Brown bin problems

Recent problems with brown bins splitting has lead to a delay in replacement.

Knowle Library has been able to provide temporary help.

“If your brown recycling bin is cracked then the library now holds a supply of brown recycling bags which you can collect from us.
Please ensure you report your broken bin.”

See more about the story here.

PROPOSED INCREASES IN CAR PARK CHARGES IN KNOWLE

The Council are proposing to make an additional charge of 20p/hr for the first two hours of parking in Knowle car parks.
This has been brought forward with little consultation with local Councillors and NONE with the Society or local traders, all of whom were involved in the recent changes to the free period. 
 No other areas outside the Town Centre are subject to this increase.  The Society are very strongly objecting to the proposal and the way in which it has been ‘handled’.

The detailed proposals are in the Council Minutes at:

http://eservices.solihull.gov.uk/mginternet/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=249&MId=7207&Ver=4

See Item 6 and Appendix E

CLOSURE OF LONGDON ROAD FOR GAS MAIN RENEWAL

DUE TO THESE WORKS LONGDON RD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 25TH JUNE UP TO 21st AUGUST.  IF WORKS ARE COMPLETED SOONER IT WILL BE REOPENED.  BUSES WILL BE DIVERTED AS BELOW. EMERGENCY VEHICLES WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO COPE.

S3 Diversion – Knowle

From Monday 25th June until Friday 21st August 2018

Longdon Road, Knowle will be closed for up to 2 months, from Monday 25th June until Friday 21st August. During this time the S3/S3W will be diverted as follows:

S3 towards Hockley Heath: Normal line of route until Station Road, Knowle. Continue on Station Road until Widney Road. Then turn right into Widney Road, right into Tilehouse Green Lane, then right into Purnells Way, then resume normal line of route.

S3 / S3W from Hockley Heath: Reverse of above.

Please Note: The following roads will not be served during the diversion: Lodge Road, Longdon Road and Tilehouse Green Lane (between Longdon Rd & Purnells Way).

Passengers are advised to board and alight at stops in Station Road, Widney Road & Purnells Way.

The works have been announced with very little notice.  Even the bus company and the emergency services were unaware.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO KEEP THE LIBRARY OPEN ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS

When the Council decided some seven years ago to close our Library on Saturday afternoons, the Society decided to keep it open using Volunteers from the membership.  This has been very successful and much appreciated by the public.  The volunteers also find it very satisfying and a pleasant way of spending the occasional Saturday afternoon.
The Society is now looking for additional volunteers to help maintain the extra hours on Saturdays in Knowle Library between 12:45 and 15:00.  You would be partnered with another volunteer about once every 5/6 weeks on dates that suit you. The limited training required would of course be provided.
For more information ring Bill Bohanna on 01564 739390

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL

Consultation on the Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan for KDBH will run for a period of 6 weeks up to Friday 15 June 2018 before progressing to Independent Examination. See the message below from the Council.
[ This is your formal opportunity to make your views known to the Independent Examiner.]

 

Draft Knowle Dorridge and Bentley Heath Neighbourhood Plan


KDBH We want to hear your views on the draft neighbourhood plan that has been prepared by the Knowle Dorridge and Bentley Heath (KDBH) Neighbourhood Forum.

The Plan covers the period from 2018 to 2033 and sets out a vision for the future of the neighbourhood area as well as policies on areas such as housing, traffic and transport and employment.

The draft plan and supporting documents can be viewed here or at Knowle Library on Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm, Thursday 10.00am to 6.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Representations should be submitted to the Council by email to psp@solihull.gov.uk by no later than 5:00pm on Friday 15 June 2018.

Further information about the KDBH Neighbourhood Forum and the Neighbourhood Plan can be found at https://www.kdbh-np.org