New buses and new timetable


A new summary bus timetable is available on this site (follow links for Community and Buses).

New buses will be running from Monday 7th June to a new timetable. This is broadly similar to the previous timetable but a significant change is the apparent loss of evening services. The Knowle Society has been advised that this is not the intention and that the draft timetable will be corrected to reflect this. Earlier we also reported that there would be a reduction by half of Sunday services; this statement was an error on the part of The Knowle Society for which we apologise.

New parking restriction rescinded

Councillor Jeff Potts has passed to The Knowle Society a letter he has received from Toby Wilson, Parking Services Manager at SMBC indicating the Council’s intentions with respect to the recently amended parking restrictions in Knowle’s car parks.

Thank you for your [Jeff Potts’s] recent emails regarding the new signs in the Knowle car parks, I am sorry to hear these have caused the confusion and distress experienced over the last week. Given the nature of the feedback from the residents you have described we have clarified our position with our legal services. I am arranging to have the no return condition removed from the signs, no later than Monday 25 January 2010, by having a small overlay placed over the ‘No return on same day’ and the associated part in the information section.

We will also not enforce any ‘No Return’ contravention in any of these car parks while this amendment is outstanding. Upon completion vehicles will be permitted to return to any part of the car park once the maximum stay has been exceeded. Should a vehicle remain in the same bay for a period longer than the maximum stay advertised they may be liable for a PCN. I would also like to advise you that we have not issued any Penalty Charge Notices in Knowle for returning to the same car park in the same day.

I hope this will resolve the situation for you and the residents in the area. I would like to highlight that parking restrictions and enforcement in these car parks is intended to support the residents, visitors and business within the village centre by ensuring parking is available. I would also welcome any further feedback you have either from yourselves or residents that may be useful in managing these car parks to support the village centre. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me directly on 0121 704 6111.

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]