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 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




On Wednesday this week a team of ‘willing’ volunteers from the Society accompanied by two Council Officers carried out another in our series of ‘litter picks’ and flower bed clean-ups in and around the village centre.

In just a couple of hours 23 bags of litter, rubbish and old plants were cleared from the shopping precinct and the car parks.  The rubbish was of amazing variety, all discarded by people using the village.

In the coming week local Scouts from Ist Knowle Armstrong Explorer Scouts will be carrying out a litter pick in the park, supported by the Society.

We are doing our best to keep Knowle looking good, but it would be much easier if people used the bins.

Volunteering for West Midlands Police

We are now recruiting for volunteers to join our organisation.

You could join the army of volunteers who already give up their spare time to be special constables, puppy walkers, police museum volunteers and police station helpers.

Working for the police is completely different to anything you may have experienced before and we are really excited about the various roles that are available.
We are looking for people to work alongside neighbourhood policing teams, there’s vacancies in our Economic Crime Unit, to help victims.

If youth work is your thing then you may want to help with our cadet scheme and we’re looking for people with a passion for history as our museum grows in popularity.

By volunteering you’ll enhance your CV, make new friends, give something back and much more.
So if you’re passionate, enthusiastic or an expert in your field, we have an opportunity that could be perfect for you. To find out more about our current volunteer opportunities click here.


The Council have published proposals for the above and are asking for objections or representations by Friday 16 March.
The areas affected are parts of:-
St John’s Close; Lodge Road; St Lawrence Close; Longdon Road and Station Road.
In some parts of these areas there will be no parking allowed at any time; in other areas there will be restricted parking.

The proposals are listed in:-

The Council’s reasons and maps of the affected roads are listed on the Council’s website at:-

PLEASE look at these and comment to the Council asap.


An update on the KVHA fund raising programme for the coming year. [We hope that you are finding the changes in lighting, heating, windows etc. satisfactory so far but we still have a lot more to do.]

We are, therefore, “kicking off “the year with a Valentine’s Quiz Night on Thursday, February 15th at 7.30 p.m at the Hall. Tickets cost £6.00 per person and teams can be up to 6 people. There will be light refreshments available but, as usual, bring your own “liquid”refreshment.
Tickets from Stephen Yeomans 01564778163 It’s good fun so please try to field a team.


On Saturday, March 24th there will be a “Colours” Ladies Fashion Show and pop-up Shop ( ex High Street fashions at good prices) Tickets, to be purchased in advance, cost £7.00 including refreshments on arrival, and there is also a Grand Raffle. Doors at the Village Hall open at 1.30p.m and the show starts at 2p.m You can get tickets from Stephen Yeomans01564778163, Carolyn on 01564779898 or from  Royle’s Household in Knowle precinct.
KVHA Committee