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The strength of the Society’s voice is in its membership
By enjoying wide popular support and by constructive attention to planning issues, the Society’s voice is well respected – your membership gives authority to that voice.

The Society has over 3000 members who are delivered a quarterly newsletter and an annual programme card.

Membership also entitles attendance and voting at the Society’s AGM in February and attendance all its main meetings and other occasional events (some may also require booking).

Subscriptions:   Single £5, Joint £7, Corporate £25

Membership renewal is annual in October.

Subscriptions for new members joining from 1st April are valid until 30th September of the following year.

Application for membership
To join The Knowle Society, please download and complete the Membership Form see below and send it with the relevant subscription to the Membership Secretary.

Gift Aid
Many members have helped the Society to reclaim tax on their membership subscriptions; please consider completing a Gift Aid Declaration. Don’t worry if you cannot remember if you have already completed a form before, we are happy to handle that situation. If you have previously completed a form in joint names we would be pleased to receive new forms for either or both individuals (provided that both are eligible to do so).

Standing Orders
It is a great help to our newsletter distributors who have to collect subscriptions on the doorstep, if you would kindly consider completing a bank or building society Standing Order Form see below.

If you need help with a membership matter or with any of the above forms please e-mail the Membership Secretary. Return address details are provided on each form.

We have a webpage for newsletter distributors to use in their delivery work. This page is updated regularly with current versions of relevant letters and forms. This page requires a simple login procedure which is made available to distributors.

Corporate Members
Corporate Members are invited to contact the Membership Secretary directly; he will be pleased to supply appropriate membership and standing order forms.

Additional membership benefits provided through Civic Voice
The Society’s membership of Civic Voice confers additional benefits that can be applied for individually by Knowle Society members. The benefits detailed through the link below are as applicable in August 2014 – members should satisfy themselves that these benefits are still applicable at a later date as this page may not always reflect the current status. These benefits may be viewed by clicking the link below.

Member liability
In the very unlikely event of the Society having to wind up with debts, each member has a liability to pay a maximum of £1 towards those debts. This is a normal legal requirement of companies like ours which are limited by guarantee; see the Memorandum and Articles clause 7 – Guarantee: Every member promises, if the Charity is dissolved while he, she or it remains a member or within 12 months afterwards, to pay up to £1 towards the costs of dissolution.

Forms can be downloaded here :

Knowle Society Membership application v9

Knowle Society Gift Aid declaration v9 27 June 2016 (pdf)

Standing order form with cancellation   (docx)

Standing order form with cancellation   (pdf)

Knowle Society Gift Aid declaration v9 27 June 2016 (docx)

Members wishing to nominate one or more Officers or Trustee Directors of the Knowle Society next year may download the following nomination form which must be sent to David Watson. Hon. Treasurer – 49 Wychwood Avenue, Knowle, B93 9DL no later than February 15th 2019.

Nomination form v2

Additional Member Benefits from Civic Voice

The Society is a member of Civic Voice, the national body for civic societies. A benefit of this membership is a free day pass for each of its members to most National Trust properties.

This information is now subject to updating

The pass is valid until 31 December 2017 (Bank Holidays excepted) and for most houses and gardens. The list of exceptions is on the pass. You may obtain one pass for each member by sending a stamped addressed envelope, giving your name and declaring that you are a member of The Knowle Society to:-
Civic Voice, 60 Duke Street, Liverpool L1 5AA.

The pass is valid for visits up to 30 June 2017 and between 1 September 2017 and 31 January 2018, i.e. not in July or August 2017 or on Bank Holidays.

Please note that there are conditions applicable to the offer and that the benefits are only available to members of the Society.