is designed to display on mobile devices as well, adapting to the smaller screen size. Stories can be searched for by both date and category and the past editions of all our newsletters can be read.

Forthcoming Events


The Role of the Conservation Officer

Monday, 19 June 2017 – 8:00pm

Knowle Village Hall


Martin Saunders – Solihull Council


Walk – Hampton in Arden Walk – Lake, Fields and Former Railway 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 – 7:00pm

Meet at Recreation Centre & Sports Ground Shadowbrook Lane

Led by Mike Fisher
Postcode B92 0DQ
3.5 miles

Deliberate damage to vehicles reported

We have received reports of cars having their paintwork deliberately damaged.  These incidents have occurred to cars parked near Knowle Park, some parked on the pavement, some parked in driveways.  The Police have been informed and have requested that anyone who has had such damage caused recently or in the next few weeks should report it.  Please use the Police non-emergency number 101 for this purpose.  This will enable them to determine whether there is any pattern to the incidents and take measures.

Middleton Lakes – gravel pits to RSPB Nature Reserve

Forthcoming Talk


Monday, 15 May 2017 – 8:00pm


Knowle Village Hall


Chris Edwards


Knowle Society’s 2017/18 Speaker Meeting programme kicks off 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 sparrowhawk soaring and circling overhead to the sandpiper spying from the bank.