Longdon Road Closure and Diversion

We have been advised by Solihull Council that Longdon Road will be closed for work on the Purnells Brook culvert for six weeks from Monday 28 July until Monday 8 September.

During the closure, entry to Longdon Road will be for access only with no through traffic. A diversion will be signposted via Tilehouse Green Lane, Widney Road, Station Road and Lodge Road.

New online discussion forum launched

We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new online forum for members to discuss issues of relevance to the ‘village’ of Knowle and The Knowle Society. This facility was originally requested by a member at the Society’s 2006 AGM.

Knowle Ward Strategy submission

Solihull Council sets out an overview of its strategy and plans on a regular basis. The Knowle Society has submitted its priorities to the Council’s Neighbourhood Management team for 2008/2009.

The Neighbourhood Management team (responsible for Transport, Highways & the Environment Community Services Directorate), has requested an input on the Knowle Ward from The Knowle Society for 2008/2009.

The Community Services sub-committee of The Knowle Society has sumitted the following matters as priorities:

1. Youth involvement with positive activities in order to reduce anti-social behaviour.

2. Parking issues including green verge damage

3. Speeding

In addition the maintenance of roads and footpaths has been highlighted as a concern.

Your chance to meet our local police and raise your concerns

A Public Meeting is to be held by the Police on Thursday 15th May at 7pm in Knowle Village Hall with Council neighbourhood teams in attendance. Local Priorities will be set and Knowle Society members are encouraged to attend.

The Police hold regular public meetings in Knowle, the next one being on Thursday 15th May at the Village hall at 7.00pm. Representatives from SMBC attend and members of the public are invited to take part. Lorna Gale from the Community Services Sub-Committee of The Knowle Society will also be there. The purpose of the meeting is for the Police to give a progress report and get feedback from the meeting. The resulting discussion will enable priorities to be set for Police actions.

Doorstep collection of glass for recycling

Solihull Council has announced that it plans to commence doorstep collection in the autumn of glass for recycling.

It will be interesting to see whether all or some of the bins in various locations around Knowle will then be withdrawn. There may still be a need for a central ‘bring to’ facility but otherwise it could herald a welcome return of car parking places. On the other hand there are still several household waste materials that could be collected for recycling that are currently disposed of to landfill or incineration, these could now be collected centrally – but if collecting those items, why not continue to collect glass centrally? What is really needed is full doorstep collection of all waste materials and that will take a little longer to organise.