I am very pleased to be able to report that, 4 years after we made applications for Village Greens status for three areas of land (and several years before in preparation) two areas below have now been Registered as Village Greens and preserved as open spaces. It only remains for us to enjoy them for ever. My deepest thanks to all those who assisted in whatever way to make this possible.
AREA C VILLAGE GREEN REGISTRATION DISPLAY
AREA D VILLAGE GREEN REGISTRATION DISPLAY
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Knowle Society is celebrating a major success in the preservation of TWO green open spaces through their registration as village greens. The two areas border Knowle Park, thereby extending the area of the park for use by local people. Unfortunately, we were not successful in regard to one other area, so this has been lost as a green space open to the public.
More news and maps of the areas will posted in the week beginning 10th October.
Almost exactly three years after we made our applications to register three areas of green space as Village Greens, next week we’ll get to the next critical stage.
At a Public Hearing an Inspector, engaged by the Council, will hear our evidence that Area A, off the Wychwood roundabout, should be registered. The objectors will have a chance to make their case that it should not! A selected group of our supporters will appear in person to give their evidence and your attendance in the public gallery will give them great support.
Please come along and support them, even for a short while. The Hearing will take place at the Solihull Moors Football Club, near the rear entrance to the ‘Rover’ works, postcode B92 9EJ. The sessions will be on Monday 1st Feb and Tuesday 2nd Feb from 10:00 to 17:30 with an evening session up to 20:00. There will probably be a session on Thursday 4th as well, but most of this will be taken up by legal arguments. You will be able to come and go, you don’t need to stay for an extended period. There is ample parking on site.
Our Applications for Registration of Areas C & D – next to the Park, will not be heard in person. As the Council has withdrawn its objections to these areas, the Inspector will deal with them as a paper exercise.
We will probably not know the outcome of our Applications for some time, as the Inspector will need to submit his conclusion in writing via the Council.
It’s not going to be easy, so keep your fingers crossed and support our campaign.
This postponed event is on again, come and have a fun night and support the Village Greens campaign. Saturday 3rd Oct in KNOWLE VILLAGE HALL (Please note this late change in the venue from the Royal British Legion). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and further information.
A booking form is also available below (please note that the venue shown on the form is now incorrect – see above).