Tetra Pak recycling

We apologise that we incorrectly reported in our January 2010 newsletter that Tetra Paks cannot be recycled in Solihull

There are four places where Tetra Paks can be recycled in the Borough of Solihull: 1. Tudor Grange Sports Centre car park, 2. North Solihull Sports Centre car park, Conway Road, 3. Bickenhill Household Waste Recycling Centre and 4. Tesco Notcutts, Stratford Road, Shirley. There are therefore no places in Knowle where Tetra Paks can be recycled.

What is Solhull Council planning for waste management this autumn?


Jim Harte, Transport, Highways & the Environment, Solihull Council will be giving a brief presentation on the plans for introducing new waste and recycling facilities in Solihull in the Autumn.

The presentation will take place at the start of the Society’s existing meeting on Energy Saving, in the Village Hall at 8pm on Monday 20th July. It will cover the plans for replacement wheelie bins for the existing black sacks and new provision for cardboard and tin collections.

New Bus Timetables

The revised bus timetables from Knowle to Solihull (and return) are now available on this site.

The new timetables for the S2 and S3 may be found from the home page link to ‘Community Services’ and then to ‘Buses’. These became effective from 31 May 2009. There are some minor changes to bus numbers, e.g. no S802 or S3E now, but instead S2A and S2C have been added. Please note that the times of S2 buses have been slightly changed from the initial postings on this website of the new arrangement because the printed and online Network West Midlands timetables differed and both contain different errors – we have now used the best information from both sources! Compared with the pre-31 May timetable, there are negligible if any changes to times as far as Knowle-Solihull-Knowle journeys are concerned – only service numbers have changed. The further issue of new timetables on 17th June only corrects typographical errors in the online and printed timetables, meanwhile The Knowle Society compilation issued after the 31st May revisions, remains correct. [This update 22 June 09]

Lodge Road – humped crossing proposed

Solihull Council is proposing a humped road crossing between Knowle (Jobs Close) Park and Nos. 89 and 93 Lodge Road. This will be combined with a narrowing of the road on the Scout Hut side. An SMBC survey form dated 26th May addressed to ‘Residents of Lodge Road’ is to be returned by 5th June.

The path from St Johns Close past the Scout Hut joins Lodge Road between Nos 89 and 93 Lodge Road. The crossing would be immediately opposite that path. The entrance to the park is just a few yards (‘metres’ to the imperially challenged) from the proposed crossing.

Many residents when questioned about the proposals for the Safe Routes To School project have highlighted addressing the crossing of Lodge Road as being of real priority and value compared with the SRTS project.

Solihull Council’s consultation on Safe Routes To School proposals

Following strong concerns from The Knowle Society and the wider community, the Council is holding a public consultation in Knowle Library from 6th to 23rd May 2009 [NOW EXTENDED TO 29TH) on the proposed plans for special cycle provisions around Arden School and in Knowle (Jobs Close) Park. This will include a questionnaire and two personal attendances by council officials.

During these dates there will be an exhibition of the proposals and on the following dates there will also be attendance by council officers: Thursday 14th May, 2pm to 7pm and Saturday 16th May 10am to 4pm. The Council says “The results of this consultation will be used to help make a decision on whether to proceed with the scheme. Funding is available for some of the works on Station Road, but funding to complete the cycling elements, including proposed routes through the park is subject to an application for funds from Sustrans (the cycle charity). If the scheme is approved and funding secured, we will aim to carry out the works this summer.”