Healthwatch Solihull has organised a public consultation on the future of local ambulance services in this area on Thursday 12th June between 5.30pm and 7.00pm at Bentley Heath Community Hall, Widney Road, Bentley Heath B93 9BQ. The event is aimed at local residents of Bentley Heath, Dorridge, Knowle and surrounding areas in the South of Solihull.
Help tidy up your village – The next Litter Pick organised by The Knowle Society takes place at 10:30am Wednesday 4th June. Meet at the bus stop, junction of Station Road and Warwick Road. Equipment provided.
Knowle Society defies the weather – a band of hardy KS members today carried out the third in a series of litter picks around the Stripes Hill area of Knowle, producing six bags of rubbish, from cigarette and sweet packets to advertising signs and wheel trims.
An outline of the trials from 1st May 2014 may be downloaded here.
Over the past few days knitted creatures and items have been mysteriously appearing around Knowle. Who is behind this invasion? Even the recently cleared Millennium Post has new residents – a wedding couple. The newly installed cycle racks are being used by a woollen covered cycle. This was an example of guerrilla knitting art activity initiated by residents of Jobs Close Residential home in Knowle this weekend. Residents (in their 90’s), local artists, staff, relatives have been involved in designing and making a remembrance garden.
The idea was formulated by the art group set up during the Arts Council and Solihull MBC funded project ‘Sustaining the Person Within’. During this time residents rediscovered a variety of art / craft skills and explored new ideas including setting up their own knitting group and they now donate blankets to Birmingham City Mission.
The group then decided that they would like to celebrate the lives of their residents past and present by ‘Yarn Bombing’ their exterior entrance on Thursday 10th April, this was designed to coincide with Solihull Artists Forum Art Fair at Knowle Village Hall where their art work was on display over the weekend. Having completed Jobs Close the ‘infestation’ spread all over the village, creating much amusement.
Meet in the car park on Longdon Road. The Nature Reserve is part of Knowle Park, known as Jobs Close Park to those who have lived in Knowle for more than ten years!