All are welcome.
Chadwick End resident, Dr Kate Evans, became enthralled by elephants at the age of seven, in Sri Lanka. After studying zoology at Swansea University, and gaining experience on various projects in southern Africa, she moved to Botswana’s Okavango delta to study elephant behaviour for her PhD.
Kate founded Elephants for Africa in December 2007 and that, alongside her ongoing research work in collaboration with the University of Bristol and University of Exeter, has been the focus of her work ever since.
The charity is dedicated to the conservation of elephants and the other wildlife that share their natural habitat, understanding and combating the threats to their survival and managing the conflicts between the interests of the elephants and those of local villagers.
With eighteen years of experience of field work, studying these magnificent mammals, Kate is coming to the Knowle Society to share her passion for them, to explain how ecologically essential it is to sustain them, and the challenges that they face to the survival. No doubt she will also be able to tell a tale or two of the practicalities of living in a tent in elephant country!
Come and find out more about Kate’s endeavours and the work of her charity at Knowle Village Hall at 8pm on Monday 16 April.
All are welcome.
Join 1800 other runners for this year’s 35th Knowle Fun Run. With a choice of individual and team competitions for both 5k or 10k, runners have no excuse not to get fit for Solihull’s longest running Fun Run with a great community atmosphere on traffic-free streets.
Help raise funds for Headway the brain injuries charity & the new Breast Cancer Haven in Solihull. Half of the proceeds are retained for Lions locally determined causes. [Or run for your own cause.] Enter the Kids for the Years 1-4 runs around the field.
Enter online at www.knowlefunrun.org.uk
A talk by Sara Rooney
Monday 15th January, 8.00pm, Knowle Village Hall
In a preface to Martin Chuzzlewit, written in November 1849, Charles Dickens wrote: “In all my writings, I hope I have taken every available opportunity to showing the want of sanitary improvements in the neglected dwellings of the poor”.
This was particularly the case when in 1853, in Bleak House, he wrote of “deadly stains contaminating [a character’s] dress” and “dungeon lights burning, as the lamp of life hums ….. heavily, heavily, in the nauseous air, and winking . . . at many horrible things.”
Here was a public voice of the pressures that drove the emergence of public health professionals, alongside sanitation engineers, in the mid-1800s in a quest to eradicate cholera and other infectious diseases.
Today, at a time when our health system is creaking badly, the role of public health professionals has changed – but remains that of tackling widespread threats to health in order to reduce the pressures on medical resources and keep people healthier and happier. But what are these 21st century perils? How are they being addressed? And could we, as citizens, help in any way?
Come and explore this modern equivalent of a Dickensian scourge at our January Speaker Meeting. All welcome.
DON’T FORGET THE BOXING DAY WALK
ALL WELCOME, BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY & NEIGHBOURS
PANICKING OVER MAKING THE LAST POSTAL COLLECTION?
Many post boxes outside the village centre have latest weekday collections at or around 09.00. There are a few that have later collection times (usually 16.00) and these are the boxes at the junction of Tilehouse Green Lane and Longdon Road, the junction of Station Road and Barcheston Road, the end of Lady Byron Lane near the Warwick Road and now also the box in Wychwood Avenue which will enable residents in Langfield Road, Arden Vale Road and adjoining roads to benefit from a later collection without having to visit (and park in) the village centre.
LATEST POSTING DATES FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR :-
|Fri 22 Dec
||Special Delivery Guaranteed Saturday Delivery
|Thur 21 Dec
||Special Delivery Guaranteed
|Thur 21 Dec
||1st Class and 1st Class Signed For
|Wed 20 Dec
||2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed For