As you will know, the Society has taken the Box into its care and paid to have it refurbished as an iconic feature in the middle of the Village. We have been considering possible uses for it and have decided to start by displaying local and Society information. The intention is to allow controlled posting of information from other village societies.
As a consequence of the major reduction in the use of BT telephone boxes, the box on the High Street was due to be removed. As it was part of the character of the High Street, the Society thought that it would be a good idea if it could be preserved. We have therefore ‘adopted’ it. One of the conditions is that it should be refurbished to BT standards. This has proved to be a major job, but it is nearly completed. The box will then become an information point for the village.
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.
Welcome to the new look website. On the 1st June 2017, we launched a revised website with a fresh and modern look. The site is designed to display on mobile devices as well, adapting to the smaller screen size. Stories can be searched for by both date and category and the past editions of all our newsletters can be read.
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.