Best Practice award for The Knowle Society

Runners up for SUSTAiN competition to find the Best Practice organisation in the voluntary sector in Solihull Borough.

The Society entered a ‘Best Practice’ competition run by SUSTAiN, the new name backing Solihull’s voluntary sector. We were fortunate to achieve a position in the final three entrants, and after being interviewed by an independent judge, Mr Lawrie Rumens, a decision was made that we finished a close second to the winners. An award of 200 pounds has been made which is to be spent in connection with the Dr Bower memorial garden project, which is hopefully to be the site at the top of Station Road created by demolishing the old toilet block and having a more open garden around a new style bus stop. The development will be a ‘community effort’ and the existing Steering Group also incorporates Knowle & Dorridge Rotary Club, Knowle Traders and Solihull Council on whose land the existing building is sited. All this detail is subject to acceptance by the residents and the Council.

The Knowle Society introduces a News feed to its website

If you would like to receive the latest news from The Knowle Society delivered in a convenient way to your browser then this newly developed home page provides that facility – click the News feed button to the right of the home page.

Using the News feed facility enables you to receive the latest news from The Knowle Society whilst filtering out those items that have been read by you previously – this should lead to a more efficient relationship with your favourite website!

Society’s newsletters on the web

The Knowle Society has greatly extended the archive of online copies of its newsletter with the addition of nearly all newsletters from the Society’s start in 1962.

With a small number of exceptions all the historic collection of newsletters from the Society’s inception has now been scanned and archived on the Society’s website. An appeal to members through the January 2008 newsletter for the missing copies has resulted in several members kindly offering to provide the missing newsletters from 1997-2000 – these are now being prepared and will be uploaded to the website shortly. There is now just one year missing, 1967, can anyone help to fill that gap, we are missing three out of the four newsletters from that year?