The traditional Temple Balsall Tea & Cakes walk took place on Sunday in glorious weather which brought 30 walkers out – or was it the cakes that did it? The 4 mile route took us across the fields to Barston Church, then back via Springfield House and the Cuttlebrook Millennium Wood. Refreshments were served in the Old Hall, Temple Balsall and all had their fill of the home-made cakes on offer.
I am delighted to announce that the Knowle Society has been honoured with the Queen’s award for Voluntary Service.
The achievement of this award recognises and celebrates the activities undertaken by the Society within our local community. I know that without the dedication and hard work of the Trustee Directors, their Committees, Society members and local support, this achievement would not have been possible.
Along with groups all over the borough and the country, the Society arranged a day to clean the central area of our local community as part of this national initiative in celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday. On Thursday 12th May 2016 around 20 volunteers collected litter, painted benches and cared for the Precinct flower beds.
Over 25 bags of rubbish were collected – special purple ‘Clean for the Queen’ bags were supplied by local MP Caroline Spelman. Kerry Mountjoy from SMBC arranged for collection of the waste and Tesco and The Greswolde Hotel provided welcome sustenance for the volunteers on a delightful sunny morning.
Society volunteers also helped with stewarding at the Knowle Fun Run on Sunday 15th May.
Enjoy this compilation of photos from those events.
This popular event starts at 4pm on Monday 24th November. Music, carols, eats, Father Christmas & lights switch-on – a wonderful community event enjoyed by all ages. Don’t miss it! Gather round the Christmas tree outside the parish church.
Watch a video of Father Christmas’s arrival this year.